Garnet is a beautiful silicate mineral primarily utilized in jewelry and decor.
Friends and colleagues often recommend sleeping with stones, but provide little advice about how to go about it.
In the following article, here are tips about how to make sleeping with garnets work for you.
Sleeping with Garnet (Explained)
Introduction to Garnet Stones
Garnet is a type of mineral that comes in many different colors, primarily red, though it is found in green and purple.
On the metaphysical side, it is thought to improving sleep quality, help users overcome anxiety and depression, and boost the immune system.
Sleeping With Stones
Does Sleeping With Crystals Actually Work?
One of the initial issues for those just getting started sleeping with stones (like garnet, citrine, fluorite, malachite, and others) is discerning whether or not the stone is actually working.
The general advice for new users is to obtain the stone (via rockhounding, rock shops, or even from friends) and place it under the pillow.
And, no surprise, many people report after one night that “nothing happened” or “it didn’t work.”
There are many reasons for this.
First, to provide yourself with the best change of improving your sleep, you need to approach the process in a more intentional manner.
You need to first establish a baseline for your sleep, with the use of a sleep journal.
Make records and notes about your dreams, your sleep quality, ability to succumb to slumber, and energy during the waking hours.
Also, make notes about what in your life you would like to change, and how you would like the stone you’ve obtained to assist.
Second, do not incorporate the stone into your sleep routine until you have established a consistent routine for bedtime, such as bedtime, use of essential oils in a diffuser, and other stones in your proximity.
Once you are able to do so, just place the stone nearby, on the side table, for example.
Make notes about the experience for at least a week, though two weeks would be better.
Wait at least a few days before moving the stone around, or doing anything else with it.
Don’t Make Comparisons/It’s a Personal Journey
Working with stones is very personal.
Because something works for one person, doesn’t mean that it will work for you.
Approach sleeping with garnet (and other stones) as an individual, with the goal of figuring out what works best for you.
One stone that is famed for providing one individual with peaceful dreams might do nothing at all for you, or make it very difficult to fall asleep.
One particular garnet might help you find that restful sleep, while another garnet piece might do the opposite.
We find the research and experimentation (along with the collecting of such stones) to be the lion’s share of what is enjoyable about working with stones.
Garnet is through to be a stone of energy, purification, and balance.
As a more powerful stone, individuals could struggle to sleep with it, especially those who seek improved rest and peace.
To get the most out of your garnet, we recommend that you start your sleep experimentation by placing the stone nearby the end (and not under the pillow).
For those who are sensitive (or who already struggle to sleep), starting with it under the pillow is not recommended.
For those who have experienced significant trauma or stress in the past, have a care when incorporating a stronger stone, as they may find the unresolved past bubbling to the surface again during the night hours.
In every case, we recommend that you spend some time with the stone touching your skin during waking hours.
We also recommend that you spend time in meditation with the stone that you intend to incorporate it into your sleep routine, focusing on your intentions and goals, as well as finding a place of peace and mindfulness.
In the end, you might not notice any difference in your life resulting from sleeping with your garnet.
The effects might not be of a kind that are easily noticeable in the present or even during the future, or there just might not be any effects at all.
Commit to working with the stone for a a predetermined amount of time before giving up, and hopefully you’ll find something that works.
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