Cleansing Your Stones
When you get your stones you should cleanse them. This is to clear any negative energy gathered by the crystal before it gets to you. Negative energy absorbed from people or the environment can affect a crystal’s healing energy. Here you can find some different ways to cleanse your stones when they get to you!
Water Cleansing: Water is an excellent cleanser for your stones You can simply hold it under water to cleanse it. It’s recommended that you bring your crystal to a pure spring or river. Ocean water is most ideal. However, you may not live near a body of water. So running it under tap water and visualizing it washing away all the disruptions and impurities will also work.
NOTE: Some crystals should not be submerged in water.
Salt Cleansing: Grab some sea salts and lightly brush your stone with it. Afterward, wash it again with water to cleanse the salt away.
Moon Cleansing: The energy of the moon is most purifying to crystals. And you can actually clear, cleanse, and program it for extra vitality. Simply place it directly under the moonlight for several hours. To get the most potent frequency, wait for a new moon.
Earth Cleansing: Burying your crystal in the earth will get rid of any lingering energies present in it. Going back to the place where a crystal originated also is an effective and powerful way of cleansing it.
Smoke Cleansing: Just like how it clears and cleanses the energies in your home, smoke can do the same with your crystal. You may choose to use sweetgrass, copal, or sage to achieve cleansing with your Amethyst.
Sound Cleansing: The gentle but strong sound of a bell can remove all the impurities and lingering energies. Even the sound of your voice and the use of chants will achieve the same results.
Visualisation: The use of the breath during meditation can be powerful. Place the crystals in front of you before you start your practice. Once you’re relaxed and are in a true meditation, blow balanced breaths over your crystals, visualising, as you do so, an encasing of white light. White light is very cleansing. You can imagine white light filling your body before passing from your heart, hands or breath into and around the crystal, remain focused through the whole process. Keep the visualisation of the white light encompassing your crystal until you sense it’s fully cleansed.
You should cleanse your crystal when you first purchase it. If you’re carrying it all day, or are working with it, you should cleanse it more regularly. If you sense your crystal needs an energy bath, is looking ‘tired’ and dull, has been handled by lots of people, or you’ve been using it for energy healing, then you’ll want to cleanse it.
Not all crystals need cleansing. Some can naturally purify themselves and other crystals.