If you have been along to a Wild Luna Crystal Class you would have received your own collection of gorgeous gemstones and a card with details about each one, that directs you here for information about cleansing, charging, connecting and caring. Crystals store energy from you, your emotions or anyone else that may have come in contact with them, so it's a good idea to follow these simple steps so you can look after your crystals so they can look after you!
When you get a new crystal, it is important to cleanse it to remove stored energies and return them to a natural state. This way they are ready to use and can be tuned into your energy. Burning sage, Palo Santo or incense and immersing the crystal through the sacred smoke is a fantastic way to do this. As is running your crystal under water, burying it in the earth over night or placing the crystal on or within a grid made from clear quartz.
Now your crystal is cleansed and charged you can start to connect to it and affirm your intention for it's use, if you have one. To program the crystal for a specific use, hold the crystal in your left hand, your receiving hand and focus on the intended use, saying it silently to yourself. This step isn't a must, but great to explore once you feel comfortable doing so.
Listen to your intuition, you will know what feels right when it comes to connecting, trust your gut!
Once your crystal has been cleansed, you will need to charge it up so that these magic rocks can continue to release its own natural vibrations and energies! Naturally, my favourite way to do this is bathing your crystals in the light of the beautiful full moon each month....you can of course do it by sunlight too. Visualisation is also another wonderful way of charging your crystal, imagine a bright white light filling your hands and then surrounding your crystal, see the impurities flushing away.
Most crystals are fragile, so tender love and care is essential to your crystals' longevity. Some gemstones fade after prolonged exposure to sunlight. When you’re not using your crystals, place them in a pouch or wrap them in a silk scarf to keep them safe. If you carry multiple gems in your bag (like me!) wrapping them up or keeping them up in a smaller, zip lined section stops them from getting damaged, especially if you have a mix of smooth tumbles and rough rocks!