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Five Ways to Heal Yourself in Sleep

Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master

All of us know of varied ways in which we can heal ourselves when awake. We give ourselves Reiki. We meditate. We work with crystals and angels. We spend time in nature. We read, write and do innumerable things, all of which have powerful healing effects. But do you know that it is possible for tremendous healing to occur even when we are asleep?

Our logical mind shuts down during sleep and we are more open and receptive. Therefore, the sleep state is fertile ground for powerful healings of all kinds.

Here are some ways that you can heal yourself during sleep

1. Reiki Cocoon- Before you fall asleep, request Reiki to form a cocoon of energy around you. Visualise yourself resting in this cocoon. Draw the symbols of your choice on it. Intend that this cocoon help you heal anything that is unhealed in you. It could be a health concern, an emotional problem, stress, a relationship issue etc. Give thanks and drift into sleep. This practice done every night makes healing an ongoing process and adds value to your other healing practices. You will let go of many things that don’t serve you and the process will feel quite effortless as it is done in the sleep state.

2. Letters to the Angels-

Ways to Heal Yourself in Sleep

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Whenever you find yourself in troublesome situations, write a letter to the angels describing your situation. Pour your heart out. Request them to work on you while you sleep and to bring clarity to your mind and peace to your heart. Draw the Reiki symbols of your choice on the paper. Place the letter under your pillow, thank the angels and drift into sleep. You will receive clarity and wake up with a sense of peace.

3. Angel Cards- Working with angel cards is an effective way to receive step by step guidance for healing. That way we don’t have to drive ourselves nuts over healing an entire problem and can instead take one small step at a time. Do card readings for yourself frequently. Then place the cards that were received near (or under) your pillow. Draw the Reiki symbols of your choice over the pillow and drift into sleep. You will process the guidance received and kick start healing right away. This practice done regularly heals a lot of issues. One day you will look back and witness the healing effects of this practice.

4. Programmed Crystals- Cleanse a rose quartz crystal. Give Reiki to it for a while. Request your Reiki Guides, Archangels and Angels to program the crystal with healing energy and information that would be of help in your situation. Place the crystal near you when you are asleep. It will be programmed through the night. The following night, again before going to bed, place the crystal on your third eye and absorb the healing that it has been programmed with. When you fall asleep doing this, you will be more receptive and heal faster.

5. Direct Archangel Healing- The Archangels are mighty beings who can help us heal in magical ways, provided we give them full permission to help us. Before you fall asleep, call on the Archangels that you feel connected to and request them to be present in your room through the night. Give them permission to work on you while you sleep. For instance, if you need help with physical healing, you can call on Archangel Raphael and request him to work on your health issue and to heal it completely. If you need help with fear and anxiety, you can call on Archangel Michael and ask him to do the same. This may need to be repeated on several nights until you receive a full healing.

Experiment with each of these techniques and also with a combination of techniques. You can use the combination that feels right to your situation. You can use the Reiki cocoon each night, even when you do not have major issues to heal. It can help clear away minor negativities picked up during the day and also accelerate spiritual progress.

Love and Light to you!

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Haripriya Suraj
Haripriya Suraj

Haripriya Suraj is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer and Starseed Lightworker. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is deeply connected with the Stars and Angels and they form an integral part of her Reiki practice. Her core mission is to help bridge the worlds of Spirit and Science and to help Lightworkers connect with their unique soul missions. Haripriya offers Personalised Starseed Transmissions, apart from workshops in Reiki and Angel Healing. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya at lightworkersonearth.com, empoweredmedicine-hospitaldiaries.com on email at angelhealingbangalore@gmail.com and on Facebook at Angel Light.

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  • Susana March 5, 2015, 6:32 pm


  • Wanda March 6, 2015, 7:11 pm

    I love Angel Reiki healing. And your Reiki Cocoon will be added with my meditation. Thank you so much for all your articles and the Reiki Bank.

