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Are You A Fan of Crystals? Learn How To Cleanse, Charge and Program Them

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Are You A Fan of Crystals? Learn How To Cleanse, Charge and Program Them

Gemstones and crystals are not only beautiful to look at; you can also use them to spread certain energy, soothe a broken heart, or add a touch of magic to your skincare routine. To use the power of gemstones at their full capacity, you first have to cleanse and charge the crystals. For an even better effect, if you want a certain gemstone to help you with something specific, you can program them afterward.

Do you have some new additions to your collection? Make sure to first cleanse and charge the crystals, before giving them a lovely spot in your home. Repeat the process regularly – each month, for example – so the crystals’ energy can flow smoothly. This ensures a personal bond with the gemstones and this also connects them to you personally. There are various methods to cleanse, charge, and program crystals:

Cleansing Crystals

Cleanse your crystal to get rid of possible dirt and to ensure “clean” energy.

  • Water: This is the easiest and quickest way to cleanse your crystals. Put the gemstone in water for a couple of minutes or rinse them off. Next, dry them off carefully. Not all crystals can withstand water. In doubt? Pick a different method.
  • Earth: Bury the crystal in the earth. You can do this in your garden (make sure to mark the spot), but you can also use a large pot of one of your houseplants. Leave the gemstone in the earth for at least 24 hours. This method is especially suited for crystals with grounding qualities. Be careful with those crystals that cannot handle water if it’s raining or when the soil is full of moisture.
  • Smoke: Burn a bunch of sage or light a stick of incense with the scent of Palo Santo. Rotate the gemstone through the smoke for a while.
  • Sea Salt: Salt cleanses the energies your crystals have absorbed over some time. You can put the crystals in a bit of seawater, or a tray with dry sea salt. Do not use this method for your porous gemstones!

Charging Crystals

After cleansing your crystals you can charge them. This ensures the energy of the gemstone is replenished.

  • Moonlight: Put your gemstones in a spot in the moonlight and leave them for the entire night. This can be outside, but also inside, on your windowsill or in another spot where the light of the moon flows in. This method is suited for all types of crystals. For some extra superpower charge your crystals in the light of the full moon.
  • Sunlight: The light of the sun makes dull crystals shine again. Put the stones in the sunlight for at least 4 hours, preferably in the morning sun. Inside your house, or outside. Some gemstones can discolor from too much sunlight. Maybe don’t use this method on your most precious crystals.
  • Clear Quartz: Put the crystals you want to charge in a tray of multiple small clear quartz crystals. When using this method, make sure to cleanse and charge the clear quartz gemstones regularly.

Programming Crystals

Programming means setting a clear intention for your gemstone. You can ask the crystal to broadcast any type of energy very powerfully or to help you reach a certain result. For this, you use a cleansed and charged crystal, with characteristics that suit the intention. Rose quartz is a great match when you need more self-love and amethyst can promote relaxation and helps you get rid of bad habits. Proceed as follows:

Hold the crystal in both hands and imagine it’s surrounded by a circle of golden, shining light. Say your intention for the crystal out loud, or if that is not possible, concentrate in perfect silence on that what you want the gemstone to help you with. Be as clear as possible in your wish and make sure to stay clear of the word “not”. Repeat the intention as often as you think it’s needed.

Text: Sanne Eva Dijkstra

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