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Cleansing crystals regularly is necessary as they will absorb negative energy.
It is likely that your crystals may absorb vibrations not only from you, but from anything in the environment where they are located.
To create positive energy within your crystals, you need to cleanse them frequently. This is important as their effectiveness for healing may be effected by negative vibrations within the stones.
If you have been using them to heal health issues or when you were in a negative frame of mind, they would probably have absorbed your negative energy. This is why it is a good idea to purify them on a regular basis.
If you have been thinking about why you should cleanse your crystals, and you use them regularly, understand that your crystals are tools. You need these tools to be at the highest vibration possible, so that you may receive the most benefit from using them.
Many people go to great lengths to clean their home, their clothes and themselves, yet neglect to remove the negativity from the crystals they are using.
Its just a matter of learning about the methods to clean your stones, and you can do it on a regular basis to keep them full of positive energy.
Cleansing crystals by smudging them is easy. So how do you smudge crystals? The most potent smudge to use is white sage.
It is possible to buy smudge sticks ready made in a smudging stick, or you can use loose sage leaf.
It is easy to buy in most places, and the smudge sticks are made up of either white sage alone or mixed with lavender.
Some may have other fragrant herbs in them as well, and some of these may also have healing attributes that could benefit you. Sage smoke is powerful to cleanse both your stones and the environment where they live.
You can do this one of two ways. You can hold the stones close to the stream of the smoke, or simply hold your smudge stick near to where they are sitting so the air around them is full of the sage essence.
This is the method most alchemical healers use, to quickly cleanse their stones and crystal wands after use on clients. Cleaning your crystals with water is not recommended unless you know about whether you stone is safe to cleanse this way.
If you are cleaning quartz crystals, generally this will be safe. But please take care when using water on large clusters, as they may still be harmed by water, so do it with care.
There are different methods for cleansing natural crystals of various types. Using white light is a powerful method once you know how to create it. Most of you have the capacity to create white light, and this may also be called universal light.
The first time you do it, close your eyes and ask the universe or spirit, or whatever you believe in to be the creator, to create white light. This is similar to the power of prayer.
Imagine your body filling with the light, then feel the added energy that you have within you. Open your eyes and direct the white light.
Use your hands in a small sweeping motion towards where you want to direct the white light. Ask the universe to use the white light to transmute any negative energy within the stone into positive energy.
Not only can this method be used for cleansing crystals, the white light can also be used on yourself to bring your vibration up, or use it to improve the energy of the room.
I like to cleanse my personal stones fairly often, and this is important if you are doing a daily meditation with crystals and using them. White light is the easiest and most effective method to remove any built up negative energy quickly.
A crystal singing bowl may be used to cleanse your crystals. There are two ways to do this. If the stones are small you may put them into the crystal singing bowl.
For bigger items, place them close to the bowl, then play the bowl for a few minutes.
The lovely crystal bowl music is very powerful and the sounds emitted by the bowl will resonate throughout the room.
As the strong vibration of the pure crystalline sound of your crystal singing bowl fills the crystals, it will drive out any negative energy.
The sound will lift the vibration of any of your crystals that are close by, and the room will also be filled with good vibrations as well. I love playing my crystal bowl to lift the vibration of my home, as it resonates a powerful energy into its surroundings.