Crystals can be charged by placing one crystal on another large crystal, for example a Large Amethyst Cluster, Chunk of Selenite or Quartz or a Charging Plate. You can also place the crystal or crystals in the centre of a circle where the circle is comprised of other crystals whose terminations are pointing towards the centre. This is often referred to as Crystal Grids or Gridding. Another way to charge crystals is to place them in the sunlight and/or in the light of the moon; the days related to the summer and winter solstices, the vernal equinox, the autumnal equinox, the full moon and the new moon are more heavily charged.
Programming is the process of instructing the energies of the crystals in the method in which to use its qualities of transformation, stability and attunement. Precise directions are required, or the response will be less than that which is intended. This precision in intent is beneficial training for those utilizing crystals.
The act of holding a crystal and intending to use it for a specific purpose is the simplest form of programming. Another method, primarily relevant to the programming of thoughts and universal energies which are inherent to the mineralogical formation involves the following:
- Formulate a precise phrase which accurately describes the nature of the programming.
- Hold the crystal in your dominant hand, relax for several minutes, initiate circular breathing and centre yourself. Consciously align the personal conscious awareness with the higher self.
- Ask for guidance, protection and assistance in the programming process. Open the centre of consciousness and allow receptivity to flow through your inner being.
- Repeat the formulated phrase 20 to 30 times in succession while visualising and/or feeling the desired effect of the program. As the phrase is repeated, an energy field will build and culminate in the energy pattern necessary to represent the desired program.
- While maintaining full awareness of the energy field, bring total awareness and consciousness to the area of the Third-Eye Chakra or Heart Chakra. Place the crystal in front of the area of the Third-Eye Chakra or Heart Chakra and allow the self to feel the connection with it.
- Direct the energy field into the crystal for 30 to 60 seconds and allow the program to be transferred to within the crystal. Intuitive recognition will signal when the transmittal is complete.
- Detach consciousness from the crystal and allow the universal energies to act.
Programming Crystals for Protection
Protective energies have been gained from the mineralogical kingdom for eons. Crystals have been worn as amulets and talisman and have been programmed for protection in the light and love of the universal forces.
One method which has been used during programming for protection, for example against psychic attack entails a visualisation of a protective shield or a bubble of white light emanating from the crystal. The protection of ones possessions or of the home can also be facilitated via this method. Another technique involves Gridding the home or ones possessions and using a Crystal Wand to enclose same.