Learn how to program crystals easily and discover why you would do this. Do you really need to program a crystal? Learn how to set a crystal clear intention for a crystal in my simple crystal healing guide for beginners.
What is Programming?
It sounds like you will need some tech skills but it’s actually pretty simple. Programming a crystal is basically working with a crystal for a very specific purpose. It is a way of communicating with the crystal what it is you need it most for, so it can help you towards your need or desire.
Most crystals have a special crystalline structure which is believed to hold energies, thoughts and information.
Interestingly these metaphysical concepts are similar to how silicon (which is what crystals like Quartz are made of) is used in computer chips. See your crystals as sensitive tools which hold and transmit energies.
Why Would I Program Crystals?
Crystals do not have to be programmed to work but many people find it helpful for certain purposes. When you program a crystal you are setting a crystal clear intention for what you need help with. Programming gives your crystal a laser like focus. It will do what it can to help you and however it can.
This is ideal for when there is something very specific you chose a crystal for. This could be a crystal you wish to carry with you for a time period, crystal healing jewellery or when creating a Crystal Grid. These are all long-term goals. There is no need to program all your crystals or to program a crystal for a day for example. If you want to benefit from the general properties of a stone or if you chose it intuitively, there is also no need to program it.
Your intention should follow the natural properties of the crystal. You are harnessing the energies, not adding anything that isn’t there. Some crystals such as Quartz are multipurpose and can be programmed for anything. You may have the intention to program a crystal for healing, protection or attracting abundance for example.
But Won’t The Crystal Already Know What I need it for?
Programming crystals is a personal choice. If you don’t want to do it, don’t do it. The way I look at it is, crystals have many different properties. Crystals work in their own ways but crystals are more than happy to help you if you communicate that to them. I don’t see it as telling the crystal what to do or that it will limit its effect in some way. When we program a crystal, we are being clear about what we most want help with. We do not tell the crystal ‘how’ to do it.
I think there are a few misconceptions out there about programming and I feel some people, especially those new to crystals can have a knee-jerk reaction to the word ‘program’. I use this word at the moment as that is the most well-known word for this. It could be called charging the crystal with my intention, communicating my intention or empowering it for a purpose.
I do not see this as any different from placing a Rose Quartz crystal on your Heart Chakra. People that work with crystals choose different crystals for different reasons all the time. If you have ever used a Crystal Wand in energy healing, you used the crystal for a specific reason and channeled the energy in a very specific way.
If you go to see a good Energy Healer or a Crystal Healer they will ask you to tell them what you’re having problems with or what results you wish to gain from their expertise. The healer can then work with you as well as tune in and see what needs to be done. You are not telling them how to do their job and I bet you will get better results than not speaking to them. How is this any different?
I feel programming is how a Crystal Grid works and I do not see anything wrong with that. Our programmed intention, guides the crystals and they help us however they can. In many spiritual, shamanic and metaphysical traditions people ‘charge’ or ’empower’ their spiritual tools and items with their intentions. This includes herbs, oils and incense. They understand these are from the earth and consider this working with these natural items and their energies.
These are ancient practices. Crystals are also a part of these traditions and I wish people would be a little more respectful that there are different paths and ways for working with crystals.
The Benefits of Programming Crystals
You can work passively with crystals if you wish. When I started to program/charge/empower certain crystals with my intentions, it not only made them more effective for me, it also helped connect me consciously with the stone. I do not feel this limited those crystals in any way. I have known many people who were not seeing the results from their crystals until they started to program them. It can be a great way to build a relationship with your crystals.
Unlike those that may tell you not to program crystals, I do not tell people that they have to do things my way… If you have read my books you will know that I offer alternative ways to communicate your intention and request for help from the crystal. I have added these alternative wordings to the programming method below to keep everything in line with my latest books. Choose the wording that works best for you or create your own.
How to Program a Crystal:
Find a quite place where you will not be disturbed. Relax and take a few deep breaths…
Take your cleansed crystal in both hands and hold it up in front of your Third Eye Chakra (just above eye level).
While focusing on your crystal and your clear intention, say one of the following or similar words out loud or in your head:
“I program this crystal for… (state purpose/request)”
“I charge this crystal with my intention to… (state purpose/request)”
“Crystal, please assist me with… (state purpose/request)”
It really is that simple. You can add to this or change it as you wish but that really is all that’s needed. If you’re wondering how to remove a program from a crystal check out my article How to Deprogram a Crystal.
If your interested in learning more about crystal healing do check out my Beginners Guides and other helpful articles in the Resources section by clicking Here.
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