Crystals and Stones - Let’s Dive In!
I’ll start off by stating the obvious, any kind of spiritual or mystical practice really is personal. Each person settles into their own way of engaging with the subtle and sacred. It doesn't have to be unique, but it does become personal.
I truly believe that with this kind of stuff there is no right or wrong (as long as you’re not harming yourself or others). I really want to encourage you to explore, to be creative and most importantly, use your imagination!
Any technique that any teacher or mentor presents to you is a fruit of their own practice, exploration and imagination. You are also entitled to your own fruit and your own flavor. I invite you to take what I share with you as a suggestion, try it and see how it goes. If you feel like you want to do things a bit differently than how I suggest, that’s great! Please do it! Make your practice your own!
So, now that we got that covered, let's begin!
Choosing your stone
My approach is go with the stones you're drawn to, as simple as that. If you’re attracted to it, go for it!
If you are looking for a specific attribute of a specific stone and that really hooks you in, try that too. For example, if you’re looking for a stone to help you find ease in situations like public speaking, you could Google it and see which stones come up for that criteria and chose a stone that way.
To sum this up, you could take an informed and intellectual approach or a straight up intuitive one and both will work out just fine!
Whenever I get a new stone, these are the first two things that I do with them:
Clean it and clear it’s energy field.
Welcome it to my world.
CLEARING YOUR STONE
Stones absorb the energies that surround them. When you get a new stone, take a moment and clear it from any energies it might have picked up along the way.
Just think about the journey that stone has been through. It’s come to you from its home, deep in the earth’s core. It’s been mined, stored, shipped, etc.. who know how many stops it’s been through. Maybe it even had previous owners. In short, it’s probably been through quite the journey and it’d probably really appreciate a quick shower.
There are many methods out there and again, there is no right or wrong. Here are a few I use:
Wash the stone in water - Make sure your stone can get wet.(Selenite and Sandstone for example shouldn’t get wet). If you’re feeling it, you could even bring the stone into your shower and cleanse it there. (Talk about getting up close and personal right away!)
While you wash the stone invite it to release any unwanted energies it picked up along the way.
Blow on the stone - This is super easy and you can do it anywhere. Just hold the stone in your hand, using your breath, blow on the stone and again invite it to release.
Smudge your stones with Sage or Palo Santo wood - You just light your Sage or wood stick and blow out the flame, then hold your stone in the smoke that comes up. As the smoke surrounds the stone, invite it to release.
Use sound vibration - A singing bowl or Tibetan bell chimes work really well for this. All you have to do is let the sound vibrate over the stones and again invite the release of unwanted energies (this is my favorite method).
Here’s a little tip: When you clear your stone, imagine it unwinding from the energies, imagine it refreshed, clean and ready for a new chapter.
This doesn’t have to be a long process or ceremony, it might only take you a minute or two.
At first this might seem silly and that’s okay, but over time see how you feel about this ritual. You might even find yourself cleansing other objects that arrive into your world!
WELCOMING YOUR STONE
This might seem silly, but, have a little conversation with your stone. You got the stone because you connected with it, so it makes sense to take the time to bond with it. Again, this doesn’t have to be a super serious ritual. Just hold the stone close to your heart and welcome it into your home, into your collection and into your heart. If you got the stone for a specific reason, let it know, ask for it’s assistance. But, remember, it’s a two way street, let the stone know that you have what to give it as well.
I’m going to stop here and let you think about that, what do you have to give to your stone?
Stay tuned for next week’s post, I’ll be going into the give and take, the interaction between us and crystal companions!
Until then, have a wonderful day, take the time to sniff a flower and marvel at a stone.
Thanks for reading and blessings to you,
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