As one becomes more open, and spiritual gifts start to manifest more clearly, one can become more vulnerable to energy build-up. This is especially true for those who work with sick people, or any other profession where dealing with people is all in a day’s work.
As we traverse through life, we come into contact with many different energies. This energy belongs to other people, other entities, or is self made. In addition to this; we pass through spaces where the energy never gets cleared, often our own homes!
Stale and negative energy can wreak havoc on the body, mind and spirit.
If you find it difficult to visualise, try a guided meditation on your favourite meditation app. My favourite guided meditation for clearing at the moment is “A Space for Clearing” by Oliver Jenkin on Insight Timer.
Just like our energy bodies, crystals also need to be cleared of unwanted energy. This is especially true when their function is clearing and protection. However; they do not require it as often as we do, as even the smallest crystal can usually go a long way.
This is my preferred method of clearing crystals of unwanted energy. This is because some of the other methods can harm certain crystals, and there are a huge number of crystals in the world. Most of us get to know our favourite crystals very well, but do not study all of them. If you have issues remembering which should be cleared and how, smoke is a safe bet. It works very similar to space clearing, except that you hold the crystal over the smoke when setting the intention of clearing. If the crystal is too large to comfortably clear it that way, then clear it during space clearing.
If you have an affinity for energy, and you don’t want to fuss with incense, you can also safely clear your crystals energetically through visualisation or by feeling it. The important thing is to focus and setting the intention of clearing. Do or imagine (visually) whatever feels most natural to you. If you have an affinity for energy you will be able to sense when it is clear.
This is a powerful way to clear crystals, but can damage certain crystals. Ensure you know if the crystal you want to clear can get wet. This is easy to research online. Place the crystal under clean running water, while setting the intention of clearing it. Do not use detergents.
This is my favourite method for charging my crystals. Expose your crystals to the full moon by placing them outside for at least 15 minutes, or for best results, leave them outside overnight. There are a number of apps you can download to remind you when the full moon is if you find it hard to keep track of it.
Place your crystals in direct sunlight for 15 to 20 minutes.
Do not do this if you do not know how to pull energy from the universe, because you run the risk of draining your own energy if you can not tell the difference between your energy and universal energy. You can use this method in the same way that you cleared them energetically; through visualisation or physical sensation.