A. This is a matter of choice. Since the most important aspect of clearing is intention, whatever you do will work. However, there are ways that I prefer. I wash my crystals under warm water with dish soap ( Simply because it is handy.) As the water runs over the crystal I mentally see any old energy being removed from the crystal. I give it love and ask for it to be renewed to it's full power. I do not suggest using salt or salt water as it may pit certain soft stones. This isn't rocket science so don't worry about doing it right. As long as you are in your heart and all is for the highest good you will do just fine.
Q. How do I know what crystal to use?
A. We suggest that you just take some time to play and look around at the crystals on the site. Look for the ones that "sparkle" out to you. They are calling you! You can also buy one of our excellent reference books to have on hand. I find the books great for night time reading!
Q. Does the quality of a stone make a difference?
A. I think so. A particular stone will have the innate energy of that material, however the better a stone you have, the more clear the energy will be. I always suggest that you get the best quality you can afford. However, any stone will be better than none.
Q. Does cutting or polishing a stone make it work better or worse?
A. Some stones are not naturally terminated, broken or just otherwise are not directing the energy of the stone. These will direct the natural energy of the stone better when it is cut and polished in a way that will move the energy in a flowing manner. Most people prefer a natural stone if it accommodates the natural flow of energy.
Q. How do I use my crystals?
A. There are way too many ways to go into here. I suggest you buy of the many books we have and also see our link on how to use crystals.
Q. Why does my crystal make me feel bad/sad/nervous?
A. A crystal will activate an energy center in your body. If that center has been blocked, when it is activated it may create an uneasy feeling. This will eventually go away. This feeling is actually a good thing, it lets you know your crystals are working.
Q. Can I use crystals for my animals?
YES! The animals love crystal energy. So do plants!
Q. Will wearing a crystal help?
A. Of course. This is a great way to get the crystal energy. As long as the stone is in your energy field, it will work. Why not share the beauty of crystals with others by wearing them.
Q. Can I keep my crystals together?
A. Sure. They love having the company of each other.
Q. Can I put my crystals in the window to charge them?
A. Be careful. I would not leave any crystals for minerals with color in them in the sun for any extended period of time. The sun will make most things fade, and crystals are no exception.