Sleep on It: Herbs and Other Ways to Help You Sleep Mindfully

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by Psychic Advisor: Empress Tarot

How many times have you said, “Let me sleep on it and I’ll get back to you?” Letting things simmer in our subconscious overnight is a wonderful way to approach problem-solving.  In fact, this concept can be taken to the next level (sympathetic magic, if you will) and we can literally sleep “on” whatever we have in mind.

There are so many ways to sleep on whatever’s bothering you – if you have money concerns, try sleeping on a $10 or $20 bill. If you’re faced with a difficult decision, write each choice down on a piece of paper and tuck it in your pillowcase. I’ve found that worn out tarot decks are outstanding in this capacity. I choose whichever card seems to match the current situation and write or draw on the front of it. If you’re thinking about a particular person, write their name on a piece of paper or put their photo under your pillow.

I like this concept so much that I found a flat silk pouch with a flap that snaps shut, and I put whatever objects feel right inside. Then I tuck the pouch inside my pillowcase and go to sleep.

Objects to Sleep On

There are so many things you can sleep on other than paper and money, however. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

Flower petals – Flowers have meanings of their own.

Apple Blossoms = good fortune

Blue Flax = domestic happiness, evening

Primrose = everlasting love.

Herbs – Herbs also have meanings of their own.  (See the list below)

Tokens – If your problem is lack of communication, choose an object or a token that reminds you of the person you’re missing.

Feathers – Feathers also aid in communication because they represent the element of air.

Soap – If you’re wanting to clean up some area of your life, sleep on a few chips of your favorite soap.

Fabric paint – If it bothers you to sleep with anything inside your pillowcase, get some fabric paint and write or draw on the case.

Embroidery – Embroider flowers, feathers, whatever you like, instead of painting it on.

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Herbs and Magical Properties

Here’s a list of herbs and their properties.  There are many others that also work well if you don’t find what you want in this list.

Basil – Removes negativity from the home or workplace.

Catnip -Courage, love and happiness, joy.

Chamomile – Peaceful dreams and good luck.

Clove – Friendship, grants desires.

Dandelion – Helps to improve clairvoyance, purifies.

Dragon’s Blood – Brings good luck, protection, money, love.

Frankincense – protection, purification, spirituality.

Ginger – Love, money, success, power.

Jasmine – Love, money, strengthens psychic abilities.

Juniper – Protection against theft, attracts love, ais in psychic development.

Lavender – Love, money, attracts help.

Marigold – Gives clairvoyant dreams.

Mugwort – Protection, strengthens psychic abilities, aides in divination.

Nutmeg – Luck, love, prosperity, fertility.

Orris Root – Aids in divination, attracts love.

Rose Petals – Love, happiness in the home.

Rosemary – Healing for headaches, keeps a lover faithful.

Sage – Purification, protection, wisdom.

St. John’s Wort – Happiness, healing, courage, love, protection, divination.

Thyme – Cures nightmares.

Vervain – Repels psychic attack, purification, gaining love or wealth.

Like any other form of sympathetic magic or manifestation, this method works best if you approach it with the mindset of attracting or drawing to yourself, the most positive outcome possible.

Wishing you the very best of dreams,



About the Author:

Having grown up in a family that appreciated and encouraged psychic abilities, I have read the cards most of my life. My readings are non-judgemental & delivered with compassion & caring. I have 21 years experience as a professional crisis counselor & have offered readings on since early 2001.

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