The term “Cleansing” in crystal knowledge is the idea of letting crystals absorb Universal energy from its surroundings, promoting a clean frequency of power to each crystal. It is important to cleanse your crystals frequently. Throughout the daily use of crystal energy, they build up negative energies that don’t allow the crystal to promote a positive field for you. There are so many ways to cleanse crystals ranging from nature baths to meditation.
The following are some techniques that can be used to cleanse/charge crystals.
- Sun Bathing/Full Moon Bathing
The energy that radiates from the Sun and Moon help to charge crystals. This Universal light collects itself into each crystal, making them more shiny and full of life. To cleanse under the Sun, be mindful that many crystals can fade with time. Let them sit in the Sun for 30 minutes to an hour and then remove them. To let them soak Moon energy, I suggest putting your crystals out 3 nights consecutively prior to a Full Moon. Bring them in every morning. If you pay close attention, the crystals sometimes feel a little heavier after Sun/Moon bathing.
- Water Soaking
Water carries life. Life is water and everything in this world is water based. Letting your crystals soak in water lets the negative energies float away from the crystal. Use a clear glass bowl, fill it up with distilled water and place all your crystals inside the bowl. Be mindful that some crystals can dissolve if left in water for a long period of time (Calcite’s, Selenites) Many claim that salt in water is a good, but I’ve come to realize that the salt can end up in crevices of the crystal which then builds up. Make sure to recycle the water to plants. The water carries bad energy after using it, but nature is a good way to recycle this water. Combine this technique with the Sun and Moon bathing to boost the energy flow of the Sun and Moon.
- Sea Salt
Sea salt works a lot like water cleansing. Get a bowl of sea salt and simply bury your crystals inside it. Leave them in the bowl for 3 days. Try to use thick pellets of sea salt(So salt doesn’t end up inside cracks/crevices of crystal) Once finished soaking, wash them off with running water. The running water itself helps dissipate bad vibes that your crystals have accumulated.
- Crystal Host Cleansing
Applying big crystals into your mix can have dramatic affect to the energies in your crystal collection. Just like how we all influence each other on a daily basis, crystals influence each other as well. Some crystals that cleanse other crystals include: Citrine, Amethyst, and all the Kyanite type crystals. Simply put the cleansing crystal in the middle of all the crystals that you wish to cleanse. Be mindful of cleansing the main cleansing crystal every now and then.
- Focused Intent
The easiest way to program a cleansed frequency on a crystal is to used focus intent. Intention is important in every aspects of our lives and can be used for your crystal. Simply hold the crystal in your hand. Close your eyes. Imagine white light being absorbed in your Crown Chakra and imagining the light travel inside your body and into all your chakras finally leading into your hand. This is great to apply into your daily meditation sessions. Maybe pick one crystal every time you meditate, allow the energy of the crystal to be cleansed and use the crystal for your meditation while you’re at it. It is IMPORTANT that you use the Focused Intent technique every time you obtain a new crystal. Even if the crystal comes from good intention, still program the crystal to your own frequency.
These were some cleansing techniques that are used in my daily life but just like with everything, there are much more techniques to cleanse crystals. I highly suggest to do research on your own to further investigate this.