How to Work With Your Crystals

So you just purchased a bunch of new crystals and stones, now what? Do you have to work with them to get the benefits? What if you just think they are pretty and enjoy looking at them? I always recommend that you don’t overthink the process. Your were drawn to the crystals you have because they “spoke” to you. Does it matter what the metaphysical properties are and if you know what they are for each of your stones? Not really- if you like the stones and they make you happy – to me that is all you need to know. I firmly believe you will get the benefit of the crystal or stone just by having them around you- whether you are into the metaphysics or not. I say don’t over complicate the process and just enjoy your gems!

Working with crystals and stones is an amazing way to connect with their healing energies and enhance your spiritual practice. I am sharing here some ideas on how to work with them:
  1. Cleanse you crystals: Before using any crystal or stone, it’s recommended to cleanse it to remove any negative or stagnant energy it may have absorbed. You can cleanse them by placing them under running water, burying them in the earth, smudging them with sage or other cleansing herbs, or using other methods like sound or sunlight. I always recommend that you make sure you check to see if you are using a safe method to cleanse your stones. I use my intuition to let me know if my stones need clearing.
  2. Set your intention: Crystals and stones can be programmed with intentions. Take a moment to set your intention for what you would like to achieve or experience with the crystal. This could be healing, manifestation, protection, or anything else you desire. To me, this is the main aspect of working with your gems- it’s all about your intention. I like to communicate with the crystal I am working with and ask it to help me manifest my desires.
  3. Activate or charge your crystals: Some crystals benefit from being charged with energy. You can do this by leaving them out in direct moonlight or sunlight, burying them in the earth, or even placing them on a selenite or hematite (which I prefer) charging plate. I say trust your intuition to see if the crystal needs a recharge.
  4. Carry or wear crystals: Many people find it beneficial to carry or wear crystals throughout the day to benefit from their energies. Therefore you can choose crystals that align with your intention and keep them in your pocket, wear them as jewelry, or place them in a pouch and carry them with you. I personally like to carry them and wear them. Some people are not the kind that will ever work with crystals so wearing them can be of great benefit. This is why I make gemstone bracelets so you can take on the healing energy without “working” with them.
  5. Meditate with crystals: Find a quiet space and hold or place crystals near you during meditation. Additionally, focus on the crystal’s energy and allow it to support your meditation practice. Some crystals, like clear quartz or amethyst, are especially helpful for enhancing meditation. I like to choose crystals to meditate with based on what you I am wanting to manifest. I use lepidolite for when I need calming, citrine for abundance, black tourmaline for protection and calming etc.
  6. Use crystals in energy work: Stones and crystals can be used to balance and cleanse the energy centers of the body, also known as chakras. I love placing crystals on various chakras for healing. You can place specific crystals on or near your chakras to help bring them into alignment and support overall energetic well-being and health.
  7. Create crystal grids: Grids with crystals involve arranging multiple crystals in a specific pattern to amplify their energies and intentions. You can create grids for various purposes, such as manifestation, healing, or protection. I like to create grids to provide me the energy I may be needing at a given moment.

I have bought and worked with many crystals over the years. I do know is that working with crystals and stones is not a one size fits all practice. Be sure to find a way that resonates with you. I always recommend that you trust your own intuition- not what myself or others say or what the crystal books say. I say it’s all about your intention and intuition!

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