I was lazing in bed this morning, too comfortable to get up. I told myself I’d do some of my work while I lay there. I had been looking for a topic for this month’s blog and I asked for inspiration. I drifted off to sleep, into a dream. In this dream I was beginning my day outdoors. It was a beautiful day … blue skies … fresh air. There was a tap outside and I began to wash my hands. I noticed that growing all over my palms on both my hands were beautiful white crystals (calcite I believe). I was amazed at these crystals on my hands. I was showing the people I encountered outside … look at these crystals on my hands … look at this incredible sight … but no one else seemed to notice or to be interested. I found it quite surprising that the others didn’t see the magic here. So I gave up the idea that anyone other than me would be blown away by this wondrous event. I continued in my morning regimen and went to wash my hands and as I did the crystals fell off.
When I woke up I knew I had the topic for today’s blog. What is it they say … ask and you shall received. I said a thanks to the Universe. I “washed” up again, this time awake, and then came right down to the computer to record this blog entry.
So what does this mean. What does it mean when crystals show up in our dreams. The thing about dreams is that Calcite crystals showing up in my dream may be about something completely different than if they showed up in someone else’s dream. Such is the way of dreams. Though such is the way of the waking state too. You see I can be drawn to a Calcite Crystal and it can help me in remembering a dream for instance; and Mimi can be drawn to the same Calcite crystal, only for her the crystal works on a sensitivity issues she’s been experiencing. Whether awake or asleep, it seems that we’re each unique beings having a unique experience.
Maybe the Calcite Crystals in the dream are symbolic and have nothing to do with actual “CRYSTALS”. I can tell you that Calcite is a calcium carbonate and that is an oft used homeopathic remedy. Last night someone called to ask me if they knew what homeopathic remedy to take for a fever. Calc. carb. happens to be one of the many remedies that can help with fever. Perhaps that’s what the dream was telling me. However, dreams are often multi-layered and even if the dream was about the remedy there may be much more there for me to discover. If I explore the dream more deeply I may find many clues and messages as to what it means.
Sometimes it can work the other way. Crystals can show up in our dream as something else. I’ll never forget a dream I had about 13 snakes. I later discovered that the dream was really about 13 snakeskin agate stones that were singing a beautiful song. I never would have thought at the time that the snakes were representative of crystals.
I can’t give you a dictionary for interpreting what specific crystals mean when they show up in our dreams. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look up the metaphysical descriptions of the stone. There might be a message there for us. Even if it is only a small part of the meaning of the dream. For instance, I looked up the metaphysical meaning of Calcite and what I found was very relevant to something that I’m exploring in my life at this moment:
Calcite releases electrical impulses when placed under pressure, and is an energy amplifier. It is said to help the mind and body to remember: The, mind to remember information brought to bear during astral travel and channeling experiences; the body, to remember the state of perfection during dis-ease in order to return to the natural state of flawlessness.
Calcite’s most important lesson is the “art of being”. Its true significance cannot be grasped by the mind. It extends beyond linear mental association and into the realm of true knowing. When attuning to and working with Calcite, it is best to simply be with it, allowing yourself to become clear and open.
Both of these metaphysical properties of Calcite are very important messages for me at the moment. Actually they are also both connected, as I have been discovering that it is the “art of being” that helps us to “remember”. It was a beautiful reminder of my summer’s “work” in a moment of forgetfulness. You see, I have been very frustrated recently because I’ve been trying to get something typed up and my keyboard broke. I made a long trip out of town to get an ergonomic keyboard that would help make the typing easier and now I find that it doesn’t work with my computer. I’ve been feeling as if this was blocking me from my work. Really, my true work for the summer – which came in a very clear message – was to REMEMBER. Actually the message was specifically that this was going to be the summer of “remembering”. And now the Universe has sent me a little “reminder”, in the form of Calcite Crystals through a dream. Now that I think about it the crystals were on both hands – my personal instruments for typing – surely that is not a coincidence.
Something else you can do, and something I believe is much more personal than looking up dictionary meanings, is to connect with the stone that is showing up for you. The stone will have much more for you than what you’ll find in any metaphysical crystal book. Take the stone into a space of stillness and listen to its message. It may be something quite different than you’ll find any any book and it will be profoundly more meaningful. I offer more information on “the art of listening to the stones” on the Song of Stones website if you want to explore that more deeply.
So I can’t give you clear “definitions” of what certain crystals mean when they show up in your dream; and I’m also telling you that even the metaphysical meanings might not be relevant; plus I’m saying that a “crystal might not be a crystal” but a “snake” might be a crystal. So how helpful is that! How are you supposed to make sense of your dreams. Rest assured that I will give you something that is much more valuable than any collection of dream symbols. That is to tell you to TRUST IN YOU.
Dreams, in my understanding, are a powerful way in which we communicate with ourselves and in which the Universe speaks to us. The best way to understand our dreams is to understand ourselves. When we explore our dreams, we are learning about ourselves. When we know ourselves, our dreams become much clearer. Now I know this blog is about crystals in our dreams, but the great thing about the stone beings is that they are a beautiful source of support in exploring our dreams from remembering them, to lucid dreaming, to interpretation. So whether we are dreaming of crystals or not, they can help us to understand our dreams.
I shared my personal experiences openly here in the hopes that it might hold some meaning for you. Dreams and Crystals are both great loves of mine. So bringing the two together is extra special. If you love exploring your dreams, or would like to begin to explore your dreams, please get in touch and let me know as I am currently in the process of organizing a dream share group.