Today, I want to talk about how to energetically cleanse your crystals.
Not, physically clean them… because I did that over here a long while ago.
Now, I have a different take on that whole subject of cleansing your crystals.
**In fact, I have an older video/blog post about this but I decided it was high time to update it and give you my most up-to-date (& more condensed) info on this subject because so many people ask about this!**
So, let’s dive in!
How to Cleanse (Re-tune) Crystals
First of all, the whole idea of “cleansing” your crystals is one that I never resonated with.
When I first started learning about crystals, of course, I hit the books and a lot of people would talk about cleansing their crystals. And then especially when we took things online, I also remember seeing (way back in 2005 or something like that), a big movement towards everybody talking about crystals and cleansing.
Then YouTube came along and I recall seeing a lot of people talking about the topic again… and I was part of that crowd too, don’t get me wrong!
But it never really sat right with me because I was always wondering…
“If crystals can maintain their energetic stability so well, why do they need to be cleansed so often? Why are we using them as tools to help us if they are so vulnerable to energy themselves?”
Know what I mean?
In working with crystals more and more over the years, in researching and also working with our students; teaching and getting feedback from our alumni and even their clients, it became quite evident to me that the crystals did NOT need to be cleansed on an ongoing basis so much.
This all goes back to the very nature of crystal structure itself and a term that I call the dominant oscillary rate.
Everything is vibration, baby.
Everything oscillates and has its own signature frequency.
We have a collection of various vibrational frequencies making up who we are as a physical body and as an energetic being as well. There’s a lot going on and as humans, we don’t have a lot of preciseness in how we’re built, especially if you look at our molecular makeup. Our vibrational frequencies are numerous and very random. We do have some liquid crystal going on but we’re not mostly made up of liquid crystal.
Whereas with an actual crystal…
(The whole definition of a crystal is that its molecules are built-in a very specific repeating geometric pattern; a precise lattice structure.)
there’s no randomness to a crystal.
There might be a glitch here and there but a crystal is made up of a precise repeating geometric pattern in the way that its molecules are arranged.
So because of that, it has a very stable vibration that it emits in an energetic bubble around itself. We call that bubble an energy torus.
At times, that oscillary rate or vibration can get knocked out of sync in a crystal by very specific high amplitude energetic events. But it’s a rare event.Ours gets knocked out all the time very easily. It can
On the other hand, our vibration gets knocked out all the time quite easily.
So, it has to be a very high amplitude with a lot of energy to knock the crystal out of its base vibrational frequency; some sort of very intense energy can do that. When that happens, the crystal will naturally realign itself back to its dominant oscillary rate, where it naturally wants to be, on its own, given some time.
Now, if we want to facilitate that crystal getting back to its dominant oscillary rate more quickly, there’s something we can do: I coined it retuning a number of years back b/c it does a better job explaining what’s actually happening. (You can liken this to “cleansing”.)
It’s basically like retuning an instrument, a guitar, a piano. I don’t call it “cleansing” because that has the connotation of the whole concept of doing it often, doing it on a frequent basis, like taking a bath and that’s not what I’m talking about here.
I get into tons more detail about this in my Certified Crystal Healing Course. But just as an overview here, I’ll give you a really simple technique that you can easily do to retune your crystal when it’s necessary.
This DOES NOT need to be done all the time or if somebody simply touched your crystal, unless again, that person exposes your crystal to a really high amplitude; like high emotions; yelling, breaking things, manic behavior (could be negative or positive emotions): That sort of energy CAN knock that crystal out temporarily.
Once again, you can leave the crystal alone and it will gradually eventually go back to its “home-base” vibration on its own eventually. Perhaps after a few weeks or months.
Or you can facilitate this happening more quickly with my favorite and super-easy method…
I like sound energy because it’s more practical and it’s much more effective from a scientific perspective.
Just use SOUND. Immerse your crystal(s) with loud sound – acoustic vibrations; a sound bath!
In my video, I’m using a tuning fork.
Sound effectively sends energy vibrations out into our environment that we can’t see, but we can hear and measure.
We’re constantly surrounded by vibrations of all different sorts that we’re not able to see or pick up with our other senses. We’re affected by them but we’re just not able to see them because they’re not visible light.
So those energy sound waves from the tuning fork went out into the environment, right? It affected me then it went through the crystal and agitated its vibration; jarred its dominant oscillary rate to snap back into alignment, back to its natural frequency.
This method is so flippin’ easy! You don’t:
- have to do any kind of saltwater cleanse and worry about Mohs hardness or rusting, dissolving, etc.
- need lug your whole crystal collection out into the moonlight; although I do really like that practice for the ceremonial effect and spiritual effect that it has on me. I really like it. But I don’t do it every single moon cycle. I’m saying you don’t have to feel guilty if you skip it for six months.
- have to worry about your crystals fading under intense sunlight
- need to pick and move your entire colossal collection, just bring the sound source to them!
If you know your crystal needs it, sound is simply the easiest way.
By the way, you don’t have to use a tuning fork. It can be any loud sound/vibration. It can be music or any sound, but you want to turn it up LOUD so that the amplitude is HIGH. That means the energy is high.
You can also use something beautiful like a crystal singing bowl.
You can get the amplitude going really, really, high and you can actually FEEL the vibrations penetrating everything in the environment.
Now, people will often ask me:
- What note should I use on the tuning fork?
- What note should I use on the crystal bowl?
MY ANSWER: It doesn’t matter. 🙂
Because any sound is sound acoustic energy as long as its high amplitude… doesn’t matter what note or frequency it’s in.
You just want it to be high energy; i.e. LOUD, where you can feel it reverberating. It doesn’t have to be tearing down the house where you’d have your neighbors calling the police because your music is so loud 😉 but you want to just make sure that it’s penetrating the crystal lattice, jarring the vibrations/penetrating the crystal, and that will knock it back to its natural dominant oscillary rate.
Wondering how often to retune your crystals? I have an older pillar blog post over here all about that.
Check it out for yourself and give it a go.
I’d love to hear your take on this as well, so go ahead and post it in the comments below. Have you used sound to retune your crystals? Or do you prefer another method?