As soon as you get your new stone or crystal it's important to cleanse it, it may be new to you but it has been on a long journey to get into your hands! By cleansing your piece you are making sure you've got the purest connection possible and it will allow a fresh start for you and your stone. It is important to cleanse your stone regularly, this can be done as little or often as you like but you will notice the difference when you cleanse.
There are many ways you can cleanse your stones and crystals but no matter what way you decide it is important to hold the intention that all the negativity will be cleared and the crystal/stone re-energised.
How great do we feel after a swim or the sun on your skin, well, crystals love being energised by nature too!
SUNLIGHT OR MOONLIGHT
Placing your stone or crystal in the light of the sun or moon for a few hours is a really effective and easy way to recharge it. Don’t leave your crystals or jewellery in direct sunlight for too long as too much sunlight can fade the colour of some crystals. For Jewellery pieces moonlight is the preferable option.
Not only will burning Sage, Frankincense, and Palo Santo make your home smell amazing, it will also cleanse all of your pieces too. Immerse your stones, jewellery or crystals in the sacred smoke until it seems to come back to life. Simply use a feather or your hand to waft the smoke over and around the crystal.
Another way to revitalise your stone/crystal is to place it under running water, just be careful to hold onto them so they don't get washed away. Simply hold the intention to fully cleanse and re-energise the piece and allow the water to wash it clean.
LARGE QUARTZ CLUSTER
Certain crystals have the ability to cleanse other crystals, you can place smaller crystals on a large piece or cluster of Quartz crystal. Clear Quartz and Citrine are self-cleansing crystals and their energy will cleanse other crystals that they have contact with. This can be a lovely nightly practice with jewellery and crystals that we use daily, place them on some cleansing crystals before bed each night. Then, when you wake in the morning, they will be ready to work with you.
Hold your piece in your palm and blow forcefully on your stone. Imagine you are blowing a white light over it. Keep blowing till you feel your stone is sparkling or simply blow thrice with the intention to cleanse.
Hold your crystal in your palm and draw Cho Ku Ray. Give Reiki with the intention to remove negative energy from any stones or other pieces.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CRYSTAL
Meditating with a crystal is one of the easiest ways to attune and get to know your crystal. Find a quiet place where you won't be disturbed, especially by your phone. Get comfortable and hold your crystal in both hands. Breathe gently, letting each out breath be a little longer than the in breath. Breath out any stress or tension from your day and bring your consciousness fully into the present moment. As you hold your crystal in your hand, with your eyes closed visualise the energy from the crystal travelling into your hands, through your arms, into your body and up into your head.
Feel yourself absorbing the crystals healing energy. When you feel ready you can let the crystal teach you about itself. You could ask questions, such as, what healing energy does it want to share with you? You can ask it what you need to do to best harness its powers, where would it like to be kept? How should it be used? Take some time to get familiar with your crystal. Don't force yourself to get answers from your Crystal. Initially you may just get a word, colour, symbol or a feeling from your crystal, trust that the Crystal is sharing with your exactly what you need to know at this time.
When you have completed the meditation, open your eyes and put the crystal aside, place your feet firmly on the floor to ground yourself as you may feel floaty and not quite there! You can also hold a smokey quartz to help ground you.