So how do you determine what crystals are right for you? One
|Peach selenite tower - wonderful source of white light|
Spring cleaning, or clearing as I call it, should start with the space around you. If you can't smudge due to allergies, I suggest gridding rooms by placing four, cleared Black Tourmaline and four Selenite stones in each corner of the room. Black Tourmaline, repels and transmutes negative energy and also acts as a protector against the the ill-wishes of others. It's also excellent to keep you from being drained by energy vampires, people who we may love, but who tend to syphon off our energy to keep their lives in balance. though they are not nearly as sexy as Twilight's Cullen family, we all know people who feed off us, leaving us weary and wary of dealing with them. Black Tourmaline will stop the suction in its tracks.
|A milky crystal cluster and my old friend, Ametrine|
Selenite holds high vibrational, white light. Unlike Black Tourmaline, it never needs clearing and can actually clear other stones around it. That's why I like to use it in conjunction with other crystals. Selenite brings great mental clarity, enhances telepathic communications and will deepen you mediations. Holding a large piece is a wonderful experience. You immediately feel lighter in both mind and spirit. Just one caution - do not clean this stone with water. Selenite is a soft stone and is not meant for immersion. And as I said before, it does not need to be cleared.
The two most common forms of Selenite are tall, white to peach colored pillars or rods and the incredible Desert Rose structure. The crystal actually forms like the petals of a flower. They are both beautiful and useful. These stones work wonders in clearing your space and keeping other stones clear as well. I keep mine off the floor because I have pets and if your stones are small, they can present a choking hazard to small children and animals.
Once you've cleared your room, think about what other crystals you'd like to introduce to that space as well. In the second part of this blog we'll discuss crystal additions and what crystals can help clear and balance you.