When Stones Come Home. A Guide to Clearing and Recharging.
Yes, it's important to clear and recharge your stones. Especially when you're working with them for intentional healing practices.
There are a few smart ways to think about this. In this blog post, I will share one of these simple ideas.
First of all, clearing a stone means to clear it of all energies it may be holding that will not be beneficial going forward.
Recharging a stone means feeding it with power and energy, like making it a healthy breakfast so it can be charged for its work.
When we can find practices that do both, we want to utilize those.
Everything I cover below is speaking to the combination of clearing and recharging as one dual action.
Here's one simple way of practicing clearing and recharging:
Stones clear and recharge when they can go Home.
Exactly like college kids returning to their hometown to their parent’s house and feeling the safety and familiarity so much that they end up sleeping for three days.
Home is where we let go and recharge. It’s where we let our defenses down and take care of ourselves. When we can calm down enough to touch the essence of who we really are, we actually clear and recharge.
For a stone, just like for each of us, Home depends on who you are.
For some of us, our return home to the family land is our recharge. For others, it is a return to a familiar place, whether it is out in nature, or to an inner space that has been a temple for us in some way. Think about where Home is for you. Know that you can go there to clear and recharge, too.
Let’s look at some of the stones, minerals, crystals and fossils we co-create our sacred work with.
- for amber, a nook of a pine tree is Home
- for a black saltwater pearl, a return to oceanic salty water is Home
- for a freshwater opal, a crevice or cave with natural freshwater is Home
- for a chrysocolla, a night out in the rain in a little nest of copper pieces or pennies is Home
- for a kyanite, a strong energetic mountain is Home
- for a moldavite, under a meteor shower
- for libyan desert glass, under a stormy sky
- for an apophyllite, falling leaves on an autumn day
- for a garnet, some iron-rich earth
Do you feel it? When you return a stone to its natural origin, or as close as you can recreate it, it clears and recharges. It rests in the matrix (mother’s womb) of its creator.
Understanding your stone’s Home is done by knowing a little bit about how your stone was formed. This is where learning origin stories really helps you take care of your stones.
Sometimes, these clear and recharge missions become sacred pilgrimages. This builds more relationship, which is the key to all activation.
This is just one way to think about clearing and recharging. But, the most simple, common sense, and caring things are often the most true.