    Have a blessed day

  • Usha March 8, 2015, 4:55 pm

    Thank you for the Reiki Cocoon

  • Haripriya March 9, 2015, 11:09 am

    Thank you all 🙂

  • NAMRATA BISARIA March 11, 2015, 8:41 am

    Thanks for all the information. Just wanted to know if I could do these healings on others as well.

    • Patricia August 11, 2020, 7:21 am

      Thanks you for enlightening me on reiki cocooning, I will be adding to my nightly rituals. Much love and light to you. Namaste

  • NARASANNA N March 25, 2015, 2:26 pm


  • GRACE April 5, 2015, 2:38 am


  • rosie April 5, 2015, 2:53 am

    thank you for adding info on healing. please add me to your healing intentional and my husband marlon, thank you soooo much!

  • Cynthia April 6, 2015, 12:27 pm

    Thank you Haripriya for all the great information. I enjoy doing all that you suggest and I feel blessed. Thanks a lot once again. God bless.

  • sushma April 6, 2015, 12:33 pm

    Lovely article

  • priti April 8, 2015, 8:57 pm

    hi haripriya and others who give us lots of information abput reiki i read. regular reiki rays but can you explain me what is reiki cocoon? how i can do cocoon ? i search on google there is also they showing we have to do cocoon attunement. so plz let me know how we can do cocoon? plz thanks,

  • Rachel April 9, 2015, 12:32 am

    Thank you. I will definitely do this.

  • Om May 3, 2015, 9:38 am

    Tell me how I can time reiki for healing to others while I am on work for a specified period of time.

  • Stella July 7, 2015, 3:52 am

    I am so glad I found your site…. you are filled with so much information…. thank you so much for all your insight…. It is helping and guiding me tremendously..

  • Usha August 20, 2015, 12:07 pm

    I love Reiki Cocoon…..

  • Shakti Rathore August 21, 2015, 12:54 am

    Awesome article. One thing i would love to share. I was guided automatically to do reiki cocoon n m already doing it since a year. This shows that guides up there are same and the messeges we get are so relevant.

    Thank you so much again
    Love and light

  • aarti seth reiki grandmaster October 28, 2015, 8:23 am

    Very helpful information any reiki channel can do this thanks haripriya

  • Padmaja December 12, 2015, 2:25 pm

    Hi Hari Priya,
    Thanks for sharing your insights with other Reiki Channels .

    As a Reiki channel can I make of these techniques for the highest good of others via distant Reiki.

    Love & Light

  • lyla December 16, 2015, 3:36 am

    very nice article Thank You

  • AALAP DOSHI January 31, 2016, 1:20 pm

    It’s amazing. Haripriya being a Reiki Guru i must appreciate your articles because each article full of information and technique. great go ahead.
    God Bless You.

  • Ina March 3, 2016, 12:41 am

    I am very interested in Reiki but want to get some crystals…..

  • Erlinda April 11, 2016, 12:04 am

    Thank you:-)

  • Kavita Budhiraja August 14, 2016, 8:23 am

    Thanku so much for giving such excellent knowledge! ! !!! Every article is amazing !!!!!really thankful to you

  • Kiran August 21, 2016, 3:04 pm

    Thank you so much for your generosity to share…

  • Sushree September 21, 2016, 2:22 pm


  • Adarsh Sharma November 23, 2016, 6:57 am

    Beautiful and very informative.

  • Bella Patel January 18, 2017, 8:25 pm

    Yes…Agree…Love Reiki In All Manners…Thank You…

  • Vanessa May 22, 2018, 1:10 am


  • Anne July 10, 2019, 8:04 pm

    Thank you for the sharing.

    This is great and I will use a couple of your suggestions from above. Especially the Reiki Cocoon sounds lovely.

  • Priya Ranganathan October 19, 2020, 6:22 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your article on five ways to heal in sleep. I will give it a try for myself . Thank you again ❤️❤️❤️

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