BLOG POST 3 - CRYSTAL CLEANSING
WOW! What an incredible Full "Blue" Moon tonight which coincides with Halloween this year! Such a powerful Moon to cleanse & charge your crystals under, however there are many ways to cleanse your crystals all year round and its something i get asked about a lot so i thought i would do my first blog post on how to cleanse your beautiful rocks and keep them HIGH VIBE!Why Cleanse your Crystals?
Once you have purchased a crystal or crystals, it is paramount that they are cleansed to ensure that you are working with the highest, purest vibration possible.
Some crystals travel hundreds, even thousands of kilometres and pass through many hands before reaching yours. Therefore, they would have absorbed so many vibrations and energy imprints from the people that they had contact with. By cleansing them you are ensuring that this energy is not passed on to you.
Crystals will also need to be cleansed regularly to avoid energy build up and ensure the energy of the crystal is operating to its maximum vibrational capacity.
There are many methods of Cleansing Crystals such as;
- Water Cleansing – Hold your crystals under running water. As you do this visualize all the impurities from within and around the crystal being cleansed. You may want to say the following in your mind “I cleanse this crystal of all negative energies and vibrations and may it only be used for the highest possible good of all” Let them dry naturally if possible, if not you can gently dry them with a soft towel.
Please Note: certain crystals are water soluble so check before you use this method.
- Smudging – You can "smugde" your crystals by burning incense, White sage or Palo Santo (Holy Wood). Gently wave the smoke over and through them and visualize any negative energies being removed. You can use smudging to cleanse an entire room full of crystals or even the room itself if you feel it contains stagnant energy. (This is my preferred method of cleansing crystals)
- Amethyst Cluster Bed – An Amethyst Cluster Bed is a great way to cleanse your crystals that you are using daily. Place your crystals on the Amethyst Cluster Bed and leave for 12 hours (overnight). Amethyst transmutes all lower energies into higher vibes, therefore it transforms whatever is placed on it. (please ensure your amethyst is cleansed regularly too)
- Selenite Bowl/Charging Plate - Selenite is self cleansing and self charging making it the perfect partner to cleanse and charge your other crystals. Its like having a full moon at your fingertips 24/7. It is also perfect for cleansing your crystal jewellery each night so it is back to its high vibe self each morning for you to wear. Crystal jewellery is something people wear the most and probably cleanse the least.
- Earth Burial – You can cleanse your crystal by burying it back into the Mother. Wrap your crystals up in muslin or a little cloth bag and find a suitable area to bury them. Leave for 24 hours or longer if required. The cleansing, grounding energy of the earth will absorb all the negative energy and charge the crystal with positive energy.
- Sound Cleansing – Sound vibration is so cleansing and healing. Using a clear sound like a singing bowl, bells or drum for 2-10 minutes will cleanse negative energy from the crystals.
- Sunlight/Moonlight – You can put your crystals outside in the moonlight (feminine energy) or the sunlight (masculine energy) for 12 hours. Both are very powerful for cleansing your crystals and charging them with potent energy. You can also pop your crystals out during the dark of the moon for the removal of energies and anything no longer serving you. (Please check if your crystals are suitable to be left in direct sunlight as this can cause fading to certain crystals.)
- Visualisation – Using visualisation is a very powerful way of healing and clearing unwanted energy and is great for cleansing crystals on the go. Hold the crystal in your hand and visualize “White Light” surrounding and penetrating the crystal clearing away anything that is no longer serving you.
There are sooooo many ways to make sure your crystals are operating at their vibrational best. What is your favourite method?
Magick & Beltane Blessings to you all on this Eve.