Using Reiki, Crystals and Acupressure to Help You Sleep by Kriss Erickson
The calming, balancing frequencies of Reiki encourage a deep state of relaxation and trust that all in life is occurring as it must. That doesn’t mean that every moment in life feels ‘prefect’. The bigger perspective of Reiki helps to remind us that evenwhen we are facing uncomfortable experiences, there is a bigger purpose at work.
Concerns or stresses can make it challenging to fall asleep and stay asleep. If you have trouble falling asleep, or wake in the middle of the night, open a Reiki channel. Say to yourself, “I am safe. I calling in relaxing frequencies now.”
Place one hand on your forehead and the other over your Solar Plexus. Breathe in for a count of five, hold for a count of two, breathe out for a count of five, and hold for a count of two. Continue to do this until you fall asleep.
If you are attuned to Reiki level II, you can also send the Mental/Emotional symbol to calm your nervous system and balance your energies. You can send the Distance symbol to encourage you to live in the present moment and not to be overly concerned about what you need to do the next day.
Since Reiki is such a wonderful integrative tool, it can be beneficial to combine it with other modalities.
Crystals and Stones to Encourage a Good Night’s Sleep
Moonstone or Amethyst placed under your pillow can encourage relaxation, which can help ease insomnia.
Rose Quartz placed beside your chest or on the floor under your bed can provide support to the Heart Field.
If you tend to feel ungrounded at night, placing Obsidian, Red or Black Calcite or Black Tourmaline at the foot of your bed or beneath your bed can provide a sense of safety and security that can also encourage a good night’s sleep.
Acupressure Points to Encourage Relaxation
There are also acupressure areas you can use on your hands and wrists to help encourage and/or deepen a state of relaxation.
The first point is in the center of the palm. The picture below shows that the meridians that run through the hand make a triangle shape around the center of the palm, though it is not a specific acupressure point. When I use the three points together, I place the middle finger of my opposite hand in the center of the palm (see photo below).
Below is a photo of the finger placement in the center of the palm:
I place the ring finger of my opposite hand on the bottom crease in my pinky finger. This point is Small Intestine 3 (see photo below).
I place the thumb of my opposite hand on my wrist below my thumb, a little below the large muscle of the thumb. This point is lung 9 (see photo below).
I hold one hand for about 5 minutes while channeling Reiki, and unless I have already fallen asleep, I hold those areas on the opposite hand for five minutes.
If you wake up in the middle of the night, you could be processing information. If you tend to wake up between 1 and 3 AM, your liver could be asking for attention. If you wake at 3 – 5 AM, your lungs may be needing attention and/or working through unexpressed grief.
Each of the organs has a time when it is processing information. See the Organ Timetable below.
It’s important to be aware of your sleep patterns, as they can indicate areas where how you think is affecting your organs. As you give yourself Reiki, your hands will probably automatically go to those areas.
If I wake in the middle of the night, for example, I open a Reiki channel and then just let my hands fall on my body wherever needed. Often they end up on my lung areas or midsection, over the liver.
Happy organs make for a relaxed, balanced body. A simple “smiling” meditation can also help to support the organs and encourage proper sleep as well as an even flow of energy all day long.
To do this, simply choose a quiet time of day. Open a Reiki channel. Say to yourself, “This is a smiling organ meditation.”
You can begin with any area that feels right to you. If you choose to begin with your lungs, place your hands over your lungs. Smile at your lungs and send intentions for happy lungs. Hold the area until you feel your lungs smiling back at you.
Repeat this with your liver, spleen, heart, intestines, bladder, and kidneys. If you are awake when you complete the meditation (I usually fall asleep partway through), seal the meditation by picturing a door closing and saying to yourself, “I seal this happy organ meditation now.”
These exercises can help you to sleep and also help you to have a smooth flow of energy during the day.