Crystal Care and Programming
Crystals need to be dedicated to the purpose for which you use them. Dedicate a new crystal as soon as you have cleansed it. This focuses the energy.
Hold the crystal in your hands. Picture light surrounding it. (If you find this difficult, hold your hands in front of a light source) Say out loud: “I dedicate this crystal to the highest good of all. May it be used in light and love”.
To program your crystal, hold it. Let yourself be open to higher guidance. Consider the purpose for which you wish to use it. Be specific. If you want it to attract love, describe exactly what kind of love you are looking for. If you are seeking healing, say precisely for which condition and what you want to happen. When you have formulated your program, attune to the crystal. Ensure that this is exactly the right crystal for the purpose. When you are totally in tune, say out loud: “I program this crystal for [your purpose]”
Then put the crystal in a place where you will see it frequently or keep it in your pocket. It can be helpful to hold it two or three times a day, or more. You may need to repeat the programming several times.
Crystals that are not friable or jointed can be held under running water or immersed in the sea or in salt water. As you do so, hold the intention that all negativity will be washed away and the crystal re-energised. Placing the crystal in the light of the sun or moon for a few hours can also recharge its batteries, provided it is not a stone that fades in sunlight and care is taken not to focus the rays where they could start a fire. Remember that the light from the sun moves around in an arc as the day progresses.
Friable crystals, or clusters, can be left in sea or rock salt overnight. Gently brush every speck of salt off afterwards, as they could damage the crystal, especially in a damp atmosphere.
Certain crystals have the ability to cleanse other crystals. Keep a Carnelian in a bag of tumbled stones and you will never need to cleanse them using any other method. A small crystal can be placed on a Clear Quartz cluster and left overnight.
You can smudge crystals or pass them through the light from a candle. You can visualise them surrounded by light, which purifies and re-energises them.