CLEANSING (AKA CLEARING) AND RE-CHARGING CRYSTALS
Cleansing (aka clearing) and re-charging your crystals should be part of their care.
It is always a good idea to cleanse your crystals when first receiving them, working with them or wearing them for a while and after use in healings. You may also want to cleanse them if you feel their potency or effectiveness has been diminished. Some people like to clear them after a negative person or someone they don’t like touches them. You may even want to cleanse them after anyone has touched them.
Crystals take in, absorb and transmit all kinds of energy. Cleansing releases the negativity and bad vibrations that crystals pick up from people who may have handled them or negative / chaotic surroundings that they have been exposed to. If crystals become saturated with too much negativity, it may hamper their ability to work efficiently.
There are numerous ways to cleanse your crystals and stones.
Salt water is used in many methods because salt water is very effective in discharging adverse energies. However, it may not be advisable to continually use sea or salty water for cleansing as it can eventually wear away and erode the crystals.
A natural water source is great for cleansing stones. Take your crystals to an ocean, sea, stream, lake, pond or river and let the water run over them for several minutes. Afterward, place them in the sun to re-charge.
Caution… Some stones should never be cleansed with water. For example…Selenite has a hardness of only 2, so prolonged exposure to water may cause selenite to dissolve. Copper is another mineral that should never come in contact with water,however it is not because of its hardness.
Soak the stones in a glass bowl with a mixture of table salt (3 tbsp) or sea salt and 1 cup of water. Completely cover the stones with water. Let the stones in the salt water for 12 – 24 hours. Rinse with filtered water and energize them in the sun for 2 – 7 days.
Combine water and flower petals (or flower essences). Let the stones soak for 24 hours. Energize in the sun.
Place the stone on top of a large crystal cluster for several days. Clusters radiate positive energy and absorb harmful energy. Clear quartz and carnelian cleanse other stones.
Burn sage, cedar, incense or a candle. Position the stone through the smoke or pass it through the candle light.
Visualize a white or gold light. Concentrate and focus on surrounding the crystal with this purifying light. Consciously state that all negativity will be turned into positive energy.
Place the stone in direct sunlight for a day. Never put Amethyst or Fluorite in the direct sunlight as they will fade.
Place the stone in moonlight overnight.
Bury the stone in the earth for a week. Make sure it is completely covered. Uncover and rinse with filtered water.
Amethyst, Citrine, Kyanite and Azeztulite never need cleansing. Some stones cleanse other stones.
In dedicating the crystal, we should consciously state our intention. It can be in our thought or said out loud. It can be something like the following… I dedicate this crystal to be used only in light and love and for the highest good of all.
We can program a crystal several ways. The most simple way is to first decide the purpose for which the crystal will be used. Then, tell the crystal what we would like it to do. In doing so, it is best to make sure our intentions are “crystal clear.” If our intent is not specific, the response we receive may disappoint us.
DO YOU WANT TO ACCESS INFORMATION FROM THE CRYSTAL?
DO YOU NEED THE CRYSTAL TO PROVIDE YOU WITH STABILITY, STRENGTH, CHANGE?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO REGULATE OR “FINE TUNE” A BEHAVIOR?
ARE YOU TRYING TO REACH SOMEONE ON THE OTHER SIDE?
GO TO AN AREA WHERE YOU WILL BE FREE FROM DISTRACTIONS
KEEP AN OPEN AND CLEAR MIND
ALLOW THE CRYSTAL TO WORK FOR YOU
You can cleanse stones by putting them in a bag with Carnelian.
Another way to clear a crystal is by placing the crystal on a clear quartz cluster overnight.
After cleansing the stones, dedication and programming is recommended. Positive programming focuses their energy and enables them to work more efficiently.
If you are right handed, hold the crystal in your left hand. Left handed people should hold the crystal in their right hand. You may prefer to hold the crystal in both hands. Visualize white light surrounding the crystal. If you find this difficult, hold it up to a light.