This baby blue beautiful crystal is a popular stone with those on the hunt for improved sleep.
There is a lot of well-meaning but vague advice about how to get better sleep with celestite (and other gemstones or minerals).
In this article, we offer three tips to put you on the path to better sleep.
Sleeping with Celestite (Explained)
Introduction to Celestite
Celestite is a strontium sulfate mineral, also called celestine.
Though fans are most familiar with the light blue version of celestine, it can be found in varying hues of white, pink, green, brown, black, red and gray.
The name “celestite” is derived from the latin caelestis, which means ‘ok the sky,’ ‘celestial’ or ‘heavenly,’ probably named thus because of the pale blue variety.
The stone is associated with the divine aspects, and those who believe in power of crytals use it to promote spiritual strength and inner piece.
Sleeping With Stones
Will It Work?
One of the most difficult things about introducing a stone like celestite into your life is confirming that the stone actually worked.
In most cases, people who want to get better sleep (or who have recently brought celestite into the home and wonder if the celestite was the cause of sleeping changes) make too many changes at once in their homes to be able to do definitively what has happened.
People who embark on a better sleep journey often change many things at once, such as sleeping clothes, diffusing essential oils, rotating sheets, new pillows, different bedtime, eating habits, and more.
They may also obtain multiple stones into the home and the bedroom, perhaps different varieties, or multiple pieces of the same variety.
If you are serious about trying to improve your sleep with celestite, we recommend that before you make any changes, you establish your baseline.
Obtain a sleep journal, and spend a few weeks at least logging details about sleep quality, dreams, and amount of energy in the daytime.
Try and establish a solid routine and baseline for getting to bed and sleeping.
Once you feel like you understand your sleep routine and have documented it, bring in one piece of celestite.
Place it on the bedside table the first night.
For the next few nights, leave it in place.
Don’t try to clean it, cleanse it move it, or mess with it.
Did you notice a difference?
If not, try moving it closer to you at nighttime, such as under the bed, or even under your pillow.
Again, make notes about what you experience and how you feel.
Maybe you notice a difference, or maybe you don’t.
If you don’t notice a difference, you can test adding another stone (doubling up) or even switching to a different piece or celestite.
Crystals Are Personal
You’ll see a lot of advice about sleeping with crystals online or in books.
People will tell you to place a stone here or there, such as in the northwest corner of the bedroom, under the mattress, against your skin, on the headboard, and more.
Sadly, you’ll probably have to experiment a lot with stones to achieve a configuration that works personally for you.
It is common for people to bring in a stone to the bedroom and to quickly give up, because they didn’t notice a difference in the first few days or even week.
Until you’ve actually given the practice and the stone a real chance (by establishing a baseline and working through your sleeping routine changes methodically), you won’t truly be able to say that the stone didn’t work or not.
Celestite is a strong stone.
While celestite is commonly promoted for soothing sleep and peaceful rest, it doesn’t work for everyone.
In fact, because it is a strong stone, it can actually make it harder for the user to fall asleep.
If you notice that you struggle to fall asleep with celestite in the room, try moving it a bit further away from your bedside, to the other side of the bed or even to the other side of the room.
For some, it is necessary to spend some time with the stone meditating or focusing on mindfulness while holding the stone, preferably before bedtime.
In general, it can make a difference to focus on what you seek to achieve with the stone while you meditate.
If you seek calm and piece, then close out all the other intrusive thoughts and focus on calm.
Try your best to feel it before take the stone to bed.
This should improve the chances of a peaceful rest with the stone.
Just remember, sleeping with celestite might not feel any different than sleeping without it, or with other crystals.
People don’t resonate with every material, and what works for one person might not work for the other.
Be prepared to be flexible, and to keep trying.
Eventually you will dial in something that works.
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