Choosing, Cleaning and Charging Crystals
Crystals are Mother Earth’s gifts to us, they are a living geometric energy. Each particular type of crystal or mineral can be seen as a key, and we can use these keys to access specific energies, whether that be for healing, meditation, protection, understanding, as well as a thousand other uses forgotten over time.
Crystals have been mined and used for thousand of years, and can be seen in ancient crowns, regalia and jewelry. Lapis Lazuli was ground up into paint and was used to decorate temples and icons. There are also ancient crystal skulls that have been found as well as tales of ‘fire stones’ which are said to have been in each pyramid around the earth.
Crystals Have Their Own Energy
Crystals are the earths batteries/computers, each type of crystal has a function and purpose which can be harnessed for personal use. Crystals have their own life force called ‘devas’. In their un-worked raw state the deva is usually present. However carving and polishing crystals can cause the deva to leave (working with a carved piece will call the deva back to the stone).
How Do Crystals Affect Us
We all have a life/energy force, and we have energy points called chakras. There are seven major chakras, each has a specific function, when we’re tired, stressed, unwell or depressed our chakras can slow down or even stop working (which really isn’t that uncommon in todays fast paced life). Crystals can be used by healers to help realign energies and assist the healing process, and can be programmed for particular jobs.
When a crystal is clean and charged it resonates to a particular frequency. Keeping a crystal close acts as a metranome that beats the rhythm of the crystal vibration and your energies harmonise with the energy. Rose Quartz is a specific nurturing energy, A mother/love stone. If when you feel down you were to hold a cleansed Rose Quartz you will begin to harmonise with the frequency of the crystal, and absorb the feelings (frequency) of love and care into your aura.
Tourmaline’s help at times of change, within the Tourmaline family there are different types: black, deflects negativity, green for emotional, watermelon (pink and green), and red, all help during times of change although in different ways. Topazes bring clarity, higher perspectives, blue for emotional, golden for creativity. Diamonds is an amplifier and purifier, Rubies strengthens the will and gives courage, Emeralds helps to turn negativity into positively.Choosing the Right Crystal For You:
The best to choose a crystal is to let your intuition guide you, if you feel really drawn to one piece that’s the one for you.
Crystals in their natural form are the most powerful. When crystals are cut, shaped and polished they can lose their natural force. However if the piece you like has been shaped and polished working and wearing the stone will bring energy and life back to the stone and it will perform its natural function.
When you buy a crystal, one of the first things you need to do is clean it. An ideal way is to place the crystal under the cold tap and turn the water on so it flows over the stone/s and down the plug hole, this will take out the impurities and leave the stone clean and revitalised. Another way is to leave it on a sunny windowsill (best for jewellery pieces) and let the Sun’s light cleanse it.
A good way of checking the stone is to dowse it, hold the dowser/pendulum over the crystal, if the crystal is dirty then it could be a slow or a small swing. Cleanse the stone and check again, there should be a noticeable difference in the pendulums swing, it should be faster and a wider swing.