transfer of energy

Crystals must be purified and activated to bring their power to life, and they must be kept cleansed to maintain that power.

It is no good buying a crystal, putting it in your pocket, and expecting it to work miracles. The goal is to first remove any undesirable energy that may have been transferred during its transit to you. Once it is cleansed, charge and activate the stone with setting your intentions.

cleanse your crystal

The purpose of cleansing is to purify and honor the stone, recognizing the vast journey it has undergone to get to you now.

Recommended methods to clearing and cleansing your crystals at home:

  • Clearing stones by passing it through the smoke of a sage or palo santo stick
  • Burying crystals in a bowl of sea salt or uncooked brown rice for 3 - 7 days
  • Renew by burying in the Earth for 3, 7, or 11 days is best to give your stone a total reset
  • Place direct on selenite or a crystal cluster

Repeat this process once a month, depending on amount of use, or when the stone’s vibrancy feels low and in need of a recharge

charging methods

Sunlight or Moonlight: Crystals can be charged using the rays of the sun or moon as they are both very energizing. This method can also be adopted to cleanse your crystals of negative energy. Place your crystal in the direct line of moon or sun light for 24 hours.

Some crystals may fade in the Sun such as amethyst, so be mindful of this.

  • Charging your crystals out on a new or full Moon can also be a lot more potent -- place them out on a Full Moon to signify endings, and a New Moon for beginnings.
  • The moonlight method works well with all stones and crystals.

Charging Stones: Some crystals and stones are naturally charging such as selenite. You can place other crystals on top of these cleansing stones for 24 hours or until their energy is purified.

Nature Method: Place your crystal in a healthy garden or in a flower pot with lots of healthy, fresh leaves growing. Charge it up for 24 hours

Particularly beneficial for green, white, orange, yellow or pink colored stones.

Sound/Reiki: Reiki or sound bowls can also help charge crystals with positive energy. Simply practice reiki over your crystal or create a sound bath using singing bowls or gongs.

Particularly beneficial for blue, purple, pink and white stones.

Whichever way you decide to charge your crystals remember to set your intention and open your mind and heart to receiving their healing vibration. Also remember to give thanks and gratitude towards your crystal.

programming your crystal

Crystals need to be dedicated to the purpose you’re using them for. It’s best to program your crystal directly after you've cleaned and cleared it. This gives you the advantage of better connecting with the crystals.

The best way to connect with your crystal is by affirming your intention.

Hold the crystal in your less dominate hand, the receiving hand, and wait until you feel a tingling or pulsating sensation.

Picture light surrounding it, and set your intention for the stone. You can also stand in pure light (outside or inside). Be specific about how you want to use it, because focused intention is a major part of the process. If you want it to attract love, list exactly what kind of love you are looking for and the timescale. If you are using the crystal for healing, say explicitly for which condition and the result that you seek. A generalized statement like "keep my vibrations positive and protect me from anything negative that may harm me" also does the trick.

Once you’ve ensured the crystal's purpose, finish the process by saying: I dedicate this crystal for the [your purpose]. When you have programmed the stone, wear it directly on skin for 33 days to connect with them. This is essential for energizing the stone.

Thereafter you can wear the crystal, place it appropriately on your body, put it in a place where you will see it frequently, or keep it in your pocket to remind you of your intention.

handle with care

Your stones are delicate and need to be treated with extra love and care. Keep colored crystals out of the sun for extended periods of time, or they will fade. Layered or clustered stones can separate and points may fracture. When not using your delicate ones, wrap your crystals in a silk or velvet scarf for protection. Always send loving vibrations by envisioning white light around your stones.