Cleansing crystals and gemstones is an important step in having your stones work for you. Learn how to clear and cleanse your newly purchased stones and gems.
About a month ago I took a mini-vacation and purchased a few polished stones and some pieces of crystal and amethyst. You can read more about the crystals and gemstones I purchased here.
After I got them home, I went about cleansing each of the crystals and stones. Clearing residual energy from the stones you purchase is an important step in making each of the items work specifically for you.
Who Knows Where that Crystal Has Been?
The reason that you need to cleanse items purchased for psychic or energy work is that you have no idea whose energy is attached to the items. Think of just how many people have touched the item you just purchased. From the person that mined the stone, to the person that polished the stone, to the shipper, and the retailer, the stone could have absorbed many different energies along the way.
In order to make the stone or crystal work in the way it was intended, it is important to begin with a blank slate. If you need to trust the feeling and information you are receiving via healing stones, you need to erase any existing energies attached to the stones before you begin using them.
This is the first of two steps to making your stones and crystals charged specifically to your own energy. The second involves charging the objects with your energy.
Cleansing Crystals and Gemstones
Here are three different methods for cleansing crystals and gemstones:
Purchase a canister of sea salt (table salt will not work) and pour a good amount into a small dish. Do not add water. Place 1-3 stones in the dish, making sure they do not touch each other, and bury them until they are covered with more sea salt. Keep covered for 24 hours and then rinse and dry the items. Keep the sea salt handy as it can be re-used for future stone purchases.
Sea salt absorbs the energies present in the stone or crystal and brings things back to neutral and then the object is ready to be charged.
Use one of your houseplants or outdoor plants and place your stones in the soil at the base of the plant for 24 hours. Wash and dry the stones. The energy field from the plant will draw any residual energy and cleanse the crystals and gemstones.
Wash the gemstones in hot, and then in cold running water. Repeat the process three times. This is by far the quickest and easiest method.
Any of the above methods are equally successful in cleansing residual energies. There are other methods as well like using the moon phases that require a bit more timing.
Once you have cleansed your crystals and gemstones, you are now ready to charge the objects with your own energy. I will be writing on that in an upcoming post.
How do you cleanse your crystals? Which is your favorite method? I would love it if you would share your ideas in the comments below.