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Selecting your crystal

The crystal and gemstone kingdom is so vast, that it might be difficult for you to choose the right crystal. There are many methods for selecting the crystal best for you. Most common methods are given below :

  • Follow your intuition. The most recurring thought / inspiration will guide you towards that crystal. Request the inner guidance as to where we should place it.

  • Using dowser can help you pick the crystal that resonates best with you.

  • Some crystals like rose quartz and amethyst are always beneficial irrespective of dis-ease or conditions.

  • Get your aura photograph through say kirlian photographic camera. Based on the the colors seen in that photo you can decide which crystal to select.

  • Selection of gemstones have been traditionally done with the help of horoscope reading and is also safe way as gemstone if wrongly selected and worn gemstone can have negative effect.

Cleansing your crystal

Crystals are living, pulsating vibrational bodies continuously absorbing and emitting energy. The energy absorbed by them or in other words the old impressions stored in them may not be beneficial and infact can be harmful for you sometimes. The crystals does not have negative effect, it is just that, a particular crystal may not work for you while it can do wonders for other. It therefore becomes necessary for us to cleanse (remove old impressions) our newly purchased crystal.

Also, depending upon the size of crystal, frequency and purpose of use, we should cleanse and recharge the old crystals in use.

  • Sea salt (dry) : This is the best and safest method of cleansing crystals. Put your crystal and sea salt in a bowl and leave overnight. Then rinse thoroughly under running water. The amount of sea salt should be more than the crystal or such that the crystal is fully covered with sea salt. Do not use table salt (salt we use in our daily life in food) and do not use metal containers.

  • Sea salt (wet) : Put your crystal and sea salt in a bowl. Add water such that the crystals are completely dipped into water. Leave this overnight. Then rinse thoroughly under running water. The amount of sea salt should be more than the crystal. There is no rule that we should do this in night only. We can leave the crystal in daylight also. Furthermore, the time for which crystal should be left is subjective issue. Follow your intuition or use common sense for this. If you use this method make sure that the crystal is not reactive chemically with salt solution, if it is, then use sea salt (dry) or any other method for cleansing crystal. Do not use table salt (salt we use in our daily life in food) and do not use metal containers.

  • Moonlight : Moonlight is another way of clearing your crystals. Simply place outside from the Full to the New Moon.

  • Smudge : We can smudge the crystals with burning cedar or sage. Simply hold the burning sage or cedar stick while passing your stone through the smoke. Repeat this say 10 times with intention that crystal is getting cleansed of old patterns.

  • Earth buried : Dig a hole and bury the crystal in earth and leave it overnight. Then rinse thoroughly under running water.

  • Running tap water : You can simply rinse the crystal in running water for about 3-5 minutes, or you can follow up by placing the crystal in a clear glass filled with water for about half an hour (of course the amount of water should be much higher).

  • Essential oil : Soak the crystals in a container filled with water in which a few drops of essential oil have been added. The lavender or juniper essential oil is especially suitable due to there capabilities of releasing the accumulated negative energies. Then rinse thoroughly under running water.

  • Visualization technique : Get into meditative state holding your crystal. Then visualize extremely bright white light (the divine light) coming from universe and entering from your sahasrara chakra and going to the crystal. Visualize that this divine light is releasing all old patterns and any negative energies from the crystal.

  • Cleansing crystal with other crystals : A crystal can be placed on a large crystal cluster. Citrine in particular is excellent for cleansing the other crystals. It is one of only two crystals that is automatically self-cleansing, and will cleanse other crystals as well. The other is Kyanite, which is also useful in aligning your chakras.

Charging your crystal
  • After we have cleansed and rinsed the crystal, we need to charge it to fulfill our purpose of its use. Leave the crystal for about 10-15 minutes in direct sunlight. This duration can be made longer if your crystal can incur. If you are reiki channel, get into meditative state, start the reiki channel and draw all four symbols on the crystal. Then give reiki to crystal for more than 3 minutes. Sending reiki with proper intention to crystal is highly important at this stage. Choose the intention wisely and precisely. Request the crystal to heal you.

  • If you are not reiki channel, leave the crystal for about 10-15 minutes in direct sunlight. This duration can be made longer if your crystal can incur. Get into meditative state and calm your chattering mind. Visualize and feel divine golden colored light coming from universe and going to crystal through your hands. Visualise your intention as being getting embedded / embossed in the crystal and request the crystal to heal you or fulfill the embedded intention.

 

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