Selenite, Halite, Gypsum, Mica...
Certain Stones are too porous for water bath cleansing.
Use the Salt Bed and your Intentions to clear them.
Then gently wipe them down with a very soft cloth.
gives off negative ions when heated by the Sun.
This releases the accumulated electromagnetic charges.
Selenite and Quartz...
magnify all energies and can be used as a bed for charging.
Cleanse and Charge Your Gemstones and Crystals©
(©Calya Journey-Wise System is a copyright of Catherine Avizinis)
Crystals and Gemstones Need to be Cleansed
As we work with our Gemstones; either to extract electro-magnetic energies to cleanse or introduce them to build support structure; some of the residue remains. Even if someone holds the crystal to simply admire it, a trace of their field lingers.
These traces are not "bad" or "evil", just as dirt is not "bad" or "evil". However, the energetic impulse traces will affect the stones and, therefore, an accumulation needs to be cleansed away.
Cleanse any new stone or tool which you add to your collection with the procedure which follows. Then use the Programming Ritual to give intended purpose and power. Always communicate your intentions with the stone.
You Will Need: The Crystal, Salt, tray, bowl, cloth, water, soft paper towel
- Prepare a bed of Kosher salt on a tray (use sea salt if you prefer)
- Choose the Stone to be cleansed - be sure it wants to co-operate...
- Select a glass or ceramic bowl to be used only for Crystal Cleansing
- Place a soft cloth- like a face cloth- in the bottom of the bowl to protect your stones from chipping
- Add some warm water to the bowl- half full
(add 2 drops of lemon juice if the stone has been excessively handled)
- Address the Crystal--- explain what you are about to do--- place the crystal in the bowl of water
- With your cupped hand, gently pour the water over the crystal three times saying: "Gently Cleanse thee".
- Let the Crystal soak in the bath- One Minute is fine- no longer than 3 hours- remove it, dry it completely with the soft paper towel
- Place your cleansed Crystal on the salt bed, called a Rest, in the Sun to dry completely saying:
"Be cleansed and charged. Be cleansed and charged;
by the Power of Moon and Sun.
Be cleansed and charged. Be cleansed and charged.
So say I; this now is done."
If time permits, leave your stone in the Sun and Moon for three days and nights. (No, it does not matter if the clouds hide the Celestial view... the powers are still there.)
Your Gemstone is now cleansed of all accumulations, its own natural and super-natural powers are balanced and re-charged and it is ready to work with you.
Gemstones and Crystals collect magnetic charges.
The atoms of Gemstones and Crystals readily respond to the magnetic fields of the Cosmos, the Planet, people and things, transferring and transmuting energies. Reacting to charged ethereal, spirit-fields as well, they can assist us in attraction and communication with the unseen.
This ability to send and receive charges, thoughts and messages is how we are able to work with our Crystal Friends; but when these charges accumulate to an excessive degree, we must help to restore balance by cleansing and charging.
Who is this Crystal Friend?
The chemicals which make up the stone, give it it's color.
The structure and the way the stone was formed give it it's nature.
These things combine to give it it's Metaphysical Properties, Magickal Powers and Spiritual Persona; the distinct personality based on the stone type and individual piece.
These combinations have been studied and applied by all cultures for thousands of years; and Rituals for collecting, cleansing, charging, use, and care have been intricately woven and passed down as treasured heirlooms for generations. As in all traditions, sometimes the Ritual becomes more important than the intent. Please know that you can very easily cleanse the accumulation of energies from your stones by simply holding them in running water, then setting them in the sun to dry.
That would be the same as cleaning yourself by having someone throw a bucket of water over you and then standing outside for a while, as compared to a delightfully soothing Aromatherapy bath with candles and glorious soft towels and a luxurious massage!
Programming Ritual... Purpose and Power
Which method do you think will create stronger Crystal friendships?