People have been harnessing the healing benefits of crystals and gemstones for thousands of years now. Since the ancient times, people have been using crystals to release spiritual, mental and physical blockages; thus, allowing healing energy to flow into the body.
This week, we’ll teach you how to cleanse, program and store your crystals. Knowing how to care for your crystals is crucial to how well they can benefit you.
All crystals have the capacity to absorb energies. When used for healing or protection, crystals they absorb negative energies you have within you or the outside environment. In order to maximize the healing power of the crystal, it is important that you cleanse them every now and then. Cleansing should be done to clear it of any unwanted energy, refresh the crystal or re-charge it.
There are several ways to cleanse crystals. Some would immerse them in water and then place them under the sun to dry. Some even use sea salt for cleansing, while others bury their crystals under a full moon.
There is no right or wrong way to cleanse crystals. You need to take note, though, that not all crystals can be submerged in water. Porous crystals like Selenite will dissolve when soaked in water. Stones like Hematite, Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Pyrite etc should be kept away from salt.
Now that your crystals are clean and free from unwanted energies, you can now program them to the purpose you’re using them for. You can assign any desire or purpose you want. You may also program different crystals with the same intention.
Hold the crystals in your hand. Concentrate on your intention and visualize it. Send your desire into the crystal. Your intention or desire will be stored in the crystal until you replace it with a new one.
When storing your crystals, it is best to separate the hard stones from the soft stones so as to avoid chipping and damage. Some stones are very fragile and may fracture easily. Therefore, it is a good idea to place them in individual containers or pouches to protect them from damage. If possible, store your crystals in pouches made from natural materials to keep them free from negativity and other energies in the environment.
Crystals may also crack when subjected to extreme temperature. Keep your crystals away from the sunlight during the summer and store them in a warm place during the winter.