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  • By Dean Telano

Kind Karma Reiki. How to Cleanse and Charge your Crystals.

Learning about healing crystals is part of Kind Karma's Mission Program called, "TALK" - Teach All Loving Kindness. TALK is about teaching others how to connect with their own innate Loving Kindness and building a global community of Kind Karma® Creators.

TALK is a call-to-action and its aim is to teach people specific methods of how to choose kindness in their lives, and to spread Kind Karma® to those with whom they share the world. The use of crystals is a healing method and spiritual tool to assist in this calling, as it plants the seeds of positive change through holistic health, harmony and high vibration.

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"TALK, one of Kind Karma's Six Mission Initiatives, is a call-to-action and its aim is to teach people specific methods of how to choose kindness in their lives, and to plant the seeds of positive change and holistic harmony to those with whom they share the world." - Dean Telano

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Cleansing, Clearing and Charging Your Crystals

"Take gentle care of your crystals! All crystals are highly sensitive and have the ability to absorb, filter and transmit energy." - Dean Telano

Most crystals need to be energetically cleansed before and after every use. If crystals are not routinely cleansed, the crystal will become overloaded, which reduces its effectiveness and may cause it to transfer imbalances into your aura or personal magnetic energy field. When a crystal is overloaded with low vibrational energy it may appear dull, or even split, crack or break apart.

You should cleanse, clear and charge your crystals right after you purchased or received it. If you use crystals for healing purposes, grids, layouts or feng shui, they should be cleansed and and recharged after each use. Crystals that are used to cleanse your environment or protect your space, should be cleansed periodically. If wear your crystals as jewelry or malas, be sure you cleanse them daily or weekly, especially after they start feeling a bit dull.

It’s good to remember, that crystals are like batteries and can only hold so much negative charge. This is one reason why it’s so important to cleanse and recharge them. To cleanse, clear and charge your crystals, choose one of the following methods depending on the crystal's size, structure, type or even color.

  • Running Water: Hold your crystals under running water (rain water or flowing natural water is best, tap water would work) and imagine all the negativity flowing out of your crystal as little minus signs ( - ) and going down the drain. Then imagine your crystal being filled with loads of positive energy ("little plus signs" or "smiley emoji's" will do). Affirmation: “I wash away all negativity with the Love, Compassion and Kindness of White Light.” Streams, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, rainfalls, dewdrops or snow are powerful cleansing options (use caution with some crystals).

  • Moonlight: A crystal favorite! Place them outside during a full moon, or even on a windowsill. Bring them in the next morning and they will be “singing” to you! You can also use the moon cycle or phases: place the crystal outside each evening at dusk - retrieve it before sunrise. This would be repeated for 28 consecutive days.

  • Sunlight: Light is the essential currency of crystal healing therefore cleansing crystals this way works well. Leave your crystals in sunlight for a couple of hours. Be sure the crystal is not sensitive to sunlight. The Yang of the sunlight can bring balance to the Yin of the crystal (use caution with some crystals).

"If you know the Source Code - the language of the crystals - you can communicate with the Spiritual Essence that lives inside each crystal." - Dean Telano

  • Smudging: Smudge your healing crystals with the purifying smoke of dried herbs or incense. This method can be used for cleansing one crystal or a handful of crystals. Only burn the herbs for the length of time that it takes to smudge your crystals. A well-ventilated place often makes a huge difference for your own health. Popular choices include sage, juniper, cedar, sweet grass and palo santo. Other options include: cypress, bay leaf, fennel, mugwort, mullien, orris root, pin, hemlock, spruce, uvi ursi, yerba santa, and fresh tobacco.

  • Incense: Similar to smudging. Gently sweep the lit incense stick around the crystal. Use your favorite type of incense with a strong, clear intention.

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  • Sound Resonance: Purify your crystals with the resonating sound of a Gong, Tibetan or crystal singing bowl, tuning fork, tingsha or any of your favorite cleansing instruments. You can even use beautiful music and again, either a single crystal or a roomful of crystals can be cleansed this way. Cleansing crystals this way has an added benefit - the vibration of sound is integrated into the healing energy matrix of the crystal.

  • Crystal Druse, Bed, Geode or Cluster: (i.e.: Amethyst Cluster/Bed or Any Quartz Cluster/Selenite). Placing your healing gemstones on, or even near, a cluster will cleanse and remove negative energy from your crystals. This method can be applied overnight.

