Charging your Crystal
To charge a crystal is to revitalize it. Think of what kind
of energy you want to store in your crystal. We can
charge our crystals with many different energies.
Use your imagination and experiment by putting your crystal
in direct sunlight or moonlight, on a large crystal cluster,
under a pyramid, buried in the snow, or in the earth.
Type of Energy
Suggested Where (or When) to Place
sea at high tide
sea at low tide
dark of moon
Cleansing Your Crystals (also
known as Clearing)
Crystals can collect various forms of energy from emotions,
thought, touch, and many other sources. When other people handle
your crystal, they leave their energy imprint on the crystal.
This isn't "bad;" however, in order to make your crystal truly
yours, we suggest that you remove the stored vibration. This is
known as cleansing (or clearing) the crystal.
It is a good idea to cleanse your crystal when you first get
it, after you use it for any healing work, or whenever you feel
that the crystal lacks light, luster, and energy.
Choose whichever method or combination of methods feels
right for you....
Hold the crystal in your dominant hand, or if it is large, in
both your hands. Focus your thoughts on the crystal with the
intention that it will become free of all negative/unwanted
energy. As you hold this thought, gently blow across the
crystal, infusing it with your thought.
Sea and Beach method
This is a method I suggest for those of us who are 'Beach
lovers', either take your crystal to the beach or bring some
beach (a cup of sand and a cup of water) home. Then place them
on/next to 'your' beach, this can also be a time to have a play
Note: a few crystals like Selenite dislike water, it will
This variation is my personal favourite as I love the energy
and feel of waterfalls. Take your crystals to at a waterfall (or
bring some of that charged river water home with you)
For those 'Sun Worshippers' among us, let your crystal enjoy
a day in the sun, to soak up that lazy sun energy. Just remember
that just as our harsh sun can burn us, long periods in direct
sunlight will eventually fade most crystals colours.
My favourite as a 'Moon Worshipper' is to
enjoy the light of the moon along with my crystals, they may
even stay out after I go to bed. I prefer the full moon but use
whatever feels right for you.
The Combo deal
Liking both waterfalls and full moons my ultimate would be in
the spray of the waterfall by the light of the full moon, feel
free to combine methods that feel right to you.
For 'Plant lovers', place your crystal in a place where they
are surrounded by the energy and life force of some lovely
plants, if you can leave them there for a couple of days as
plant energy moves at a slower pace to the rest of us.
A wonderful Native American method of clearing is to burn
white sage leaves and pass your crystal through the smoke. You can also use a smudge stick,
or even a good quality White sage Incense stick (it all depends
on what level feels right for you). This method also works for
yourself and your environment. We prefer it for clearing
Refer to smudging
Remember to use your intuition to determine when your crystal
needs clearing. Whenever you sense a decrease in its energy, a
cloudiness or stickiness, it's time to clear.