Looking after your gemstones
In order for your gemstones to work at their best, it is essential that they are properly cared for. I promise its not complicated and doesn’t take very long to do.
So the first thing you need to do is to cleanse them. This should be done on a weekly basis. As you get to know your gemstones, you may notice when they need cleansing. Gemstones can become dull looking and as odd as it sounds, they may feel slightly heavier. This means that they have absorbed a lot of negativity from you and the environment and they need to be cleansed so they can continue to help you.
Cleansing Method: The best way to cleanse a gemstone is by using a sage smudge stick, it literally takes a minute. You can also use sage, cedarwood, sandalwood incense sticks if you have any of these, again it only takes a minute. If you don’t have any of these items then you can lay your gemstones on a small amount of brown rice overnight. Singing bowls work wonders too, they also sound lovely
Once you have cleansed your gemstones, the next thing you need to do is to charge (energise) them.
Charging Method: Some people like to charge gemstones in sunlight or moonlight. A lot of people believe this is the only way to charge gemstones, it isn’t, there are many ways.
Each one of us (animals included) have vibrational frequencies that resonate with gemstones. While the suns energies may be greater than our own, it can also fade certain gemstones so please keep this in mind.
There is nothing wrong with using a combination of methods, I do in the summer, I like to use the sun from early morning until lunchtime. Experiment and find out what works for you. I also have a colour changing lamp, depending on what gemstone I am using and for what purpose, depends on which colour I use. I lay my gemstones/bracelets over the top and leave it for a few minutes.
...cats also add a nice energy to gemstones, if you have one sleeping somewhere once you have cleansed your gemstones you can pop them next to your sleeping cat for an hour or so.
Programming Method: The most important thing you can do with crystals when programming is show them respect, they are ancient & very wise beings that can & will assist you if you ask them. Hold them, study them, really take in their beauty & above all, appreciate them. Clear your mind & tell them either out loud or in your head what you want them to do for you.
Try not to ask too much of the crystals, it can weigh them down, what I do when I have finished asking for their help, I ask if they could lend any other properties that they feel appropriate to help that person.
You may ask for any negative energy to be transmuted into positive energy in the form that best suits the person in question (if working with any of the quartz family)
Enjoy your crystals and look after them, they will serve you well
There are many really great books out there where you can learn more about crystals ~ The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall is a great place to start, especially the first volume.
I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have, my details are at the bottom of all pages on this website, or you can hit the ‘contact us’ page
Brightest Blessings Emma xx