The short and sweet of crystal cleansing, energising
and programming your crystals, by Rebecca -
goddess.com.au's resident gemstone goddess.
Why should I cleanse my crystals?
Crystals work with energy, so whilst they give out energy they also absorb energy. For this reason they need to be cleansed.
It is important that you cleanse your crystal once you purchase them as you don’t know where it has come from or who it has been in contact with. Cleansing crystals allows their full healing powers to come through, uninhibited.
How do I cleanse my crystals?
Running water – you can hold them under running water and ask that the crystal be cleared of all previous programs and energies that are no longer required.
Bury them in the ground – you can bury them for up to a week in the ground. Make sure you remember where you have put them and be aware that crystals are from the earth. Some crystals will bury themselves in deeper. I find my crystals end up with a lovely earthy feel to them and they seem so
energised and contented. The occasional crystal has disappeared on me when I bury them. I trust that it is happy in its new home and give thanks and blessings for all that it has shared with me.
Cleanse with thoughts – another way of cleansing is to hold in you right hand your crystal and
visualise white light surrounding your crystal and removing all that is no longer required.
Solutions using essential oils – oils such as sandalwood, sage and cedar can be used in a diluted form and sprayed onto crystals
Clusters – clusters are self cleansing. You can also place other crystals on
top of the clusters and they will be cleansed by the cluster.
Smudging – smudging crystals that are sensitive to water, such as selenite, malachite, azurite, calcite
and kyanite, with either a smudge stick or incense will also cleanse your crystals.
Pyramids - you can place crystals into a pyramid for a period of 1-3 days. When you place them into the pyramid set the intention by asking that the crystals be cleansed.
Once you have cleansed your crystals you can then energise them. You can do this by either:
Placing them in the sunlight for a couple of days
Placing them under the full moon
Placing them into your garden for a few days.
I tend to cleanse my crystals through smudging on a regular basis and once a month I like to take them down to the ocean and sit them in the sea water. Those that fit onto my clusters have a permanent home there. If I am heading out of the city I will pack up my crystal friends and take them with me. I will either burying them under a tree or place them in a fresh water stream.
After cleansing them I lay them out in the sunlight and re-energise them. If it is a full moon they love to be out all night bathing in the energy of the moonlight.
I change the way I cleanse them regularly, so they don’t get bored.
Why would I program a crystal?
Crystals can be programmed to help you along your journey. The program may be ‘please assist me in acting lovingly towards myself’ or ‘please assist me to acceptance myself as I am right now in all my divinity’. It could be to help you study or pass an exam, it may be to do well in a job interview or on a project at work.
Whatever you wish to program your crystal with it is possible.
It is recommended that only one program be applied to a crystal at one time.
What type of crystals can I program?
Anything really. You may have a crystal that sits on your bedside table which you would like to help you in your dreams. You might program a pendant you are wearing daily to work to assist you with clarity on the job. You may even have different pendants you program with different programs and where when appropriate.
How do I program a crystal?
It is important to start off with a cleansed crystal. Next you need to activate your crystal. Take a moment or two to tune into the energy of the crystal. Feel yourself connect to the crystal and as you do so begin to send love from you heart to the crystal. Once you feel the connection of energies between you and your crystal ask if it is ready to receive your program. You will feel in your heart when it is time.
If you happen to get a no (occasionally it may happen), ask if it is the appropriate crystal for you to program. It may be that the crystal is not appropriate for what you are asking it to do.
It is important to trust your intuition, you have all the answers you require. If you need to change your choice of crystal, do so and ask for guidance in choosing the appropriate crystal. It may be there is a crystal that is better suited to the work you would like it to do.
eg rose quartz for matters of the heart, clear quartz for clarity.
Now you are ready to program your crystal. Have an intention you wish to set. Once you have connected with your crystal bring in your intention. There are two ways that can be used to program a crystal:
- Hold the crystal in both hands in front of your heart and feel you intention projecting from you heart into your crystal. Hold this for a few minutes, until you feel the crystal has taken on the program you desire.
- Hold the crystal to your third eye and visualise your crystal holding your intention. Feel the connection between your crystal and your thoughts. Hold this for a few minutes, until you feel the crystal has taken on your program.