Once I started to get back into my spiritual journey around 5 years ago I had crystals but I didn’t really know what to do with them. I just thought they were there to leave on the side bring me some good energy and that was it really. I was more focused on my meditation.
I had them around me whilst I meditated but really I didn’t know much about how they worked or what ones to use.
It wasn’t until I started to get more into my journey that I started to research about how magical they can actually be.
I always suggest when you want a crystal you visit a shop and you pick one you are attracted to at that time. Crystals will come to you or set off an energy attracting you to them when the time is right for that particular one.
For an example, I have a sacred place where my crystals live and sometimes in the morning I am just drawn to a certain one. I can’t explain the feeling but its almost like a gut feeling to go and pick it up. Some days I am not attracted to any at all, some days I will choose a particular one to have with me that I know will help me with something I am doing that day.
Once I started to learn more about them through google, books, shops and through personal experiences I have had with particular crystals I began to realise the importance of cleansing them. Trust me, it is VITAL you cleanse them.
I always explain to people, crystals are like little pets, they are alive, they are energy, they are magic! They need looking after and attention just as much as a pet does. They need to live in the right place, they need to be washed (cleansed) and in return they love to help you.
So this brings me to HOW exactly do you do this!
1: Research on where your crystals like to live in your home.
2: Research what your crystals are for and what are they are here to help you with. All crystals differ.
3: Find a sacred place / space in your home where you can go to relax if you need some time out. You can place your crystals on here. This will give you that boost we all need every now and then.
4: Talk to them! Say thank you to your crystals for helping you, for giving you their energy. The universe hears your gratitude and after all crystals are all naturally formed from earth.
5: Cleanse your crystals. This restores your crystal to its natural state. Its just like us having a shower or taking your dog to the groomer!
I highly recommend a book called ‘Crystal bliss’ by Devi Brown. Its a great way to learn about crystals and its a really lovely book to read and enjoy as it is not too heavy. It also has a gorgeous pleasing cover so looks great on show too.
So more to the point, how do you cleanse them? …
When it comes to cleansing your crystals I personally find that burning sage is the best way. Once you have the above you can start to cleanse your crystals. A full moon is really good too, you can sage then leave your crystals out in the full moon for that extra energy. However a full moon is not essential.
RANDOM FACT: FYI if you wear diamonds or gem stones in your jewellery, rings, watch etc. These are also crystals and hold energy so I do recommend cleansing them regularly too.
STEP BY STEP
1: Light a candle and thank the universe for fire.
2: Find a SAFE place and away from children to burn the sage over the flame along with the crystal(s) you want to cleanse.You will start to see the sage smoke. It should not be on fire for more than a few seconds. All you need is the sage stick to be gently smoking. If you have trouble with keeping it smoking blow on the sage and this should do the trick.
3: Once you are happy with this you can now start! All you need to do is hold up the crystal and allow the smoke to hit the crystal. Turn the crystal around so the smoke covers all of its surface area. I usually say a mantra to cleanse my crystals in my head or sometimes out loud.
I simply say “I cleanse this crystal of any negative energy, negative entities and bring only love, light,peace, happiness and positivity.”
You may feel like you want to say something else or nothing at all. Maybe this crystal served you a great purpose, so you may want to thank it. I always go with my inner gut feelings at the time.
4: Once you have done this you can stub out the sage in the shell. Please make sure it is out so you don’t cause any fire hazards!
Place your crystals back in their desired living areas and thats them happy and refreshed!
I hope this blog has helped you get an insight in to how to look after your beautiful crystals.
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