Meditating

Crystal / crystal wand meditation is one of the easiest ways for you to attune to the crystal energy of your wand. Meditating with your stones allow's you to get to know your crystals and in the stillness of meditation the crystals talk to you. Minimising disturbances, settle yourself comfortably with your crystal or crystal wand. Hold it in both hands or place it on a low table in front of you. Breathe gently, extending your out-breaths, release any stress or tension you may be feeling. Let peace flow with in-breaths - allowing your breathing to settle into a comfortable, easy rhythm. With softly focused eyes, look at your crystal or crystal wand. Notice its colour, its shape, its markings and its weight if you are holding it. Feeling its vibrations passing into your hands, allow yourself to wander within the crystal exploring its inner planes. When you are ready, close your eyes. Quietly contemplate the energies of the crystal wand and let it teach you about itself. . . . . . . . When you have completed the meditation, open your eyes and gently put the crystal wand aside. Place your feet firmly on the floor. To ground yourself - hold a smokey Quartz crystal until your mindset is once again back to normal or you feel grounded. Alternatively - hold your crystal wand or place next to or upon you when you go to bed. Being careful not to cause injury or put yourself at any risk with your choice of crystal / crystal wand or choice of position. Please bear this in mind if you may naturally drift off to sleep without considering the position of your crystal or wand. A useful tip is to use and enjoy your crystal wand, and if it is possible- to remember to place the crystal or crystal wand in a safe place, on its altar or stand or under your pillow just before falling asleep. Try to focus on any information or images you recieve from the crystal during sleep It is highly likely that you will experience some amazing dreams....the power of crystals is limitless and the depth of detail is fantastically vivid within the realm's of slumber....if you choose this form of crystal meditation. It may be quite overwhelming if it is something you are not used to - please do not allow this to concern you, as you will become more accustomed to your crystal or crystal wand and its energies as time goes by. Of course, if any sleep disorder's, repeated nightmare's or you just cannot feel comfortable using your wand or crystals this way - please stop immediatley.

Charging

Charge the crystals or your crystal wand by placing them directly in the light of the Sun or the Moon. Take care not to over expose a crystal that fades in direct sunlight ( Citrine, Amethyst etc ). Also be aware of the focus of the suns rays where they could start a fire - remember the light from the Sun moves around in an arc as the day progresses. The apparent risks of charging crystals in sunlight means that crystal charging in moonlight is the preffered option, indeed most crystal charging is done with the Moon - as it is most convienient to leave your stones directly under the moonlight in a safe place all night without the worry of over exposure, but please be careful of curious wildlife ! If you time your crystal wand charging with the lunar cycle - the sabbat or the full Moon will produce the best results, charging within an ancient sacred-site or at a natural energy spot ( for example :- Stonehenge ) concentrates and amplifies the energy and produces the strongest of charges. Please see my Moon phase calander at the bottom of this blog. I recommend that you develop a simple ritual connected to crystal wand charging that you are most comfortable with, as individual or as private as you so wish. Wear certain clothing - perhaps ceremonial, if you are comfortable invite friends who may be crystal / crystal wand keepers themselves to join with you, plan a special or your favorite meal at that time, recite favorite poems, hymms or songs - again perhaps ceremonial, meditate if you can or if you so wish. This will nurture a special spiritual bond between you and your wand, as well as making your crystal journey a deeper, more satisfying experience. Of course - this is not compulsory. In this chaotic world it would not be easy to adapt a difficult, complicated crystal wand charging schedule into your lifestyle if your spare time is very limited. Crystals and crystal wands work equally well for keepers who's time is precious as well as for the keepers who prefer a more rigorous approach. It is basically about knowing what time you have and working with it.

Timing

The amount of cleansing / charging required depends on how much the crystal is used. Normally your crystal wand will tell you when it needs these things, or you should be able to feel naturally that it is time to carry out either of these actions. I would recommend to cleanse, meditate and charge each of your crystals at least two to four times a year if it is possible. Crystals are very understanding - if a crystal or crystal wand keeper is too busy or misses a charging / cleansing or meditating session....your crystal will understand and forgive you, providing you give the crystal some special treat soon after or when you can. I hope you find this post informative and useful - please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions regarding the topics discussd in this post or cannot understand any of the subjects covered. All information concerning cleansing and charging crystals used in any tantric rituals can be obtained from me on request. Enjoy your journey........