Crystals and gemstones are beautiful and powerful and can assist you with finding love, manifesting abundance, health, protection, and emotional and physical healing. But before your crystals can start helping you, they need to be cared for by clearing old energies from them, charging/energizing them, and lastly programming them for use. They should also be stored in a safe place.
Most of my stones have chosen me or drawn me to them. I have always had an affinity for crystals and I own many. Not only are they beautiful but they have so many purposes. The Lemurian crystals that I own have been intentionally infused with ancient information that I use to meditate with. I have crystals that I like to place in grids for things I'm trying to manifest. I use them during Reiki sessions to increase energy, if need be. I even have a couple fancy crystals, "Vogel" faceted crystals, that are mathematically cut facets that perfectly direct energies.
Whatever kind of crystals or stones you may have, they all need our care so they can function at their highest level and for ourselves and our clients most sacred good. So I will begin with clearing crystals and why this is so important. Like my Lemurian crystals that were programmed intentionally, crystals store information from their environment and how you have used them. If we don't clear them, we may be passing on illness or negative energies to our next client or ourselves.
Clearing your crystals is very easy, but before you get them wet make sure that the stone can be in water. I have accidently ruined stones putting them in salt water baths trying to clear them, they simply crumbled and began dissolving. Plus, you have no idea how many people have touched your stones before you, and you have no idea what kind of energies have been left from mining, transportation, unpacking and displaying. So here are some simple ideas to help you clear your crystal friends.
Cleansing/Clearing your Crystals:
Programming or Activating Your Stones:
Charging Your Crystals:
As you can see, there really are no fast, hard rules. Never forget how important your intentions are and let your intuition guide the way. You can make it as simple or ceremonial as you like. Working with crystals can be transformational, healing and fun.