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Caring for Stones


Helpful Hints

Select the stone which has the properties to help you.

*For energy, carry the stones with you, either in a little pouch around your neck or in your pocket or pocketbook.

* For meditation, hold the stone in your hand or set it in front of you. If in a meditation group, sit the crystal in the center of the group for collective consciousness.

*For healing. In a full-scale crystal working, ask the stone for its energies and utilize them. In healing, place the crystal on the part of the body where you need it. For chakra work, choose crystals of the appropriate color and properties. Place the stone on the afflicted area and feel it's energies work as it draws the sickness or pain out. You can hold the stone in your receptive hand to absorb the healing energies. At the end of the process, the stone is probably depleted of much of it's energy. Thank your crystal and then cleanse it. Remember, most stones will retain these negative energies.

* For elixirs: place the stone in a bottle and fill the bottle with distilled water, Place it in the sun/moon for 24-48 hours, then use the water as a topical spritzer or rub. The water is "energetically charged" by this process.

*Most crystal's properties are linked to the chakras.


Cleansing Your Crystal

Several ways are suggested:

*Place it under the light of a full moon/sun for 24 hours.

*Bury it in the earth (make sure you mark it!), for 24 hours.

*Place in Sea Salt Water. One teaspoon of Sea Salt in a glass bowl in cool water. Place the crystal in the water. Make sure the crystal is covered with water. Let this bathe in the water for 24 hours. This is a wonderful way to rejuvenate the power of your crystal. It washes away the negative energy it has absorbed and recharges it with the positive healing energy again. (Note: Some crystals should NOT be washed/cleansed in salt water/sun for it changes their physical properties (not their metaphysical properties), they are listed below.

Not to be cleansed in Salt Water:
*Labradorite (Spectrolite)

*Use caution only with the softer Mica and crystaline stones

May fade in Sunlight:

*Smudge your crystal with sweetgrass, sage, cedar or incense. Pass the crystal several times through the wafting smoke.

*Place your crystal on a large crystal cluster for 24 hours.

*Soaking your crystal in flower water with the petals of the flowers such as rose, honeysuckle, orange blossoms for 24 hours will cleanse the crystal of all it's negative energy.