Crystals are alive and carry electromagnetic frequencies. They function by absorbing energy from their external surroundings into their internal structures where imbalances are corrected. Just as it’s important to service our car or recharge our batteries on our phones, in order for them to function correctly it is just as important to energetically cleanse and recharge our crystals. Crystals can only hold so much negative charge before they become overloaded and reduce their effectiveness. This can result in splitting, cracking or transferring imbalances into our aura.
It is also important to not let dust collect on them as it prohibits them from working correctly or can cause them to split or break. If you have a crystal that splits or breaks you should bury it in the Earth.
Ways to cleanse
Sea water is most effective but tap water will do! Hold your crystals under the running water and say ” I transmute all negativity into light.” Make sure you dry your crystals off completely but avoid doing this with Azurite, Halite and Selenite as they are water sensitive. Also, Malachite can only tolerate cool water. If you do happen to head to the sea, pop your crystals into a mesh bag or hold them carefully in the water and allow the energy from the incoming waves to bring the clean energy with it and each time the waves go out, they take the old energy away.
Crystal love moonlight! On a full moon (preferably) once the sun has gone down, lay your crystals on the Earth and leave them out overnight to recharge. Again, be careful of your water sensitive crystals. You can place the water sensitive crystals on your window sill if you like. It is great if you are able to smudge them with sage or purify them with sound first but this is not essential.
Leave your crystals in then sunlight for a few hours to absorb healing rays from the sun.
You can purify your crystals with sound from music, bells or a singing bowl.
Amethyst Cluster Bed
Place stones overnight on the Amethyst. Be sure to recharge this cluster bed from time to time also.
Smudge your crystals with dried sage to clear them. Allow the smoke to fully cover each surface until you feel they are clear.
I have not tried this one, but laying your crystals or covering them with brown rice for 24 hours can recharge them also.
For those of you attuned to Reiki CKR, SHK, HSZSN, DKM to clear, cleanse and program your Crystals.
If you are using crystals for healing clients, it’s essential that they are cleansed between clients. It is also best to keep your personal crystals and healing crystals separate.