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  • Brown Rice: Cover the healing crystals on a bed of uncooked brown rice for 24 hours. The crystals should be completely covered. You should set your cleansing intention over the dish and leave them be. When cleansed, brush off the rice from the crystals using a fine paintbrush or run them under water for a moment. Compost the rice afterward.

  • Salt Water: One of the most common ways that people use to cleanse their crystals is to soak them in salt water. It is easy to do and doesn’t take a lot of time (this method is not for all crystal types). If you go to an ocean to cleanse them, be sure you secure them in a mesh bag, or you might lose them (use caution with some crystals).

  • Salt Rub: Another method of cleaning with salt involves rubbing the salt on the crystal. This can be very effective and it can also be more intimate as you are washing each one individually and personally. However, it can scratch soft stones (use caution with some crystals).

  • Non-Contact Salt: This is considered the safest salt-cleansing method and should be used where the crystals may otherwise be damaged by direct contact with salt. Fill a glass bowl half to two thirds full with dry sea salt (or cooking salt). Then place a smaller glass container or shallow drinking glass and half-bury this glass into the salt. You can then place your crystals directly into the empty glass, which is sitting half buried in the dry salt. The salt will still be able to draw out the low vibrational energies within the crystals. This method often takes longer to work than direct contact with salt.

  • Aromatherapy or Essence Sprays: Spray the crystal with a cleansing flower essence or aromatherapy spray, such as the, "Fae Spray".

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  • Essential Oils: There are some essential oils that are more popular than others for cleansing including frankincense, myrrh, cedar, sandalwood, and sage. However, you can use your favorite essential oils for this method of cleansing. The first option for using essential oils for cleansing your crystals is to put a few drops of essential oil into water. You will then add your crystals. Another method is to rub a dab of essential oil on the crystal. You can also rub the crystal between two oiled fingers. Then wiping gently gently with a nonabrasive cloth. You can also select essential oils that share common healing properties with your crystals.

  • Herbs: Another simple and gentle way to cleanse your crystals is using herbs. You will want to put your crystals in a dish and then cover them in dried or fresh herbs. Leave them there for a day or two. You can choose any herb, flower, or plant that you want. Many people use rose petals, sage, frankincense, myrrh, cedar, sandalwood or comfrey.

  • Flowers + Water: Soak the crystal or gemstone in a glass container with distilled water or mountain stream water and lots of flowers (like rose petals, iris, honeysuckle, daisies, etc.) for duration of 24 hours. The flowers will help to absorb the low vibrational energy from the crystal, while transferring high vibrational energy back into the crystal.

  • Meditation + Breath + Intention: Yes, meditation! Cleansing with the breath and using thought projection is suitable if you have attained a certain level of mental development through daily meditation or energy practice. It requires concentration throughout the entire process.

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  • White Light Visualization or Thought Energy: Simply hold the crystal, focus on it, and visualize a bright white light surrounding the crystal and eventually flowing right through it, removing any low vibrational energy with it. Do this until you feel that the white light has completely flushed the energies.

  • Earth or Sand Burying: A powerful Earth and Elemental Ritual! Mother Earth and her own vibrational energies can help crystals to re-tune themselves back to their original vibrations. Some crystal practitioners avoid burying iron containing crystals.

  • Growing Plants: Like crystals, plants emit their own energetic vibrations. You can amplify energy by placing your crystals near growing plants. This will benefit both the plants, and your crystals (no matter how strange this sounds, ask permission from both the crystal and plant, before you do so.)

  • Shamanic Tools: Such as medicine rattles, drumming, feathers, etc. This method is very effective for those who have shamanism training.

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  • Telsa or Purple Plates: This will cleanse and re-energize the crystals with positive, healing energy.

  • Prayer: No explanation needed, here.

  • REIKI: You can charge crystals with Reiki energy and by drawing the symbols on and around the crystals. Additional methods are: placing the healing crystal or crystals in the palms of your hands and send Reiki to the crystals, place the crystals inside a Reiki Box or place them on top of a piece of paper that has symbols drawn on it. You can also use your Reiki Breath or Reiki Eyes to cleanse, clear or recharge the crystals.

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"Your crystal cleansing method is always strengthened by a clear intention and a heart full of love and kindness." - Dean Telano

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The information contained on this blog is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should always seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative methods or making a change to your regimen.

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