How to Cleanse and Charge Your Healing Crystals
If you have just ventured into the world of crystals and have purchased a crystal or two then I hope you are enjoying them and feeling the benefit of having them around. If you want to use your crystal specifically for healing purposes then there are a few things to bear in mind before you start. Firstly they have to be cleansed and purified as they will have stored memories due to their molecular structure and can contain negative energies from their past, which is not something that you particularly want!
There are a number of ways to cleanse your crystals, below are the most common:
6 ways to cleanse your healing crystals:
Hold them under running water for a few moments
Place in a large quartz cluster for a few days
Pass through the smoke of a smudge stick
Certain crystals can be place in salt water for a couple of days (not suitable for all)
Bury in the ground and leave for 24 hours then wipe clean
Cleanse with the sound of a prayer/singing bowl
Once you have cleansed your crystals you are ready to charge them up. You can do this in a number of ways and there are other methods around too.
4 ways to energise your healing crystals:
place outside in a sheltered space during a thunderstorm
place in running stream water
charge naturally in moonlight, particularly a full moon.
Some crystals, particularly those with the colours of the sun, can be charged in sunlight.
Please note that you should never leave a crystal in direct sunlight for long periods of time.
If you would prefer to have your first crystals ready cleansed and charged with Reiki healing energy you can find a small selection here https://www.lincsholisticwellness.com/crystalshop
Programming your healing crystal
Now you have cleansed and charged your crystal it will be ready to use and can be programmed with a healing intention. Crystals should always be cleansed after every healing treatment and stored in natural fabric away from direct sunlight. Take care not to store too many crystals together as they can get damaged. Also avoid storing a lot of crystals in close proximity to you, they can have a dramatic affect, take it from experience...!
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When you take the time to care for your crystal properly it will care for you in return.
Reiki and Crystal Reiki Master/Teacher
Holistic Health and Wellness Coach