Herbs for Sleep — How to Sleep Better and Dream Wonder Galaxies with Herbal Ceremony

by Mar 28, 2022Smoke Signals1 comment

Herbs for Sleep — How to Sleep Better and Dream Wonder Galaxies with Herbal Ceremony

by Mar 28, 2022Smoke Signals1 comment

Maybe you could get to sleep — if only your inner 8-year-old would settle down and shut the fuck up.

But it’s 2 a.m. And that little bastard just snorted crushed-up Smarties off a Pokemon’s butt — guess who’s ready to party.

Yet you need sleep — physically, mentally, spiritually. Like water for your Chi, the fact is sleep is essential to survival and well-being. 

young couple sleeping peacefully together

Sleep is your body’s natural way of healing your mind and soul. It helps your body fight disease and your mind to function at peak level. Sleep teaches our minds new information and rids our brains of toxic waste. When you sleep, your body repairs cells and releases hormones and proteins that you need to survive.

The good news is herbs can help you sleep longer, dream deeper, feel more rejuvenated than ever before. 

Yes, the right herbal remedy will calm down that inner 8-year-old rat brat brain and chill his Chi right out.

Through herbal sacrament and ceremony, learn how to turn on, tune in, and drop into the natural wonders of herb enhanced dreamland.

Herbal Dreams that Tickle the Soul

When it comes to sleep induced dreams, we recommend the Dream Lodge. One of our stronger blends, the Dream Lodge contains an enticing herbal concoction that sparks the Chi of the soul, tickles the dream mind, and lets your inner spirit talk.

Some of the Dream Lodge’s most active sleep-inducing herbs include Hops, Valerian, Passion Flower, and Lavender. These herbs tend to induce vivid, memorable dreams that can be highly rejuvenating. 

    valerian for sleep
    • Hops flowers contain methylbutenol, a chemical that naturally induces sleep. In the early 1900s, doctors began prescribing it to insomniac patients through herbal sleep pillows containing a sachet of powdered hops inside.
    • Valerian has been used as a medicinal herb to enhance sleep since the days of Ancient Greece and Rome. Hippocrates described its properties, and Galen prescribed it for insomnia. Valerenic acid in the valerian roots inhibits the breakdown of the neurotransmitter GABA and naturally treats restlessness and anxiety, encouraging deeper dreaming. Valerian can also help you fall asleep faster.
    • Passionflower is a tropical flower rich in nerve-relaxing flavonoids, which help you de-stress and sleep deeper. It has long been used by Native Americans in North America as a sleep inducer. Passionflower actively promotes a balanced mood and restful sleep. It also helps to balance blood sugar, which helps you fall asleep.

    Setting the Mind Through Herbal Dream Ceremonies

    But to dream really deep soulful dreams — the kind where you’re a purple humpback whale doing the backstroke on the shimmering rings of Saturn — you need to set tone and intention. And the best way to do that is through a sacred sleep ceremony.

    Because the best dreams are kin to psychedelic experiences.

    To ideally harness the full power of psychedelics, you need ritual — set, setting, and ceremony — to truly release the instinct of the soul and travel where you need to go.

    passionflower for sleep

    Dreaming is no different.

    Create a sacred sleep ceremony for dreaming.

    Roll a smoke. Brew a tea. Dabble a tincture on your tongue and let the herbs release their magic.

    Visualize, intentionalize on your dreams. Lay some jazz vinyl on the stereo, perhaps some Ravi Shankar or some deep cut Radiohead, and let your dreams seed themselves in the rich, fresh soil of your mind.

    Partake of the sacred herbs. Spark that smoke like a doobie, breathe it into your being, and release its essence as a gift to the great Spirit of the Creator. If it’s a tea, slip slowly and solemnly, breathing in the warm steam like sacred breath. If it’s a tincture, dabble a few drips on the end of your tongue and let the flavor surround and soothe you.

    Give thanks to the herbs in gratitude for the natural connection grown from the gardens of Gaia. 

    Walk through your mind and recognize the day and its strife. Release and forgive. Appreciate the beauty, be grateful for your own survival, offer your love to the Solar Essence of the Sky that makes it all possible. 

    Say a prayer for the Sacred Dreams of Sleep.

    Like meditation, ease into the contended creation of your own skull and the simple wonders of the moment.

    Let the weight of the world forgive your gravity and release your being into the exploratory evaporation of syncopated dreaming.

    Sow the seeds for dreaming. Think about living through the Dreamtime what is your highest intentional self. Go into your dreams, consciously remembering the experience of the Dreamtime.

    Your mind is the soil, sleep is a garden, and the roots will slowly begin the petals that blossom the folds of rejuvenating dreaming.

    lavender for sleep

    Destination Dreamtime: Divine Duality and the Wholeness of Sleep

    We recommend making ceremonial herbs and dreamtime ceremonies a night-time ritual. It’s a time to unwind and prepare the mind for dreaming.

    Eliminate screens. Talk contentedly to a loved one. Be whole in the stillness of the simplicity of a moment.

    Let go. You are here now: Be. Through herbs and ceremonial preparation, the dreams will take you where you need to go.

    Divide the divinity of duality and the wholeness of sleep. Dreamtime’s your destination. Go forth into the galaxy of sleep time and be your best self. 

    Sweet dreams….

    P.S. — if you are struggling with insomnia, we also recommend working with a sleep coach.  This is someone who understands sleep from a holistic perspective and can help get your sleep patterns back on track through education and coaching.

    Matt Gallagher

    Matt Gallagher

    Wordsmith Specialist

    A freelance writer for hire, Matt Gallagher is the face and voice behind Web Copy Magician. He enjoys Bear Blend as a tea to spiritually reconnect with nature and the therapeutic wonders of chlorophyll.

    1 Comment

    1. Amanda

      Beautiful. Love the article and love your herbs. Dream Lodge has helped facilitate the lucid dreams plenty of times. Stay well!

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