This simple technique is based on an old nursery rhyme which began life as a prayer. It protects a child as they sleep and introduces them to the idea of being able to make use of their dreams. Many children go through periods of having bad dreams and this technique teaches them that they need not be afraid while in the safety of their own bed.
- • • Glass of water
- • • A clear quartz crystal
- • • Few drops of lavender oil
- • • Pine cone
✤ The articles above represent – in order – water, earth, air and fire and have several significances in protection spells
✤ When first activating the spell, hold the crystal in your hands for a few moments to activate its protective powers. Do the same with the glass of water.
✤ Drop the crystal into the water and add a few drops of lavender oil.
✤ Visualize your child shielded from all harm.
✤ Hold the pine cone in your hands and ask for its powers of regeneration to be activated. Place the charged glass and the pine cone together on the bedside table.
✤ Repeat the words:
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
Bless the bed he lies upon
Four corners to his bed,
Four angels round his head:
One to watch, one to pray,
And two to bear his troubles away!
✤ Obviously if you have a little girl you will use the words ‘she’ and ‘her’ instead of ‘he’ and ‘his’.
✤ Each morning throw away the water in the glass – this is not for drinking – either down the toilet or outside your door since it is by now ‘contaminated’.
✤ Renew the water each night, repeating the rhyme as you do so, and refresh the other objects as you feel it necessary.
This way of working is unobtrusive and does not frighten the child. If you make the last part of this spell an aspect of the nightly routine, as your child grows up he or she might like to participate in the actions and words and should develop a sense of security because of them. If your child has nightmares, use the pine cone as part of your soothing technique by giving it to him or her to hold.
Credit: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Spells