Esoteric Dream Enhancers: Crystals, Herbs, and Rituals for Vivid Dreaming
January 20, 2024
Do you become frustrated because you cannot remember your dreams, and you know that if you can remember your dreams, you will be able to uncover messages that your subconscious and your guides are sending to you? There is good news. Some excellent tools will help you enhance your dreaming experience to experience vivid dreams and receive the messages you need through symbolism and activities in your dreams.
The best tools that you can utilize to enhance your dreaming experiences are crystals, herbs, and ritual work. Explore specific stones and botanicals known for their dream-enhancing properties and esoteric rituals to create a sacred dream environment and invite meaningful insights and guidance into your dreams. Therefore, you will have a significant dream experience once you take full advantage of them.
Why Is It Important to Remember Your Dreams?
You likely woke up most mornings and did not believe you had any dreams because you did not remember them. The only mornings you woke up knowing you had a dream were when you remembered them because they were impactful for you to remember them. You will also not forget those dreams you had right before you woke up. However, as the day progresses, the memory of the dream fades. That happens when you are fully awake and conscious, so your focus shifts to your daily events. Not to mention, the dreams you do remember are stored in the short-term memory area of your brain. That also explains why you forget them as the day progresses.
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However, it would be best if you remembered your dreams for several reasons. Firstly, your dreams can be a source of ideas that you can use in your daily work. For example, the late Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev, who devised the periodic table, saw it in his dream. Also, the late painter Salvador Dali inspired his art through his dreams.
Therefore, if you remember your dreams, you will improve your creativity and problem-solving abilities. Dreams play a critical role in consolidating your memories, which will only strengthen your memory skills. That can keep your brain healthy for a very long time.
The other benefit is that remembering your dream can deepen your intuition, as you will dream about symbols, signs, and relevant events. These components of your dreams are messages from your subconscious, guides, and even deceased loved ones, letting you know what you need to focus on in your life. For example, if you dream about your teeth falling out, it is unsettling, but it is a message that you must work on your communication skills. You will also intuitively sense that.
Since you will forget your dreams quickly after awakening, you will want to get a dream journal to jot down anything you remember from your dream before it fades. That way, you can look at patterns when jotting down subsequent dreams. Let’s discuss how you can remember your dreams by making them more vivid. You will want to focus on grabbing crystals and herbs and doing rituals to enhance your dreaming experience. Let’s discuss several crystals you will want to keep in your bedroom each night to help you dream more vividly so you can increase your chances of remembering them.
If you are looking for the best crystals to help with dream enhancement and recollection, I will discuss the ideal ones you want to keep by your bedside each night. You can place them underneath your pillow or on your nightstand. That way, you will benefit from these crystals’ energetic influence. If you are comfortable doing so, though not always recommended, you can wear jewelry with the crystals as charms in your sleep. Let’s discuss them now.
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The moonstone crystal has been linked to restful sleeping and even promoting lucid dreaming for hundreds of years, as this stone is connected to feminine energy and the moon. Not only do they help you remember your dreams, but they keep your dreams pleasant, as this stone is known to promote peace and harmony. Therefore, you can place a moonstone crystal underneath your pillow or on your nightstand.
Amethyst is an excellent stone to help promote restful sleep and dream recollection, as it is known to calm the mind and the nervous system. It can also help promote pleasant dreams, as it is a stone of happiness and spirituality and can help you explore the mystical side of dreams. The size of this stone does not matter, as small amethyst crystals are just as potent as large ones.
The lapis lazuli crystal has been associated with its mystical properties as it is known to heighten psychic ability and increase your chances of tapping into your subconscious mind. It is an excellent stone to help you not only tap into your dreams so you can remember them but also to help you understand them as it can help you gain profound insight into them. It is one of the best stones to connect to the spiritual realm.
Another fantastic dream-enhancing stone is the tiger’s eye. Placing it by your side or under your pillow before you sleep can help improve your focus, allowing you to experience a potent dream experience. This stone has been known to help you understand the messages you receive from your dreams, and it can also help keep unsettling dreams and nightmares at bay. This may be the best stone for enhancing your dream experience, so try this one.
Hematite is another excellent dream-enhancing crystal as it helps you ground yourself before heading to bed, and it can help you improve your focus, concentration, and clarity. Another thing that this stone can do is prevent you from getting lost in the astral plane when you are dreaming. Additionally, it can help improve your memory so you can retain your dreams longer and process the information the dreams give you. Lastly, and just as important, hematite can help you manage your anxiety and stress.
Those are the best crystals you will want to utilize for dream enhancement. Now, you will want to focus on herbs as well. Let’s discuss that.
The crystals recommended will help you enhance your dreams so you can dream in a more vivid state; however, they can only help on an energetic level. You will want to use herbs to help you dream more potently, increasing your chances of remembering them clearly upon awakening. Let’s discuss five ideal herbs that you can take that will help enhance your dreams.
