How to Use Crystals
Crystals are gifts from Mother Gaia, their gifts to us are immense, their love is as great as their teachings. Some crystals heal and soothe, some give clarity and balance, some teach us to love and honour ourselves. All will connect you with your Inner Self and will aid you in self-healing. Healing means bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance.
Cleansing Your Crystal
When we cleanse our crystals we honour our crystals. The purpose of cleansing crystals is to purify and honour them, recognising the vast journey it has undergone to get to you now. Cleansing your crystal brings your crystal back to it's clear and pure state, Clear any new crystals as soon as you acquire them, your crystal may feel heavy sticky or dark, or if you intuitively feel it's not working, it probably needs cleansing. There are some crystals that need no clearing and clear other stones such as Selenite, Citrine, Carnelian… A selenite charging bowl or plate that holds your crystals is perfect for clearing and charging your crystals, every crystal that arrives in my care is sound bathed and where possible (for size) selenite cleansed. Although these crystals have been in my kind care it is still advised you may wish to cleanse your crystal when it arrives.
Water carries master energy - Hold your crystal underwater, you can use natural sources or running tap water. Visualise the water washing away any dirt or disturbance from its natural state. Imagine all the dirt, debris and negativity draining away from your crystal leaving you with a crystal of pure light and vibration.
Please note, not all crystals are water safe . Before immersing your crystal in water, please check the internet carefully to check which crystals are water safe.
The energies of the moon are the most purifying and can be used to cleanse, clear and program any crystal for extra vitality. Place your crystal directly under the moonlight. Charge them under the full and new moons to get the most potent frequencies. The moon as a feminine energy can help with spiritual and emotional healing.
Charging your crystals in the sunlight (direct sunlight is better than windows) will cleanse and supercharge your crystal and give it drive and focus. Solar energies tend to be more 'masculine' and are better suited for programming. Allow the sun to support big efforts that require momentum and call attention to your endeavours. Please be mindful lighter crystals may fade in the sun due to water content such an pink opal and amethyst and some can cause fire in the sun too - like clear quartz.
Burying your crystals in snow is a quick way of cleansing your crystal and programming them, again be mindful of water safe crystals.
Burying your stones in the Earth will clear any and all lingering negative energies from your crystal. Follow your intuition as to how long to leave them in the Earth. 3,7 or 11 days is usually best for a reset.
Just as you use sage or incense to clear your home, you can use the same to clear your crystals. This is especially helpful for crystals that would corrode underwater.
Long trusted by the ancients, a bell is easy to remind you how to take care of your crystals. Tibetan singing bowls, tingshas or bells can be amazing beautiful virbations to use.