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8 Easy Ways To Cleanse & Charge Crystals (That Make Them More Powerful)

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How To Cleanse & Charge Healing Crystals

The practice of crystal healing has been used for hundreds of years in order to solve body aches and pains and diffuse problems of blocked energy — both mentally and physically.

But after absorbing this negative energy from your body, mind and spirit, it's left trapped inside of your healing crystals, which is why it's important to learn how to cleanse and charge crystals properly, if you want them to stay powerful.

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What are the different types and shapes of crystals for healing?

Each type of crystal resonate with specific color frequencies, tones, and rays of light, increasing or amplifying a particular energy vibration, and there are numerous different types of crystals to suit your needs.

For example, rose quartz resonates with pink or rose light, enhancing love, emotional healing, and seeing through eyes of love. Lapis, on the other hand, resonates with deep blue light, encouraging truth and intercity while clearing channels of communication with others or the ethereal realm of spirit.

Aside from the unique properties each type has, crystals, gemstones and minerals manifest in a variety of wondrous shapes and sizes — both natural and man-shaped.

Each shape has a different purpose:

  • Crystal balls, or spheres, can be used during meditation to bring the self back into alignment with the oneness of the cosmos and your inner-intuitive self.
  • Healing wands are human-shaped crystals which direct, with beam-like precision, vibrational energy.
  • Single points are naturally-shaped crystals with six-sides. Each mineral, each crystal displays its own unique form.
  • Blades are very useful tools in releasing you from the past, cutting away negatively attached etheric or energy cords which drain your lifeforce essence.
  • Clusters are several crystal points, grouped together. These beauties have a "collective energy" that magnifies their natural energy.

Once you've discovered what types and shapes of crystals you need most, the next step is learning how to keep them cleansed and charged so they stay powerful.

Here are 8 ways to cleanse and charge crystals and gemstones.

1. Rinse them with cool running water.

Before cleansing and charging your crystals and gemstones, consider rinsing each crystal or gemstone under cool running water. If you are near the ocean, a lake or a stream, be sure to have a firm grip on your crystals or they might “jump” out of your fingers into the water!

2. Place them in sunlight.

The intensity of the sun’s rays cleanses crystals and gemstones within just a few hours.

3. Place them in full or new moonlight.

Placing crystals and gemstones in the moonlight, especially during a full moon, removes all lower negative or dirty crystal energy with a soft, yet very powerful energy.

4. Place them in sea salt.

Should you choose to cleanse your crystals or gemstones using sea salt, be advised sea salt may remove more than just stored negative energy. The sea salt may also alter a crystal's subtle, inner vibration, causing an unwanted frequency realignment.

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5. Bury crystals in the ground for 24 to 48 hours.

Earth mother’s healing energy regenerates crystals by recycling or transmuting negative energy, restoring your crystals unique vibrational frequency. You an also place crystals with their points facing upward, toward the sky.

6. Use fire.

Pass crystals over and through incense smoke or the flame of a white candle

7. Use the power of other crystals.

Place smaller crystals or stones on larger clusters of clear quartz or amethyst quartz for 24 to 48 hours, after first cleansing and charging the larger crystals. Larger clear quartz or amethyst quartz clusters have the ability to cleanse and restore balance to smaller crystals and gemstones by absorbing negative energy.

You can also place large pieces of selenite or kyanite near your crystals, which will draw out the energies your crystals have absorbed.

8. Use sound.

Play a singing bowl, beat a drum, or use an OM CD on low volume for at least sixty minutes

Personally, I place my crystal pendants on larger crystal clusters, recharging them overnight. My clusters are recharged by the sun each day and by moonlight each night as it streams in through the windows.

When you take care of your crystals, they are better able to help you clear your energy, protect you from negative energies and psychic attack, and raise your inner vibration.

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Terrie Marie is a spiritual healer and angel intuitive specialist who helps people overcome subconscious bad behaviors and negative self talk. If you would like to see how she can help you, you can reach her through her website.

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This article was originally published at Angel Dream Team. Reprinted with permission from the author.