Basic Crystal Cleansing and Programming

Basic Crystal Cleansing and Programming: Why do we Need to Cleanse our Crystals? 

Crystals absorbs energy, both positive and negative from everything that they come in contact with that. Because of that we need to regularly cleanse and recharge our stones to restore them back to their natural state. 

Basic Crystal Cleansing and Programming

Basic Crystal Cleansing and Programming is easy! You can cleanse your crystals daily, weekly or even monthly. It all depends on how often you are using your crystals. I cleanse mine before and after each use to clear out any energy that they may have stored and then set my intention for how I am going to use them for the day.

How to Cleanse my Crystals? 

Basic Crystal Cleansing and Programming

1) Smudging is my go to way to cleanse my crystals. You can use sage, cedar, sweet grass, lavender or palo santo. My personal favorite is sage. Burn the smudge sticks, hold the crystals in the smoke for about 30 seconds to a minute, while stating your intention to the universe to remove all negative energies from the stone. 

2) Selenite (which all of our bracelets comes with a selenite wand) Lay your stones on the wand for at least 6 hours (the longer the better). Selenite has the ability to absorb the negative energy, neutralize your crystal and recharge the stone with a higher vibration. (This is one of my FAVORITE methods, very easy I do this at night for my day use crystals and in the day for my night used crystals)

3) Water: NOT all crystals can be cleansed with water. Make sure you only use hard crystals like amethyst, quartz, howlite. Water neutralizes negative energy and directs it back to the earth. Place your stone under natural rainfall for up to 5 minutes or under the faucet for 10 minutes.

4) Moonlight or Sunlight can charge and clean your gemstone

Basic Crystal Cleansing and Programming

 I would be careful with sunlight for stones that are susceptible to discoloration (rose quartz, amethyst) and use a different method like moonlight for those crystals. Moonlight can really charge your crystals especially during a full moon because it is the brightest. It can increase your stones vibrations

5) Earth: You can bury your stone in dirt and let the energy of the earth absorb the unwanted energies contained within the stones so they are cleansed and refreshed. Bury your stones for a full 24-hours. 

Basic Crystal Cleansing and Programming

6) Brown Rice: place your stone in a glass bowl of uncooked brown rice, cover the stone with the rice, state your intentions and leave overnight (8-hours), Then remove and discard the rice (can do any rice). 

How to Program you Crystal?

There are many ways to do this. This is just one way you can connect with your stone. Go to a quiet place, relax, take 3 deep breaths, inhaling through your nose exhaling through your mouth. Hold the stone in your hands while envising pure light around the stone.

Say out loud: "I dedicate this crystal to my highest good. I ask that it be used to assist with healing on all levels in love and light. Thank You (3x)" 

Basic Crystal Cleansing and Programming

To program the crystal for a specific use of the crystal properties, hold in your left hand, clear your mind & focus on your intention either out loud or visualize the words while stating them in your mind. Repeat several times until you intuitively feel the intention has been absorbed into your stone. Then say Thank You (3x) 

See, I told you Basic Crystal Cleansing and Programming was easy! 

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