It has occurred to me after all these years why I sleep with a fan on: Silence is too loud and my mind is louder.
My dream altar. Wrote up a message in my language for me to dream about.
"Gitsuin a t’wi yo Kasa mala yoték se isren juktö i. Sha até se Ya dima. Ue min te nu sérlin a’wit."
I recently made a post about my motivation oil, and I wanted to give a mini-update. It’s very powerful and I feel that it has been kicking my butt to actually reverse my sleepy, tired, sluggish, slow patterns by letting me get it out of my system. For example, I woke up at 8:00 o’clock in the evening after staying up for 24 hours (went to bed at 1:00 P.M.) without any bit of tiredness, and now I feel rested, motivated, and just ready to begin doing something.
Perhaps I’ll get to looking at some old art photos and maybe gain inspiration to make another card to Cedargrass Oracle.
Migraines are not just normal and they most certainly don’t have to “run in the family." Too many people suffer from migraines and don’t know why, they simply bow down to their bodies and never question them, nor take control over the situation rather the situation controlling them. They simply pop a pill and it’s over… for now.
Most if not all migraines are logically explained and not decided by some spontaneous genetic force. Those situations are rare and related to genetic diseases and syndromes. Most migraines can be remedied simply through prevention and the education of how they occur. There are safe alternative herbs to remedy migraines and they may be ingested liberally as directed for pain relief.
The basic understanding of a migraine or headache is that it’s your body’s way of telling you that something’s wrong, just like any pain in the body. So when you are feeling a migraine or headache, it’s time to remedy it by figuring out why it’s there and what it’s telling you, rather masking it with some chemical illusion.
Prescription drugs are burdens on our livers and pollute our bodies.
Main Causes of Chronic Migraines
- Lack of water,
- Stress of all kinds,
- Sun exposure,
- Loud noises,
- Sudden movements,
- Frequent ingestion of alcohol,
- Lack of sleep,
- Poor sleep patterns,
- Allergies to pollen, perfumes, smoke, fragrances,
- Long periods without food,
- Too much dairy, greases, oils, sugars, fats, chocolate, citrus, acids, caffeine, drug abuse, MSG (a neurotoxin), butter, and salts.
- Lack of proper nutrition or malnutrition,
- Chemical and toxic situations,
- Processed foods,
- Food poisoning,
Natural Preventatives & Remedies
- Drink more water. It is recommended that the average person drinks 64 ounces of water a day, which is four 16 oz. water bottles a day.
- Take garlic capsules every day with light food as a powerful anti-histamine. 2-4 freshly cut clove slices are preferred.
- When the first signs of a migraine are felt, immediately take a feverfew capsule. Feverfew has long been more effective than aspirin as it treats the cause rather the symptoms. As Herbwisdom states, “By inhibiting these amines as well as the production of the chemical histamine, the herb controls inflammation that constricts the blood vessels in the head and prevents blood vessel spasms which may contribute to headaches.”
- If legal in your geographical location, make use of the cannabis plant for smoking or consumption. It has powerful pain relief qualities, though it provides a psychoactive euphoria, so be meaningful and careful.
- Change your diet to be healthier. Eat more fresh dark green vegetables such as romaine lettuce and spinach and plenty of fruits. They provide antioxidants, detoxifying benefits, tons of nutrition, and water for bodily hydration.
- Consume less alcoholic beverages. While drinking, enjoy some water and here and there. This will not always affect your buzz, time affects your buzz. Before bed after a long night of drinking, enjoy a tall glass of water. Hangovers cause migraines, and sometimes, the body can be in a perpetual state of sickness caused by hangovers if one drinks frequently.
- Electrolytes— get them. These are highly important metals found in the body that are used to transfer energy. An adequate amount of these metals come from sea salt, sports drinks like Gatorade, coconut water/juice/milk (which is the highest amount of electrolytes found in nature), bananas, and dried fruits. electrolytes are especially important to get for hangovers.
- Get more sleep. The average person needs 6-8 hours of sleep. Find time to get it, and try to schedule a sleeping pattern for yourself. Insomnia can be cured through proper diet, nutrition, habits, and remedies such as catnip tea and/or valerian mint tea.
