Cleansing crystals is an essential part of our process here at Vibe Gems. We like to ensure that all crystals are cleansed and charged before sending them out, ready for you to work, meditate, program, and vibe with or simply just wear. Crystals are pure energy just like us and hold nothing other than a high vibrational frequency. Some believe that crystals and gemstones may pick up on negative energies around them. This can happen by anyone handling it with a negative energy or vibration which is why it is best to not let anyone handle or touch your crystals. Our favorite ways to cleanse crystals and by far the most effective for us here at Vibe Gems is moonlight and white sage. We place all of our crystals and gemstones out all night long during the time of each full moon to "soak up" the energies that the moon emanates when full, thus cleansing and charging the crystal. Another effective method of cleansing our crystals is the sacred practice of smudging with white sage. For hundreds of years, white sage has been used for cleansing, purifying, and protection. Native Americans started the tradition of using Sacred Sage to ward off evil spirits and negative energies, and white sage has been used in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, to banish spirits and encourage protection. Sacred sage can amplify any clearing and protective techniques or methods that you are already using. As a plant, and a living being, sage also has a Spirit. The Spirit of sage is dedicated to offering protection, blessings, and clearing. Sage Smudging is a ritual where the leaves of the Sage plant are burned, and the smoke is directed into and onto areas that are in need of clearing and protection. The idea is that as the leaves are burned, and you speak express your gratitude for it's assistance, the spirit of the sage plant releases it's energy of protection and clearing into the space or onto the object that needs clearing. As the smoke moves through the room or over a surface, the smoke attaches itself to any heavy, negative energy that is within the space, object or being. As the smoke clears, the spirit of White Sage carries with it the negative energy that was once attached. This heavy energy then becomes released, so that it may regenerate into something positive. As I pass the crystals through the smoke about 8 times each, i like to whisper to the universe, "May this crystal be cleansed of all unwanted or negative energies to be used for the highest good of all concerned.
Charging Crystals with Crystals
When crystals are worn or carried throughout the day, they may start to feel drained of their energies after a while. One who is sensitive to the vibrational frequencies around them can physically feel the energies that the crystals hold and can tell the difference between a "drained" crystal and a charged/cleansed crystal. One who is clairvoyant or clairaudient may hear or tap into the messages that some crystals have to offer, but thats a whole different subject. One of the easiest ways to cleanse or re-charge a stone or crystal is to place it in or on top of a piece of Selenite. The Selenite will cleanse the stone by drawing out the unwanted energy and re-charge it to it's original state. In addition to becoming cleansed and re-charged, stones left sitting on Selenite for long periods of time can actually become highly charged. Selenite vibrates at a very high frequency and promotes intellectual clarity and competency. Here at Vibe Gems we leave all of our collection out in the moonlight during the time of a full moon, on or next to this long Selenite wand. The energies of the crystals the next morning are pure love and light, as if they are just "buzzing" or "vibrating" with pure positive energy, Crystals come into our lives for a reason, each and every one that we come to know and own. Some say that the crystal chooses us rather than us choosing the crystal, coming into our lives at just the right time, aligned perfectly.