Cleansing & Clearing

Why do I need to cleanse my crystals and jewerly?

We understand that cleaning can be a pain, but as the saying goes, “Clean space, clean mind.” Just as cleaning a cluttered room brightens your outlook, purifying your healing crystals lightens their energy, and ensures that they are vibrating their healing properties at the highest potential. When you learn how to recharge crystals on a daily basis, it can enhance their healing properties and strengthen their ability to support your intention.

The reason that crystals are so effective in energy work, is the same reason that cleansing them is essential—crystals pick up energy. Cleansing your crystals resets their energy, so that every time you work with them, you are starting from an energetically clean slate. If you never clean your crystals, they will continue to store energy until they are no longer useful conduits. A towel can wipe a mess clean, but if you never wash the towel, it will begin to add to the mess; crystals are similar. For a crystal to purify your energy, you have to first return the gesture, and cleanse its energy.

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How do I go about cleansing my crystals, bracelets and necklaces?

If you’re wondering how to charge crystals, we’ve outlined a few ways that have worked for us over the years. The trick to the effectiveness is making crystal cleansing and recharging part of your daily routine. Here are a few different ways that you can set about purifying the energy of your crystals:

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Moonlight spa

Let your crystals bathe outside in light of the sun or moon for at least 4 hours. Who’s spirit isn’t uplifted by a little rest and relaxation in nature?

Return to nature

We could all use the energetic reset that comes with a return to nature. To give your crystal that revitalizing pleasure, place it on the soil or hang your crystal jewelry on the branches of a healthy houseplant for 24 hours.

Smoke it out

Not only will burning Sage and Palo Santo make your home smell great, they’ll have your crystals feeling great, too. Immerse your crystal with the sacred smoke until your piece becomes energetically still. When lighting sage, hold it under an Abalone Shell, which will catch the ashes and also serve as a bowl for all your cleansing tools. The shell also has a row of small holes, which are perfect for holding a wafting feather or incense sticks.

Selenite or Quartz

Act as a crystal matchmaker and pair your crystal with either a selenite or quartz crystal! Both of these crystals have the rare ability to charge and purify other crystals, without ever losing any of their own energy. Lay your crystal on a piece of quartz or selenite for six hours. After a date with these eligible stones, your crystal will be in high-vibe heaven.

So now that I’ve cleansed my crystals and jewelry, what now?

In the same way that you need a sense of direction in order to be most productive, so does your crystal. Giving your crystal a job allows you to set your intention for the work you’ll do together. It’s okay to get specific! For the crystal to help you manifest your intentions into realities, you have to be clear when programming your crystal what your exact intention is. Whether you’re activating crystal jewelry or a raw crystal stone, the process of activating your crystal remains the same. Sit quietly, holding the stones in both of your hands. Breathe in the highest white light and then visualize your intention for the jewelry. The stones are listening. After programming the crystals with your intention, your crystal is now activated. If you’re cleansing and activating crystal jewelry, for the best results, wear them for 10-21 days straight after setting your intention (it’s okay to take them off at night.)

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Charging your crystal

If you’re wondering how to charge crystals, there are many ways to connect with their energy. Because crystal healing is a personal journey, we recommend choosing a method that resonates with you at this particular moment in time. Crystals have a steady rhythm that falls in line with the healing energy of the earth, which is why they make the perfect companions for any spiritual journey.

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Our healing book, Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You, outlines many different crystal combinations and layouts for a range of different goals.

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How long should I work with my crystals?

When you first get your crystal, you have to solidify your bond. Like with any relationship, it takes time for your energies to sync. You want to make sure that you are reaffirming your own devotion to your intentions by continuing to reestablish them with your crystal. This strengthens your connection with your crystal, so that you are both vibrating your resolutions at the highest frequency.

I’ve had my crystal for 2 days. Why isn’t it working?

Does a diet work in two days? Does a fitness regimen work in two days? Like any new program, it takes time and consistency to get results. Working with crystals is no different. The magic is not the crystal; it’s you. It’s not doing the work; you’re doing the work. It’s an ally on your journey. A tool to help you get to where you want to go.

The key to harnessing the full potential of crystal healing is having the courage and faith to believe in the effectiveness of gemstones when used in combination with various types of meditation. Thoughts can be very powerful, especially when working with crystal energy, which amplifies everything around it.

The important thing is to be patient with your crystal healing practice. Every day, you can go a little deeper with your crystals, and the many small achievements day after day will eventually lead to reaching your personal goals and making real changes you can notice. Remember to recharge and cleanse your crystals on a regular basis, which will magnify your intentions and enhance their healing properties even more.