Crystals are mainly used when “balance” needs to be brought into a person’s life. This balancing is considered healing and it is a property attributed to crystals since ancient times. Crystals can be used to help physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Crystals can also be used for protective and preventative purposes. 

Ways of Using Crystals

Crystals can be used in many ways; it depends upon your preference. Common ways include:

1. Worn on the body as jewelry or close to the body (key rings or in pockets or pouches), crystals affect
the body and energy field. Place it near the area you are trying to heal.
2. Kept under a pillow for help with insomnia, nightmares, & psychic attacks. Some crystals help with
dream recall.
3. Used in the bath in the water or on the tub to absorb negative energy & emotions.
4. Placed around the home, office or car to attract positive energy
5. Holding a crystal in your hands, to help focus your concentration & quiet the conscious mind
6. In meditation practice, for aura cleansing, chakra healing, Reiki practice

How to Clean Crystals

Crystals should be cleaned before first use and after use. They can become “dirty” from drawing unwanted energies from the body during healing. The cleaner the stone, the more powerful it is. A clean stone feels positive, bright, cold and tingly to the touch.

1. Smudging – smudge them with burning cedar or sage. Hold the burning smudge stick while passing your crystal through the smoke.
2. Moonlight – place the crystal outside from the Full to the New Moon.
3. Burying the crystal in a cup of dried herbs (rose petals, sage, myrrh, frankincense, & sandalwood). They can also be buried in the earth for deep cleansing.
4. Sacred Breath – visualize “blowing” away any negativity from the stone while asking your higher self to cleanse it.
5. Proximity Cleaning – put the crystal in a pile with similar crystals and leave overnight to realign it
6. Physical Cleaning – run the crystal under cool tap water. Make sure the points face down the drain to run the negative energy down the sink. DO NOT USE WARM OR HOT WATER – IT CAN BREAK THE CRYSTALS. DO NOT USE THIS METHOD FOR CRYSTALS WHICH ARE WATER SOLUBLE.

Programming and Dedicating Crystals

This makes the crystal more useful & powerful. Programming it focuses its abilities on something you specifically need, magnifying the crystal’s intent through your own. Dedicating it to a high level healing energy or Goddess protects the crystal from negative energy. 

To program the crystal: Hold the crystal in your hand & sense its energy. Ask quietly to be connected to the deva or life-force energy of the crystal. Think of what you will use the crystal for & quietly ask the crystal if it is willing to act in the way you wish. The crystal’s energy may increase with a yes or seem to disappear with a no. If the stone accepts your intent, state in your mind that it be so. Once a stone is programmed, it will hold its intent until you or someone else reprograms it.


To dedicate the crystal: hold the crystal in your hand & state clearly in your mind: “Only the most positive high-level energy may work through this healing tool.” Focus on your intent for a while & end your meditation with “SO BE IT.” The crystal is now dedicated.

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