Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master, Reiki Rays
All of us know of varied ways in which we can heal ourselves when awake. We give ourselves Reiki. We meditate. We work with crystals and angels. We spend time in nature. We read, write and do innumerable things, all of which have powerful healing effects. But do you know that it is possible for tremendous healing to occur even when we are asleep?
Here are some ways that you can heal yourself during sleep
1. Reiki Cocoon- Before you fall asleep, request Reiki to form a cocoon of energy around you. Visualise yourself resting in this cocoon. Draw the symbols of your choice on it. Intend that this cocoon helps you heal anything that is unhealed in you. It could be a health concern, an emotional problem, stress, a relationship issue etc. Give thanks and drift into sleep. This practice done every night makes healing an ongoing process and adds value to your other healing practices. You will let go of many things that don’t serve you and the process will feel quite effortless as it is done in the sleep state.
2. Letters to the Angels-
Whenever you find yourself in troublesome situations, write a letter to the angels describing your situation. Pour your heart out. Request them to work on you while you sleep and to bring clarity to your mind and peace to your heart. Draw the Reiki symbols of your choice on the paper. Place the letter under your pillow, thank the angels and drift into sleep. You will receive clarity and wake up with a sense of peace.
3. Angel Cards- Working with angel cards is an effective way to receive step by step guidance for healing. That way we don’t have to drive ourselves nuts over healing an entire problem and can instead take one small step at a time. Do card readings for yourself frequently. Then place the cards that were received near (or under) your pillow. Draw the Reiki symbols of your choice over the pillow and drift into sleep. You will process the guidance received and kick start healing right away. This practice done regularly heals a lot of issues. One day you will look back and witness the healing effects of this practice.
4. Programmed Crystals- Cleanse a rose quartz crystal. Give Reiki to it for a while. Request your Reiki Guides, Archangels and Angels to program the crystal with healing energy and information that would be of help in your situation. Place the crystal near you when you are asleep. It will be programmed through the night. The following night, again before going to bed, place the crystal on your third eye and absorb the healing that it has been programmed with. When you fall asleep doing this, you will be more receptive and heal faster.
5. Direct Archangel Healing- The Archangels are mighty beings who can help us heal in magical ways, provided we give them full permission to help us. Before you fall asleep, call on the Archangels that you feel connected to and request them to be present in your room through the night. Give them permission to work on you while you sleep. For instance, if you need help with physical healing, you can call on Archangel Raphael and request him to work on your health issue and to heal it completely. If you need help with fear and anxiety, you can call on Archangel Michael and ask him to do the same. This may need to be repeated on several nights until you receive a full healing.
Experiment with each of these techniques and also with a combination of techniques. You can use the combination that feels right to your situation. You can use the Reiki cocoon each night, even when you do not have major issues to heal. It can help clear away minor negativities picked up during the day and also accelerate spiritual progress.
Love and Light to you!