Nine Steps To Building A Crystal Grid - by Doreen Virtue (taken from her book "Crystal Therapy")
Adults and children need to get enough sleep to create the brain chemical serotonin. If enough serotonin isn’t produced the person wakes up feeling drowsy, hung-over, irritable, and hungry for refined carbohydrates (junk food). Low serotonin is also correlated with depression, PMS, and enuresis (bed-wetting).
Some medical professionals are too quick to prescribe medications that boost serotonin, like Ritalyn and Prosac. Fortunately, there are natural ways to increase serotonin.
Studies show that just 20 minutes of cardio exercise immediately increases serotonin. Also, getting outside, especially in sunshine, increases serotonin. Meditation also boosts serotonin. A crystal expert and angel therapist named Judith Lukomski has co-written a book with me called, Crystal Therapy. One part of crystal therapy involves building grids to help with various areas of your life, such as health, relationships, and abundance. Below are the nine steps for creating a grid.
STEP 1: DETERMINE ITS INTENTION
You can build a grid to help support any goal, intention, or desire, so your first step is deciding, “What is it for?” Since it will amplify your feelings, thoughts, and intentions, it’s crucial you have a very clear focus. If you have any fears, doubts, guilt, or other emotions that could potentially disrupt your desired outcome, just call upon Archangel Jophiel to help you attain a positive outlook.
STEP 2: DECIDE ON THE SIZE
Selecting the appropriate size is up to you. A grid that’s small enough to set on a tray can be just as powerful as one that’s large enough to welcome a body in the center, since using the stones as a meditation focus point sufficiently expands their energy. However, there are times when the best choice is sitting inside a larger formation to feel its vibrations.
STEP 3: FIND A LOCATION
Sometimes the locale for your grid will be obvious (such as the bedroom when you want to sleep better), but at other times, convenience is the deciding factor. For example, placing the pattern in your personal meditation space would help ensure that other people don’t move your crystals or disrupt you while you’re focusing on them. For more options, remember that you can also build outdoors, just as our ancestors did.
STEP 4: USE FENG SHUI
As an optional enhancement to further clarify your pattern’s intention, use the “Feng Shui magic square” (nine defined areas), called the bagua map, to help choose a location. For example, if you want to improve your love life, create a grid in your bedroom’s relationship area and meditate there on a regular basis—the results can be exceptional!
STEP 5: CLEAR THE SPACE
Once you determine the intent, size, and location of your project, purify and lift the energy in that spot. Any space-clearing method will work, such as burning sage, placing bowls of sea salt in the room, calling upon Archangel Michael, ringing a bell, and the like.
STEP 6: CREATE AMBIENCE
Music, candles, and incense all add to the sense of tranquility and peace in the sacred space that you’ve decided to use.
STEP 7: PLACE THE CRYSTALS
Following your own guidance, place the crystals around your chosen location. If you’re using quartz, face all the stones in the same direction to heighten their energy flow: The points go to the right to send energy outward, and go to the left to receive energy. Don’t worry - as long as you’re following your inner guidance, you can’t make a mistake in the building process.
STEP 8: MEDITATE & EMPOWER THE GRID
Sit quietly, either next to the crystals or in the center of the pattern, and visualize lines of energy connecting each stone above and around you. You may see various lines, shapes, and colors; and hear celestial music or whirring sounds, which are all displays of the converging power.
STEP 9: LISTEN
Focus on your breath in order to quiet your mind, and then pay attention to any ideas, visions, words, or feelings that come to you. Surrender any distracting thoughts or worries to the angels so that you can visualize your desire as already being complete, and feel gratitude that this is so. Thank the Universe for its ever-flowing abundance, asking the angels to help you be open and receive, and then complete the meditation by saying positive affirmations. Each time you build and use a crystal grid, you’ll develop a greater awareness of its energy and power—so relax into the process and have fun!
Here are the crystals which you can use to help you or a loved one to sleep more soundly:
Crystals: Four pieces of rose quartz and one piece of rainbow obsidian or hematite.
Shape: Put one piece of rose quartz in each corner of the bedroom with the obsidian or hematite under the bed to create an atmosphere of love and security that will improve your sleep.
Say this affirmation as you’re going to sleep: “I am loved and protected. It is now safe to relax and sleep.’