Background on Crystals for Healing and Spirituality

The more you understand about Crystals, the more effective they are. 

Crystals are very powerful and should be approached with respect. “Dedicating” and “programming” your crystals helps them work more efficiently.

Many people have a “crystal day”, for me this is several days before a full moon. I like to gather all my crystals and soak them in sea salt water for at least 24 hours. This is a good method of cleansing the crystals from negative energy. I use sage to cleanse more fragile crystals like amethyst. 

Here is a prayer I use when cleansing my home and crystals:

Dear God, 

Please send extra angels to my home, and clear away all energies of fear, sadness, or anger. Thank you for infusing my home with your pure loving energy, so that everyone who enters the house is filled with joy.

After my crystals are cleansed, I place them outside a few hours before the full moon so that they absorb the moon’s energy. Even if it’s cloudy or rainy crystals still absorb the energy.

Cleansing crystals is very important, as they are efficient absorbers and transmitters of energy. One of their functions is to cleanse and transmute negative energies. If you leave your crystals to do this without regular cleansing, most become saturated and unable to do their work.

There are a few that are self-cleansing, Carnelian being one of them. This beautiful stone will also cleanse other stones around it. 


Crystals have been used for millennia to heal and bring balance. They work through resonance and vibration. To gain maximum benefit you need to be properly trained.

You can pick a crystal at random, trust your intuition. Browse through a directory until one attracts your attention. The crystal that speaks to you will be right. Never buy a crystal from a store that will not let you handle it first hand. Handle several of them and allow yourself to be drawn to one.

Put one hand into a tub of crystals until one sticks to your fingers or makes you tingle. This is the crystal for you. Remember that big or beautiful is not always the most powerful.

Before using your crystal make sure to cleanse it. Another good way to cleanse or awaken a crystal is to bury it outside in the dirt for a few days, and if the full moon is not near, you can lay your crystals outside to absorb the sun’s energy.