Crystals offer a range of diverse benefits. You can use them in your home to dispel negative energies, in your car to help prevent accidents, as a meditation aid, or to help develop psychic abilities. No matter how you use crystals, you need to take proper care of them. Here's how to keep your crystals working as they should.
How to Clean Crystals
Whether you have just brought a new crystal home or your existing crystals are looking grubby, you should take some time to help them look their best. Some people use salt water or gentle dish soap while others are content to rinse them under a hot tap. The most important thing is to clean crystals gently and avoid harsh scouring pads which may scratch the crystals surface. You can dry your crystals with any soft cloth, although a jeweler's cloth will give an attractive finish.
How to Cleanse Crystals
Cleansing crystals is not the same as cleaning them. Cleaning removes dirt while cleansing removes the negative energies that crystals absorb over time. You should cleanse crystals that come into your possession and then regularly, depending on how much you use them. There are several ways to cleanse crystals, although popular methods include using crystal singing bowls, white light, and smudging. Experiment with crystal cleansing methods to find one that suits you.
How to Charge Crystals
Now that you have cleaned and cleansed your crystals, you'll need to charge them. Some people refer to this aspect of crystal care as re-energizing. One way to charge crystals is to place them in the path of sunlight and moonlight for up to seven days. You can also bury crystals to allow the earth's magnetic field to draw out any negativity. If you're in a rush to use your crystal, you can place it on top of a larger quartz crystal for two hours and get the same result.
How to Program Crystals
Your crystals are now ready for programming (their instructions). Most crystal users simply sit quietly with their crystal and focus on a specific energy, but you can also write your wishes on a piece of paper and then place your crystal on top of the paper to absorb your thought energy. You might also try the circular breath meditation technique to program your crystals with your desired instructions.
How to Store Crystals
There is no universally agreed way to store crystals, so how you do so is a matter of personal choice. You might not even put them away at all, in favor of displaying them around your home, or you might choose to carry them on your person. If you do want to store them away, try to wrap them in natural fabrics such as cotton or silk. Chatting to a psychic online can help you decide how to store your crystals.
Following these tips will help you enjoy your crystals and get the most benefit from them. It takes just a little effort to keep crystals at their best, but the rewards for doing so are enormous.