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« Topic Start: January 21, 2011, 10:16:36 am »

I've started looking into crystals for home protection and everything I found (online) mentions charging them. I feel like a newbie, but how in the heck am I supposed to do that? I just thought cleansing them was enough...?
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« Reply #1: January 21, 2011, 10:31:47 am »

I've started looking into crystals for home protection and everything I found (online) mentions charging them. I feel like a newbie, but how in the heck am I supposed to do that? I just thought cleansing them was enough...?

OK, this is one of the things you can ask 3 people and end up with 7 different answers. Wink
Here is what I believe/do.

I do not believe that a human being can exhaust a stone, so charging it like a battery is not necessary.
But you can add the energy of sun, moon, stars, reiki and whatnot to the stones inherent energy.

Clean(s)ing falls into different categories.

- cleaning the stone from unwanted energy charge
- cleaning the stone from unwanted information

If you use a stone for others, I would recommend to clean it from both.
Sea salt works very good.

For the stones I use only for myself, I put them on amethyst to get rid of excess energy, since the information is from myself, I dont need to get it off the stone. (Only if you have been sick a full sea salt cleaning is clever.)

I guess what they meant with *Charging* is to *program* the stone.
Basically it is asking it to do the work you intend it for. Stones like to work in my experience and are good allies.

Again peoples mileage varies, the best is, you find out what will work best for you. Smiley
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« Reply #2: January 21, 2011, 02:34:41 pm »

I've started looking into crystals for home protection and everything I found (online) mentions charging them. I feel like a newbie, but how in the heck am I supposed to do that? I just thought cleansing them was enough...?

The way I do it is to find a crystal that I get a good response from, do research on what it is generally used for (this seems to vary from person to person, and sometimes I end up throwing my research out b/c it doesn't match up at all to my own experience with the stone), do some energy work with it to see how it "feels" to me, THEN I charge it for whatever purpose I plan to use it for. For example, I charged my amethyst specifically to ward off nightmares, although it can have many other uses.

If you're wondering how specifically to charge it with your intent, that also varies from person to person. I do it one of two ways. The first way is to get a flow of energy going between the crystal and myself, then to focus on how I want to charge it. I visualize the energy for my intent building up at my lips, and when it comes to a climax I blow sharply across the crystal, and it is charged. The other way I do it is to cup the crystal between my hands and surround it in a flow of energy, like a sphere shape. Then I basically do the same as the other method, except that the energy is building up in my hands, and instead of blowing across the crystal I just release the energy into it from my hands.

Hrm. Not sure I described that very well. This stuff is hard to put into words for me. Undecided I hope that was at least somewhat helpful, lol. Tongue
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« Reply #3: January 21, 2011, 07:02:06 pm »

I've started looking into crystals for home protection and everything I found (online) mentions charging them. I feel like a newbie, but how in the heck am I supposed to do that? I just thought cleansing them was enough...?

I think of it this way. When you get your crystal, it has certain properties that go with its very nature. Tiger's eye, for instance. Heavy in iron, good for protection, reminds you of big snarly cats that love to eat meat (i.e., anyone you don't like) but with the proper handling would rather purr you to death (my associations, of course. Not all crystals feel the same way books say they should. But, for the sake of example, I'll use this Smiley ).

Now, if you leave them around the house, those properties will naturally emanate throughout the house. With cleansing, previous energies (say, someone used it for a prosperity spell before you got your rock) are taken away, letting more of the power emanate. With charging, the power is focused to do a specific thing; in this case, guard the home. It channels it to a specific purpose. Charging can be as simple as holding it in your hands and concentrating on what you want it to do. You can key it to specific people or situation, or "feels" of people/situations. In this case, I would definitely suggest defining what you want to be protected from just so you don't get the banishment of Jehova's Witnesses at the expense of protection from burglars Wink

Now, if you really want to get complicated, you could make lions or tigers that are keyed to the stones (still using tiger's eye as an example) to protect your house. But that may not be what you're looking for  Cheesy
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« Reply #4: January 24, 2011, 10:47:06 pm »

I've started looking into crystals for home protection and everything I found (online) mentions charging them. I feel like a newbie, but how in the heck am I supposed to do that? I just thought cleansing them was enough...?

Charging means raising energy for a certain purpose and putting it into the stone. Are you familiar at all with the concept of raising energy? There are lots of ways to do it, but it can be difficult to explain how to do it...

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« Reply #5: January 24, 2011, 11:07:08 pm »

Charging means raising energy for a certain purpose and putting it into the stone. Are you familiar at all with the concept of raising energy? There are lots of ways to do it, but it can be difficult to explain how to do it...

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I used to be able to do it easily. I find it more difficult now.  Sad Any suggestions?
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