- Too much sun exposure without proper hydration causes migraines as well as constant exposure to flashing lights like those found in clubs or bars.
- Smog or smoke in any form will cause migraines. Remove yourself from cigarette smoke situations and ask people to not to smoke near you. Be firm. If you do smoke, please begin a regimen for quitting. It is a nasty habit that affects your entire body, brain, and attitude. There are better addictions in life, such as smiling, gratitude, and meditation.
- Beer, ketchup, wine, pizza, aged fish, chocolate, coffee, confections, bread, gluten, cheese, and processed foods & meats are all histamines, chemicals that cause the symptoms of allergic reactions and migraines. Histamine foods do not have to be avoided, but definitely moderated, and are treated with the powerful anti-histamine, Garlic.
- Document your trigger foods. Pay attention to foods that you eat. During the onset of a migraine, try to recall all of the foods that you had eaten prior to the incident. Keep a record of these foods and use your powers of observation and detection to pin point which foods you had eaten on migraine days. Perhaps the future abstinence of those foods will prevent your pains.
- Enjoy a soothing tea. Green and black tea as well as an herbal tea like lavender, peppermint, chamomile, and/or catnip has mind-relaxing properties to them which alleviates pain as well as hydrates the body.
- Vitamin B2, known Riboflavin, from foods such as milk, eggs, green vegetables, and fruits decreases migraine incidents by 50%.
- Low Magnesium is a commonality between migraine sufferers. Magnesium is an electrolyte and can be gotten from spinach, dark greens, fish, raw broccoli, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
- Aromatherapy with eucalyptus for the sinuses and peppermint for soothing and cooling relaxation.
- Meditate daily to remove all bodily stress that would cause a migraine. The average minimum time for meditation should be in minutes how old a person is, but newcomers may adjust exponentially. A 30 year-aged man should meditate for 30 minutes. Meditation is effectively done with all the comforts and needs of the person regarding personal-proper posture and environment (low light or bright light, silent or musical, etc) and the focus on the breath. Focus only on natural breaths and keep the eyes closed. Let all inner and outer chatter cease. This concentrated, disciplined mental activity has been widely documented to treat most if not all illnesses and provide pain relief and stress removal. This is not purely spiritual, it is brain-related.
- Toxicity— it’s bad and regular colon cleanses, detox programs, detox teas, and juice fasts should be a biannual practice. Toxicity exists all over the body and not in just chemical, carcinogen, and pathogen form, but also cellular waste. It is important to provide the proper nutrients to our body so that it can effectively detox on its own as its programmed to, but a biannual nudge is always golden and preferred.
- Refrain from cancerous products and foods that have lengthy ingredients lists including words that are otherwise impossible to pronounce. A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t motivate yourself to read all of the ingredients and correctly pronounce every single one, you shouldn’t put it in your body. Real food has simple ingredients. Maple syrup should say “100% Pure Grade A Maple Syrup,” not “High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, salt, cellulose gum, molasses, potassium sorbate (preservative), sodium hexametaphosphate, citric acid, caramel color, natural and artificial flavors.”
- Switch to natural soap, shampoos, and conditioners. The chemicals found in haircare products seep into the scalp and cause tons of damage and migraines.
- Too much caffeine causes addiction and some migraines that are remedied by strong coffee or soda consumption are due to the brain’s withdrawal to caffeine.
- Learn self-massage techniques for the neck, head, scalp, and forehead. These massages help tremendously to break up inflammation and to release toxicity build up by loosening the muscles thus adding pain relief.
- Cortisone creams can be used directly on the skin where inflammation might occur. You may make your own natural anti-inflammatory & nerve numbing cream by mixing equal parts coconut oil, baking soda, 5 drops clove, and 2 drops peppermint.
- Get treated for blood-related diseases or underlying nerve syndromes if you have chronic migraines.
- Take anger management courses to learn how to combat anger which is caused by stress and creates more stress. Or adopt stress management techniques. A diet and lifestyle change for the better will also improve one’s mood, thus preventing stress. The gut controls our anger and our mood, so proper nutrition and probiotics are necessary, as well as mental methods to take for relaxation and peace.
