Gemstone Therapy: Cleansing stones
What is Gemstone Therapy?
Using the innate energy of a particular gem, crystal, stone, mineral or set thereof to boost, catalyze, influence, initiate, or prop up your own energies. Example: You’re having a horrid day and your feeling really down in the dumps. You go over to your mega positive friend’s house and hang out with them for a while. Strangely, you feel a lot better. You leave and the uplifted feeling stays with you. That, in a nutshell, is what crystals do.
What do crystals do?
Many different things! They can de-stress, help jettison emotional baggage, keep you in a sunny state of mind, bring harmony to a home, help to facilitate honest communication, etc.
Today though, I am focusing on Cleansers!
Cleansing – an energetic flush. Pushing out any unwanted or foreign energy, and making sure that there is nothing left behind.
Cleaning out your energetic body is as necessary as showering every day. People leave energetic residue wherever they go, and on
People leave energetic residue wherever they go, and on whomever they touch.
We all have enough of our own energy baggage; we don’t need anyone else’s overlaying ours.
#1 it prevents us from dealing with our stuff because we are so busy wondering wtf is going on with us
#2 it just plain feels bad
#3 it is bad for our mental-Emotional-physical and energetic state of being.
Here’s a visual (Since I’m hyper visual, lol):
Picture a lightbulb (the lightbulb is playing the part of YOU).
Now roll the lightbulb around in dust, it’s a little dimmer, and it feels & looks yucky
Now roll it in pastel chalks, it’s much dimmer now, and while it has pretty colors- you don’t really want to touch it.
Now, without cleaning it off, roll the lightbulb in some ink- by now you can barely see the light and the bulb looks nasty.
Whatever it touches gets ink & chalk & dust on it.
That’s what happens when we don’t clear ourselves, our light is dulled, and our energies are limited. We get all that nastiness on everything else because we are diffusing -not just our energy, but also all the crap that we are collecting.
BTW, this is also true of your crystals, so be sure to clean them off too! (Link to article on crystal care)
Some side effects of not Cleansing:
Anything that you pick up from other people- That has nothing to do with you!
-Extreme Sadness & Mood swings
-Stress (& stress related illnesses)
-Feeling drained, Panicked, Angry, and overwhelmed
What we pull from others or what is left on us from others, can make us SICK (Mentally & physically), and there are a lot of different ways to cleanse yourself- article on Personal energy cleansing–
For those of a more tactile persuasion- I give you CRYSTALS!
Some Top notch Cleansers:
Selenite or -Maria Glass, Satin Spar, Desert Rose, Sericolite (Italian) – (Don’t get it wet or it will dissolve)
All Selenite removes energy blocks, particularly from the physical and etheric bodies. It can also remove energy blocks in the bodies of other crystals and stones. This makes it excellent for enhancing the properties of other stones and for clearing and charging them.
*White Selenite- #1 best crystal for energetic flushing, energetic cleansing. Plus it almost NEVER needs to be cleansed itself. Anybody dealing with the public needs at least two chunks of this!
This is good for an energetic flush or energetic cleansing when you need a softer touch. It’s a great self-care, after care stone. If you have been dealing with a great deal of long term stress or trauma (even if you have gotten used to it) this is the stone to start your cleansing with.
It brings clarity of the mind, it opens the crown chakras. With this stone, you can access angelic consciousness and higher guidance while having a strong anchor here in this plane. Excellent for meditation work.
*Angel wing selenite-
On top of the basic selenite properties, it connects you with your higher self. IT is one of the most beneficial to the Soul star chakra-it connects your crown chakra with your higher self and the universal consciousness beyond.
*Clear quartz-programmed with intention-
Clear Quartz is the “master healer” and amplifies energy and thought, as well as the effects of other crystals. It also acts as a balancer when it comes to intention programming (impressing a concept through willpower & concentration) — you can program it for things like protection, motivation, and energetic flush.
*Halite crystal (Rock salt) – (Don’t get it wet or it will dissolve)
It’s salt! Salt raises the energetic vibration around you- nothing nasty can stick to you. It also cleans up the spiritual & physical environment of unhealthy habits, relationships, incomplete projects, etc. It will cleanse the heart of emotional wounds, and help you to take positive action towards a more self-loving lifestyle.
*Some use it in bath water to clear and restore spiritual energy. One piece can be used repeatedly until it eventually dissolves.
Himalayan salt– (Also don’t get it wet or it will dissolve)
It’s also salt! Salt raises the energetic vibration around you- nothing nasty can stick to you. It pulls the positive ions out of the air and replacing them with negative ions, which means better breathing. This type has the added caveat of acting as a natural air purifier by pulling moisture (and the toxins-allergens) from the surrounding environment into the salt- Hygroscopy. It also neutralizes EMF, Boosts serotonin and concentration. (Link to HSL article)
Black Kyanite- (Also don’t get it wet or it will dissolve)
Full of healing energy, it is a Chakra aligner and auric field hole fixer. It is both grounding and energizing at the same time. *Used in conjunction with White Selenite it will break up any stubbornly stuck energy.
Meditating with it can help you come up with important insights resulting from exploration of the subconscious mind. It is often used to explore past lives, and to anticipate how current actions affect future lives. (Neat huh?)
Black tourmaline (2 chunks)-
This is THE Empathic blocker stone, but it also has a tendency to absorb negative energies so if you’re in a particularly nasty environment, switch your stones midway through your day.
*Then clean them out with either early morning sunlight (between sunrise and around 11am, when the sunlight is at its strongest) or a nice chunk of white selenite.
There are others for different types of grounding, but I’ve found that these are the most effective.
****But don’t just take my word for it, get out there and research it!****
~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS
Edited by: Sadie Ackerman