Crystal Cleansing – A Guide

Have you bought a crystal for yourself, or a piece of jewellery that claimed to have certain properties and have yet to see the effects of these so called properties?

If you’re wondering why your Crystals aren’t quite as potent as they once were, or even wondering if they have had any affect at all since you bought them, if may be that they need a good cleanse. Whether you bought them from a shop, an online supplier, or a friend, it’s highly likely that your crystal has picked up a smattering of energies that don’t belong within its bioelectric energy field (aura) but cling on anyway because that’s what energy does. Crystals get bogged down by negative or nonserving energies too, and they can get just as blocked as we can if they are not regularly cleansed.

Crystal Therapists will often cleanse, activate, and programme your crystal before you receive it, but this is certainly not the case when buying tumble stones from shops…Even crystal shops can’t possibly keep all their stock energetically cleansed.

Cleansing your crystals and crystal jewellery is easy! The simplest way is to hold it under running water for a few seconds. Take a deep breath and roll the crystal between your fingers while the water runs over the stone (or stones in your jewellery), imagine the negative or nonserving energies being washed away with the water until you intuitively feel they are clean. Be careful with soft stone crystals that could be soluble and get damaged by the water. Most crystals are fine to use this method of cleansing.

Another way is to reiki your crystals, if you are attuned to at least the first degree. Simply holding the stones or pieces in your hands and allowing the reiki to flow, picturing the stone being bathed in the light of reiki and it cleansing away all negative energies.

You can cleanse and charge your crystals in the moon light, or sun light, depending on the stone. Do a little research here and figure out which one is best for your stones. Some can be damaged by sunlight so be cautious. Most, if not all, crystals are charged best in the moonlight, but some, light Sunstone, get more benefit from the sun. Leave your crystals outside preferably, but on a windowsill within eye-line of the moon is fine. The absolute best time to do this is under a Full Moon, when the moon is at its strongest.

Finally, another simple way to cleanse your crystals is by bathing them in incense smoke. I have a printers tray full of crystals that I sit either Sage or Sandalwood incense beneath and just let the smoke rise and coat all the crystals. You can hold the crystals within the smoke yourself, but this can be messy and make your hands smell, which isn’t the most pleasant.

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So, now you know how to cleanse your crystals and jewellery, when should you do it? Well, as soon as you have it of course, but then you should cleanse it regularly afterwards too. Once a month if you are just wearing it routinely, but if you are using it for treatments, then it should be cleansed after every single treatment, particularly if it is being used on different people. If you are wearing crystal therapy jewellery, simply try to place it on a windowsill under each full moon.

You should notice a difference in the effects of the crystal straight away, some crystals will even look a little different. Rose Quartz, for example, can turn a pale almost white colour when it needs cleansing, and after a full cleanse will gradually regain its much deeper pink colour.

Crystals are energetic beings, they grow organically and the emit a bioelectric energy field in exactly the same way that humans, animals, and plants do. This is how they influence the body and assist with healing on all levels of the physical, emotional, and spiritual. Love them and they will love you in return…

From the Crazy Crystal Lady 😉

Namaste

xxx

 

 

Chakra Sunday – Throat Chakra

Happy Sunday, folks!

It’s Chakra Sunday time! We have been gradually making our way through all the chakras, what they affect, and how we can help to bring them into balance. Today is the turn on the fifth chakra, and the one responsible for our communication.

The Throat Chakra connects our higher chakras to our centre and the heart, by way of our communication with others, with ourselves, and with the Universe. When this Chakra is out of balance, we may find it difficult to express ourselves, or feel trapped by an inability to speak our own truths. Physically, we can experience problems with the Thyroid Gland, sore throats and sinus infections, or neck and shoulder pain.

Some verbal affirmations can really help to heal the Throat Chakra. Saying out loud,

“I am honest and clear in all my communications. I am able to speak my truth with grace and kindest. My thoughts and opinions are worthy. I express myself with love and I know when to listen.”

With the Throat Chakra, it will be really beneficial if you can say these affirmations out loud, but if you are uncomfortable, or unable to, communicating them clearly to yourself while in meditation will be effective.