Mugwort, also known as Artemisia vulgaris, is ideal for dreamwork as it is known to help make your dreams more vivid and will add color to your dreams if you dream in black and white. It also helps with lucid dreaming if that is what you want to do, as well as enhancing the clarity and frequency of your dreams. Finally, mugwort will help you with dream recollection so you have a much better time remembering your dreams. You can use the capsule, tincture, tea, and mugwort sage smudge spray.
Lemon balm has been used since medieval times for soothing qualities as it is a brain supplement that helps you enhance cognitive functions and memory. It also supports calmness at night and has sedative qualities to help you sleep. It may not help make your dreams more vivid, but lemon balm does help you with dream recollection, so you will have a much easier time remembering your dreams upon awakening. If you take this supplement before bed, you can take it in capsule form, tea, or as a tincture.
Yarrow, also known as Achillea millefolium, helps improve energy flow as it is a circulatory herb with many dreamwork benefits. Not only does it help you remember your dreams more clearly, but it can assist you when it comes to astral travel, and you may even find yourself having prophetic dreams if you take this herb. It also has defense magic, which will help protect you when you dream as you travel in the astral plane. You can take yarrow as a tea, tincture, and flower essence.
Catnip or Nepeta cataria is a soothing herb for your cat and ideal for you to take before heading to bed. It is an excellent sleep aid as the herb contains nepetalactone, a sedative that helps you reduce the noise in your mind as you head to sleep. It is also a dream enhancer that will make your dreams more vivid, which enables you to remember them upon awakening. If you want to enhance the effects of catnip, you can take it with mugwort. You can take catnip in a capsule or as a tea.
Valerian or Valeriana officinalis is a muscle-relaxant with sedative attributes and can help you sleep. It comes in capsules, flower essence, teas, and tinctures, but if you want to use it to help promote your dreamwork, add the tincture to your tea (any tea) and stir it well. When you consume it, take it beneath your tongue, which will help you fall asleep quicker, make your dreams more vivid, and help with dream recollection so you can understand the hidden meanings behind your dreams.
Because of their calming properties, you can take herbs that can help with sleep and dreamwork, such as chamomile and lavender. However, the herbs listed above are the most potent when assisting you with dreamwork. Before heading to bed, you also want to get into some esoteric rituals.
You can do several dreamwork rituals before bed, which are entirely up to you, as you can do one or several of them. Let’s discuss a few.
Blessing Your Dream Journal
You know you need a dream journal for your dream work, as you will quickly forget your dreams as the day progresses after waking up. You can bless it the night before to prepare it to begin jotting down your dreams once you use it the following day. How you bless your journal is up to you. And it will be the most powerful when you bless your journal during the New Moon.
You can surround your journal with purple candles or herbs that promote dreams, such as the ones listed above. You can also smudge it with sage and put an amethyst stone on top.
Here is a ritual that is highly recommended to do before you head to bed each night. It will help you remember your dreams more clearly, sleep better, help ward off nightmares, and protect you during astral travel. You will want to cleanse your room by smudging or using a sage or palo santo spray. Then, place a bowl of sea or Himalayan salt by your bedroom door, and when you head to bed, ask for your guides and Archangel Michael to protect you. Thank them. It can be a form of a prayer, or you can do a simple ask; that is up to you.
Take A Warm Bath Before Bed
Another wonderful thing you can do before you head to bed is to take a warm bath, and you will want to add Epsom salt, chamomile, lavender, and any other dream-enhancing herbs to your bath. Soak it in, and you will want to dim the lights and light purple candles at the edge if that is what you want, and you can put on some ambient music. That will help get you into sleepy mode and set you up for a night of vivid dreaming!
You can always meditate before bed, as there are plenty of guided meditation exercises you can find on sleep aid apps, and you can choose the exercise you feel you can do. Meditating before bed will not only put you into a state of relaxation but will also help set you up for a night where you can have vivid dreams and remember them easily because meditation clears your mind. You can use quiet ambient music in the background if you choose.
Do Stretching And Breathwork
Stretching and breathwork before bed will help calm your mind and relax you enough to sleep well and dream vividly. There are bedtime yoga poses that you can look up online and try one that best suits you. Also, daily yoga can help make your stretching and breathwork for bedtime easier for you to do. All you need to do is five minutes of it, as you can add this ritual to other bedtime rituals to enhance the effects of it.
Another essential thing to mention is that you will want to keep your sleep hygiene clean, such as putting away screens a half-hour before bed and keeping your room dark so you can produce the sleep hormone melatonin more easily. Also, cut caffeine consumption by 2 pm, and limit adult beverages and too much sugar. If you don’t do any of those things, you cannot sleep and dream well. You can begin to remember your dreams as you keep your sleep hygiene clean, use the best crystals and herbs, and incorporate esoteric rituals for vivid dreaming! Be sure to journal them each morning, too!
I am a Canadian mom, writer, astrologer, tarot reader, and evidential medium that enjoys traveling loves to unravel mysteries and is passionate about metaphysics and spirituality. I am also a mental health advocate and owner of several Medium publications, one being Tarot Talk, and you can find me at https://miriamreadstarot.com.
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