Now that you have your Healing Crystals you want to ensure they are cleansed, cleared and charged ready to work for you.
Healing Crystals Stones – A Guide for cleansing and care
Cleansing and Clearing your stone
Cleansing and clearing your crystals is one of the most important things you should do whenever you purchase a new crystal. Remember that crystals absorb energy as well as transmit it so there may have been many different people who have handled your crystal. Each of these people have added their energy the good, the bad and the in between.
Healing Crystals Stones should also be cleansed and cleared if you use them for healing others. Again the crystals will have absorbed any negative energies or the energies relating to that persons ill health. While our healing crystals stones are able to process this energy it is advised to follow the guides below on cleansing and clearing, enabling your crystals to provide you with their vibration, resonance and health giving properties.
There are a number of ways for cleansing and clearing your healing crystals stones…here are some:
Sea Salt and Water.
Sea salt dissolved into water is probably the most well known way of cleaning and clearing our healing crystals stones of the unwanted and potentially harmful energies.
It is important to note that not all crystals can be cleansed this way. For example Selenite, one of the most beautiful and health giving of all crystals will dissolve if exposed to water. Please check before exposing any crystal to water! The vast majority are fine and this is one of the easiest ways of cleansing and clearing your crystals.
The easiest way to check if your stone can be exposed to water is testing it’s “brittleness”. You don’t want to damage it, but if it appears to flake, is soft, or marks when you press a point into it then do not use water.
99% of crystals are tough as rock – pun intended – and will love their salty bath. Submerge your crystals overnight. In the morning take them out and wash them under clean running cold water and let them dry in the air.
PS … To enhance the cleansing and clearing of your healing crystals stones add fresh sage, basil or lavender to the salty bath.
If you are concerned about water then another way of cleansing and clearing your healing crystals stones is by burying them in sea salt.
Put your salt into a vessel and simply place your crystals in the salt and bury them in it. Overnight in salt and your crystals will be cleansed.
Be sure to dispose of the salt. It too is a crystal and now has absorbed all those negative energies. My advice – down the toilet or sink.
Be sure to rub off any salt from your crystals…or a quick rinse under the tap and air dry.
Running cold water.
A very quick method is to hold your healing crystals stones under cold running water. The same principles apply…don’t dissolve them!
To be effective you must also use visualization and intent.
As you hold your crystal under running water see it being cleared and cleansed, see the impure energies washing from the crystal and see it surrounded and filled with universal light.
As you see this fill it with intent…say in your mind or out loud the purpose for this cleansing…speak that you wish this crystal to be cleansed of all negativity and cleared to enable further healing…if you have a specific purpose for the crystal i.e. protection or love or wisdom then see that intent filling your crystal as you hold it under the water.
Let your crystals dry in the natural air.
Still concerned about water or corrosive salt? The use other stones to cleanse your crystals.
Carnelian, Citrine and Clear Quartz cleanse other crystals.
Just place your crystals in a cloth bag with the above stones. The Carnelian, Citrine and Clear Quartz will absorb all the negative energies from the other healing crystals stones.
Many people state that all 3 do not need to be cleansed themselves. I personally do not agree. I believe that all crystals with one exception (mention that soon) need cleansing.
Good news is Carnelian, Citrine and Clear Quartz love the salty bath, the salt or the running water. So you can cleanse all your other crystals using these 3 super gems and then clear the 3 without worry.
Kyanite is the exception (another to avoid water). Kyanite LOVES to clear negative energy and can get rid of it quick. Kyanite is the only crystal (in my opinion) that does not need, or like, being cleansed. It likes to be the cleaner. It is a must have crystal.
My personal favorite and I think probably the best method!
Smudging with sage (I love white sage) clears stagnant, negative and unhealthy energies in your home. It does the same for your natural healing crystals stones.
Just light your smudge and hold your crystals in the smoke. As with running water you need to add intent and visualize the negative energies being removed.
This method is awesome.
ps…if you cant obtain sage smudge…you can use the same method with good incense sticks
Charging Healing Crystals Stones
Charging your healing crystals stones simply means dedicating them with intent or purpose.
For best effect do this straight after their cleansing and clearing. When fully cleansed you can connect and truly engage with the full vibration and resonance of your crystals.
Again there are many ways to do this but I offer what I believe to be the best and most effective.
Charge with Intent!
Hold your healing crystal in your left hand (the left hand receives) and if possible do this in natural sunlight.
Say out loud or in your head
“I dedicate this crystal to work for the me, for the best positive good. I ask that the universe infuse its energy so it and I may be used only for love and light.
You may also charge each crystal with specific intent. Again hold the crystal in your left hand and visualize / focus on the specific purpose you have for the use of this crystal i.e. healing, love, attraction, prosperity….
say the same dedication and add a sentence at the end…”This crystal I dedicate for….. (add your intended purpose)
If it is then possible keep, or wear, your crystal with you for 24 hours to truly establish the connection
Crystals and Sunlight/Moonlight
You will see many guides stating you can clear and cleanse your healing crystals stones by leaving them in sunlight and moonlight.
This is true.
However be aware that some crystals (Citrine, Amethyst and others) will lose their colour if left in exposed light for too long.
My advice – sunlight 6 hours maximum, moonlight overnight once a month.
I hope you enjoyed this guide to healing crystals stones cleansing and clearing.
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