One of the most common questions I get when people are interested in crystals is, “How do I use them?”
Here are 3 simple ways to use your crystals for healing purposes.
But First, when you bring your new crystals home make sure you cleanse/charge them!
1>The simplest method is too keep a crystal close to you. Having the crystal on you is a charged piece of earth which will give you energy throughout the day. You can wear it on a bracelet, a necklace, a belt buckle, or even just put it in your pocket.
2> Make a Gem Elixir. Remember that Crystals and Gems are mineral based and many are not recommended for ingestion. Also, some crystals and gems break down in water. For these two instances, make your elixir using the Indirect Method, below.
1. Physically and Spiritually cleanse your stones.
2. Place your crystal(s) in a large, clear bowl and fill with water.
3. Leave the bowl out in the sunlight for 2-4 hours to allow the water to charge with the properties of the stone. If you have a stone that will fade in the sunlight, like Amethyst, you can use the Full Moon's light instead. If using moonlight, leave the bowl out for 12 hours and retrieve the bowl before dawn.
4. Pour the bowl's contents into a clean glass jar. If you are making an elixir that will not be used within a few days to a week, fill your jar only 3/4 full with your elixir and the other 1/4 with either distilled vinegar or vodka, which will act as a preservative and will prevent algae from growing in the water.
5. The contents of this jar is your Mother Essence. You can make smaller dosage bottles by adding about thirteen drops of Mother Essence to a smaller bottle filled with regular water. If the smaller bottle will not be used within a week, add vinegar or vodka to preserve it.
Follow all of the steps of the Direct Method, except for step 2.
Instead of placing your stones in the large bowl, place them in a smaller bowl. Place the smaller bowl into the larger one, then pour the water into the large bowl.
This way the crystals vibrations can still be applied to the water without transferring toxins and without damaging the crystals.
3>Chakra Bed. When you go to bed, take 7 crystals (one for each chakra), and line them up under your mattress where your body would be when you fall asleep. Throughout the course of the night, your body will energetically connect with the vibration of the crystals.