It is said by many spiritual healers that to place an azurite, amethyst, or sugilite on your forehead or under your pillow will increase your dream recall. All three gemstones are thought to have a calming effect and help to promote inner reflection and spiritual healing.
Azurite is an electric blue, blue-green or turquoise colored gemstone. It calms anxiety, helps to eliminate lack of discipline, can reduce depression and anger, and helps to bring emotional release.
Azurite helps to promote the inner search of self and pursuit of inner spirit, and has been called a gemstone “beacon”.
It is also known as the stone for “letting go”. Very often that is one of the biggest reasons that we cannot sleep…we can’t begin to let go of the day, or of a specific worry or problem. Perhaps Asurite might be able to help one to better focus on what exactly the problem is, thus making the release of it much easier.
Azurite is called the “stone of heaven” because it is said that it promotes the expansion of the spirit. It can unite the conscious with the subconscious, and help release old patterns of thinking that keep us stuck in the same place mentally or physically.
It can aid mental clarity and thus possibly even enlighten the path for us to move forward.
Meditating with this stone can aid in promoting insights to the best way to handle situations and resolve problems in a new or different way. Through this clarity, it can aid in the choice of another way of looking at the world through our old experiences, which can help construct a better life.
Azurite can help eliminate mental confusion and perhaps promote a more tranquil state of mind so as to facilitate the recall dreams upon waking.
By having mental control of your emotions through peaceful insights and spiritual expansion, one can help to facilitate dream recall, and better understand the messages shown within them.
Sugilite is a fairly modern discovery. It was named for the Japanese geologist, Ken-ichi Sugi, who discovered the first specimens in 1944.
It has a very distinctive opaque purple color which are the most sought after color shades for this gemstone.
The polished stones are generally opaque with a waxy luster and a deep reddish purple color. It has also been described as a “purple turquoise” because of its similar hardness and luster.
Sugilite aids in understanding negative circumstance by assisting one to gain clarity through meditation and reflection of the issue.
It brings peace of mind, well-being and spiritual love, as all purple stones and colors will do. Purple can help to balance right and left brain function, and can be utilized to help you to better communicate and relate to the surrounding world, new places, and life in general.
When the well-being of the body and the well-being of the mind can join together, it enables great healing power to take place. Sugilite can help to facilitate these connections and is known as a “love stone” for this New Age.
Sugilite represents the perfection of the spiritual love of “All that is”, as the esoterics say.
This gemstone is symbolizes the spiritual manifestation of this heavenly energy on the earth plane. It enhances belief in ourselves, sited from “Love Is In The Earth” by Melody:
“..It can help one to forgive oneself…can help one to believe in oneself…can be used to eliminate hostility…an excellent stone for headaches…”
This sense of well-being and love can naturally help bring the peace and tranquility necessary to recall dreams upon waking and understand them better.
Healers say that to place a garnet or amethyst under the pillow helps to better remember your dreams.
The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth in addition to being a symbol of love and compassion.
It can be used to meditate and search for past life information relative to the present.
Healers suggest that the information released in a search will always be what the searcher needs, even if painful, it will never be of a harmful nature.
Possibly by simply having the garnet energy at hand, one can better understand the interior conflicts which tend to block the flow of clear dream recall.
The Garnet will assist in facilitating spiritual awareness, and it can sharpen perceptions of oneself and others. It is said that among the energetic properties that Garnet emits, that it helps in the removal of inhibitions and taboos, and that it brings victory, peace and tranquility to the holder.
It is said to be stabilizing in that it can bring order to chaos whether internal or external and is believed to also assist mystically to bring success.
Garnet opens the heart and bestows self-confidence. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, granting serenity or passion. It is said that it can help increase the sex drive.
In ancient times it was believed to help in healing injuries by stopping the flow of blood, so was always carried by soldiers into battle, set in sheilds and armour. In the case of red stones, they were believed to be remedies for hemorrhages of all kinds, as well as for inflammatory diseases.
When given as a gift, the garnet is said to grant loyalty and affection.
Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.
This can also help in gaining a better understanding of what is necessary to clear the path in your endeavors, thus also helping to facilitate a good nights sleep full of dreams to help gain further insights to your life.
In conclusion, I would like to say that these gemstones can help with an energy of their own, but the real change is always an inside job. One needs to open the mind to these properties and then simply get out of the way.
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