Cleaning & Empowering a Crystal
a Crystal: One of the suggested methods of buying a
crystal requires that you look at a crystal and see if it
"vibrates" with you. Look through a large number
of them until you find just the right one. This works fine
as long as you wide variety to select from.
method to purchase a crystal is buying whatever crystal
that is available to you. You may also get one as a gift.
In either of these cases, you will be "bonding"
with the crystal and that provides the "tuning"
of the crystal to your "vibration". So it isn't
all that critical that you find the "perfect"
crystal when buying one.
Water with a little salt, wash gently, and dry. Dish soap
can be used. Do not use dyed or strong chemicals because
of the chance of discoloring the crystal. Its best to keep
it simple. Polish it with a jewelers cloth after. Avoid
scouring pads because it can scratch the surface.
The crystal will have traveled long distances and have
been held by many different persons, which makes it
susceptible to having mixed vibrations. It needs to have
these vibrations neutralized so that you can impress your
own pure intentions upon it.
most common way to do this is to hold the crystal over the
smoke of incense while impressing upon it your intention
that it only relate to your impressions as its possessor.
It can also be held over the heat of a candle in the same
manner. Do not place it directly in the flame because
extreme heat can change the color.
This is the step that makes any crystal a part of you and
your psyche. It alleviates the need to find the
"perfect" crystal. Once you have bonded with the
crystal it is then "tuned" to your mind
and vibration. You should do this with every crystal
whether it be a large expensive specimen or an inexpensive
a quite place where you can be free from distraction for a
few minutes. Hold the crystal in your hand and with your
eyes closed, feel every part of it recording in your mind
its feel and touch. After that, open your eyes and look at
every part of it noting its color, shape, flaws,
inclusions and imperfections. Become familiar with ever
angle and part of the crystal. You create an impression in
your mind of the crystal that will remain there. It only
takes a few minutes and you should do this with every
crystal. From here you can go on to empower the crystal if
you have a ready intention, or you can save it for
empowering at a later date.
Here is where you put the most powerful energy in the universe
to work, your mind. You give the crystal or tumble
gemstone your intention which becomes its purpose. You can
assign it any purpose or desire that you have and it then
becomes your icon which represents the the intention you
want it to hold. It is your intermediary to the universal
machine which enables all thought to become physical
quietly with the crystal, and meditate or ponder what it
is you want it to represent for you. Focus as intently as
you can for a few minutes while your intentions are transferred
to the crystal. Have faith that your intentions are
recognized by the universal power of All That Is, (God).
The crystal then becomes your "Genie" which is
dedicated to doing your will. You are then free from
direct involvement or the grasping that interferes with
the universal process. Place your faith in the fact that
your intentions are made known. You can also empower more
than one crystal with the same intention.
(see quartz crystals for
metaphysical uses and meanings)
(see amethyst crystals
for healing uses)