The benefits of crystals and stones to improve our quality of life are so vast that it is almost impossible to summarize them, although the most important thing is to know that crystals, minerals, stones, gems, accompany us and enhance what we already are and have. The idea is not to wait for something to come from outside to save us, to protect us: It is to know that we already have all that we need and with the crystals we will be able to enhance it, remember it, awaken it from consciousness, knowing that crystals are always with us for our highest good.
Sometimes, things do not turn out as we expect or as we want, and this is because the Universe sends us what we need at certain time of our lives, and in the long run we realize that there was a lesson to learn to continue advancing with more momentum in this human experience.
Crystals encourage us to trust that we are transiting the frequency where we are light and everything is perfect. Are they magical? Perhaps. But magic is ours as well and crystals help us to receive the energy available from the Universe that we all deserve. We must learn to believe, to let go of control and dissolve the old limiting believes we carry from generations.
How to cleanse the crystals
Crystals vibrate and amplify the energies with which it is in contact. They pass through many different hands and places before reaching you, thus they absorb knowledge, experiences and situations. Therefore, once a crystal arrives, it is good to make it yours energetically with some cleansing techniques.
Submerge them in seal water (3 teaspoon of sea salt in 8 oz. water) for about 30 minutes. Sea water eliminates any negative energy attached to them.
Expose them to the Sun light for a few hours. The cleansing energies of the Sun would do the work.
Selenite is a stone that cleanses all other stones. Just put your stones on or close to Selenite and it would cleanse them and infuse them with high vibrational energies.
If you like to burn Sage, this is a good way to cleanse them.
One of my favorite methods is to expose them to sound, like turning folks, singing bowls, and even you can sing to them if you wish so. They love to interact with us!
Programing your crystals:
If you want your crystals to work for specific purposes, you need to program them and ask to manifest your intention into your reality.
To do so, hold the crystal and place it on your heart chakra. Say your intention or wish 3 times, as number 3 represents action.
Feel the energy filling your heart and surrounding you like a protective and loving shield.
Now get ready for the surprises the Universe will unfold unto you.
Why a crystal or piece of jewelry breaks?
A crystal breaks when is overwhelmed with unsettled energies. It means that the crystal removed and dissolved the negativity that could harm you.
In such a case, just take the beads and return them to Nature (buried, left under a tree, or dumped into a river, lake or ocean) and express gratitude for all its blessings.
If we combine crystals that apparently are incompatible, there is no reason to worry because they would not harm us. The most that can happen is that the effects of the crystals are nullified.
For crystal compatibility, a basic rule of thumb based on logic, is to avoid stone associations that have opposite effects. Thus, if we combine two very different stones, we have to make sure that their vibrations do not cancel each other out. This is to prevent a confusing vibrational signal, which would diminish the effectiveness of the crystals.
An example is Carnelian and Amethyst. Carnelian boosts our energy, while Amethyst calms us down. This means that they will cancel each other out and send a confusing signal.
As a result, we will feel uncomfortable and uneasy because our chakras would be confused about if they would boost our energy or calm us down. It would help trying to think of what we want to achieve. In that way, our crystals will gravitate towards that situation and use it as a supplement. For example, if we are going to write or start a project, Carnelian will boost our creative energy, and if we are upset or angry, Amethyst will calm us down.
"Crystals are like friends. They are beautiful to look at, great to meditate and relax with and are soothing and comforting. Just like an old friend".