Gemstones and crystals are our best friends because they can contribute so much to our physical and spiritual wellbeing. Crystals can help absorb negative energies and restore the good ones. So you can pursue your passions in life with as much zest and vibrancy as you want. For crystals to function at an optimum level, you need to cleanse and recharge them regularly.
Just like any other spiritual or practical tool, their effectiveness is also reduced as you continue using them, day by day. In today’s blog, we are going to teach you how gemstones can be cleansed. And then they can release pent up negative energies.
Cleansing gemstones is also a good idea if you are receiving gemstones from other people as gifts. Whether a gemstone is a hundred years old or if it has just been purchased two days ago, remnant energies that may not be helpful to you may be leftover in the gemstone.
What are the benefits of charging and cleansing gemstones?
Gemstones can be restored and they will return to their original vibrational frequency. Vibrational frequency refers to the ability of gemstones to serve as conduits from universal spiritual energies. Humans are natural transmitters of vibrational energies, and gemstones can help amplify the transmissions to speed up the manifestation of good things in concrete reality. As a gemstone is used regularly, the vibrational power is reduced, and it has to be cleaned to restore it to its original transmission capacity.
Gemstones will not transmit or receive negative energies, but will instead route these energies to the earth, where they will be immediately neutralized.
Gemstones are better able to strengthen people’s intuition if they are charged and cleansed. The opposite takes place if a gemstone is frequently used but is never recharged. In some rare cases, a gemstone may even become a conduit for negativity if it has been improperly used for many years.
How to Charge Crystals?
There are several methods to charge and cleanse crystals and you can make use of any or all of these methods. See which method is most enjoyable and effective for you. Also, it would be a good idea to do some practical research about the gemstones you have at home. Some gemstones must never be cleaned with water or salt because they will dissolve or corrode.
Some gemstones must never be put near water because they will eventually take damage and fade. More expensive precious stones should be cleansed and recharged dry.
The following minerals are safe for cleansing with water or washing: tiger’s eye, aventurine, red jasper, citrine, amethyst, all classes of quarts, and agate.
1. By Burning Sage
One of the simplest ways of cleansing crystals without water is by burning sage. For this method, you will need a meditation bowl or any equivalent metal bowl. Put all your gemstones in the meditation bowl and light a bunch of sage. When the sage begins smoking, simply layer the smoke over the gemstones and allow the smoke to surround the gemstones.
Sage’s natural spiritual cleansing properties will easily lift the negativity in your gemstones and introduce positive energies. Burning sage is such a powerful ritual that it can rid an entire area of negativities. It can also have a beneficial spiritual effect on family and friends who happen to be with you while you are purifying and recharging your gemstones. Feel free to extend this cleansing ritual if you feel like it.
People who have had gemstones for a long time will form a special bond with them. While gemstones are not alive in the human sense of the word, they are conduits of energy and they have intelligence and communicative capabilities, too. That’s why they can form basic bonds with their owners. They will tell you when they need to be cleansed, and they will also inform you if the cleansing ritual is enough and you can stop.
2. By Singing Bowl
The Tibetan singing bowl is another fast method of cleansing gemstones of negative energies. The frequencies emitted by this enigmatic tool from the Tibetan Highlands can also scatter and dissolve negativity in any physical space.
The people of Tibet using singing bowls for various purposes, including stress management and ridding themselves of negative emotions such as excessive anger and sadness. People believe that using Tibetan singing bowls at home can help you get rid of the physical and spiritual manifestations of negativity, and these can also help you improve your body’s energy balance.
To use a Tibetan singing bowl for purifying gemstones, line up the gemstones on a table and use the mallet to create a ring around the lip of the bowl. When you hear a high tune emanate from the bowl, you can slow down and just continue playing the tune. You can also try playing the bowl by touching the mallet outside the bowl to produce a different frequency. Tibetan singing bowls can be purchased online and in stores dedicated to Zen and meditation.
3. Charge Using Gemstones
Quartz gemstones are natural charging and purifying stones. Place your other gemstones near rose quartz or colorless quartz crystal and leave them there for a couple of hours. The rose quartz will draw away impurities from other gemstones and push positive energies into them. All energies emanating from quartz changing crystals come directly from the Source as these gemstones have a high affinity for pure, universal energies.
4. Cleanse Through Positive Intention
If you don’t have any of the tools we mentioned earlier, you can use the power of intention to cleanse your gemstones. Hold the gemstone that needs to be cleansed in one hand and visualize all the negative energies leaving it in waves. When the negativity has been draw away, you can visualize white energy flowing into the gemstone this time. This white energy is the same energy drawn forth by quartz charging stones. The important thing here is the intention that you repeat in your mind as you help your gemstones recharge.
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