Its such an important part of when your first purchase a crystal.
When you bring a new piece into your life, your home and around you. Its important to program and cleanse your crystals. They need to understand you, feel you. Understand why you want them and what you help with. What their purpose is?
Remember when you get a crystal, it may be new to you, but it’s been on a long journey to reach its last destination in the palms of your hands. It’s been plucked from a mine, passed off to different handlers, who then gave it to a vendor, to sell to a retailer, and then to you! That’s a lot of collected energy you don’t want to work with. Because we all want a fresh start for our new journey with our crystals, it’s crucial that the first step you take is cleansing your crystals.
There are lots of ways for cleansing your crystals, and many of them can be as therapeutic to your own spirit as they are for your stones. From getting some rest and relaxation by the light of moon, or enjoying a nice sound bath, these are some fun methods for cleansing your crystals to get both you and your crystal in the highest, purified spirits. Use them as often as needed. Your crystal’s energy can get overloaded and dull, just like your own. So be sure to do a periodic crystal cleansing to get the most out of your continued work with your stone.
Sunlight or Moonlight Spa
When you see your crystals starting to look a little dull and not as vibrant, return them to nature. Let your crystals bathe outside in light of the sun during the morning light, when the sun isn’t to hot. Or the beautiful moon light for at least 4 hours. Especially with the larger ones in your home, although it can be a process, make sure that you place them outside to clear and recharge at least once a month.
Using the Full moon, and it’s cleansing energies is the perfect time to leave the crystals out over night in a safe place, so that the can bathe under the full moons energies. Allowing this time to restore and recharge, is one of the most important things, you can do for your crystal beauties.
Cleansing with Quartz or Selenite
Be a crystal matchmaker and pair your crystal with either selenite or quartz. Both crystals have the unique ability to cleanse, recharge and purify the energy of other crystals, without diminishing their own energy. Lay your crystals and tumbled stones on a piece of Clear quartz or a selenite for 6+ hours. You can do this every night before going to bed, place your crystals that you carry with you daily, or the pieces of crystals you may wear on them.
Palo Santo or Sage
Not only will burning Sage and Palo santo make your home smell great, they’ll have your crystals feeling great, too. Immerse your crystals in the sacred smoke until it seems to come back to life. This is likely the best option for larger, harder to pick up crystals. Simply use your feather or your hand to waft the smoke over and all around the crystal.
You can also use Palo santo and Sage to cleanse the home. Once completed cleansing crystals, you can again waft the smoke around the home, office or general space that may need a cleanse. Sometimes, a place may feel dull. Or have an off/bad feeling about it. Using these methods, can help lift the mood and create a happy space for you to be in.
Return to Nature
We could all use an energetic reset in nature every now and then. To give your crystal that revitalizing pleasure, place it on the soil or even bury it within the Earth for 24 hours. If you have a clean stream, creek or body of water nearby, submerge your crystal in the running water for a few moments, making sure to do so with the intention to purify in mind. Note: make sure you are mindful when placing certain crystals in water; many of the softer ones that are salt-based will dissolve when they get wet.
How to Program Your Crystal
In the same way that you need a sense of direction to be the best you can be, so does your crystal. Crystals want to work for you, but you need to give them a job. Crystals are neutral; they don’t judge situations as good or bad. They are also amplifiers, and when they are not programmed, can amplify things in your life that you don’t want – because they need to channel their energy in a specific direction.
Giving your crystal a job allows you to set your intention for the work you’ll do together. It creates a certain cooperation between you and your crystal ally. Get specific! For the crystal to help you bring your transformation to light, you must be clear when programming your crystal.
- First, cleanse your crystal.
- Hold it in your hands, close your eyes and take three deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth.
- Reflect on your faith, the Earth and what makes you happy. This will connect you with your highest vibration.
- While in this space of love and light, ask that your crystal be cleared of all unwanted energy and any previous programming. Aloud or in your head, say: I ask that the highest vibration of love and light connect with my highest self to clear all unwanted energy and any previous programming. I command this crystal to hold the intention of… To finish this sentence, add three intentions for your crystal – energies you wish it to hold for you.
- End your programming by saying thank you three times. By saying it three times, you emphasize that what you’re asking for already exists in the universe.
We hope these programing and cleansing tips help you on your crystal journey.
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