Here is my second challenge entry.
Sleep & Dream Magick
For this challenge, I prepared my bedside table with specific items to enhance my sleep experience. I place my velvet eclipse cloth, a good dreams pillow, and another pillow for helping to ensure I dream about things I need to see.
I also have a collection of various stones here: amethyst, rainbow moonstone, selenite, apophyllite, jet, smoky quartz, clear quartz, black obsidian, and lapis lazuli.
One stone that stands out is apophyllite, which I have only a few of due to its cost. This stone holds interesting properties as it fosters deeper spiritual connections. It aids in linking with spirit guides, boosting intuition, and sharpening the senses for a clearer perception.
Also, I often come across cat’s whiskers since I have two cats. These can help me remain undetected during various types of journeys, whether travelling between realms or similar experiences. They essentially work as an invisibility cloak, keeping me hidden from others. Moreover, they contribute to enhancing astral and psychic activities. So I’ve put one from each cat in each pillow.
Afterwards, I prepared a cup of jasmine tea because jasmine tea is known to offer assistance in multiple areas. It aids in divination, promoting better sleep, triggering prophetic dreams, and stimulating creative and innovative thoughts. That sounds perfect for this, right?
I enjoyed my jasmine tea while taking a soothing bath with a homemade salt soak mix. This blend was a creation I threw together for this purpose, and it included jasmine, rose, and lavender, combined with Epsom salt, Himalayan salt, and magnesium flakes.
I carefully adjusted the bathwater to just slightly above body temperature, creating a slight sensation of floating as I soaked in it. While relaxing in the bath, I tuned in to some meditation music, predominantly featuring ocean sounds and similar soothing elements.
After a while, I eventually fell asleep, and my dreams were so numerous that attempting to recount them all would be an overwhelming task. Typically, my dreams are marked by their vividness, length, and intricate details, and this time was no different.
In one of the dreams, I found myself answering a phone call from a goddess. In a separate dream, I was inside my great-grandparents’ home, eagerly awaiting dinner only for my family to eat without me. Another dream depicted a world engulfed in coal and embers, and the resilient communities that arose from the ashes to rebuild. Yet another dream had me fleeing from an enraged man driving a UTE, while frustratingly, the people I encountered along the way remained passive observers.
I also stored the surplus bath salt soak mixture in these cute little jars for future use.
P.S. Sorry if it’s weird that I go into detail for what might seem like basic information that many are already familiar with. I have a tendency to explain things as if someone who may require additional information and context might come along. It also serves as a way to convey my thought process, so if I happen to make any incorrect assumptions, someone can step in and correct me, as this has been a valuable way for me to learn and grow.