Now that we've covered cleansing and charging, the next step is aligning--or "programming" your crystals with your intention.
So now that you've got your chosen crystals, you've cleansed and charged them, now what?
Aligning your crystals to your intention through visualization and energy flow is the basis of crystal healing. Some resources call this "programming" your crystals, but I feel that this term can be misleading. Creating a fulfilling practice of crystal healing is not as simple as flipping a switch or pushing a button. You won't be able to tell your crystals to do something for you. They cannot automatically manifest your desires and goals on their own.
Energy is within our bodies and makes up everything around us, crystals are a way to channel this energy to attract what we need in our lives.
Instead think of crystals as a conduit of energy and through them we are able to harness what we wish to manifest. Energy is within our bodies and makes up everything around us, crystals are a way to channel this energy to attract what we need in our lives. All we must do is align this conduit of energy to what we desire.
So how do we do this? Different crystals tend to resonate their energies more intensely to certain attributes more than others. For example: Amethyst is a deeply spiritual stone that supports the crown chakra. This crystal relieves stress and protects from nightmares. If you intend to live a more spiritual and stress-free life aligning with an amethyst will be more beneficial than aligning with Aventurine; a stone that promotes creativity. Finding the right stone for your purpose is part of process of alignment.
Once you identify what you wish you manifest choose a stone with attributes that promote your intention. When you are ready to use your crystal find a clam, quiet space. Sit, stand, or lay still with your crystal. You can hold your crystal in your hands, place it on your body, or arrange a healing grid. Focus on your intention and visualize what you wish to manifest. Repeating your intention out loud or in your mind as you visualize is a helpful tip for the beginner who may find it hard to focus on only one thing at a time. Our minds can be very busy and distracting places.
Align intuitively with your crystals as often as you feel a need to. The more you find time to align and focus your intention the more you are able to manifest your goals.
• Awareness of what you wish to manifest
• Find the right crystal by harnessing their properties and attributes that align with your intention.
• Make yourself comfortable: sit, stand, or lay down
• Hold your crystal or lay the crystal on your body
• Focus on your intention by visualizing and repeating what you wish to manifest our loud or in your mind.
Once you have aligned your crystal keep it near you. Find a space in your home for your crystals, carry them with you, or wear them as jewelry. Their vibration will channel powerful energy making it possible to achieve your goals. Align intuitively with your crystals as often as you feel a need to. The more you find time to align and focus your intention the more you are able to manifest your goals. Using crystals is the same as any other practice. The more you build on your relationship with yourself and the universe through crystals the more successful you will be.