Sometimes you may feel so overwhelmed by what you have to do within a day that you feel stressed – physically and emotionally drained. You crave sleep, but sleep may be elusive – and you don’t feel at all rested when you get up the next morning.
When you get into this state, try holding any of the crystals listed below. Sit quietly holding the chosen crystal in your hand and begin to let yourself relax by becoming more aware of your breathing. Picture it raining outside. Gradually allow time to slow down. Feel yourself becoming more calm and centered inside. Imagine the rain stopping and the sun coming out. Imagine a beautiful rainbow appearing in the sky.
You can practice this effective visualization whenever you feel the need, for a few minutes each day or longer, if you can make more time for yourself.
Choose from any of the following crystals:
Common alternate name: fluor spar
Colors: purple, clear, blue, green, yellow, brown, pink, red, black, and rainbow fluorite
Common sources: China, Europe, Mexico, South Africa, UK, USA
Astrological associations: Capricorn, Pisces
Green Moss Agate
Common source: Australia
Astrological association: Libra
Common source: India
Astrological associations: Leo, Libra
Common source: USA
Astrological association: Gemini
Common alternate names: chrysolite, olivine
Common sources: Afghanistan, Brazil, Canary Islands, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA
Astrological associations: Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Common sources: Brazil, India, Madagascar, South Africa
Astrological associations: Taurus, Libra
The crystal should be a comfortable size in your hand – not too small, nor too large, so it fits naturally in your palm and feels good to touch. Keep your crystals close by, either in your pocket or bad, so that you can hold them and begin to feel more calm whenever the need arises.
For a complete list of crystals that can help you to de-stress before bed and many more crystal prescriptions for soothing emotional problems and physical symptoms, check out The Crystal Healer by Philip Permutt.