Crystals – Choosing, Cleansing and Charging…
This Crystals section is from Alizon’s Psychic Secrets website full of fascinating information on subjects such as the Tarot, Psychic Abilities, the Seven Secrets, Chakras, Color meanings, Crystals, Herbal Lore, Wicca, Magic Spells and much much more…
Healing Crystals and Gemstones such as Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, Moonstone etc have been used for healing and magical purposes for thousands of years. They have the ability to soak up and hold onto energies and can subtly help to bring the energy vibrations within your body and aura into a healthy and vibrant balance. This makes them the perfect tools for healing and magic workings. From as far back as the days of the legendary lost city of Atlantis, through the ancient Mayan, and Egyptian civilisations, and including Far Eastern and Native American cultures, gem stones have been used in both spiritual rituals and as aids to physical and mental healing.
Today thousands of people worldwide who use them claim that they aid their mental and physical well-being. Using an Amethyst Crystal, for example is a great way to increase your own psychic abilities.
Whether you intend using them for healing, spell work, as a meditational aid or just because they look nice in a dish you need to look after them to get the best from your personal Crystal.
Choosing a Stone
Most importantly when choosing Crystals is to select the Crystal you are most drawn to. Use your intuition to guide you in your selection. If it feels right – it probably is just the Crystal you most need!
If you are choosing Crystals for a specific reason, for example to increase your psychic abilities, or to give you more confidence, keep that thought in mind when making your selection.
Caring for a Stone
You need to respect them, treat them gently and care for them. Gem stones are extremely sensitive to their surroundings and can soak up negative energies from their environment or anyone handling them.
They need to be ‘decontaminated’ of unwanted negative vibrations by cleansing regularly to allow them to work to their utmost potential.
To cleanse your Crystal, simply wash it under running water for a few moments. If possible cleanse it in a stream, a natural spring or the sea. If you haven’t easy access to the ocean or natural bodies of water simply add salt to the cleansing water as this will add the electrical properties contained in the salt to the cleansing process.
Once cleansed you need to charge the Crystal.
Charging will keep the positive energy of the Crystal focused upon you so that it most benefits you. Avoid others touching or handling your Crystal, as it will absorb possible negative energies from them, diluting the benefits to you.
There are many ways to charge a Crystal but here are a few suggestions:
If you want to charge your crystal with the Element of Fire as with sun energy to help with confidence, vibrant health, motivation or creative projects etc. then place your Crystal on a windowsill or outdoors for a few hours in the sunshine.
For the benefits of the Element of Water as with moon energy for help with psychic abilities, increased intuition, magical workings etc. moon bathe your Crystal (either in water or not) under the light of a full moon for several hours.
If you want to charge your crystal with the Element of Earth bury your Crystal in the earth for a few hours for earth energies to help with groundedness, strength and banishing negativity.
For the benefits of the Element of Air to help with clear communication, learning and understanding hold your Crystal in the smoke of burning incense.
After cleansing and charging your Crystal it is now time to attune it to your personal vibrations and energies.
By simply wishing or visualising the crystalline energy to be used in a particular way - it will be so! It really is that simple.
To attune your personal Crystal to your own individual needs, dreams and wishes you need to hold your Crystal in both hands. Focus on what you want to programme into your Crystal. Repeat an affirmation to yourself, such as 'I will become more confident, I will increase my psychic abilities, I will discover happiness.' With each exhalation send your desire into your Crystal. You may feel the programming is complete when you feel your Crystal tingle or becoming warm to the touch.
Once you have programmed your Crystal keep it in a safe place where others will not touch it. Try to use your Crystal at least twice daily at first. Remember the more you are able to use your Crystal the more power will be harnessed and utilised to achieve your ultimate goal. Find a quiet, private space and close your eyes. Hold you Crystal gently in your hand, take slow deep breaths and visualise your goal and silently repeat your affirmation.
If you’re anything like me, once you have chosen one Crystal and have witnessed just what amazing things simple gem stones can do for you then you’ll want to increase your Crystal collection.
You can use them in a variety of ways. Just having gem stones around you, your home or your office will always have a positive influence. Healing Crystals can be used for healing as in Crystal therapy with corresponding Chakra cleansing or can be used in Magic Spells, or simple meditation.
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Properties and Meanings of Gem Stones
Amber is an excellent cleanser and purifier and helps recovery from depression. Known for its magical properties it is often worn by Witches to increase the effectiveness of Magic..... Read More
The Amethyst is one of the most useful Gem stones for healing, meditation and Magical workings. It is considered a very spiritual stone and is said to increase Psychic ability and assist with Psychic development and spiritual awareness..... Read More
The Aventurine gets its name from the Italian phrase ‘per aventura’ meaning ‘by chance.’ And it is its associations with luck and chance that it is most famed. Aventurine is used in Money and Prosperity Spells and is said to be very lucky.....Read More
Carnelian has a strong female energy and is connected with fertility and creativity. It is a powerful motivation stone and can help with physical, mental and emotional strength. It is a source of raised self esteem, confidence and inspiration..... Read More
Jet is considered to be a stone of sympathy and of recovery from depression, sadness, loss and grief. It is a brilliant absorber of negative energy and as such should be frequently cleansed of the negative energy by exposure to sunlight…..Read More
Moonstone is associated with the Moon, the feminine, intuition, the heart and fertility. It is said to assist with the cycles of change and is perfect for meditation. It also has associations with rejuvenation, beauty, fresh starts and new beginnings.....Read More
Rose Quartz is one of the most effective healing crystals for general healing. It removes negativity, encourages self-love and self esteem. It has associations with youth and rejuvenation. It is also used in Love Spells to attract love.....Read More
Tiger’s Eye has a strong male energy with motivation being a key element. This power stone can also help in any painful situations both emotional and physical. It can help boost a low sex drive and also helps speed up a sluggish metabolism…..Read More