When we were brainstorming about what the next post in our ‘Getting In-touch’ series should be, we turned to something that neither of us knew much about but had always really interested us, Crystals! To start, the word crystal comes from the Greek word krystallos, meaning frozen light, (who new you could freeze light hey!?)
If you have ever done a quick google on crystals, I’m sure you have been overwhelmed with all the websites full of wordy information compiled over years and years of crystal research and historical use, making these magical stones just a tad too much effort to “master.”
However that is where WE come in! We want to break down the “hippies only” stigma and mystery around crystals by giving you a simple, easy to follow post on how ANYONE can use them to enhance their life!
To hit ya with some SCIENCE, Crystals are minerals formed underground from three-dimensional repeating patterns of atoms (pretty cool hey?)
Different stones have different energetic properties. There’s lots of resources online that can help you interpret the meanings of different crystals and their properties, like this comprehensive crystal reference guide here.
After lots of research, it became clear that there are literally thousands of beginners guides to crystals! So we thought we’d try something different and sift through the knowledge of a few experts to then share with you the best crystals to create a calm relaxing energy in your bedroom! With a bonus of better dreams and higher quality sleep!
Don’t know where to start, or what crystal to buy first? Head for a Clear Quartz! Clear Quartz is considered to be the most universal and also the most influential for beginners. A Clear Quartz (or most quartz for that matter) can help purify your bedroom environment by deflecting negative energy in the air. It is also a crystal that enhances energies, so if you already have amethyst, you can amp up the energy by including clear quartz in your collection.
Amethysts radiate the nice kind of energy that you want in your bedroom for a relaxing, sanctuary type of retreat space. It is said that amethysts can also help people who suffer from nightmares and insomnia. Some also believe that amethysts aid in lucid dreaming (if that’s your thing) and assist in remembering your dreams the next morning.
Rose Quartz is typically the ‘love stone’ however it is also used to balance emotions and bring peace and calm. This calm emotional balance brings stress relief and easing of anxiety.Some people sleep with Rose quartz under the pillow, so that they can address any issues, problems or pain that they may have felt in their past, in their dreams.
Lepidolite is know as the stone of peace because it is a soft stone that has really soothing and relaxing properties making it a stone suitable for easing emotional issues and other painful emotions of sadness and anger. Lepidolite is excellent at reducing anxiety, restlessness, nightmares, fears and tension that cause a great deal of stress.
Crystals assist us through their color, their crystalline structure, and their chemical composition. To use your crystals, you can keep them in your room, under your bed or under your pillow, otherwise, many people make their own crystal grids to get the best out of their crystals, have a look at the video below from EnergyMuse to see how!
One last thing to remember is that after a while your crystals may seem slightly duller or feel less energetic compared to when you first bought them. In most cases the crystals may have taken in some negative energies, which is common if you are stressed or anxious. Learn the simple techniques of CLEANSING your crystals here. Don’t worry it can be as simple as washing them in salt water or burying them in soil!
We are going to see if crystals really do aid in promoting good sleep and relaxation in our bedrooms and we hope you have a go too! What have you got to lose?