The Importance of Cleansing and Clearing your Crystals
Cleanse new crystals straightaway, particularly if you intend to use
them for healing. Cleansing is not a physical process - rather it is a spiritual
ritual. In esoteric terms, crystals absorb and retransmit all energies with
which they come into contact. In healing, crystals become receptive to emotional
Cleansing your crystal back to a neutral state ensures that accumulated negative
energies are not passed on. This process also re-energises the crystal and
ensures that it functions at its highest level. Let your intuition be your
guide: keep the intention in mind that you are clearing away all inappropriate
energies and that you are working with purity of purpose.
The following are some different ways to cleanse, purify, re-energise and tune
your crystals. Please note that as some crystals are sensitive to heat, light
and/or water, not all methods will be suitable for all crystals.
Cleansing with Water -
Cleanse your crystals by holding them under cool running water, such as an
ordinary bathroom tap for several minutes. As you do so, think about a beautiful
waterfall you have seen of visited. Or imagine the waves lapping over your
crystal on a tropical beach. Note: Do not do this ritual with Halite, Selenite,
Lapis Lazuli, Malachite or Turquoise as these crystals are sensitive to water.
Stone Clearing and Crystal Clusters- Some stones will clear the negative or unwanted energies from
other stones. The best all round crystal for this is Clear Quartz. Place the
stone to be cleared on a the "clearing" stone, and leave for 24 hours. Amethyst
Bed can also be used- use a large piece, or bed, of Amethyst to cleanse several
crystals at once. Amethyst is said to transmute lower energies into the higher
frequencies of both the spiritual and ethereal worlds, thereby transforming
whatever is placed on it. Leave your crystals on the Amethyst Bed for 24 hours.
Earth Buriel - Crystal have come form the Earth. You can bury your crystals in
the ground (do remember to mark where you have buried them!). The Earth has a
natural magnetic quality which will draw off negativity. Leave your crystals in
the Earth for 24 hours.
Resonating Sound - The vibrations of
pure sound can quickly cleanse crystals. Purify your crystals with the resonating sound of a bell you
love. You can cleanse and purify a roomful of crystals by ringing the bell above
them, but the best way is to purify crystals one at a time. Perform this ritual
for a few minutes. Another very effective and quick way to cleanse your crystals
is by using a singing bowl.
Smudging - Smudge your crystals by burning a wedge of dried herbs and waving the
smoke over and through them - proprietary "Smudge Sticks" are perfect for this
ritual. You can use smudging to purify a roomful of crystals. Perform this
ritual for a 5 minutes. incense can also be used.
Sunlight and Moonlight - Light is the essential currency of crystal healing so
re-energise your water-cleansed crystals in sunlight and moonlight for 24 hours
- the time of the Full Moon is perfect for this. Your crystals need a day of
sunlight and a night of moonlight to re-energise.
It is important to tune your crystals directly after cleansing, purifying and
dedicating. Remain in a relaxed alert state. Hold your crystal in one hand and
place your other hand over it. Visualise an energy connection between you and
the crystal (for example, a ray of white light). Decide on the crystal's purpose
and then say out loud "I intend this crystal to be an effective tool for … (e.g.
healing, mediation, dream interpretation).