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Cleansing and charging your clear quartz jewelry

Sat, 24 Apr 2010 06:27:11 +0800
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Last time, we discussed how to physically care for your clear quartz jewelry, today we will talk about how to cleanse your clear quartz jewelry from negative energies and how to charge them with positive energies. A part of owning quartz jewelry is maintaining not only the physical aspect of the crystal but also keeping it effective and positive. Quartz, like all natural crystals, can give off positive energies that we can harness for our spiritual well being. But in order to maintain these benefits, we have to cleanse it after heavy use and re-charge it when needed. The process of cleansing and charging of the clear quartz crystal is similar to any crystal that needs to be cleansed and charged, however, because the clear quartz crystal is more resistant than most crystals (even more than other quartz based crystals such as citrin), we have more options of cleansing and charging these beaded jewelry favorites than we would with other crystals and gemstones.

What is cleansing?

A question often asked is what exactly is cleansing? When we say cleansing it it not merely cleaning your crystals from dust and grease but cleaning it from negative energies. Crystals are like table tops as they not only accumulate dust but they also accumulate spiritual dust or energies, both positive and negative. Unfortunately in our world today, negative energies often shouts out louder than positive ones due to the fast lifestyle and high-stress situations in modern life making it easier for our crystals to catch them.Crystal cleansing is the process where we remove these accumulated energies (both positive and negative) to bring it back close to a neutral balance. There are many ways to cleanse your crystals, some are very elaborate rituals and some are simpler ones as well. We will want to focus on simple but effective ways to cleanse your crystals.

When should I cleanse my crystals?

There are many situations where you may want to cleanse your crystals. As a rule, you should cleanse your quartz, or any crystal for that matter as soon as you have purchased them. If your jewelry is exposed a lot to high-stress environment (highly stressed people will often emit negative energies than positive), such as often wearing them in a hectic workplace, then your jewelries should be cleansed more often. Also, if you use your crystals a lot for spiritual healing for example, you must cleanse it right after as well. Here are some situations where in you might want to cleanse a crystal from negative energies:

  • After purchasing your crystal
  • After using it in a spiritual healing session
  • When it is exposed to high-stressed environment (like a hectic workplace)
  • When it is exposed to environments that may have negative energies (courthouses, prisons, etc.)
  • On a regular basis say once a month
  • When exposed to strong negative emotions (when wearing it while angry, sad, scarred etc.)

How do I cleanse my crystals?

Cleansing your clear quartz is simple. There are many ways to do this. Here are a few ways to cleanse your crystal that will work well for quartz and most crystals as well.

  • Let running water run over it for a few mutinies (but if you do so, you must instead to cleanse it of energy and not just wash out dirt)
  • Blowing away the negative energies with your breath (put it near your lips and just blow away. That simple!)
  • Incense smoke can be used to cleanse your crystals
  • Coincidentally, sometimes even incense ash can be used
  • Leaving it under moonlight will cleanse and charge your crystals
  • If you know what you are dong, you can also leave your quartz under sunlight to cleanse and charge it. But if you are going this route, you MUST BE VERY CAREFUL not to leave it under direct sunlight or for long periods of time. DO NOT do this method with other crystals even with quartz-based crystals that that are colored such as citrin or amethysts. Colored crystals will fade under direct sunlight.
  • Holding it in your hand and intending it to be cleared also works for some

After cleansing your crystal, be aware of its energy. It will feel more neutral. Remember that when you cleanse any crystal completely, you not only cleanse the negative energies but the positive as well. This is no problem because charging crystals with positive energy is very easy!

What is charging a crystal?

Charging is the opposite of cleansing. When we cleanse a crystal, we remove energy from it. When we charge it, we place energy into our crystals. Think of a cleansed quartz as an empty bag that can hold two things and two things only - energy and intent. We can charge our quartz with positive energy and/or intent. When we say intent, it is a specific thought or a prayer if you will, that you embed into your quartz. An example of intent is you may want your quartz crystal to aid you in overcoming an emotional barrier, say fear. You visualize how you would want to overcome this barrier and charge it into your crystal. You can visualize yourself being brave and imprint that thought into your quartz. Whenever you wear this specific crystal, it will hel you attain this goal.

Tell me how to charge my quartz crystal!

So, you want to charge your quartz? No problem. Here are some ways to do so. They are very easy and some of them very effective. As we mentioned above, we can charge our crystals with energy or intent or both. Here are popular ways to charge your quartz:

  • Leaving your crystals under moonlight works well for charging it with positive energy. (sunlight and moonlight generally produces positive energy)
  • If you know what you are dong, you can also leave your quartz under sunlight to charge it. But if you are going this route, you MUST BE VERY CAREFUL not to leave it under direct sunlight or for long periods of time. DO NOT do this method with other crystals even with quartz-based crystals that that are colored such as citrin or amethysts. Colored crystals will fade under direct sunlight.
  • Holding your crustal in the palm of your left hand while meditating will not only charge your quartz but also transfer intent. If you want it to charge it to aid you spiritual awareness in everyday life for example.
  • Blowing intent or positive energy to a crystal is also effective for some.
  • Putting your quartz on top of a quartz cluster will automatically charge it positively as well.
  • Visualizing intent into quartz is an effective way charge it. To do this just visualize your intent "inside" the crystal.
  • Some find it very effective to bury crystals in solid to "absorb" the natural energies of the earth. But be careful that your soil does not contain any element that will harm your crystals!