We can’t deny that “new age” practices are having a moment. You can’t stumble into a share house in the inner suburbs of any Australian city these days without spotting a Feng Shui mapped Fiddle Leaf Fig in the Family corner, or a Kombucha Scobey chilling on the benchtop, noting the lingering scent of burning sage or spying a good chunk of Rose Quartz displayed prominently in the bedroom (especially in the houses of your… single friends).
But despite the fact that yes, witchy magick is “cool” again – it’s easy to forget that crystals are actually alive and full of real-life healing powers that people have been tapping into for literally thousands of years.
Nightmares are a bitch, and with the state of the world rn, it’s not surprising that they’re on the rise. They ruin your sleep, keep you awake until all hours and just generally make life suck. Luckily, crystals can help. By protecting yourself against negative energies and releasing stress, gemstones have been proven to reduce the severity of nightmares and night terrors.
So – what are the best crystals for nightmares?
Probably one of the best crystals for nightmares, Amethyst is a high vibrational stone that protects the wearer from any type of harm, including night-time boogey monsters. A natural tranquiliser, Amethyst’s pure purple energy resonates with the dream stage of sleep, helping to relieve sleep disorders.
So, rather than watching “one more episode” on Netflix next time insomnia strikes, try placing Amethyst stones underneath your pillow before you go to bed and give into the peace and calm this stunning stone can bring.
Sweet Pink Calcite is a stone of peace and serenity. Like a pink cashmere swaddle, protecting the bearer from the unpredictability of this “it that really all there is” life, compassionate Pink Calcite will infuse you with energies of tranquillity and well-being.
Nightmares can be triggered by all sorts of factors, especially stress and anxiety. Pink Calcite is a healing stone with a gentle, but potent energy, this stone has the ability to magnify its energies and soothe and clear the physical and emotional body, better than a lullaby at promoting a peaceful night’s slumber.
Think of Angelite as your personal, pocket sized Guardian Angel. Angelite is a stone that can bring serenity, inner peace and a sense of calm quicker than a glass of your favourite vino. Angelite is the perfect stone to reach for when you need to calm the F-Train down, it dispels fear and anger and encourages forgiveness (keep on hand for the next time your housemate leaves the toilet seat up).
Psychically, Angelite is used to connect with spirit guides, the higher self, and, of course, guardian angels. Angelite is also perfect for creating a shield of psychic protection and for balancing etheric and physical energies. If a restful night’s slumber is on your to-do list, Angelite is the perfect stone to reach for.
Cleansing White Selenite, Satin Spar, Maria Glass, Desert Rose… whatever you call it, Selenite is an essential weapon in any metaphysical wellness worker’s arsenal. Like burning white sage or sprinkling salt, Selenite can cleanse your space of ugly vibes left behind after a nasty breakup, a death in the home, or even just bad juju left behind by shitty housemates who refused to help do the dishes.
If you’re the type who just can’t get your mind to shut the f*ck up when you lie down for the night, you too can benefit from the calming vibrational energies of Selenite – let its high-frequency vibrational energies envelop you in a deep state of relaxation, peace and calmness, dispelling negative energies, while creating a protective shield around you, sealing in only the positive.
Known as the "psychic vacuum cleaner," Obsidian is your spiritual home cleaning service, giving you the energy to sweep the emotional rubble and debris from your past. The bodyguard to your soul, the Obsidian crystal can also protect you from inner darkness, by sharpening and focussing internal and external vision and acting as a mirror to your inner self.
It’s a highly protective crystal that helps ground and protect energy. It is also a great crystal to protect you from unwanted spirit visitors and negative energy you may have picked up during the day from situations, places and people around you. This ensures that you get a good night’s rest without disturbance, keeping your own energy safe as it gives you psychic protection while you sleep.
How to use your sleep crystals…
Meditating before bedtime is a great way to relax and prevent bad dreams. Hold your chosen crystal in your hand and hold a calm, worry-free image in your mind to focus on, while breathing gently and purposefully.
Most crystals for sleep are recommended to be placed beside your bed or under your pillow, however if you’re a super light sleeper, you might need to experiment with placing the crystal further from your bed.
Make sure to only use 1-2 crystals at a time, otherwise the combination of energies can interrupt your sleep patterns.
Littlies can also benefit from crystals for snoozing. Place your chosen crystal near their bed or cot to promote peaceful slumber.
Sweet dreams xx