It is important that the crystals, which we choose and use should vibrate on a frequency as close as possible to that of our own. Individual methods of choosing crystals may vary from person to person but would normally include:-
- Close your eyes and quietly meditate for a few moments. Then open your eyes and pick up the first crystal to which your eye becomes naturally drawn.
- Run one of your hands over all the crystals available for selection. You will soon discover that one will cling to your hand – this is your crystal.
- Intuitively you will “know” which crystal you should choose and which is right for you. You may feel as if the crystal is vibrating and sense that the crystal is saying ‘choose me, I am yours’. Or you might sense or even “see’” a strong crystalline light radiating from the crystal and attracting you like a magnet. Sometimes you will feel as if the crystals are actually choosing you!
- If you have experience in dowsing then you will be able to select the most appropriate crystal by using your dowsing techniques.
Should you wish to choose a crystal for a friend, follow the same guidelines as if you were choosing a crystal for yourself but visualise as strongly as possible a picture of your friend within your mind’s eye. With a little practice you will soon realise that it is very easy to select a crystal for any of your friends.
Having chosen your crystal it is now important that you cleanse it. Crystals often attract all kinds of energy vibrations both negative and positive. Remember that your crystal may have travelled many thousands of miles and been handled by many people before you received it. Therefore your crystal may have acquired some negative energies.
It will not come as a surprise to you, therefore, that before you start to use your crystal it is very important that you remove all of these negative emotions and vibrations and re-energise it before you begin to use your crystal for healing purposes. This is to ensure that only the most natural and pure energies remain within your crystal. Choosing how and when a crystal needs cleansing is a personal decision as is the time required for cleansing. Be mindful of cleansing crystals after each client to release any energy residue.
There are several ways to cleanse crystals including placing them in sea salt, or in a natural water source (sea, stream, river), burying them in the earth, infusing them with sunlight or moonlight (particularly on a full moon), or holding them in your hand and setting your intention that they be cleansed by Reiki or by drawing the Reiki symbols over the crystals.