Gemstones and crystals have always been highly valued for their natural beauty, spiritual and healing properties.
Crystal magick is as old as time itself. Many of our distant ancestors sensed the value of crystals as sacred objects with special powers. At first, stones were simply used as amulets - objects worn to deflect negativity and "evil". Their magickal and healing uses continued to develop until recent times. Their uses included magick, healing, restoring and maintaining harmony, protection from harm, offered as sacrifices, buried for blessings and fertility.
Crystals were used for power and healing energies and divination by the Ancient Egyptians, the Aztecs, Incas and the Atlanteans.
The dawning of the Aquarian Age has seen an increasing interest in the powers of gems and crystals. Individuals and groups worldwide are gaining a new awareness of the magickal potentials of crystals and gemstones.
PROGRAMMING AND CLEANSING YOUR CRYSTALYou don't need to be an expert to cleanse and program a crystal.
It's really very simple and anyone can do it. No special knowledge or abilities are required, all that is needed are the intentions and desire to do so.
Crystals respond to thoughts and feelings - especially love - so ensure that you program your crystal when you yourself are in a positive frame of mind.
There is not a person in the world who does not experience negative feelings from time to time. You may be unwell, feel depressed, angry or just unhappy. Your crystal will absorb some of this negativity and will need to be recleansed. it is recommended that you perform one of the above cleansing procedures every two to three weeks.
Crystals are affected by the energies surrounding them. On their way to you, your crystals will have acquired many energies, some positive and some negative. Your crystals will need to be cleansed before using for the first time and on a regular basis depending upon their use. Crystals used for healing should be always be cleansed before and after using.
TO PROGRAM YOUR CRYSTALFind a place where you will not be disturbed and leave the phone off the hook. Sit in a comfortable chair and gently hold your crystal in your hands. Take a few moments to study your crystal. Get to know the shape and feel of it. Look carefully at it, noting every detail.
Hold your crystal at the level of the third eye. Concentrate on the energy link between the crystal and your third eye. When the energy link is established, will that the crystal is to be used for the purpose that you have chosen e.g. meditation, healing, stimulating intuition, enhancing psychic powers.
A crystal should be programmed for one specific purpose only. If you wish to use crystals for several different purposes, you will need to obtain a crystal for each and to use each crystal for its own specific purpose only.
How To Use Your CrystalThere are several methods of applying the healing properties of gemstones including:
Wearing the gemstone as a piece of jewellery
Hold the crystal in your hand or place it nearby while meditating.
Carrying it with you in a pocket or handbag etc.
Placing it beside your bed or on the floor pointing towards the bed while you sleep for self healing.
Place a crystal in the bathroom or kitchen.
A crystal placed on your desk at work will help to bring inspiration.
A crystal's energy field extends for about 3 metres so you will still receive its beneficial effects just by keeping it near you.
Choose a candle of the correct colour for your magickal goal. Place a crystal in front of the candle or place several crystals in a ring around the candle. Light the candle and visualise your goal for at least ten minutes. Ideally let the candle burn out but do not leave a burning candle unattended. For increased effectiveness, burn an incense appropriate to your goal.
Crystal magick can be very effective, but you must take some positive action to achieve your goal.
For example, if you want to attract a new love into your life, make yourself look nice, get out of the house and go to places where you might meet a suitable partner. Don’t sit at home all day, every day waiting for that special someone to come knocking at your door proclaiming his or her undying love.
If you need more money, make some attempt to increase your income - could you sell something you no longer need? Offer to work overtime? look for a better paid job? etc. If you want to improve your health, eat a healthy diet, take some regular exercise etc. If you want a job then actively search for one, get some extra training if it would help. Don't just sit at home waiting for a prospective employer to come knocking on your door begging you to work for him.
The combination of magick plus making a real effort to achieve your goal can bring excellent results often from unexpected sources.
If you are not prepared to take some positive steps towards achieving your goal then you are not serious about your goal and this will reduce the effectiveness of your spell.
Magick works by attracting positive influences, creating opportunities and coincidences. It gives you that extra edge and helps your actions to be more effective in bringing about your goal. It is, however, up to you to make good use of the opportunities and coincidences that the magick sends your way.