Using chakra crystals and stones is a very effective way to balance or cleanse your chakra system. Each chakra has a resonance, or vibration, that is better aligned to the energetic impulses of some crystals than others, and the most common way to differentiate these is through color. For example, the vibration of Black tourmaline is aligned with the Base or Root chakra and has a grounding and stabilizing effect on both mind and body.
Why Activate Your Stones?
Once you have your collection of chakra stones you will want to make them work for you in the best possible way. Before we look at the different ways you can do this, let us see why it is important. Crystals are “living” components of the Earth, and they all give off vibrations or energies according to their type. It is these energies that produce the effects, both physical and mental, which we are looking for when we use them for our own healing.
When you perform the necessary rituals and procedures to activate your crystals you are in fact attuning the stones to your own bio energetic field. Activating your stones can be seen as a way of imprinting your own unique energetic blueprint onto, and into, the crystal you are working with. Many people like to use the phrase “tuning in” when describing this process, in much the same way as we use the dial of the radio to tune in to certain signal.
How to Do It
The first thing to do when you acquire a new crystal is to physically clean it. Most stones happily tolerate clear running water as a way of ridding them of surface dust, debris and other energies they may have absorbed on their journey to you. If you are using very soft or porous stones, such as Pearl, Shell (Abalone), Emerald or Amber, you may want to cleanse them using only a soft brush or cloth. Immersing the more fragile stones overnight in a bowl of brown rice will also clean them safely.
You are now ready to activate your stones and make them truly yours. Hold each crystal in your hand, and sit with it for a few minutes. Relax your breathing, soften your gaze and let go of expectations. After a while, take your awareness into the hand that is holding the stone and see how it feels. The warmth of your body may have permeated the crystal, but if it feels warmer than you would expect, or if you feel a “pulling” sensation, you are getting close to the optimum wavelength on the radio dial.
Do not worry if you think you feel nothing. Trust that the crystal is responding to your invisible energy field and settling itself into alignment with you.
You can now program your crystal, by which I mean ask it to perform certain tasks for you. Let’s take a Heart chakra stone such as Rose Quartz as an example. On a physical level, you might want to request that the stone helps you to heal an irregular heartbeat, or a breathing problem. You can also program the same crystal to help you to open your Heart center to new love and bring fresh romance into your life.
All you need to do is to send your intentions into the crystal, either by repeating a mantra aloud or communicating your wishes telepathically. Take some time to get the wording right before you do this. Choose only positive affirmations and intentions and resist the temptation to tell the stone what you do NOT want!
In our example above, a good “activation” phrase might be: “I ask that this crystal support me in healing the irregular rhythm of my physical heart. I ask that this stone also attracts to me the love, the person, compassion and the joy that exists already for me in a new relationship”.
Take the time to get to know your chakra stones. Enjoy the process, and always keep your mind open to new feelings and sensations. When you have personalized your crystals in this way, the process of balancing and cleansing your chakras becomes easier, smoother and very rewarding.A final note of caution: If you are a healer, or you simply want to share your excitement with a friend, always re-program your stones to your own energetic field before using them on yourself once more.