How to Program Your Gemstones and Crystals

Magnifying the Intent of Your Healing Stones

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Programming a Quartz Point. Bill Sykes Images

You just obtained a new crystal, either by selecting it yourself or having received it as a gift. Now what?

First thing you will want to do is to clear your gemstone or crystal, then it is a good idea to dedicate it or program it. The purpose of programming a crystal or gemstone is to focus its abilities on something you specifically need, thereby magnifying the stone's intent through your own. The purpose of dedicating the stone to a high level healing energy or Goddess (God) is to protect it from negative energy.

A crystal or stone that is programmed and dedicated in these ways becomes much more powerful and useful as a tool. This is a very simple process.

Programming Your Gemstone

  • Hold the crystal or gemstone in your hand and sense its energy. With the stone being newly cleared, the energy will feel stronger and even more appealing that before.
  • As you sense this energy and appreciate it, ask quietly to be connected to the deva of the crystal or gemstone. Though not animate, stones are living things and the deva of the piece is the stone's life-force energy.
  • