Congratulations on welcoming a chunk of the earth into your life as your very own. 😍
Whether you just made your first crystal purchase, received one as a gift and have no clue what to do with it, or you want to infuse more meaning into your existing crystal collection, we’ve got you covered.
Imprint The Image Of The Crystal In Your Mind’s Eye
My favorite way to connect with a mineral specimen (yes- we’re getting technical here), is to gaze into it with unwavering focus. Set aside a moment that you can spend some time with your crystal, no matter how big or small it is. Anything worth owning or spending your money on is worth your time, right!?
Hold your crystal in your hand, up to light if possible, and move the stone around to see all of the different angles and tiny details. When something catches your eye, learn into that curiosity and let the stone reveal more and more about itself the more time you spend with it. It is said that the entire universe can be seen in a quartz. Allow your mind to pick up every curve, crevice, edge and reflection.
Imprint the image of the crystal in your mind. Then, close your eyes and see how much detail you can retain. Repeat a few times until you feel connected to the essence of the stone; whatever that means to you.
Set an Intention For Your Crystal
The real value and magic in crystals (and with anything really) lies in your intention. If you are working with a specific intention already, it is perfect to infuse your crystal with the energy you want to invite into your life. Allow your crystal to be a tool of meditation and manifestation. Hold the stone with your eyes closed, maybe up to your heart, or in your lap. Meditate on your intention.
If you aren’t sure what your intention is, you can google search what properties are associated with your stone, or look to a crystal book, our favorite is The Book Of Stones. If what you find resonates with you, utilize the stone to bring that energy into your life. Check out our guide to Balancing Your Chakras With Sacred Stones to see some of our classic stones and intentions!
An easy and powerful way to charge up your crystal is to choose a simple, positive affirmation in the present tense that expresses your intention. Repeat it over and over again like a mantra (Sanskrit term for word or sound used to aid in concentration).
Whenever you need that specific energy in your life, your stone will be charged with it and transport your mind back to a place of balance. If the stone was a gift, you can simply feel it infused with the love of the person who gave it to you.
Decide Where Your Stone Will Go
This is an important one! Where will you keep your stone? Will you display your crystal in your home? What room could use the energy you’ve infused it with? Does it need a stand or will it stay upright on its own?
Will you travel with the stone? Is it small enough to keep in your bag or pocket? Is it even safe to?
Be sure to think about these questions to ensure you do not lose or break your new piece of magic.
Caring For Your Crystal
And that brings us to the very important topic of caring for your crystal. We’ve created an awesome guide to caring for crystals that answers many of the FAQs we get (and have ourselves when working with a new type of stone!). Check it out, we promise you’ll find it super useful.
It’s important to remember, though, that ultimately it is your responsibility to make sure you to research the mineral itself and how to care for it. Some things to always consider - can it go in the sun and/or water? How / should it be polished?
The person you purchase it from should be able to provide you basic info (always check the entire product description when buying on our site!). Always be sure to do your due diligence, though, so you don’t accidentally compromise the stone. If it was a gift, inquire what kind of stone it is and you can look up how to care for it. When in doubt, keep your crystal in a cool, dry space that is not exposed to direct sunlight.
Leave a comment with any personal rituals or tips you have for infusing more meaning and care into your crystal collection, and don’t forget to pin or share this post if you found it helpful!
Read: Caring For Crystals 101