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How To Cleanse Crystals

Your crystals look after you and in return we should be taking good care of them. There are a number of different ways we can clear our crystals energies, certain ways will work best for you and there are certain ways
that work better for different types of crystals. You will need to research a little bit about your crystals before cleansing them as some crystals are not as robust as others.

1. Salt

You can stand your crystals on top of the salt or bury it within it.

Your crystals should be left in the salt for a few hours minimum, overnight, or several days if possible. Once they have finished in the salt you should try to remove the salt. This can be done by running them under water or using a brush. The salt used in the process should be thrown away and not reused, as its energies will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies from the crystal.

Please note that easily abrasive crystals should be treated with care when around salt. Porous stones should not be soaked or run underwater. These include Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Hematite, and Pyrite as well as many others.

2. Other Crystals

As other crystals shift and absorb energies they can be used for cleansing. Crystal beds, geodes, and clusters are great for cleansing other crystals. All crystals can be cleaned by placing them inside of an Amethyst Geode overnight or for a day. Amethyst is a strong cleansing crystal and works very well at transforming energies and balancing out other crystals. 

Clear Quartz amplifies and cleanses much faster than Amethyst, but both work well. Be careful not to overload your cleansing crystals, and only cleanse a few at a time. The crystal clusters, geodes, and beds can absorb the energies contained within the crystals. They shift and neutralize the energy, and then release what we would consider good energy back into the cleansed crystal. This is a great cleansing method as the crystals also energize the other crystals for you.

3. Burying Crystals

The Earth is made up of energy and nature is a very powerful source. A great way to cleanse your crystals is by burying them underground. Some crystals are more delicate than others so it may be useful to place them in a soft
bag. 

The Earth energies will cleanse and purify your crystals by absorbing and transforming the crystals energies. It is important to bury them somewhere safe as they should be left here over night or for a full 24 hours if possible.

4. Smoke Smudging

A popular way of cleansing crystals is the use of smoke and smudging. Smudging involves burning smudge sticks or incense sticks in order to cleanse, shift and clear away negative energies. The same method can be used to clear away
the stored up energy within your crystals. 

This is simply done by burning an incense stick and holding the crystals in the smoke or using a feather to fan the smoke across the crystals. This only needs to be done for a shorter amount of time such as 30 seconds per crystal. 

There are a few different incense that are recommended because when burned they release certain elements into the air which can help to remove built-up energies. These incense include Sandalwood, Sweetgrass, Cedarwood and Sage.

5. Intentions and Visualization

Visualizing with intention is a quick way to cleanse your crystals. Simply hold the crystal and focus on it, feel it’s vibrational energies and connect with it. Visualize a bright white light surrounding your self and your crystal,
when you are ready visualize a beam of light coming down through your stone, this light will remove any stored up energies, moving them and shifting them into clear, light energies. 

You can do this for as long as you need, until you feel happy and sure that the light has cleansed and energized your crystal. Whilst focused on your crystal it is also a good time to remind your crystal what you would like to
use it for, ask if you can program it and if the answer is yes set your intentions.

6. Sound

Crystals vibrate at different frequencies and we can cleanse their energies with sound in the same way that we cleanse ours. 

Everything oscillates and has it’s own specific frequency.  Right now you have a collection of various vibrational frequencies making up who you are.  When it comes to crystals nothing is random, they are built up
in a very specific way geometric pattern. It is because of these specific energies that crystals have very stable vibrations that emit different energies around them. 

Give your Crystals a sound bath!

Sound is a very powerful cleanser, tuning forks, gongs, singing bowls and chimes can be used. You can use any sound as long as it is high and loud so that the amplitude is huge. Remember crystals have very stable vibrations
so in order to knock them a shift the energies you need to use high amplitude. 

7. Water

Purified water is a great way to cleanse crystals. Make sure that this method is suited for your crystal before putting it into water. Certain crystals should not be placed into water as it can have the opposite effect, these
include any stones that are porous or have a high metal content.

Crystals can be placed into a glass or bowl filled with water or under a cool running tap. They should be left for 10-20 minutes in order to cleanse them. If you are near any natural running water this is even better. Make
sure to place your crystals into a mesh bag so that you do not lose any. 

This is a great way to cleanse your crystals because it also energizes them as well.

8. Pendulums

Pendulums are often used to move stagnant energy and clear blockages. They can also be used to move and clear energy from our own chakras, auras and crystals. 

Pendulums swing in different directions to signify different things, when cleansing it is important to become familiar with your pendulum and know which direction is used to signify the cleansing of energy and which direction
is shown when energy has been cleared. 

Pendulums are a great way of cleansing energies as the circular motion can help us to also visualize the movement of energy. Hold your pendulum above your crystal and let it swing in a circular movement until it has finished. 

It is important to remember that crystal pendulums should also be cleansed by using one of the other methods mentioned here.

9. Moonlight

Natural energies are a great way to cleanse crystals, the energy that is transmitted by the sun and moon can both cleanse and energize crystals. 

Your crystals can be left under the light to help them absorb the energies. The Sun provides a strong powerful energy whereas the moon provides a much slower and gentler energy. It is important to remember that stones left out
in the sun can discolor.  

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