I stood and just let the woods speak to me. There were breathtaking views in every direction, however I was drawn to a space .... by my feet. I lay down on the ground and wondered over a small patch of moss at the base of a tree that went up for just about ever. I was drawn into an unassuming world that most would never have seen. This little patch of green in the currently wakening forest was just amazing. Life reborn on a micro scale.
I went back to the spring where we started the trip. To see with my newly opened eyes what I had missed. I was so focused on the task of filling the water, I had missed the world. Maybe not the whole world to me, but the whole world to the plants there. A whole world is there at your feet. Stop. Experience it.
Your Spirited Guide
You have your crystal/stone and you’ve cleansed it as needed now you’re ready to put it to good use! What’s the next step? That depends on what your plan is. Sometimes you may not have a direct use for the crystal/stone at this time. That is fine as you can give the stone time to show you why it found you. If you have a good idea of what you want to use the crystal/stone for then it's time to program it for your purposes. As I've said before and will many times again I am sharing with you my methods which have worked well for me in my experience, if it does not resonate with you a simple internet search will turn up many more methods of programing.
A recommended, but certainly not required, step is to take time to hold your crystal/stone then ask what its purpose is then enter a meditative state (whichever way you typically do) and let the universe tell you what the stone is meant to do for you.
Now that we have a clear purpose it’s time to get started.
Step 1 - Connect with the crystal/stone. Close your eyes and imagine your energy filling the crystal/stone and feeling the crystal’s/stone’s energy mixing with with your energy. This step allows you to to connect with the crystal/stone and program it to your frequency so it will be easier to use.
Step 2 - To program the crystal/stone, set your intent as to what you want the crystal/stone to do or what purpose you intend to use the crystal/stone for. Keep in mind a crystal/stone can be cleansed and then reprogrammed at any time so don’t worry about making a mistake. You can state the intent in your mind or state it out loud.
Step 3 - Close your eyes and imagine light (whichever color seems to fit your purpose best) filling the crystal/stone and imbuing it with your intent. Continue doing this until you feel it is time to stop. Then take a deep breath and open your eyes. You are now finished and your crystal/stone is ready to be used!
Short and simple! If you want more information scroll on our blog or take the direct root and hop over to our Codex of Lore page. As always, if you have questions, concerns, or ideas please feel free to comment below!
Your Spirited Guide
~ Lyndsey Hagerty
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!
Your Spirited Guide
~ Lyndsey Hagerty
One question we get a lot is “how do I choose a crystal or stone?” A quick internet search will find you many different methods for choosing the perfect stone. However, I often find that stones and crystals choose me. There is a strong belief that crystals and stones will come into your life when they are needed.
I have found that there are a few simple steps to follow that always allow me to choose crystals/stones that resonate deeply with me and work very well.
Step 1 - Look at all of the crystals/stones on display and go to the first ones that catch your eye. Even if you have a certain crystal/stone in mind go to the ones that seem to attract your attention first. This may be the crystal/stone you need more so than the crystal/stone you are planning on seeking.
Step 2 - Pick up each crystal/stone until you get one that feels good in your hand. It will be one that you feel you don’t want to put down or it just feels like it fits perfectly in your hand. Set this crystal/stone aside. Try a few more and see if the original one you set aside still seems to resonate with you and feel best in your hand. Often you will feel reluctance to put the crystal/stone back and leave it on the table.
Step 3 - Be willing to walk away if you don’t find a crystal/stone that feels right. Even if there is a certain stone you have been looking for if none of the available ones seem to feel like they resonate with you it's not time for you to get the stone yet and it will come when it is supposed to.
While there are many ways to find a crystal/stone, they will seem to find you more often than not. If you are willing to just listen to them. You can also may be a conduit, finding stones for others. If you are attracted to a stone, and when you pick it up, you think of someone out of the blue, or think how much they would love it, Then the stone may be asking for help to get to them. On the flip side, you may receive gifts of stone from others, due to the same process.
No matter if you stone finds you, or you find the stone make sure you cleanse them once you take them home. Cleansing will remove any odd energy or negative energies that may hinder your workings with the crystal/stone and allow you to program it to your aura and for your purposes. Just like you clean the bag of apples before eating them, you need to clean your stones and crystals before use.
Make sure to check out my articles on cleansing crystals/stones and programming them coming soon! As always, if you have questions, concerns, or ideas please feel free to comment below!
Your Spirited Guide
~ Lyndsey Hagerty
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