There was so much I didn’t know. When I first started using crystals, the idea of cleansing them never occurred to me. It wasn’t until Amanda mentioned it during our first trip to The Rock Store that I thought about this important ritual. The realization that there was so much for me to learn was both thrilling and terrifying. Are you just getting started? Looking for a new way to cleanse your crystals? Here are four ways to remove negative energies from your beloved stones.
Why You Need to Cleanse Crystals. As you probably know, crystals hold and amplify energy. This is true of both positive and negative energies. So, if your stone belonged to another person, is a new purchase, or just doesn’t feel quite right…. it might be time to cleanse it of any lingering energies.
Four Ways to Cleanse Your Crystals:
- Smudge Them With White Sage. One of my favourite (and most used) methods of cleansing is to use white sage. You can pick this up at any spiritual shop or order it online. It is inexpensive and effective! Simply burn the end of the sage bundle and hold the crystal in the smoke for a minute or two. To re-energize your stone, place it on a windowsill so it can absorb energy from the sun and moon.
- Make Use of the Sun and Moon. Speaking of the sun and the moon…. this is another simple way to cleanse your crystals. Put them in a spot where they will be exposed to the sun and moon (this will work even if the sun is not shining). Leave them for twenty-four hours. Keep in mind that not all stones should be cleansed this way. Certain crystal colours can fade in sunlight, so look it up beforehand!
- Use Water to Your Advantage. Running water (salt water is another method that is commonly used) is a simple way to cleanse and re-energize your collection of crystals. Place your stones in a small container and let the water run over them. Not everything can be cleansed this way, though. Crystals like selenite can dissolve in water, so do a quick search prior to your cleansing ritual.
- Cleanse Using Your Positive Intentions. The last method on this list is one that I like as well. Though, it is not for everyone. I personally believe that both intention is the key when it comes to spiritual work. If you believe the same…. ask the Universe to cleanse your crystals of any negative energy. Place the crystals in front of you and focus on your positive intentions.
These cleansing methods are not the only ways to remove negative energy from your crystals. There are many more to consider, but these are a great place to start. Let us know…. which method do you prefer?