- Extended periods of concentration and body tension can cause migraines as well as strong flourescent lights. Avoid prolonged computer/TV usage.
- Avoid heavy prescription drug use and pain killers. Give the liver a break and your body! Pain killers are the enemy as they only degrade the body while treating the symptom. There is a reason for those symptoms and it’s called the ‘cause.’ Logic tells us that to prevent the cause is to prevent the symptoms.
- Perhaps, also, a migraine is a side effect of detoxing and diet change programs. These in natural healing is called a ‘healing symptom’ and are seen as normal aspects to a diminishing illness or toxic scenario.
For Sources and Citations
A magical rite for increasing dreams and sleepiness. This tea is to be prepared just before bed, it will calm the mind, and allow it to cease the fluttering that often occurs when you lay in bed with a lot of your mind. The magical properties of mugwort will induce a dream-state as soon as you begin sipping the tea. All of your worries will wane into the dream world, allowing subconscious to take over so that you can take a break and finally get that good night’s sleep.
Mint can be home grown or grown in a window sill, mugwort can be grown or bought at local pagan shops (make sure it is food-grade), and valerian is found at any health foods or medicine stores, GNC Health, or anywhere.
Make sure this is done before bed, valerian is psychoactive in that it can mess with your ability to operate heavy machinery and vehicles. Be responsible. The root will induce sleepiness, so be advised.
- Valerian Root Tea bags,
- Mugwort, dried or fresh,
- Mint leaf, dried or fresh,
- Boiled, purified water,
- Hematite, Amethyst, and Turquoise.
Pour the boiling water, not to be confused with a rapid boil, over the herbs. Let steep until cool enough to drink. Wave your wand over the mixture, reciting this chant, and after, dip your dominant point finger into it and massage your third eye.
The crystals will be placed around the tea mug as it steeps. These energies, ask them inherently to offer their little energies to add in that essential synergy. Amethyst, hematite, and turquoise are all stones which have been used for centuries in dreams, third eye, psychic works, and sleeping. Place these by your bed side. If you feel you need a physical vice, hold one of them as you fall asleep.
Dreaming, dreaming, restless night,
My mind never clams its ceaseless flight.
I dance in bed whereas should be stone,
All this madness the day has known,
With my tea, drift I into sleep.
Take my worries, dear dreams to keep.
And in my sheets, my restless ways,
Be solved by mugwort, do they not stay.
I must rest and retire from my work.
Valerian aids me, shall my thoughts not lurk.
So tonight I command an absent fight,
Close down my eyes, rest my mind I might.
As it is done, I send my requests to Luna now,
Should her light descend unto my brow.
And as I conjure this magical tea,
So be it now, so mote it be!
After a while, you’ll remember the chant, or at least develop a tune that you can hum while you brew your tea. Let the properties of these herbs aid you in your restlessness and help you get a great night’s sleep! You deserve it!
Each night I commit myself to cleansing my third eye and blessing it with health, awakening, ma’at, and unaltered, undelusional divinity. I do this by dabbing sea salt sacred water from my purple-colored Egyptian glass bottle on my brow chakra.
Before I started committing to this habit, I used to crawl into bed and pass out with mental exhaustion, having no sense of divine routine or anything. When I discovered the dream box method, I was instantly hooked and I’ve faithfully kept that practice since, which has benefited me in ways never before imagined for me. I had also learned that I had been cheating myself out of such a useful part of this lifestyle. This method truly is the best method for me, and take this from someone who has felt their entire life that nothing seems to work for them— I finally found my thing and I’m digging it so well.
During the process of accepting my new dream box habits into my natural before-bed rhythm through routine, I started applying holy/sacred sea salt water to my third eye, and let me tell you, it works wonders. It doesn’t do much, it’s very subtle, but you really feel at peace just before you slip into dream land, and I feel it adds an enhancement to your dreaming and ability to sort through them.
