Crystals have been around and used for many purposes longer than recorded time! They have more power inside than we can possibly imagine! And, their ability to re-cleanse and re-program makes them invaluable, Crystals help us to understand and realize our purpose in our lives. Stones and crystals have also been used as symbols of power and status, as payment, for divination, in technologies and in magicks. The word crystal is used here to interchangeably describe healing stones, rocks, gemstones, semi-precious gemstones, minerals.
The most important thing that you can first learn about crystals is that they are not just inanimate objects. They are living entities that can be our friends, guides, and teachers. Crystals are capable of receiving, containing, projecting, emanating, refracting, and reflecting light, this is the highest form of energy known in the physical universe. Each type of crystal gives off its own vibration. When you hold or wear crystals, their energies interact with your aura and etheric bodies. The vibrations of that crystal then assists in changing, enhancing or modifying your own vibration. When you seek the help of a crystal, you are enlisting a powerful ally to "raise" your vibrational frequency.
Your thoughts and intentions will attract to you the crystal that's in harmony with your purpose, and beneficial to you or the person you have in mind.
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 clearing the crystal. It is a good idea to clear 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.
Run stones and crystals under cold running water, where possible use a stream but a garden hose or kitchen tap will do.
Bury the stones and crystals in ground earth a clay pot full of soil will do, length of time depend on your own feelings (3 days, part or full lunar cycle etc)
Sun or moon cleansing leave in direct moonlight or sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
Pass through associated incense or smudge stick
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.
Once the stones and crystals have been cleansed you will need charge or empower the crystal to a desired purpose. Each crystal will have a number of correspondences and it is possible enchant a crystal with a desired purpose such as a charm or talisman . Always choose the correct crystal for the desired out come.To charge a crystal is to revitalize it. Think of what kind of energy you want to store in your crystal.
Crystals, gemstones and minerals can be worked with for many purposes, some of which are:
* To modify thoughts, and emotions, our bodies, and enhance surroundings. * Heal imbalances in the body. * Raising consciousness. * Develop intuition, enhance psychic abilities and encourage prophetic dreams. * Assist in meditation and creating inner peace. * Assisting in manifestation (eg. love, money, etc.)
Wearing stones in pouches or in a form or jewelry is another way of holding and carrying stones. You can wear them in medicine pouches or incorporate them into jewelry pieces. Both of these ways have been used for many centuries. One advantage of pouches and jewelry pieces is that they allow you to incorporate combinations of stones which work together to produce the desired effects.