Just as a doctor or mechanic takes care of the tools of their trade, a psychic must also take proper care to maintain his or her tools.
Gemstones are a great aid when it comes to working with psychic energies. However since they work with absorbing and amplifying energies they can become tainted with unwanted energy and as a result over time become less effective. IF you use one particular stone frequently, or wear one this is especially essential for you. Here are some tips to avoid allowing negative energies and imbalances stored in your gems to impact your work.
First things first it is important to cleanse any new stones you acquire. It doesn’t matter if you have unearthed the stone yourself or if you have purchased it, if you do not cleanse the stone it will retain the unwanted energies left behind by any individuals who have previously handled it. The simplest way to cleanse our stone is to wash it. Each stone should be washed separately under running water for a minimum of 60 seconds.
The stone should then be left to air dry. It is best if it can be left in the sun while it is drying. If your stone is particularly dirty you may need to soak the stone first. Make sure the container you soak it is not plastic. There should also be only one stone per container. There are a number of methods to cleanse the energies. You can soak them in rainwater in direct sunlight. Pass them through candle light, or smudge them with sage. You will want to look into the specific type of stone you have to see what the best method for cleansing its energies is.
If you are not wearing your gemstones or keeping them on your person, you will want to store them in a special place. The space you choose should also ensure that only you can touch them. If there is a chance someone else may need to access the space try storing them in a glass bowl so they can be moved without being touched directly. Remember than the location you store gems can and will impact you. For example storing them in your nightstand can affect how you sleep and your dreams. Storing them near a garden can affect the plant life in that garden.
While it is not necessary to clean your gems after every use it is suggested that you do at least 4 times a year. Most people clean theirs in preparation for each equinox.