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Care of Crystals

Care and Cleaning of your Crystals

JUST A NOTE ON CLEANING CRYSTALS
When I first started working with crystals I would be almost compulsive about cleaning them, however as time has gone by, and I actually started to listen to them, I discovered that they really don’t need to be cleaned as regularly as I believed.
I really think it is up to each individual to tune into the crystals that they have been entrusted to work with.
Who are we to say what a crystal wants? Listen to them, and they will tell you! It will usually be that first thought that pops into your head, before you start to analyze it, which is the one you are looking for. Often quiet and unassuming.
Lately I have found that most of the time the crystals really just enjoy being in touch with nature, which restores their balance and rejuvenates their energy system (and ours as well).
Having said this, I have included several ways, that I have used, to clean and charge crystals if you feel inspired to.

Cleaning

 Water:
           Running water, distilled water or pure water,  are great to use.
           Natural springs or streams are also excellent, as well as the ocean as they all hold the earth energy.
           Salt water: adding only about 1 teaspoon salt to a litre of water, in a ceramic or glass bowl (not plastic or metal).
           Dip your stones in briefly and rinse.
           Some stones are sensitive to water and can dissolve or mark.
Sound:
           Toning: using your own voice
           Taking a couple of deep breathes and holding your mind in a calm and peaceful place tone directly onto your crystal.
           Tuning forks, Tingshas, Singing bowls and crystal bowls:
           Sound it over your crystals while holding the intention of bringing your crystal back to a neutral vibration.
Smudging:
           Using incense or sage smudging sticks. Allow the smoke to blow around your crystal.
Cleansing spray           
           Lightly spray onto crystals- cleans and charges.
Visualization:
           Create an image in your mind of a waterfall or by the beach and see your crystals being cleansed in the water.
Amethyst:
           Geodes or clusters of Amethyst will cleanse your stones – remember to occasionally cleanse and charge these as well.
Dried Herbs:  
           Burying your stones in dried lavender or sage will clear the stones.
Salt:
          Putting crystals directly into salt can be abrasive for some, rather fill a bowl with salt and place another bowl inside this one and place
          your stones into this bowl. You can leave them here safely for hours or days if needed.

Stones that do not require cleaning are all striated stones (Kyanite, Kunzite, Selenite) as the energy passes straight through them.

 Charging Crystals
While your crystals hold a constant vibration, it can ebb and flow to some degree, so to make sure they are at their peak they can be charged occasionally. Some of these processes can be used to cleanse the stones as well.

 Moonlight:
            This is the nicest way to charge your stones. You can use any phase on the moon cycle, however the full moon is
            the most powerful.
            Putting your crystals out the night before, the night of and the night after the full moon, will give the full range of energies.
The moon imparts feminine energies of compassion, healing and nurturing.
Sunlight:
             Note: too much sunlight can bleach or discolour some crystals. Maximum time is only a few hours, with the early morning or
             late afternoon being preferred.
The sun will impart masculine energies of strength, power and assertiveness.
Earthing: 
             You may place your stones or crystals directly into the earth to restore its energies. This method may take a little longer,
             and be sure to put a marker where they are if you bury them. 
             Often I will put the crystals in touch with the earth, but underneath a plant for protection from sun.
             They can stay here for days or weeks if you feel the need.
Energy Grids: 
              You can place 6 clear quartz terminators around your stone or crystal, with points facing inwards.
              A copper pyramid will also charge crystals.
Geodes and Clusters: 
              Amethyst and Clear quartz will charge as well as cleanse your crystals.

  

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