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.
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 😉