Consecrating / Programing healing crystals explained
The process of programming crystals is also called dedicating or consecrating crystals. Despite the method variations, the process is always concerned with ensuring that the user transfers his or her healing intentions to the crystal(s). In other words, the user sets the sacred purpose of his or her healing crystals. I find it useful to liken the programming process to speaking with a beloved and respected partner because healing crystals are believed to synchronize and magnify with your intentions. Since healing crystals can magnify your intentions throughout your life and body, it is best to keep pure intentions. This post discusses the steps for doing the process very thoroughly. The steps are 1) preparing yourself, space and healing crystals, 2) de-programming the healing crystals, 3) programming the healing crystals and 4) using and handling crystals after programming them.
Uses & Benefits of programming healing crystals (aka consecrating healing crystals)
Since a single crystal may have several healing properties, programming crystals can focus the energy of a crystal especially towards a specific property that you need. In that case, if you are concerned with healing specific health concerns either for any period (whether one healing session or a few months), programming healing stones direct the charge appropriately.
As a short background on how healing crystals can influence your wellbeing, the uniquely symmetrical and spiral pattern of their atoms and molecules allow them to emit an electromagnetic charge. Not surprisingly, other electromagnetic energy fields as the auric and chakra fields of humans (and other living beings) can interact with healing crystals. Specifically, your body can absorb or become entrained with the crystals's resonating vibration in what is called 'resonance absorption'.
How to program healing crystals (aka consecrate healing crystals)
1. Prepare yourself, space and healing crystals
- Prepare yourself
- Perform one or several spiritual grounding exercises or say prayers like the prayer for banishing negativity (Abbe Male Spiritus)
- Have a ritual bath
- Dry off naturally
- Prepare your sacred space
- Call upon your master of the light (Jesus Christ, Buddha and so on)
- If you use more advanced rituals, prepare your altar and cast a sacred circle
- Have a crystal bag or natural fabric (like cotton, wool or silk) for storage
- Prepare your healing crystals
- Physically clean your healing crystals by simply washing them in room temperature water
- Activate your healing crystals if they have been tucked away for a long time and out of use. This refers to practices that 'awakens' them like handling, looking at and sleeping with them.
- Spiritually cleanse the healing crystals (ie to remove any negative energy they might have picked up and to re-energize them). This process may be done roughly every 2 weeks or more frequently if you need to remove unwanted negative energies sooner. This process requires you to use one or several of the following techniques
- Bury in sea salt
- Soak in sea salt water or ocean for roughly 7 hours in normal circumstances and a few days for highly negative situations (for only those crystals that are water and salt resistant). A solution of roughly 30% salt is a rough guide. Do not touch or re-use the water when done. Additionally, rinse the healing crystals afterwards in natural fresh water.
- Smudge the healing crystals with herbs or even incenses (like frankincense). Do not wave your hands through the smoke as this attracts negative energy to yourself. Afterwards, smudge your hands and if you wish, entire body self. Alternatively, you could wash your hands in salt water afterwards.
- Bath in moonlight (safe for all healing crystals)
- Bath in sunlight (not safe for some healing crystals like colored quartz varieties as amethyst or citrine
- Bury in the earth
- Reiki energy and or symbols
- Wash or soak in natural body of natural fresh water from creeks, rivers and so on. If possible, avoid chlorinated or otherwise de-mineralized water.
- Visualize beams of light
- Rub the healing crystal(s) under running cool fresh water (neither too hot or cold)
2. De-program the healing crystals
Before you consecrate or program healing crystals, it is best to first 'clear' them of pre-existing energies that may be stagnant, residual and or negative energies. This is necessary for all healing crystals, even newly acquired crystals that could carry residual energies from previous handlers (store clerks, mailman and so on). During the process, hold your intentions strongly in your mind. Afterwards, let go of the thought.
- If your healing crystals can fit into the palm of a hand, place the crystal(s) into a palm. You may do this for multiple crystals at a time. To de-program wands, hold it in at one of its ends. To de-program healing crystals that are too large to hold, such as clusters, place your hands onto the surface of the crystal.
- Imagine a healing light beaming onto the crystal. For wands, imagine the light beaming in and then out through the exposed tip of the wand. For chakra wands, imagine the different chakra colo(u)rs activating within the wand. Visualize the light piercing through and dissipating the old energies. You may also use prayers (like the prayer for banishing negativity)
- Thankfully command the crystal to 'forget' old memories. The statement can be as follows. "Thank you for forgetting your past memories."
3. Program your healing crystals
During the process, hold your intentions strongly in your mind. Afterwards, let go of the thought.
- If your healing crystals can fit into the palm of a hand, place the crystal(s) into your left palm (your receiving hand) and place your right hand (projective hand) downwards over the crystal. You may do this for multiple crystals at a time. To program wands, hold it in at one of its ends. To program healing crystals that are too large to hold, such as clusters, place your hands onto the surface of the crystal.
- Transfer your thoughts and intentions for the crystal in a statement, either in your mind or aloud. (Remember that, it is with intention that you set your mind and everything in motion. Thoughts are very powerful). The statement can be as follows. "Thank you for bringing healing to my pancreas." or "Thank you for bringing me courage."
- Imagine and feel that the statement has already happened. For instance, this may involve visualizing the healing already done, while engaging your other senses and emotions. Hold such thoughts for roughly 30 seconds to a minute.
- Repeat the statement 3 times
4. After you program healing crystals
- Do not allow others to handle your healing crystals. For instance, do not display them within the reach of others.
- Store your healing crystals
- In a drawer
- Wrapped inside of a natural (not synthetic) fabric like cotton, silk or wool. Ideally, this fabric should be red since red has the slowest rate of luminous absorption and vibration. In other words, it protects the crystals from receiving many external energies or expending their own.
- Wear, carry or hold your healing crystals as usual
- Charge your healing crystals from time to time