Cleansing crystals regularly is necessary as they will absorb negative energy; depending on where you purchased the stone, several people may have been handling the gem. With multiple people touching the crystal, you will have various energies, right or wrong, stored in them.
Crystals are similar to your cell phone! They store a lot of memory, and you can set your intentions. But what do you end up doing when your cell phone runs out of battery from usage? You end up charging it to your wall. Guess what? Crystals need that same kind of love; they need to recharge.
To create positive energy in your crystals, you must frequently cleanse them. I would say 2-3 times a week, depending on how often you use it. If you have been using them to heal health issues or when you were battling some negative emotional issues, they would probably absorb all of that energy. Their job is to take that negative vibration away from you. It is a good idea to purify them regularly. They love you and want to continue to add to your healing. So let's go through some ways to take proper care of your crystals.
How Often Do You Sage?: When should I sage: When you move into a new living space When you begin a new job or start your own business Before and after a guest enters your home Before and after a yoga or healing session Before meditation After an argument or any illness Upon returning home from crowded situations After wearing your crystals for a few days
How To Use sage smudging to cleanse your aura, space, and crystals:
Steps You Take.
Use a white ceremonial sage bundle, usually bound together by a thin string. Your kit comes with two bundles for you to use. Make sure to open the window or door, so the negative energy has a way out when leaving your home and crystals.
Next, place it on any heat-proof burning surface like the abalone shell with your kit. Light the one bundle by holding a flame until it begins to smoke. If an actual flame appears, shake the bundle gently or blow until it is just embers and smoke. I often have to re-light my sage bundle a few times during the ritual. So keep your lighter near you and start setting your intentions and prayer.
Once you have a nice smoke going, use your NDA smudge crystal feather to direct the smoke over your body from your feet up to your head, then back down again. Say a prayer as you do this and envision the smoke taking away the negative energy and cleansing you, your space, and your crystals. If you are saging your crystals, you will use the feather to direct the smoke to the crystals and pray over them.
The power of intent is integral here. If you burn sage with the intention to cleanse your home of negative energy, then it is incredibly more likely to do so. Any effect of the plant must be rooted in your mind.
Concentrate on gateway areas: windows, doors, closets, and hallways. Use your intuition. If you pay close attention to your space, you may notice that some areas are more in need of cleansing than others.
Consider focusing on busy areas--workspaces, kitchens, entryways. If you have a pet, consider saging their space, but do not disturb them with the smoke.
Moderation is key. Do not fill the area too thickly with smoke, or your gentle cleansing may become a choking nightmare.
Try not to inhale the smoke directly; this may harm your lungs.
This process may set off your smoke alarm if you own one. Either moderate your smoke-spreading, avoid rooms with smoke detectors, or remove the batteries from the smoke detector before burning your sage.
Consider burning sage more often.
If you can burn sage at least once a week, you may notice that the practice imbues your home with light and calm.
You do not necessarily need to perform an entire smudging ceremony each time you burn sage--depending on how strictly you wish to adhere to the traditional rituals. Consider burning sage casually, as you would burn incense.
Consider burning sage to acknowledge significant changes in your home: a new member of the family, a new pet, a new job, a new passion. The practice of burning sage can be whatever you want it to be. The important thing is that you believe that the sage can help you make your life more meaningful.
The sage ceremony lifts the veil between every day and the sacred. As you say your prayers, you are shifting energy at will. Once you have smudged your body, begin to move through your space. Wave the smoke into all corners, doorways, and shadow spaces.
Once the space is cleared, allow the sage bundle to burn out or gently press it out in your heat-proof shell. You can even bury the remaining smudge in your garden to feel the completeness of the cleansing ritual.
2. For Every full moon and new moon, set your crystals/stones out to absorb the moonlight. They love moon baths!
3. Holding the crystal under running water is also a very effective cleansing. As you run the water, set your intentions to the Most-High. You are praying to ask for the clearing and purification of the crystals and then thank him for doing so. Then, imagine a ray of white light circling your crystal as you continue to run your water through it.