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Cleansing, Energizing and Programming Crystals

Aqua Arura Crystal Opal Arura Crystal

"Cleansing Crystals"

Whether you first obtain a crystal, have been using them for a while, or just have them sitting out on display for their beauty, they have absorbed many different energies that they had been exposed to either by you yourself or by others who may have handled them and transferred various kinds of energies and emotions into them. This is why it is very important to cleanse your crystals on a regular basis. A regular basis can be daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or every several months depending on how often you feel your crystals need to be cleansed. If you are using your crystal for healing....it should be cleansed before and after use. This cleansing process is not a physical cleaning but is done to release the crystal of it stored energies, both good and bad. (Crystals on display may collect some dust and therefore may need to be placed under running tap water for a few seconds for a physical cleaning. Never use soap on your crystals as it may leave a film on the crystal).
Below you will find several methods to cleanse your crystals. You may use one or all of the methods depending on which you prefer or which you feel comfortable with.
Golden Healer Crystal
1) Salt Water
Fill a glass container about half full with sea water or water mixed with sea salt (cooking slat can be substituted if sea water or sea salt is unavailable). Place you crystals so they a fully submerged. Let the crystal soak anywhere from 1 to 24 hours. If you have a crystal that needs a more thorough cleaning, it can remain soaking up to 1 week. Upon removing your crystals from the salt water, thoroughly rinse them in cool running water to remove any remaining salt. The left over salt water should be discarded and never reused as it contains the unwanted energies.
Although salt water cleansing is one of the best and most thorough ways to cleanse crystals, it should be avoided for certain crystals. Crystals that are porous, crystals that contain metal or crystals that have a water content should not be soaked in salt water. Some of these crystals include: Opal, Angelite, Lapis Lazuli, Calcite, Carnelian, Labradorite, Lodestone, Turquoise, Pyrite, Moldavite, Hematite, some marbles and pearls. The salt water can have an adverse effect and even change their appearance....so Please be careful when choosing the salt water method.
2) Dry Salt
Fill a glass container with enough sea salt (cooking salt can be substituted) so that your crystal can be completely buried in the salt. The crystal should remain in the salt for at least several hours. You can let them remain in the salt overnight or for several days. You should then thoroughly rinse your crystal under cool running water to remove the remaining salt. Be sure to discard the remaining salt as it should never be reused. Once again, be careful as to which crystals you place in the salt as to avoid an adverse effect.
3) Non-Contact Salt
A very safe salt-cleansing method for crystals that may be damaged by direct contact with salt. The salt will still be able to draw out the stored energies but this method takes a longer period to work. fill a glass container half full of sea salt (cooking salt substitute). Place a smaller glass into the salt and bury half way. Place your crystals into the empty glass and add enough water to just cover the crystals which will help protect them from any corrosion or adverse effect to them from salt contact or salty air. Again, be sure the water will not harm your crystals. Discard the used salt.
4) Smudging
Smudging is a popular method for cleansing negative energies from your crystals. Burning Smudge Stick or Incense Sticks and holding the crystal in the smoke for about 30 seconds cleanses the energies from the crystal. There are certain types of incense recommended for cleansing because of the elements they release through their smoke that removes the stored up energies: Sage, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Sweetgrass, Nag Champa, Frankincense.
5) Earth Burial
Burying your crystals is very cleansing and healing to crystals as you are sending them back home for awhile. You can bury your crystals either in your yard or in a flower pot for 3 days to a week. Be sure to mark the spot if you choose to bury them in the yard.
6) Visualization
Visualization or "thought energy" is another safe way to cleanse your crystals. Hold the crystal, focus on it, and visualize a bright white light surrounding the crystal. Now visualize a beam of white light coming down through the crystal, passing all the way through and exiting from the bottom of the stone carrying with it all the unwanted energies from the crystal. Continue transmitting your thought energy to the crystal until you feel comfortable that the white light has done its job.
Larimar Crystal
Tanzanite Crystal

"Energizing Crystals"

A cleansed crystal needs to be energized so it can continue to release it own natural vibrations and energies. Listed below are some of the more popular methods.
1) Water Energizing
Place your crystals in a glass container under cool (not hot and not cold - can cause damage) running tap water for about 15 to 20 minutes. You can also place your crystals in a mesh bag and placed in natural running water (stream, creek, etc.) The running water method cleanses and energizes at the same time! Be sure to use this method on crystals that will not be affected by the water.
2) Sunshine and Moonlight
Energize your crystals with natural energies transmitted by the Sun and the Moon. Place your crystals under the Sun and the Moon for a day or two allowing them to absorb the different energies the Sun and the Moon emit. The Sun provides a stronger energy, whereas the Moon has a more gentle energy. Please be aware that some crystals may fade over a period of time if left in strong sunlight too often or too long. Place these particular crystals in the sunlight during sunrise and or sunset because the sun's rays are not as strong during these times of the day. If in doubt....use only Moonlight.
3) Physical Contact
Another method for energizing crystals is through personal physical contact where the crystals energize themselves from our body's own energy field when the crystal is picked up and handled or rubbed between the palms of the hands.
You may use one or all of the methods described....which ever method you are comfortable with. It is your preference as to which method you choose.
Rose Quartz Crystal Hematite Crystal

"Programming Crystals"

If you have a specific use or specific energy intended for your crystal...you will need to program the crystal. Before starting, use a cleansing smudging stick or incense to clear the room and yourself of unwanted energies.
To program your crystal, sit quietly away from any distractions and away from any external energies and strong electrical devices. Hold the crystal in from of you, clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Give the crystal a cleanse with white light as explained earlier. Concentrate on the specific energy that you wish to program the crystal with, and :transmit" the energies and thoughts from your mind directly to the crystal. Be very clear and direct when doing this so you do not confuse or overload the crystal with different thoughts and energies. Continue transmitting thought energies until you feel confident that the required thoughts and energies have been transmitted to the stone.
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