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CLEARING ENERGY FROM CRYSTALS

 

Crystals can collect various forms of energy from emotions, thought, touch, and many other sources. When other people handle your crystal, they leave their energy imprint on the crystal. This isn’t a bad thing, but to help ensure your crystal is resonating fully with you, it is best to get rid of those stores energetic imprints. This is known as clearing the crystal. It is a good idea to clear your crystal when you first get it, after you use it for any healing work, and when it has been around any intense energies, people, or situations.

Use your intuition to determine when your crystals need clearing. If you sense a decrease in its energy, a cloudiness, stickiness, or darkness, it’s time to clear them.

USING WATER TO CLEAR CRYSTALS

Not all crystals can be put in water, as it damages some. Be sure to find out whether your crystal is safe to use with this method.

  • Use cool water
  • Hold crystal in your hand.
  • Point fingers toward the drain.

Tap water works in a pinch. But it’ s better if the water is filtered, and even better than that if it comes from a natural source (well water, spring water, or the best option – running water in a creek)

SEA SALT OR SALT WATER SOAK

Bury the crystal in sea salt for one to three days, preferably in a ceramic or glass container. You can purchase sea salt in most health food stores and in some supermarkets. ​

You may also put your crystal in a sea salt bath, though this is less recommended, as it can damage some crystals. ​

Wash all salt off the crystals after clearing them, using filtered water if possible. .

USING SMOKE / SMUDGING ​

One way to clear energy is to burn plant material and pass your crystal through the smoke. This smoke smudging is great for clearing crystals, auras, and environments. The most popularized smudge materials are White Sage and Palo Santo, though both are now in danger from over-harvesting.

When purchasing White Sage, avoid wild harvested sage and sage smudge sticks. The seller should be able to tell you the origin. Best bets are organic farmed sage, or purchased from Native American or First Nations people, who use sustainable practices.

Palo Santo should be sourced from someone who collects sustainably, from naturally fallen (already dead) wood. Unsustainable practices have decimated Palo Santo, and this sacred medicine needs to be protected and preserved.
There are many types of plant material that can be bundled and dried, to be used as a smudge stick. These plants are more sustainable, and can easily be grown in your backyard. Take care to harvest them sustainably, with care:

  • Black sage
  • Wormwood
  • Cedar
  • Pine
  • Holy Basil
  • Mints
  • Rosemary
  • Juniper
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lavender
  • Creosote

USING YOUR BREATH

Your breath carries your intention to clear your crystal. We are all powerful beings, and have the power to clear crystals on our own. ​

Hold the crystal in dominant hand (both hands if it’s a large crystal).
Focus thoughts on the crystal, with the intention that it will be free of all negative energy..

USING YOUR BREATH

Make sure you know before you sunbathe them, as some can fracture, dissolve, lose color, or release toxins due to heating.

Your breath carries your intention to clear your crystal. We are all powerful beings, and have the power to clear crystals on our own. ​

Hold the crystal in dominant hand (both hands if it’s a large crystal).
Focus thoughts on the crystal, with the intention that it will be free of all negative energy..

BURYING IN EARTH ​​

For a crystal who’s attached energies are extremely stubborn, clearing by burial is the most effective method. Put it back into the dirt from whence it came.

  • Find a location that has unadulterated earth (no pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals).
  • Wrap your crystal in a cloth. Bury for at least 2-3 days.
  • Mark your spot so you can find them later.
  • For the most energetic cleansing and charging, do so under a full moon.
  • You can bury them without a protective cloth, as well, but if you do, make sure it is a crystal that can be washed off in water afterward.

CLEARING CRYSTALS WITH OTHER CRYSTALS

You can utilize other crystals to clear your crystals, as well.  Some stones that work well for this are: ​

  • Quartz crystal clusters
  • Amethyst clusters

Place the stone to be cleared on the “clearing” stone, and leave for 24-48 hours. ​Some say these crystals never need to be cleansed. However, we feel every crystal needs a little love now and again, so we cleanse these crystals, too.