Crystals hold the energetic charge of everyone that has come to touch with it. Therefore not all of that is good energy so they need cleansing, energising and programming.
Luckily this is easy to do with many different methods to choose like sunlight, smudging and sound baths which are in fact healing for us too.
This is important because the more time you spend respecting them and doing these processes the more useful they will become to you.
Visualisation / Meditation
Thought energy is a real thing. Imagine a white light pouring over your crystal as you hold it. Washing away anything that isn’t serving it. You will know intuitively when this process is done.
I recommend Palo Santo and White Sage for this. Light them and wave them gently in the air encouraging the smoke to spill over onto the crystals.
Salt is a special substance often used for absorbing unwanted energy. You can use the water from the ocean or simply put salt in a bowl of water. Submerge them completely from 1 hour to a week depending on how deep of a cleansing the stone needs. Make sure you use clean water afterwards to remove any remaining salt. You cannot do this with some crystals as they are too soft so please check to find out what cleansing is best for each one.
Like taking a shower. Running water will neutralise any negative energy stored in the stone. Make sure to keep it entirely submerged for around a minute. A natural stream would be best but you can run it under a tap also. This is best for hard stones like quartz and not for brittle ones like Selenite or Hallite.
Return it to Nature
Spending time in nature is important for every living being on earth. (Yes us humans could do with more of it). Give your crystals that time by either burying it in the soil for as long as you can or if you have a clean body of water nearby submerge them. Make sure you are mindful about which stones you do this with as softer salt-based ones will dissolve when they get wet.
It is recommended to cleanse your crystals at least once a month.
A great reminder to cleanse your crystals is the full moon. When there is a full moon simply place your crystals outdoors so they can be surrounded by its energy. If you don’t have an outdoor area which is safe then placing them by a window will work too.
Putting them outside with the sun is energising and will burn off old energy from your crystals whilst refilling them with vibrancy and light.
Sound breaks up any stuck stored energy and restores harmony due to the frequency of the music. You can use singing, chanting and instruments like bells or singing bowls
Stones like Clear Quartz, Carnelian and Selenite cleanse, recharge and purify the energy of other crystals. Lay them on a piece of these stones for at least 6 hours and they will be renewed.
In the same way we direct our lives through intention crystals work in the same way. Like many things in the universe they are neutral and don’t judge things as good or bad so they can amplify what we don’t want which is why it is important to program them. Make them your ally so they synergise with the things you want to attract in your life. Get specific!
Here’s one way to do this:
1. First Cleanse your crystal.
2. Hold it in your hands feeling the crystal, close your eyes and take three deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
3. Get into a high vibration by reflecting on all the things that make you happy and your appreciation for the earth.
4. Ask the crystal to be free of all unwanted energy and previous programming and then give it three intentions for the energy you want it to hold.
5. End the programming with gratitude by saying thank you three times affirming that what you asked for already exists in the universe.
There we have it if you follow these principles you will have your crystals working for you and the greater good in all ways. Assisting in bringing you money, love, confidence, and anything else you desire more of.