+RECHARGING YOUR CRYSTALS
△ RECHARGING AND CLEANSING YOUR CRYSTALS
Gems and crystals are created by Mother earth. They are alive and intelligent, having the intelligence of nature within every cell of their beings. They are mined either by hand or machine - grown in the earth and are removed from the earth to be used for many different purposes.
When gems, crystals, or rocks of any type are in the earth, they are exposed to earth energies including magnetic energy fields and electric energy fields. These energies come in a variety of ways including the inner workings of our planet, energy grids surrounding our planet, and from energies from the broader Universe, of which our planet Earth is a very active member.
It’s important to remember that gems and crystals are alive. To remain alive and energized once removed from within Mother Earth, gems, crystals, and objects made from elements taken from the earth, need to be cleansed and energized on a regular basis. These objects deserve respect and care, and in return they will respect and care for you.
Your gems, crystals, jewelry, basically anything around you, or on you, can attract positive and negative energy and hold that energy unless the object is cleansed. The jewelry containing these materials that you wear absorbs the energies you have within you as well as the negative energies around you. Therefore these objects need to be cleansed very regularly.
△ 1. The Sun and Moon:
Place your gems, crystals, jewelry (or any type of object) in a place where they will be fully exposed to the energizing rays of the sun and moon. Even if the day is cloudy or you cannot see the moon, their rays will energize the stones as long as they are directly exposed to these elements of nature. They will normally be cleansed within 24 hours of exposure.
However, stones such as black tourmaline, which are being used to deflect negative energies or help release negative energies in your physical and energetic bodies, may require up to 48 hours to become fully cleansed and regenerated.
Stones such as aquamarine and amethyst will fade in the sun so you will have to use another method for cleansing and regenerating these gemstones.
△ 2. The Earth:
Place your gems, crystals, jewelry, or object in the earth, either directly into the earth. You can also place them in a cloth covering, preferably a natural fabric such as cotton or wool or silk. Leave the gem or crystal buried for at least 24 hours to ensure that they become fully re-energized. If possible, find a spot where the soil is not being spread with chemicals through fertilizers or pesticides. This cleanses all negative energies and re-energizes the stones.
△ 3. Smudging With White Sage:
Take some white sage and begin to burn it until a good strong smoke is coming from your sage. Hold the crystal, gem, pendulum, or piece of jewelry in this smoke for at least one minute and preferably three or four minutes. This clears all negative energies that have become attached to this stone but does not energize the gem or crystal. To re-energize the stone, place it in a window so it can be exposed to the rays of the sun and moon. Remember, they re-energize even when it’s cloudy.
White Sage is the only herb that I use to cleanse. Others may recommend other herbs but I find that White Sage guarantees that the cleansing will be deep and complete.
△ 4. Using Another Crystal:
You can place the gems, crystals, jewelry, and other objects you would like to cleanse on another crystal, preferably a large - and I mean large - quartz crystal cluster. This will clear negative energies and will re-energize your crystals. However, you must cleanse and re-energize the large quartz crystal cluster regularly to ensure it retains its cleansing and re-energizing powers. Some people believe that negative energies can be cleansed off pieces of jewelry by placing it on an amethyst stone. I find that this approach has very limited results, depending on the amount of negative energy on the jewelry and the energy of the amethyst.