Crystals are solid materials that arranged in highly ordered microscopic structure. Many spiritual arts practitioners using crystals for the purpose of protection, spirit communication, healing etc. Crystals are like batteries; they store energies and can use it to energize anything. The absorbing properties of crystals make it an important tool in any spiritual work. Crystals also act as a recorder because of their absorbing properties it can absorb any kind of energy from its surroundings. This is why it’s telling that you have to cleanse your crystals.
How to select your Crystal
There are many theories about how to choose a crystal for you but the simplest way to choose a crystal is to let it choose you. As I said earlier crystals are containers of energy so when you go to a crystal shop let your intuition choose one crystal for you. You will feel a strong connection when you see the perfect crystal for you. To make the selection more accurate, do some meditation and analyze why you need a crystal and what you are going to do with the crystal. It will help your subconscious mind to choose the perfect one for you.
How to cleanse and charge your crystal
Once you brought your new crystal to home its time to cleanse it. As we said before, crystal have absorbing properties so until it reaches a seller to buyer it goes through different surroundings and absorb different energies. So, it’s a good practice to cleanse your crystals before you start to use it. Also remember that you should also cleanse your crystals after using the crystals. Try the following methods to cleanse your crystal.
Hold your crystal under a running water around 1-2 minutes will effectively remove the impurities in your crystal. You should use a natural running water for this. Keep in mind that don’t use this method for soft and brittle stones like halite and kyanite.
Salt is used in spiritual arts to banish negativity. You can use salt water for cleanse your crystal. You can go to an ocean and collect the water in a bowl and let the crystal submerge in it for few hours. Also, you can use rock salt or table salt. Don’t use this method for stones that contain trace metals.
Brown Rice can used to remove negative energies it is good for protective stones and it is a safe method for any stone. To do this, bury your stone in a bowl of brown rice overnight. You should dispose the rice after the cleansing.
Moonlight is one of the most used cleansing methods, especially in witchcraft. Any natural light has the ability to remove negative energy but direct sunlight may damage the stone’s surface so it is good to cleanse your stone in a moon’s light. To do this place your stone directly on the earth and make sure the moon’s light fall on the crystal. Leave it overnight. This method is also safe for all type of crystals
Smudge with sage is another popular method to cleanse your stone. When you smudge, make sure the windows are open. To do this lite the tip of your sage and move the stone through the smoke. Visualize all impurities are removed from the crystal.
Recharge and cleanse your stones regularly to keep their natural state