by Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac
Some of the most amazing tools for healing, are the treasures the earth provides us! Crystals and gemstones are one of the most beautiful, mystical and profound “energy medicine” tools, which have been used for centuries throughout all cultures, religions and empires. Andrew suggests these crystals for dreaming:
Agate – is a special protector from bad dreams. Found throughout historic lore, agate was chosen for it’s bands of different colors and placed at the head of a sleeper to give rich and varied dreams based on the color of the stone. For instance, blue banded agate for tranquility, red banded agate for passion…
Amethyst – This stone, whose color represents the transition from day to night, can also be very helpful in helping one to relax and go to sleep. This is the stone for Dream recall. Stone of spirituality, contentment, meditation. Provides common sense, flexibility in decisions.
Barite -This stone is used by the Native Americans in their cerimonial practices. They used it to go from physical matter to the spiritual plane. In dream therapy, barite is used to promote and stimulate the dream state, allowing one toremember their dreams. Barite has a very strong effect on and is beneficial to the psyche.
Chalcedony – known as a nurturing stone, it encourages the harmony, benevolence, generosity and humility of its owner. It absorbs negative energy and dissipates it, therefore, decreasing hostility, easing self-doubt and transforming sadness and melancholy into joy! It is one of the best stone for easing bad dreams.
Chrysoprase – is especially helpful for alleviating recurring nightmares, particularly for children. It soothes the energy of the heart and therefore, brings internal peace, harmony and contentment. This stone symbolizes clarity of thought.
Citrine – has a natural propensity to transform dreams and wishes into tangible form. It’s versatility and strength generate mental and emotional clarity, problem solving, help with memory issues, will power, optimism, confidence and self-discipline.
Hematite – is the most grounding and protective stone (Root Chakra.) Condenses scatteredness, fuzziness into mental clarity, concentration, memory, practicality, helps study, bookkeeping, detail work, sound sleep. Helps one regroup after jet lag, stress, birth, anesthesia and rooting our dreams.
Herkimer Diamond – is one of the best crystals fordream recall. Shifts brain powerfully into alpha/deep stillness, opening the Brow and Crown Chakra for a strong, clear channel, psychic readings, meditation. The “Dream stone” – in meditation or pillow, it wonderfully enhances visualization, astral travel into the light and dream recall.
Labradorite – is the stone for daydreaming. This metallic iridescent stone brings forth each person’s strengths to share with the world. Helps one find their originality and shows us our real goals and intentions by stimulating our imagination. This stone brings easier, more restful sleep as it has a very calming effect.
Lepidolite – helps with sleep disturbances and is the stone of rebirth. Useful for transitions in life. Helpful for coping with stress therefore, creating calm and relaxation. Gently eases intensity of our emotional feelings bringing unworried sleep.
Malachite – is famous for soothing the heart and therefore, emotionally, it helps to stimulate our inner imagery, increasing our imagination and memories and making them more alive and vivid.
Moldavite – deepens dreams. As this stone is a psychic cleanser, it may also be very helpful for dreams which help to release psychic toxins. This stone is an excellent amplifying stone and can enhance the properties of other crystals.
Quartz – also has a natural propensity, which supports the amplification, focusing, storage, transfer and transformation of energy. Quartz stimulates the natural crystal in body tissues and fluids to resonate at the highest healing frequency. The natural tendency for quartz is harmony.
Rhodochrosite – is good if you go to sleep or wake up feeling anxious. Gentle, yet probably the most vibrant loving stone to heal the Heart Chakra, especially for giving/receiving love. “Stone of Love and Balance”. Also for loneliness, loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues, abuse, incest… Helps self-forgiveness, feeling of deserving and trust issues, spiritual-and self-love, desire to live, purpose.