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 can not 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 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.
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 a 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.
* Copyright © 1998, Linda Lauren
Linda Lauren is a fourth-generation intuitive, writer, lecturer and motivator with a private practice in West Orange, New Jersey. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her site at
Linda uses crystals in her practice for healing, meditation and to help her clients guide themselves through personal empowerment.
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