Owning a healing piece does not magically make all your wishes come true like in the movies. You need to make each stone your own to maximize its potential. Here are some ways on how to clean, store and charge your healing stones.
- Other stones - Certain crystals associated with purification like carnelian and clear quartz are thought to actually cleanse other stones. Stack these stones on top of any crystals that need clearing, or keep them all in the same bag when you travel
- Underneath the full moon - Just place them where you can see the full moon like in your windowsill
- Visualize - Use the power of your imagination to visualize cleaning. Hold it on your hands, and imagine it being cleansed like a cleansing light over it.
- Sage - A plant with healing properties. It is believed to restore your stones to its natural energy and cleanse it when used. You will need: a firesafe bowl ;a lighter; or matches loose or bundled sage. When you’re ready, ignite the tip of the sage with the flame. Transfer the sage to your nondominant hand and firmly grasp your stone and move it through the smoke. Allow the smoke to envelop the stone for about 30 seconds. If it’s been a while since your last cleansing — or you feel the stone is holding onto a lot — consider smudging for an additional 30 seconds.
**Other method but may not be applicable to some Memooi piece as they may have metals or stones that have holes that can be damaged when these methods are used:
- Sea Salt or Running water - can help you get rid of unwanted energy. Just run them with saltwater or running water and imagine your stones washing away negative thoughts.
- Moonwater - Bathe them under a distilled water that is left to charge during the full moon. Soak the crystals to wash away negative energy.
Programming your stone
Best way to do this after cleansing. Programming it to set your intention can help you maximize its healing and connect with its energy. You can do this in natural light or next to a window. To program your stone, hold it in your hand or in your left hand as it is the receiving energy. Then, program the crystal for a specific use. Think about what you want that crystal to support you with, whether it's for a successful new business endeavor or being more kinder to your self or body. While still holding the stone in your left hand, visualize and feel into what it would be like if you were to achieve that intention. Thank the stone for its presence and spend a few more minutes in meditation.