When cleansing, purifying and energising your crystals with any of the techniques listed here, you can program them with your intentions if you wish. While this is not essential, it’s a positive way of making your crystals as beneficial for you as possible and it’s a great use of your meditation time. Below, we have listed the four steps to follow when programming your gemstones.
1. FORMULATE YOUR INTENTIONS
Think about what you want from the stone and formulate your intention. You can find lists of intentions online if you need some inspiration. One of our favourites is “let this crystal bring peace and serenity into my life.”
2. CHOOSE A CRYSTAL THAT RESONATES WITH YOUR INTENTIONS
Once you have chosen your intention, you can choose a stone that resonates with it. For example, choose a stone like Rose Quartz for attracting love or Amethyst for relieving stress. Choose an energising stone like Carnelian for promoting action or a stone like Sodalite for encouraging rational and logical thinking. Research gemstone healing properties for guidance or use your own intuition to decide for yourself which gemstones will best help you with each chosen intention.
3. CLEANSE YOUR CRYSTAL
Cleanse, purify and energise your chosen gemstones with your chosen technique and focus on clearing the crystal of any previous intentions while doing this. If you intend to program your gemstones with random intentions based on your intuition or how you’re feeling at the time, this is especially important.
4. FOCUS YOUR INTENTION
Sit quietly and comfortably while holding your crystal. Clear your mind of unrelated thoughts and focus on your chosen intention. You can either visualise the words of your intention or state the phrase out loud, depending on which makes you feel more relaxed. Repeat your intention several times until you feel like the stone has fully absorbed your intentions. Trust your intuition to sense when the process is complete.