Sitting comfortably, take a few deep, cleansing breaths and once you find your rhythm, visualise a bright blue flower sitting upon your throat and opening up little by little with each inhalation. Focus on the colour of the flower and its beautiful blue petals. Take a few moments to pay attention to the area around your throat and any sensations you experience. Don’t worry or let negative thoughts about those sensations distract you, the throat is a sensitive area and sometimes, even in meditation, any sensation of restriction can be alarming. Just let the sensation be, remain calm and bring your attention back to the flower and its petals. Say the above affirmation for as long as you feel necessary.

The Throat Chakra vibrates with a brilliant blue colour, so wearing blues and surrounding yourself with this calming colour will really help. Eating blueberries, currants, blue grapes, blackberries, and dragon fruit will also help.

If you love your crystals as much as I do, Blue Lace Agate is perfect for the Throat Chakra, as is Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, and Turquoise. Wearing them as a necklace is the best way to bring them into effect on the body.

Spending some time mindfully looking up at the sky is also a great way to activate this chakra.

Namaste, folks! Thanks for reading…give me a like and a follow if you like what you read, there is more where this came from.

Love and light!

xxx

Oracle Card Reading – The Quest

Good evening my lovlies! I’m getting ready for a beautiful night ahead with friends, eating good food and probably drinking a little too much wine, but laughter is good for the soul and there will be LOTS of laughter…

Right now, I am feeling particularly ‘in the flow’, and after a truly magickal day with lots of signs that the Universe is listening, I decided to follow my instinct to offer you all a little Oracle Card reading. So, if this reading resonates with you for any reason, please give me a like and a follow, I will definitely be doing this more often.

I’m working with my Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards by Tori Hartman, with illustrations by Gretchen Raisch-Baskin, and they are utterly beautiful! They have such a wonderful, positive energy.

Today, the 6th January 2017, your Oracle Card is –

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‘The Quest’

This in a blue card, which connects with the Throat Chakra and all forms of communication, that with others, and that with our true selves.

The Quest card asks us what it is we are really seeking?

“When I am somewhere else, will my life have meaning?”

For so many of us, we reach towards a future when our lives will be ‘better’. We tell ourselves that we will be happy if we have this, and when we have that. We don’t realise that our life is happening now, and the happiness we seek is right here within ourselves. Our soul’s path is always in front of us, it never went anywhere. It may be obscured by other things, by the stories we tell ourselves, but it is always right in front of us if we just choose to open our eyes and see it.

Living in the now is not easy when we are conditioned to be unsatisfied by life. Are you looking ahead at a path that is not really yours? Are you waiting for a point in the future to be truly happy? Are you watching for the signposts along your path that validate your decisions and actions?

It’s time to stop. However this card resonates with you, it’s time to breathe and realise you are here and now, you cannot be there and then, and in trying to be, you are missing out on the magick of now and your soul’s true path.

The Universe is offering you guidance all the time, in the form of coincidences, of funny little exchanges, of tiny moments that are entirely yours, like when you glanced up at the clock and saw the time of 11.11, or 22.22. These moments are yours and they are the Universes way of showing you that you are in exactly the right time and place. How will you see these precious moments if you are looking into the future which has not happened yet?

Your soul’s path awaits you. Have courage for the journey and the Universe will answer all your questions…you just have to be here.

 

Namaste, everyone…I hope you enjoyed today’s Oracle Card.

xxx

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

The older I get, the more and more I think January is one of my most favourite times of the year. I love the shiny New Year and all of its endless possibilities.

Whether or not you take part in resolutions, whether or not you stick them out, whether or not you love or loathe this time of year, you can’t help but notice the subconscious effect a brand new year has on almost everybody you meet.

It is the chance to start again, to create new adventures or correct old habits, and everyone feels a similar sense of intriguing possibility. It is the one time of year that we all grant ourselves a pass to let things go and begin again, like a cosmic clean slate.

I wanted to write a nice long piece about what I’ve learned in the last 12 months, and what I want to learn and achieve in the coming 12 months…but really the only thing I have to say is that I’ve had the most wonderful year and I can only hope for more to come as I continue on this journey.

Happy New Year, everyone…Please keep following and liking, it’s only going to get better 🙂 xxx