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Updated: Oct 1, 2020

 What To Do With Your Crystals?

Now that you have your crystals, what do you do with them? Allow me to shed light on that gray area. CLEANSE AND CLEAR Crystals can collect various forms of energy from emotions, thought, touch, and many other physical and non-physical sources. This is why some people who wear crystal bracelets doesn't like getting their bracelets touched by other people. When other people handle your crystal, they leave their energy imprint on the crystal. If you feel that your newly bought crystals have stored energy, do a clearing to make the crystal truly yours. Here's how I usual do mine: 

MOON BATH Place your crystals where the full moon can shine over it (usually near a window) overnight. This is usually done with your decks.

SMUDGE A Native American method of clearing is to burn cedar and sage leaves and pass your crystal (also your tarot deck) through the smoke. You can also use a smudge stick, which combines cedar, sage, and often other herbs. I usually use a candle with sage scent for this clearing ritual as I do not trust myself much with fire (accident-prone).

SEA SALT BURIAL Same with cleansing and clearing your tarot deck, use sea salt by burying your crystals in a bowl overnight, preferably in a ceramic or glass container.

PROGRAMMING CRYSTALS Thoughts, visualisations, feelings and words have an energetic charge, this is why you program a crystal to assist you in manifesting your desires and dreams by putting energetic charge into your crystals. I honestly got really amazed when I did my first crystal programming. We all started as being skeptical when doing things out of the norm right? But I'm always game when it involves the Tarot and crystals. Here's how I program my crystals:

BASIC MEDITATION You start by making a contact with your crystals by holding it with your hands. Focus on the desires you want to manifest and start doing long and deep breaths (inhale through the nose, exhale thought the mouth). Each exhale send your desires into the crystal. Use your naturally intuition to know when you're done programming your crystals.

WRITTEN AFFIRMATIONS We all know that writing something down is a sure-way to accomplish your desires, wants, and goals because it motivates you to take action. This is why doing it with your crystals proves to be the most powerful method of programming. Write your intentions on a piece of paper and after doing your meditation (as mentioned above), place your crystal on the written note and leave it there.

To save time, I usually do all of these (including my Tarot cleansing rituals since they're basically the same) during the full moon.

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