So, you have some new crystals that you picked out and you’re super excited to use them! But, what exactly do you do with them? They don’t work properly without care for them, so you best be sure that you’re doing it correctly to get the most out of them.
It’s your responsibility to infuse them with the necessary energy for whatever you are wanting to use them for. You’re definitely going to want to keep reading to learn how to cleanse and charge your crystals the right way!
How Best To Cleanse & Charge Your Crystals: 5 Tips To Follow
1. Cleanse & Charge With Running Water
When you first get your crystals home, you’re going to want to cleanse them. Cleansing means washing away any of the built-up energy within the stone, and rather any buildup on the outside as well.
Running water is the best way to do this. Some suggest saltwater and they’re not totally wrong, but for some crystals, it could cause damage.
Until you learn which stones can be cleansed with sea salt water, stick with the basics of flowing water. I wouldn’t soak them because you don’t want them to blur out their natural energy.
I also would suggest using some kind of purified or filtered water so that the minerals in tap water don’t ruin them either. Do not soak your stones. They need to be done with running water, not sitting water.
Additionally, you can simply leave some water in the sunlight or moonlight for a few hours. When that’s done, you can pour it over the crystals that you’re cleansing. Run the water over the crystals for at least 30 seconds.
The alternative, of course, is using spring or distilled water in a plastic bottle. Just be sure that you hold it over the stone and pour it out because again, you don’t want to soak them. You may also put the bottled water in a clear jar and let moonlight or sunlight penetrate it.
This is your choice which way you want to use the water. It’s really in preference and what you feel drawn to do.
2. Sage Or Sweetgrass Smoke
Just like the water, you can both cleanse and activate (charge) your crystals with smoke. The best to use would be the sources used for spiritual work.
The types you can use are sage, sweetgrass, incense, or Palo Santo. If you don’t mind the smoke, then this might be a pleasant way to cleanse and charge your crystals.
When cleansing, say your intention out loud, something such as: “My intention brings cleansing to this crystal (or these crystals). Remove anything that does not belong now!”
I would hold the crystal in the smoke when you are saying that. Try doing this for a couple of minutes.
Another way you can do that is by setting your crystals in the way of the smoke’s path or in a small incense smoker.
This is yet another choice you can make for yourself. It’s whatever you prefer to do. To charge, you do something very similar only you put the intention of power, healing, or whatever it is you’re infusing your crystal with.
One more thing, this works with the element of fire. That means you can also run your crystals through a candle flame while focusing on your intention. The smoke works with the fire element as well.
3. Bury It In The Earth
As you may have noticed, the methods I’m giving you are dealing with the elements of water, fire, earth, and air.
That being said, let’s talk about earth. Burying your stone on the night of a Full Moon or a New Moon is great, and you can also bury your crystals in some soil. I recommend doing it in your yard if possible.
If you live in an apartment, you can easily bury them in your favorite plant. The nutrients and water from the plant will also help with the cleansing or energizing power.
Leave it buried through the three nights of the Full Moon or one night of the New Moon. Put it in the moonlight if possible. This will help to cleanse and release the toxins into the dirt giving the crystals “grounding.”
When you pull them out, you can dust them off and gently wash them off with running water. Again, the earth will both cleanse and charge at the same time. The important part is the Moon!
4. Windy Day Cleansing & Charging
So, the air element is used to help cleanse and charge your stones with the wind. Pick a windy day and take your crystals out. Lay them out on a piece of cloth. The weight will help from the cloth flying away.
Sit in a meditative position next to your crystals. Ask the universe to blow out all energies that do not belong in your stones.
After you do that for several minutes you will then focus on the intention you have in what energy you want to infuse into your crystals. Tell the Universe what you want and then just sit there observing.
You’ll know when it’s time to end the session. The wind is powerful and will help you get rid of anything in your new crystals and it will help put the power of healing or whatever it is you’re using it for.
5. Prayer & Intention (Ether Element)
Whatever your belief system happens to be is how you will approach the cleansing and charging. If you pray, then you can pray on your crystal. You hold it in your hand and focus.
Ask your higher power to remove anything that doesn’t belong and to energize it with the energy needed for you to work with it and use it.
If you are sort of a free thinker or believer, then intention works just as well. You simply meditate holding the crystal in your hands. Go into a state where you can see the crystal in your mind.
You can say something like: “I intend to empower this stone with great loving energy,” and then see the white light of that energy penetrating the stone and making it very powerful.
You can call on Angels, Ascended Masters, God, or even Spirit Guides. Whatever you feel most comfortable with is what you should use. This intention will work quite well.
Benefits Of Using Crystals In Your Life
I do hope this helps you to open yourself up. Using crystals has several benefits and can be incorporated into your everyday routines.
You can use them to help yourself and you can use them to help other people. Use them to manifest, use them to pray, and use them for healing. Truly whatever you want or need can be assisted by the use of crystals.
If you’re trying to attract abundance, you can use a Blue Goldstone in a bottle of water with the color blue or yellow. Again, when you drink it, you will have the intention of drawing prosperity your way.
The same thing applies to love. Use some Rose Quartz in that bottle of water. Set your intention on healing love or attracting love.
The key ingredient in any of this is your belief. Without belief, none of this will work. You have to know that what you’re doing will make a difference and it will help you.
Crystals are simply tools to help you with your intention and making it happen. Manifesting what you want or need requires some assistance sometimes.
I do recommend getting some books on crystals to better help you decide which are best for you in whatever it is you’re going through or need.
Whatever method you chose should be based on how you feel and what resonates with you. That is what will work best. No one can tell you any different.
Not everyone does it the same way, but I hope that I’ve provided you with ample information to get yourself started with crystal work.
I wish you all the luck of the Universe!
Your sister and friend,