Essential Crystal Care
Cleansing Your Crystals
To ensure your crystal work the best they can for you it is important that you carry out regular crystal care. It is highly likely that your crystals will have picked up and stored many different energies on their travels from being mined to belonging to you. Many people may have handled them in that process and will therefore have transferred their energy onto the crystal.
As crystals vibrate at a low level, they are sensitive and will pick up on frequencies, vibrations, impurities and other imprints. If crystals are not cleansed regularly, they will become heavy and dense and full of negativity. They will not be able to work as effectively and even lose their lustre and colour.
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These are some of the safe and nonabrasive ways that you can cleanse your crystals:
• Use herb smudging and hold the crystal directly in the uprising smoke to allow the smoke to take away and disburse negative energies.
• Bury them in your garden for 24 - 48 hrs. The crystals came from and were formed deep underground and by returning them to a similar environment this will allow the earth to naturally cleanse them.
• You can use a Tibetan singing bowl and place the crystal next to the bowl, the vibrations will disperse the negative energy from the crystal.
• You can also place a new crystal on a large quartz cluster for a few days to further cleanse.
Energising Your Crystals
As well as cleansing your crystals they also need energising. Some of the cleansing practices also have the ability to energise at the same time such as:
• Placing your crystals in the running water of a natural stream. However, you must have a good understanding of your crystals to do this as some crystals do not tolerate water and you could damage them.
• Placing your crystals outside in a safe place in a thunderstorm is also a way to recharge them using the natural energy of the thunderstorm.
• Placing your crystals in the moonlight will also naturally recharge them using the energy of the moon.
Setting and Programming Your Intention For Your Crystal (Optional)
Programming your crystals is a way of attuning yourself with your crystal after it has been cleansed and energised. Attuning and setting your intention to your crystal is a way of giving focus for that particular crystal.
This is not an essential part of your crystal care, and some people chose not to program crystals. You may find this process useful if you would like to focus on something in particular that you would like your crystal to help you with.
Your intention should follow the natural properties of the crystal, this is where a little knowledge of crystals (Click here to view information booklets) is useful.
For example if you would like to attract some positivity & happiness you may use Citrine in your intention setting. Whereas if you would like to attract physical & emotional wellness you may use Unakite in your intention setting.
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Take these steps to programme and set your intention for your chosen crystal:
1. Programme your crystals away from any electrical appliances so they do not cause any electromagnetic interference, ideally it would be best to carry out this ritual outdoors, grounding yourself at the same time. When this is not possible ensure that the energy within the room that you are using is clear. Smudge use a Tibetan singing bowl or play some high frequency music in the room to disperse of any negative energy.
2. Whilst holding your cleansed crystal, Find a comfortable position to sit or lay in, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths in and out until you feel relaxed.
3. Being to focus on visualising the intention for your crystal, holding or bringing it to rest on your third eye chakra. The third eye chakra sits in the middle of your forehead in between your eyes. The third eye chakra is the centre of our awareness.
4. Whilst visualising your intention for the crystal say the below statements, either out loud or silently…..
"I program this crystal for……..(state your intention)"
"I Charge this crystal with my intention to ………. (State purpose / request)"
"Crystal, please assist me with manifesting….. (State purpose / request)"
This ritual can be a long or as short as you feel necessary. Meditating with a crystal is a powerful way to harness the power of the crystal to focus on a clear intention. Click here for some beautiful guided crystal meditation.
You can remove an intention from a crystal if the crystal has completed your intention and manifested your needs. If you would like to know more about de-programming a crystal click here.
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