Crystals and stones absorb energetic imprints from the world around them, just as we do. Clearing and cleansing crystals removes energetic debris, which increases energy flow and facilitates healing.
There are many ways to cleanse and clear crystals once you have brought them home.
In his book, Secrets of American Indian Crystal Healing, Luc Bourgault recommends a seven day crystal soak in a solution of 1 tsp natural sea salt to 1 liter water. Be sure to check the Mohs hardness of the crystal you intend to cleanse before placing in water. Selenite, for example, dissolves in water. It’s not a huge deal though if you accidentally mess up… usually. Once, I left a Selenite charging plate outside in a rainstorm overnight. The polished look wore off, but it still charges my other crystals the same way.
The seven-day soak method has left me with little counter space and without a bowl to use for far too long. If you have the space by all means let your crystals re-balance in a beautiful spa-like retreat before joining your home and family.
If you are like me, you are eager to work with your new crystals right away and do not want to wait!
My personal favorite method for cleansing and clearing crystals is smudging. Using white sage to smudge your crystals effectively removes negative energy. In addition, scientists have found smudging with White Sage kills bacteria. Here is a great link if you are interested in learning more http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/killer-germs-obliterated-medicinal-smoke-smudging-study-reveals.
There was a time when I relied heavily on clearing and cleansing crystals with sound, i.e. using a singing bowl, solfeggio frequency tuning forks, etc. James Tyberonn’s Earth-Keeper YouTube videos reminded me sound can cause crystals to fracture. I do believe solfeggio frequencies can be used harmoniously with crystals of like vibration. More research is needed on this topic on my part.
If you are preparing to work with some personal crystals for deep inner work, then I highly recommend the Luc Bourgault natural sea salt method. The solution bathes the crystal in healing energies as salt removes negativity and the water cleanses. Think of it as doing a factory reset on your phone.
In my work with crystals, I prefer the white sage smudging method to cleanse and clear my crystals. Both between clients and for personal use. Smuding is quick, easy and inexpensive. Not to mention kills bacteria!
Learn more about clearing and cleansing crystals by watching my YouTube video “Clearing Crystals”
~Athena Gappmayer, MBA, CCH, RHP, RMP