So you found yourself a crystal or a stone that you are excited to put to good use. Before you rush ahead take a few moments to stop and cleanse your stone. Why is this important? Well, energetically most stones and crystals are like sponges. They soak in the energy of the environment and the people around them. Think of it this way, each person who has touched the stone since it was dug out of the ground has had their energy absorbed into the stone. Be it positive or negative energy. This leaves the stone energetically “dirty” so before you use it is best to wash it clean.
Energy needs to flow through the stone in a focused way for most uses. If the stone is “dirty” this energy can fully or partially become blocked rendering your stone nearly useless or at least not working near its full potential for you.
I want to make a quick note here that some crystals and stones are said to work in a way that they cleanse themselves by repelling negative energies. Do what you feel you need to, it never hurts to cleanse even if a stone is said not to need cleansed. Trust your intuition.
Now that we know why we should cleanse it's time to learn how. Have no fear, cleansing is a very simple and easy process! A quick internet search will bring up thousands of different methods. I prefer to use my intuition and keep things simple. Follow the steps below for a quick, easy, and effective way to cleans any stone or crystal (it also works very well for any other objects you may use in meditation or rituals).
Step 1 - Check the type of stone to see what method is safe. We can use smoke, running water, Salt, and even fire to cleanse. We can also use sunlight or our personal connection with the universe/divine/magic. CAUTION I stress again that you research your stone to make sure your cleansing method is safe for the stone. Some stones cannot be put in water such as selenite which will very quickly begin to dissolve if left for even a minute. Other stones will fade in sunlight such as amethyst. Salt is corrosive so care should be taken with use. Choose your method and set up so that any items you need are with you. You can cleanse as many stones as you like at one time.
Step 2- Ground yourself (picture yourself as a tree with your roots growing deeply into the ground and breathe slowly and deeply in and out while picturing golden light entering your leaves and going down through your body and out through the roots taking all negativity and energy that does not serve you and cleansing it away). If you are religious you can say a prayer asking for the divine to aid you in cleansing your stones.
Step 3 - Take your stones and hold them one by one in your hand. Take your stone and set it in the bowl of salt/place it under running water/hold it in the smoke/set it in the sun/hold it in your hand/etc. Set your intention by ether internally or externally stating what you are doing. I say “ I cleanse this stone of all negativity, I cleanse this stone of all energy that does not serve me, I leave only the energy that will aid me. This stone is cleansed.” While doing this picture the stone filling with whatever color light that feels cleansing to you be it white/golden/green/etc. Feel the light working and cleansing the stone. Repeat your intention as many times as you feel necessary until you feel the stone is cleansed completely. Repeat this for each stone. You can do a batch but I personally feel taking the time to work with each stone individually is more effective as you can make sure each one is fully cleansed and it gives you the ability to commune with each stone. Do what feels right to you.
Step 4 - Give thanks to the universe/divine. Your stones are now cleansed and ready to be programmed! Easy, right?
One last note you will need to regularly cleanse most of your stones. Some people will choose a sort of schedule to follow, others cleanse after each use, I choose to follow my intuition. Do what works for you. Don’t be afraid to cleanse a stone when it feels like you should even if you just cleaned it a day ago. The universe is directing you to do so for a reason!
Okay so now we’re all shiny and clean, ready to program your stone now? Check back for my programming article for more information coming soon! As always, if you have questions, concerns, or ideas please feel free to comment below!
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