Dreams are the most important part of living. By tapping into them, one can explore the waking world, and actually work through issues before they have even come to light.
There are two factors one must consider in dream work: remembering one's dreams and recording those dreams. I have had many clients tell me they could not remember their dreams, or that they do not dream. Everyone dreams, every night.
How can one record what one cannot recall? There is one method I believe works well. Before sleeping for the night, form your hand into a fist and hold it in the center of your chest. Close your eyes and say: "I will remember my dreams when I wake up." Say this three times, once aloud and twice to yourself.
Once you begin recalling dreams, you can begin to record them. Purchase a journal, any kind will do. Some of my clients buy a notebook with an inspirational cover while others simply pick a small school notebook. Personally, because I do heavy dream work each day, I have a notebook and a small tape recorder that I use during the night because handwriting can be tricky when you wake up from dreaming. In dream recall everything is important. A general rule would be to make a point of recalling any of the following: colors, shapes, gender, water, weather, movement, and so on. These points reveal a great deal about the state of your life overall.
Dreaming with crystals can enhance the dream state in many ways, depending on the type of crystal and how it is used. The results can be enlightening, enriching and therapeutic. Below are methods and the crystals one might use.
Stress Release And Insomnia - Amethyst is an excellent stone for relieving you of the stress of the day. A relaxing crystal, it also helps with insomnia and headaches. Take a glove and place it over your left "receiving" hand before retiring to bed. Slip a small amethyst crystal into the glove. You will be able to get a good night's rest, release stress, and your dreams may become more uniform, thus allowing you to remember them more easily. Once you become more comfortable with dreaming with amethyst, you may want to tape one to your third eye before sleeping and create some real magic!
Love And Romance - Rose quartz and Jade are good crystals/stones for dreams where love is the issue at hand. Place either crystal (or both) under your pillow. (I find it best to actually slip the stone into the pillowcase. If it gets lost during the night, don't worry. It simply means you no longer need the benefits of those particular crystals. The energies of these stones are soft and may bring forth dreams that are loving and filled with positive vibrations.
Problem Solving - Clear quartz is the best for issues one needs to work through while sleeping. Program a clear quartz point with the issue on your mind, with the express request to solve your issue via your dreams (see my previous article on Crystal Awareness for how to program). You will find that when you awake you will be more focused, grounded, and clear with your issue.
Money and Prosperity - Citrine is an excellent crystal for bringing about wealth in body, mind and spirit. Known as the merchant stone, it manages to attract abundance in ways that fortify balance, whether that balance is sought in the home, the bank account, the body, spirit, or the mind. Intent is important...as is your faith that God and the Universe will provide for your needs. Citrine is also helpful in cleansing the chakras (energy fields) of the body. You will find yourself awakening refreshed after using Citrine.
I strongly suggest that you dream with crystals for a full week, recording your results and the crystals you use, before moving on to the next crystal-dream exercise you want to try. Consistency and intent are most important. Your intention, your faith and your desire for accomplishment will bring about positive results.
There are as many methods as there are crystals. There is no right or wrong to doing this. Tape a crystal to your wrist or third eye; wear a glove with a crystal inside, slip it under your pillow, or even place some crystals under your mattress, forming a grid around your bed. Experimentation is the key.
Just make sure to keep an accurate record of the crystal/gemstone you use, how you are using it and the length of time within which you used it. I wish you luck and I wish you love! Enjoy this new adventure in dreaming with crystals.
About Linda Lauren
Psychic Medium, Color & Energy Consultant, Travel Psychic(tm), Psychic
Profiler, Author, Lecturer and Reiki Practitioner
Linda Lauren is a 4th Generation Psychic Medium who owns and operates
Linda Lauren's Embracing The Universe in Mountainside, NJ. She has
been a professional psychic since consulting with law enforcement in a
murder investigation dating back to 1978. She is most noted for her
ability to tap into the energy of a person via Intuitive Zoning(tm),
which is by the touch of a hand, a look into the eyes, or the sound of
a voice. When she stares into a person's eyes, Linda actually "sees" a
shaded vision of events just as one would see on television.
Linda Lauren is also a Color and Energy Consultant and connects with
people who come to her for guidance through the color and energy she
senses around them. This led to the NY Times referring to her as the
'Travel Psychic(tm)' wherein she reads that same energy to guide her
clients with their travel plans.
Lauren is a Reiki Practitioner with a private Healing Room at her
metaphysical center. Reiki meaning 'Universal Life Energy' is the use
of energy to help heal the mind, body and soul.
Lauren's psychic abilities have been evident throughout her life. As
a young child, she saw colors around people and with her Mother's
help, learned to interpret those colors. As she grew, her family
helped her understand and work with her psychic abilities. In high
school she was known as 'Gypsy' and gave readings for 25 cents to
students, teachers and administrators. In college, her counseling
education added to her knowledge of the mind, body and spirit
Linda Lauren has been featured on CNN, ABC-TV Nightline, The Nightly
News with Chuck Scarborough on NBC New York, Better TV, WPIX, Open
House NYC, in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York
Post, People Pets, a&u magazine, The Daily News, Hamptons magazine,
The Star Ledger, Quest magazine, The Daily, Bottom Line Personal,
Lifestyles In Elegant Living, Fashion Wire Daily, Metro, Fox411 News,
Social Life, Instinct, For Me Magazine, Matters and the Chicago
She can be heard on radio shows across the country, among them, NPR,
The Howard Stern Show, Sway in the Morning and Just Jenny. Lauren's
columns can be found on her blog Medium Rare(tm), The Huffington Post and
The Second Life Enquirer. Lauren's presence in the virtual reality
world known as Second Life, compliments her abilities by allowing her
to extend her reach to an international audience that comes to her for
guidance and psychic medium readings.
Lauren, who knew Jim Morrison, is an avid collector of The Doors and
related rock memorabilia, and resides in New Jersey with her spunky