So you have your new crystals and can’t wait to work with them? Learn what to do from the moment you get home, from day one to over the next few weeks. Better connect with your crystals and adjust to their energy.
I have had a few people run into problems when working with new crystals and spotted a few mistakes that are easy to make. So you have your new crystal out of any packaging, removed any stickers and blew off any dust. This article applies to crystals or crystal jewellery. I think it is okay to handle and look at your crystal before the first cleansing, though I would avoid putting directly on a chakra at this stage.
Do This With ALL New Crystals
Make sure you cleanse all new crystals regardless if they are sold as cleansed. Cleansing new crystals is the most important cleanse they will ever have in your care so never skip this step. It is great if the seller cleanses their crystals but many people may have touched them in the shop since, or as they went through the postal system or through exposure to energies on your way home.
This step is optional but is something I have been doing for many years now. This only needs to be done once, when you first get the crystal. Consecration also known as dedicating or blessing is a personal thing. You can learn more about it in my article How To Consecrate Crystals.
Getting To Know Your New Crystals
Now that your new crystal is cleansed and maybe consecrated you don’t want to put it away. Leave it out where you can see it, maybe on an altar or some sacred space. When you want, spend some time just holding your crystal, look at all the detail, colour and form. See how it feels in your hands, notice how you feel too. How does the crystal make you feel?
Meditating With Your New Crystals
This is something you might like to start doing to connect with your new crystals when you first get them and whenever you want. Meditating with crystals helps you connect more deeply with your crystal and you can receive more insight into its energy and any information it holds. Just five minutes is all you need.
Simple Crystal Connection Meditation
1. Sit with your crystal in your hands, resting in your lap. You can sit with your legs crossed or on a chair if it’s easier.
2. Look at the crystal for a while. Turn it in your hands and get to know all the details, shape, colour and any markings.
3. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths.
4. Focus on the crystal now, see it in your mind’s eye.
5. Be receptive to the energy of the crystal, notice any impressions, colours, images, words or sensations you feel.
6. When you’re done open your eyes, take a moment before getting up again. Write down any impressions in a journal or notebook.
Adjusting To The Energy of Your New Crystal
Some crystals have a very strong energy, especially the high vibration stones like Moldavite, Fire Agate and even Amethyst. Everyone is affected differently by crystals, I hear from people all the time that experience a bit of discomfort of a negative reaction to new crystals. This may include dizziness, ungroundedness, headaches, nightmares or feeling unwell. My advice is to stop wearing or working with the stone for a while if this happens.
Avoiding Bad Reactions To Crystals
I get many questions from people that get a new stone and then carry it with them 24/7 from day one but then experience problems. I don’t think that is a good idea because you need to adjust gradually to the energy. Many crystals are too energising for sleep and I do wonder if people are cleansing their crystals often enough if they never remove them. Crystals also need a bit of a rest sometimes too.
Take Your Time To Adjust To The Energy
I recommend people take their time with new crystals that they have never worked with before. Spend an hour or two with them and see how they affect you. Notice your moods, thoughts and feelings. Don’t ignore this. Only if you experience no possible side effects should you continue to carry or wear it. Build up over the next few days.
Take extra care when placing on a chakra, this can be intense especially for the Third Eye Chakra. Healing isn’t always comfortable so go easy on yourself.
If you have a bad reaction to a new crystal then limit and reduce time working with it. Test to make sure it is the crystal and not just some other cause. Over time you will usually adjust to the stone and the initial reactions disappear. Saying that, not all crystals are right for everyone and sometimes we are better with something else.
Get To Know Your Stones & Yourself
Once you are used to the crystal, something changes in you too. After that, normally new crystals of the same mineral are usually okay to work with straight away. So for example, if you are now used to your first Amethyst, future Athethysts will usually be okay. But always be aware of your feelings and know how much time you can be around every stone, some are just too intense for long periods of time.
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