Our crystals take on so much of the energy around them, everyone and everything they've ever encountered. The more time you spend cleansing and recharging your crystals, working your intention into them, the better they will serve your purpose. There are various methods used to cleanse and recharge your crystals. You can preform this ritual any time you change your intention for the crystal, every full moon, or randomly on a Tuesday night because your cat knocked them in the floor again! Don't forget to research your crystals, not all cleansing methods are suitable for all crystals!
Moonlight- Nighttime- Cloud coverage doesn't matter
Sunlight- Daytime- Cloud coverage doesn't matter
Other Crystals (such as Selenite)- Place on/with charging plate or other crystals.
Water- Add water and 1tbsp salt to bowl, mix and completely submerge crystals -Rinse/pat dry.
Sound- Meditation music, singing bowls, any musical instrument
Salt- Place in bowl of sea salt
Earth- Bury in earth/soil
Visualization- Focus white light and cleansing intention surrounding your crystal
Smoke Cleansing- Bathe crystal in smoke of burning incense
Crystals damaged by water (not a complete list, just a few)
Crystals damaged by prolonged sun exposure (not a complete list, just a few)
How To Recharge Yourself With Your Crystals
Whenever you feel drained, overwhelmed, frustrated, or filled with anxiety, it's always a great thing to ground and recharge yourself. Here is a wonderful grounding/ cleansing/ self-healing ritual!
Light incense and clear your space.
Hold a crystal in each hand. Amethyst or Quartz are best but any will do!
Close your eyes and envision energy flowing into your left hand, creating a circuit, and flowing out of your hand.
Clear your mind and only focus on breathing slowly and deeply while keeping your energy circuit flowing. Try this for 20 breaths.
Cleanse and recharge your crystals after each ritual.