See, I’ve been sleeping with crystals, trinkets, amulets, and stones at my bed side for about 7-8 months now. That was working well for me then, but I was missing something, and although I’ve found two great more methods, I feel that more are to come up for me. I’m somebody who has always been very consciously aware of things, so much that I somewhat neglected to put more obligation and work into the subconscious in terms of dreaming.
Yes, I know, it was naughty of me to place my dreaming state of spirit and mind on the back burner, but that’s what had really worked for me. But as that chapter closes in my life and a new one opens, I find these new methods and the inclusion of Djehuti in my life to be a high honor ad blessing.
Here are a few tips to try just before bed:
- Insomnia? Drink valerian root tea, lay down on the couch and pet a cat to ease the mind and then slowly transfer to bed allowing no thoughts to resurface, read a book with low lighting, watch a television show in the dark to rest your mind, put the Internet down, try a short meditation and ask your higher self to calm your mind so that you can sleep, commit yourself to a daily bed time, no caffeine/sugar/food 3 hours before bed, or change your diet, perhaps your hormones are haywire.
- Hold a highly grounding stone, ask Muladhara, your root, to release a busy mind and just relax and unwind from the day.
- Bless the third eye, crown, pillow, stones, and bed with sacred water.
- Cast a bed circle and ask for protection and calm while you are sleeping.
- Invite feline-friends for company just before bed, in Feng Shui, cats are seen as converters of negative chi energy, so stroking or petting a cat will seem to ground away distress.
- Meditate for 15 short minutes. No focusing on anything, no goals, literally slow down and just be; breathe in, breathe out, focus is only on breath.
- Write a letter to the Akashic records regarding issues as of lately, ask them to show you wisdom.
- Keep a journal and write before bed. This relaxes the mind and the heart.
- While in bed, go through a short visualization, or perhaps a brief meditation.
- Do some flexibility stretches or light yoga. Loosen up those joints and limbs! You’ll have plenty of time to stiffen up while sleeping, get that flow of chi going so your body can do its thing in repairs, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
- Call on a familiar and have a brief conversation with them. Seek counsel to stave off stresses which will flood your conscious mind and keep you from rest.
- Place crystals by the bed side that resonate with your daily problems.
- Call on angels/guides to assist you on your dream journeys.
- Perform a meditation focusing on the heart-chakra. Allow below to rise up and allow above to fall down to create equilibrium of spirit, to ease and fill you with feel-good love.
- Old-fashioned praying in front of the bed or the altar. Ground out those heavy heads and hearts.
- Do a quick third eye meditation, imagining a white light filling the seat of your soul, cleaning it, and cleansing it, allowing for the best sleep possible.
- Keep a dream box, write to it, allow your mind to show you what you seek.
- Call on a deity to guide you through sleep for self-enlightenment.
- Sit pretzel-leg-style and meditate with a pendulum. Find your center and become it.
- Listen to light, monotone, soft tones and beats for mental relaxation.
- If this is you, take a nice hot/cold bath/shower just before bed and ask the water to wash away everything.
- Enjoy some cuddling with a special someone.
- Enjoy a nice, soothing herbal tea like chamomile or mugwort.
- Receive a massage or perform self-massage and with lavender essential oil and coconut oil, it’s the best! If you’ve got pains, add some clove oil in there, the lavender is used as a muscle relaxant.
- Lay in bed, light a candle on the night stand and some incense, I use frankincense, on the other side of the room. Allow this to waft and the candle to add ambiance. Let this slow your body down.
- Place a glass of water by the nightstand, in the morning, drink it, asking the water to wash away any negativity you acquired in the dream world.
- Hang up dream catchers or pray to them, asking them for certain services.
- Attempt an oracle or card reading to satisfy any psychological needs.
- Call a friend on the phone and lay in bed, allow your mind to relax.
- No loud noises an hour before bed, no food a few hour before bed as I’ve said, no major physical activities, try to focus on being slower and quieter.
Btw and a side note— I’m currently working on an info-article of the Egyptian gods and goddesses and their myths and cults. hope to finish in a day or so. Also, I experimented with henna tonight with a friend, and had a blast. I tattooed the hieroglyphics of Djehuti (Thoth), on my left wrist. Amazing.