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Cleansing Your Crystals by Smudging

When working with crystals it is important to cleanse them before using them in order to remove any negative energy including other people’s energy. Cleansing your crystals by smudging (burning sage or other herbs) is just one way to remove the energy so there is room for positivity and clarity. This process is useful after an argument or if you feel bad vibes in your space, whether it’s your home or office. It’s always a good idea to clear out the old and bring in the fresh energy. It’s like taking an amazing, shower after a long, humid day.

 

What is smudging?

Indigenous people around the world have used smudging in ceremonial practices for thousands of years. It is used for spiritual cleansing as well as medicinal purposes and is a practical way to cleanse negative energy from a room, an object (like your crystals) or a person’s energy field. One thing you need to consider when smudging is your intention. Your mindset is a massive part of the process so keep your thoughts positive and your wishes and desires clear.

How do I smudge my crystals?

You will need a few things in order to cleanse your crystals via smudging.

Matches or a lighter
An Abalone shell or metal bowl
A feather or you can use your hand
A smudge stick usually made of sage

To begin, I suggest you get into the zone and bring yourself to a calm and open state. Clear your thoughts, slow down your breathe and create an intention in your mind and heart. Your aim is to clear your stones by wafting the healing energy of the smoke over, and around your gems. I love smudging my large crystals this way because they are hard for me to pick up. This smoke will contain your intentions and prayers and send them to your higher power. Just be mindful that the ashes of the sage can start a fire so be extra cautious during the process and always have your attention on the smudge.

 

One way to smudge your crystals is to place your sage in your Abalone shell or metal bowl. (I personally use a deep metal bowl.) Then you will want to light it, and once the leaves are burning well, wave the flame out so only the smoke is billowing, releasing a cleansing smoke. You will then hold your crystals in the line of the smoke and use your intentions to feel the energy clear your stones. Another technique is to place your crystals on a table and use your feather or hand to guide the healing smoke around, and over your gemstones.

 

While you’re cleansing your stones I suggest you smudge all four corners of your home or workspace with the windows and doors open so the negative energy can escape. If you have a lot of stress in your space, try smudging once a month. If you have less stress once every 3 – 6 months is sufficient. After a while, you will be doing this when you feel it’s needed.

When smudging your attitude should be comprised of love, and with that the energy that doesn’t serve you will vanish, leaving behind energy possessing positive powers. The process takes a few minutes but I always encourage the practice to go on until you feel a clearing. Once your crystals are clean you can use them to help bring that energy back to your space in abundance.

 

Other ways you can cleanse your crystals include:

Bathe your crystals in salt water overnight depending on if they are in their natural state or polished. If polished you can cleanse them for just five minutes. If rough, they can stay longer. Pay attention to the kind of minerals. If they are a salt base. Do not use water they will dissolve. This type of cleansing is used for crystals like Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz.

Allow the sun or moonshine to cleanse and recharge your crystals for 24 hours outside in your yard or on your porch.

A visualization is a tool you can use to clear negative energy. When I’m clearing, I visualize an angel coming out of the crystal and releasing all the bad energy. The angel absorbs the negative energy for you.

Note that you don’t need to clear Citrine or Kynite because they are the only stones that don’t absorb energy.

So, I strongly encourage you to try cleansing your stones and gems today with the positive power of smudging. You could find that it’s your favorite way to clear the energy and refresh your spirit. To learn more about the healing powers of crystals check out my blog about the 7 chakras and which stones heal them.
About Michal Mael:

Michal’s worldly background made her the perfect ambassador for nature’s gems. She was born in Israel to parents of Iraqi, Yemenite, and European origins moved to America at a young age and grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. As a pre-teenager, she mastered sales in her mom’s retail store, and by the age of 19, Michal opened “Jewels of the Nile,” a traveling business selling beads, statues, antiques, and crystals.

 Through decades of traveling the world to handpick and sell gems, Michal became a leading expert on rocks and minerals. Transforming any environment with Nature’s Art Decor™ is her specialty. Michal believes that each crystal has a specific purpose and place in life, business, and the home. Tranquility and abundance can be achieved through the right placement of Nature’s Art.

From international businessmen and women to Beverly Hills celebrities, and everyone in between, Michal uses her expertise to place the exact crystals needed, giving clients the alignment they desire in both home and work environments. She has developed her own technique and system of Energy Positioning Placement™ and teaches audiences about stones and energy all over the world.

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