How and why should you cleanse your crystals?
Cleansing crystals is a common practice among crystal enthusiasts and practitioners, including me.
Crystals are believed to absorb and store energy from their environment and the people who handle them, which can lead to their energy becoming stagnant or negative over time.
Cleansing is a way to clear away any unwanted energy and restore the crystal to its natural state.
So how do we cleanse them?
There are several methods to cleanse crystals, including:
Smudging: Burning herbs like sage, palo santo, or cedar and waving the smoke over the crystal.
Water: Placing the crystal under running water or soaking it in a bowl of water.
Sunlight or Moonlight: Leaving the crystal in direct sunlight or moonlight for a few hours.
Earth: Burying the crystal in the earth for a day or more.
Sound: Using sound tools like singing bowls, bells, or tuning forks to clear the crystal's energy.
It's important to note that some crystals may be damaged by certain cleansing methods.
For example, some crystals are sensitive to water and may dissolve or become damaged if soaked in water. Be sure to research the best cleansing method for your particular crystal.
In terms of why you should cleanse your crystals, it's believed that crystals can absorb negative or stagnant energy, which can interfere with their ability to work properly.
Cleansing can restore the crystal's natural energy and enhance its healing properties.
Additionally, cleansing can help you establish a connection with your crystal and set intentions for its use.
How often should you cleanse your crystals?
As a general guideline, it's recommended to cleanse your crystals at least once a month, especially if you use them frequently for healing or energy work. However, if you notice your crystals are losing their shine or feel heavy or dull, it may be a sign that they need cleansing sooner.
If you use your crystals for intense energy work or if they are exposed to negative or stressful environments, such as a hospital or workplace, you may need to cleanse them more often.
On the other hand, if you use your crystals for more personal or meditative purposes, or if they are stored in a safe and low-stress environment, you may be able to cleanse them less frequently.
Ultimately, it's up to you to determine how often to cleanse your crystals based on your intuition and the specific needs of your crystals.
It's always a good idea to listen to your intuition and pay attention to how your crystals feel and perform to determine when it's time for a cleansing.