I’ve jumped on the crystal train, and for very good reason. The more I’ve learned about their power and how to work with them, the more I notice what a big difference they can truly make. Now, you can’t just get crystals (aka stones) and expect them to work like magic.
You have to tend to your crystals. You have to cleanse them, charge them, and work with them to set your intentions and what you want to manifest from them. You’ll see some crystals have multiple uses, and you should use a crystal with similar properties depending on what your intention is. Essentially, choose crystals that have certain properties pertaining to what you are seeking from the crystal.
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You can run the crystal through palo santo or sage smoke. You can leave your crystals out under a full moon. You can pass the stone through a candle flame, being careful not to scorch it.
When you do this, you can visualize all the energies from the stone becoming white healing light. There are many ways to cleanse a stone, my personal favorite is through palo santo smoke, but find the method that works best for you.
To charge a stone you’re basically programming it and infusing it with a single intention. You’re visualizing what you want from the stone. There are a number of ways to charge a crystal, but one way is to hold it in your non-dominant hand and imagine a white light surround you and the stone.
Then, inspire the stone with your desired intention and ask for its help and guidance. Work with this stone often to achieve your desired result. Again, there are so many ways to charge your crystal, find what feels right for you.
But remember, there is a HUGE difference between cleansing and charging your crystals.
Cleansing = removing the crystal of any excess energy it may have absorbed and clearing any energetic impurities.
Charging = programming your crystal and telling it what your intentions are and what you seek from it.
Here are some of my favorite crystals for various areas of life:
Crystals You Need For Different Areas of Life
Crystals For Love
1. Rose Quartz
The number one stone of unconditional love and is known as the stone of love. Great for forgiveness and compassion. It opens our hearts to love, peace, and harmony. It can heal a wounded heart and opens the heart to all kinds of love, including teaching us to love ourselves and restoring self-confidence.
Carries a powerful healing vibration that helps with relationship problems. Brings emotional healing, forgiveness, compassion, and helps release fear. It teaches you to work with your heart, balances emotions, and soothes the soul.
A calming, loving, and healing stone that decreases hasty decision-making while increasing self-esteem and confidence.
Promotes love, and sparks adoration and devotion from the root of our being. Helps to manifest what you truly want and is a symbol of courage. A fiery stone that speeds up recovery processes, and is a symbol of courage, passion, and energy.
Encourages unconditional love and tenderness. Fosters inner security, self-worth, and emotional stability.
Brings lasting happiness and stability in a marriage. Enhances partnerships by promoting integrity and virtuous behavior.
Helps us say the right thing at the right time to support our partner. Perfect for communication and self-expression. Facilitates rational discussion and the confidence to talk through things.
Brings new energy and aids in the acceptance of the highs and lows that are felt in a relationship. Enhances feminine energy and fertility. It helps calm responses and stress, and aids in avoiding overreaction.