Cleansing and Charging Gemstone Jewelry
Gemstones pick up and absorb negative energy and can be drained of their energy after being used for awhile. Gemstones and crystals should be periodically cleansed and charged to ensure they can be used efficiently for healing purposes.
Using the Elements to Cleanse Gemstones
Air - present the stone to the east and pass the object through the smoke of burning incense. Or take the stone outside on a breezy day and let it spend a few minutes absorbing the energy from the wind.
Water - present the stone to the west and pass the object through a bowl of water. Or take the stone to a nearby river or stream and wash it in the fresh water.
Fire - present the stone to the south and pass the object through the flame of a candle or small fire. Or the stone can be placed outside and left out overnight in the light of the moon. If pressed for time simply take the gemstones and crystal outside for a few minutes during the heat of the noonday sun.
Earth - present the stone to the north and wave a previously charged rock or crystal over the stone that is being cleansed. Or, if time is not a concern, bury the gemstone or crystal for a few days in the ground or in a cauldron filled with dirt.
Gemstone Charging Charm
After the gemstones and crystals have been cleansed, as described above, they will need to be charged with positive energy so that they can be put back into service for healing purposes. Hold the stone in the dominant hand while it is being charged. A left handed person would hold the stone in the left hand while it is being charged, while a right handed person would hold the stone in the right hand while it is being charged. Visualize the stone being filled up with healing energy while reciting this charm three times.
This wonderful stone is a precious gift
From our great and powerful mother earth
May this stone be imbued with energies of old
So it may be used for healing and giving one's spirit a lift.
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