Any crystal possesses its own unique vibration (magnetic field) which can be affected by the energies in its environment (explanation here). It is, therefore, always important to fully cleanse, activate, charge and dedicate any crystal before you start to use or wear it. Regular process of maintaining the crystal is important to ensure their subtle vibrations and healing properties and to help you become attuned with them.
(1) cleansing crystals: there are many ways of cleansing crystals, for example the use of flowing clean water over a crystal, salt bath (we do not recommend as may destroy surface of crystal), smudge sticks and intention/crystal energy work. I typically like to use smudge sticks makes of herbs and have it diffused over the crystals.
(2) Activating crystals: this requires a little bit of practice with your mind/intention, however if you find this is too difficult to concentration it is okay to speak out loud to the crystal. “I hereby ask upon you to unleash and awake to be at your full potential for the highest good and love of all” and follow by a sound (positive vibration) usually bells and singing bowls.
(3) charging crystals: usually done using the elements from the nature, subtle morning rays of the sun, beautiful charging full moon, gracious waterfall, sea side, another larger crystals (clusters), any you could think, possess elemental energy to charge your crystals . It is easier for me to have them lay in the garden and the over morning sun for a few hours, and sometimes, I would have leave them overnight in the garden during full moon.
(4) dedicating crystals: this also requires a little bit of practice with your mind/intention, however if you find this is too difficult to concentration it is okay to speak out loud to the crystal. “I hereby ask upon you to —objective— for highest good for —recipient name— and love of all”. Example while working with a rose quartz: “I hereby ask upon you to assists in the awareness of self love and to stop all habits and or disruptive lifestyle and patterns for Kevin Gan and love of all. (Its is okay to use the name if you are dedicating for yourself or dedication for another person for this process). You could also use some sacred geometry to assist you in the dedicating process, this increases your focus for a better result. I keep this simple I just transform my palms and fingers into a 2D pyramid and the focus/energy is plain amazing. I will write a post on how to identify the functions of any type of minerals and crystals using sight, touch, feel and insight, however you could also google them, there are quite a number of references for this case.
There could be much more methods and choices for these process. Meanwhile, thank you and Namaste! Please visit our OnlineStore! ❤