Are you feeling low? Stuck in a rut? Lot of negativity? Looking for love? There is a single solution to any problem life throws at you! Crystals. Beauty brands are infusing their serums with rose quartz, the jade rollers and gua-shas are a thing for naturally enhanced beauty, there are crystal infused water bottles and much more! With a lot of celebrities taking the crystal route, we were curious to know what this was all about and met Holly Aldhebaiei, founder of Holly Holistic, for a crystal reading session. Read all about it in our 3-part feature.
How to Cleanse and Charge Your Crystals:
It is a great idea to give your new crystals a good cleanse before you start to work with them, this will ultimately remove any impurities and negativity they may have collected along the way of being delivered to you and prepare them to work better with you.
There are many ways for cleansing your crystals, and many of them can be as therapeutic to your own spirit as they are for your stones.
Not only will burning Sage and Frankincense, and Palo Santo make your home smell great, they will also bring positive vibes to yourself and your crystals. Let the sacred smoke penetrate your crystals until it seems to come back to life. This is likely the best option for larger, harder to pick up crystals. Simply use a feather or your hand to waft the smoke over and around the crystal.
Sunlight or Moonlight
When you feel your crystals aren’t as vibrant & energized as before, return them to nature. Let your crystals soak up the sunlight or bathe under the full moon for 4-5 hours. Large crystals especially need to be recharged, just make sure that you place them outside or inside nearby the window in direct contact with the sun or full moon to clear and recharge at least once a month.
Back to Mother Nature
Sometimes it’s best to return your crystals to their origin to embrace the earth and get revitalized and recharged. It’s best to bury your crystals within the earth (soil, sand, or clay) from 24 hours to a week, it can be a sort of a rebirth for your crystals to be put back into the embrace of the earth, the environment from which it was originally taken.
They will absorb from the Earth’s resonance, but this method is slow and gentle.
Obviously the longer the crystal is buried, the deeper the cleansing. If you don’t have access to outside ground then use pot of earth or compost indoors with a house plant, having living resonance.
Selenite or Clear Quartz
Both Selenite and Clear Quartz have the unique ability to cleanse, recharge and purify the energy of other crystals, without diminishing their own energy. Lay your crystals and tumbled stones directly on a larger piece of Clear quartz or Selenite for 4-5 hours.
You can also lay your crystal jewelry on top of them before bed each night to clear out any unwanted energy and to be ready to work with you in the morning.
Your crystals will need to be cleansed before your start to work with them. From getting some rest and relaxation by the light of moon, or enjoying a nice sound bath, these are some fun methods for cleansing your crystals to get both you and your crystal in the highest, purified spirits. Use them as often as needed. Your crystal’s energy can get overloaded and dull, just like your own. So be sure to do a periodic crystal cleansing to get the most out of your crystals and remember; the more negativity they are exposed to, the more they will need to be cleansed.
How to Program Your Crystals:
When you program a crystal, you are setting a crystal-clear intention for what you need help with. Programming gives your crystal a laser like focus. It will do what it can to help you and however it can. Programming isn’t necessary if you want to benefit from the general properties of a stone or if you or someone chose it intuitively for you.
Find a quiet place where you feel comfortable and will not be disturbed. Relax, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths in and out, just relax.
Hold your cleansed crystal in your hand, try to sense its energy and allow it to flow through your body. Then think about what you want to achieve and try to be as precise as possible. You can do this while meditating or simply by concentrating on what you want to program into the crystal; it could be a new job, good health, attract love, abundance, your dream home and so on. Try to see a visual image of exactly what you want and try to imagine how it feels to have it.
While focusing on your crystal and your clear intention, say one of the following or similar words out loud or in your head:
“I program this crystal for… (state purpose/request)”
“I charge this crystal with my intention to… (state purpose/request)”
You can also repeat positive affirmations to yourself. State in your mind that the stone will help you to achieve your goal. Make all your affirmations in the present form. For example: “Every day I gain more wealth, every day I grow stronger, every day I get closer to my goal”.
Once a crystal is programmed, it will hold its intent until it is accomplished, or it is reprogrammed. Just by keeping your crystal near you, especially wearing it against your skin or even close by in your environment, you will begin to notice subtle changes in your life that will add up with time.
Learn how to work with them to heal yourself, balance your
energy and manifest your goals. Manifestation and crystal healing involve working with your new crystals to establish harmony and positive change.
About Holly Holistic: Holly Holistic is the UAE’s first homegrown holistic brand that offers eco-friendly therapeutic products such as jewellery, candles, body products, salt lamps, crystals, dreamcatchers, frankincense, sage etc. The products are sourced from the country of origin with the aim to create authenticity and balance between humans and nature. Holly Holistic was founded by Holly Aldhebaiei to share her passion for holistic health as well as support people to deepen their self-awareness and cater to their wellbeing. The brand currently sells all its products on its own website.
Medical Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Crystal healing and other types of energy work are not to be considered as a substitute for traditional medical treatment. If you have a serious health issue, you should consult your doctor.