A Guide to Clearing, Cleansing and Charging Crystals
The popularity of crystals have grown tremendously in recent years. More and more people apply them in a wide range of intention, from healing and protection to manifesting their desires.
Crystals often travel long distances, from sources to sellers, before a purchase is made. Each transition exposes the stone to energies that may be misaligned with your own. When used for healing, these stones are said to absorb or redirect the negativity you’re working to release.
Regularly cleansing and recharging your stones is the only way to restore your crystal to its natural state. This act of care can also reinvigorate your own sense of purpose.
Water is said to neutralize any negative energy stored inside the stone and return it back to the earth. You can hold it under cold, running water from a tap or rinse it in a natural source of water. Add a bit of sea salt to the cleanse or burn sage to really help it get rid of unwanted energies.
You can also leave it out to dry in morning sunlight or full moon light to let the light filter through. It’s not just about their physical care, though. For crystals to work their magic, you mentally have to remove the negative energy.
This method can also be used to draw out negativity in a safe and contained setting. It’s especially beneficial for protective stones, such as black tourmaline.
To do this, fill a bowl with dry brown rice and bury your stone beneath the grains. Dispose of the rice immediately after the cleansing, as the rice is said to have absorbed the energy you’re trying to eradicate.
SageSage is a sacred plant with a multitude of healing properties. Smudging your stone is said to clear inharmonious vibrations and restore its natural energy.
If you’re unable to smudge outdoors, make sure you’re near an open window. This will allow the smoke and negative energy to disperse.
When you’re ready, ignite the tip of the sage with the flame. Transfer the sage to your nondominant hand and firmly grasp your stone and move it through the smoke. Allow the smoke to envelop the stone for about 30 seconds.
Large quartz clusters, amethyst geodes, and selenite slabs can be great tools for clearing smaller stones.
Place your stone directly inside or on top of any of these stones. It’s thought that the larger stone’s vibrations remove the inharmonious energies found in the resting stone.