Once your crystal has been cleansed you will need to energise or charge it so that it can continue to release its own natural vibrations and energies. There are many different ways to do this.
Energising crystals is as important as cleansing them and should be done regularly. Feel free to choose whichever method you feel is best for you and your crystals. You may want to use one, some or all methods when energising your own crystals and whatever you wish to do is fine.
Allow your crystals to sit in a drinking glass or bowl under cool running tap water for several minutes, 10-20 minutes should be long enough. If you are near to a natural running river, stones can be placed in an open mesh bag and left for a short time in the running water. Running water can also cleanse as well as energise the stones at the same time.
Important. Please check that your crystal can be emerged safely in water. Some crystals should not be left to soak in water as this can have an adverse effect on them, particularly porous crystals or those with high metal content.
Sunshine and Moonlight
The natural energies transmitted by the Sun and Moon can also energise your crystals. Many people like to leave their newly cleansed stones under Moonlight and Sunlight for a day or two to allow them to absorb the different energies from the Moon and Sun. The Sun provides a stronger energy, whereas the Moon has a gentler energy.
When leaving crystals in Sunlight, please be aware that some coloured stones may fade over a period of time if left in strong sunlight too often. This can happen with Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Chrysoprase in particular. In this case, try not to leave your crystals in strong sun for more than an hour or so. To be on the safe side, place in sunlight during sunrise and/or sunset because the sun’s rays will not be as strong during these times of the day.
Important. Please also take care not to focus the sun’s rays through the crystal as this could start a fire and remember that the light from the sun does move throughout the day.
Native Americans believe that it is not always necessary to energise crystals with any of the above methods because they will naturally energise themselves from our body’s own energy field when they are picked up, handled, or rubbed between the palms of the hands. This is another method you may want to consider.
Those who have been attuned to Reiki can use Reiki energy to charge the crystals. This not only energises the crystal but cleanses it as well. Reiki energy can also enhance the healing properties of the crystal.