Crystals will absorb negative energy over time. The pendulum you hold in your hand, the jewelry you wear and the stones in your pocket – all of these absorb the negative energies around you and the energies you have within you. Crystals can attract positive and negative energy, even if they have been left sitting around somewhere. Because of that, crystals that you keep with you or work with often should be cleansed regularly.
Cleansing your crystals ensures that they function at their highest level. This is done to clear away all inappropriate energies and to ensure that all the negative energies it has accumulated are not passed on.
If you use a particular crystal for healing, it is especially important to cleanse it before and after each healing session. For these crystals to be effective, you want them to be at their highest vibration possible. Plus, you do not want to transfer the negative energies onto your client or to yourself during the healing process.
Cleansing crystals is not a physical process. It is not the traditional way of cleansing, which involves the use of soap and water. Rather, it is a spiritual ritual.
Salt cleansing is recommended when a crystal is in need of a serious cleanse. Lay the crystals on a bed of rock salt and then leave them for about 24 to 48 hours. Throw the salt afterwards as it has absorbed the negative energy within the crystals.
Although most crystals seem to be rock-like, some are extremely delicate and may get damaged if you treat them wrong. Flourite, celestite and malachite have soft surfaces that may scratch easily.
Water is a universal cleanser. If you have access to lake, spring or ocean water, that would be great. If not, purified water is fine as well. Place the crystal in a glass of water and leave it for 24 to 48 hours. Or just a good cold water cleanse in a pinch. You can also add salt to the water. Then, place the glass in on your windowsill and let it charge in the sun.
Keep in mind, though, that not all crystals should be cleansed in water. Selenite and Halite, for instance, should not be immersed in water for long periods as they may dissolve or degrade. Also, some crystals such as irradiated amethyst and citrine will fade if left in the direct sunlight.
Smudge in Spray
For quick and easy use, especially while travelling, we have several spray mists available for instantaneous cleansing and blessing. Choose from sage spray, palo santo wood oil, or sprays containing holy water, lavender oils and Florida water. Don’t forget to spray your aura as well. It’s refreshing and have immediate and long-lasting beneficial effects.
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