Although quartz crystals respond to electrical current, they cannot hold and store an electrical charge. People in the New Age movement believe, however, that quartz and other crystals can be charged with spiritual energy. Crystals are used for many different purposes by different practitioners, and there are a range of beliefs about how "charging" works. Rather than sticking to one system or another, try techniques until you find a method that feels right to you.
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Cleanse your crystal. Place it in a bowl of water or salt water in the sunlight until you feel that it is completely clean. Alternately, bury it under ground until you feel that it has been cleansed of all negative energies. Depending on your beliefs, these methods can take anywhere from a few hours to months.
Hold the crystal in your hands. Breathe in through your nose, visualising that you are taking in the energy from the universe, God or whatever other source appeals to you. Breathe out forcefully onto the crystal, visualising it absorbing the energy. Continue breathing in through your nose and out onto the crystal until you feel it is fully charged.
Visualise an intention for the crystal. For example, if you want to use your quartz crystal to heal others, visualise it directing healing light into the body of a sick patient.
Breathe in, imagining that you are charging that intention with energy. Breathe out on the crystal, filling it with your intention. Repeat this step until you feel that the crystal is completely charged and programmed with your intention.
Tips and warnings
- There is no scientific evidence that crystals are able to heal. Do not use crystals in place of medical treatment.
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