Selenite is a popular gateway crystal for folks looking to improve and physical and metaphysical aspects of their lives.
It is pretty common to see practitioners recommend sleeping with selenite as a way realign chakras, clear the aura, and remove tension.
But selenite might not be the best crystal to sleep with. Read on, and we’ll explain.
People Who Are Sensitive May Struggle To Sleep With Selenite
Knowing your stones, crystals, gems, and minerals is pretty important.
In this case understanding selenite is the key to understanding why people who sleep lightly or who are very sensitive to high frequencies may struggle to sleep with it.
Selenite is a versatile crystal, and full of contradictions.
It is called “selenite,” but the crystals most people call selenite are actually a crystal variety of gypsum, which contains no selenite at all.
The stone itself is very soft; you can scratch it with your fingernail.
Yet is is quite strong!
People rave about its ability to clear your energy field, and also to guard it.
Practitioners use it for a myriad of purposes.
The high vibrational frequency of this stone is what makes it so effective.
Unfortunately, the high vibrational frequency of this stone is what makes it difficult for some people to sleep with it, even though many others claim that they sleep better than ever with selenite under their pillow.
Some people who try sleeping with selenite report that the opposite of good sleep occurred.
Instead of falling to sleep easily, sleeping restfully without waking, and feeling refreshed in the morning, sensitives had a hard time calming their minds, staying asleep for any considerable periods, and woke feeling tired.
You won’t know for sure until you try. But if you know you are someone is sensitive, don’t be surprised if your night is rough.
Another powerful stone, Malachite is also hard to sleep with.
Selenite May Cause Vivid Dreams
In a world of constant stimulation, technology, chemicals, and distractions, it is rare to be able to sleep well enough to dream. Selenite can help you get there.
One of the side effects of sleeping with selenite is that the dreams that come with getting to such a relaxed state can be less than pleasant.
While selenite can help protect you from outside influences and energies, it cannot protect you from the enemy of good sleep that is your own mind.
Some people who sleep with selenite report that they experience some of the worst dreams they have ever had.
These dreams tend to be bright in color, full of details, and feel real.
When these types of dreams are pleasant, it is great. But often these dreams are terrifying, a product of the built up anxieties and worries and fears of the average human with a lot on his plate.
Selenite in general is a positive stone, and people who use it generally report positive impacts on their lives and well-being as a result.
It seems confusing that the stone could then be the cause of terrible dreams?
It is up to us to remember the origin of these dreams. These dreams experienced by individuals sleeping with or near selenite are not cause or pushed in by some outside forces.
Terrible dreams with selenite are a sign that you as the individual have some parts of your life that need to be dealt with, faced, experienced.
A piece of selenite cannot take a part of you away, or guard you from something inside of you.
It can only help you through the process.
Selenite Dreams May Be Addicting
As noted above, selenite dreams can be very vivid.
You may have more control in these dreams than you otherwise would.
But what if the dreams are the very opposite of terrible?
What if the dreams were the stuff of a fantasy?
Everything you ever wanted, right at your fingertips?
For a lucky (or maybe unlucky) few, selenite allows people to have the life they always wanted in their dreams.
This is an amazing thing to experience, but the jolt back to earth is rude and abrupt.
People can become addicted to selenite dreaming, and begin to neglect important part of their real life while trying to spend as much time as possible in the dream world.
In isolated cases, the lines of what is real vs dream can blur, leaving the individual out of balance emotionally and physically, and perhaps damaged, addicted to a life that doesn’t exist.
How to Sleep With Selenite
There is generally little to worry about when first experimenting with selenite.
If you understand ahead of time that you might struggle to sleep, that your dreams may be unusually vivid, or that the dreams can be dangerously real, you should be prepared for anything.
We recommend that you experiment with selenite slowly.
Instead of just putting it under your pillow at night as many recommend, we think you should bring it into the bedroom on the first night, but not put it close to you.
Instead, place it on a table or dresser across the room. See how it impacts your sleep.
Then gradually bring it closer. To the nightstand, then to your headboard.
People like to place it in their pillow case so it won’t fall off the bed or get damaged.
We think it is best to place it different places while you sleep and take note of how the sleep goes.
If you don’t notice any positive or negative impact, you could conclude one of two things.
First, that sleeping with the stone did nothing for you.
Or, that sleeping with the stone did much for you that you aren’t aware of or feel.
Looking to learn more about selenite? Check out:
- How to Activate Selenite?
- Is Selenite Toxic?
- How Do I Clean My Selenite?
- Selenite vs Moonstone: What’s the Difference?
- Are Selenite Lamps Safe For Cats?
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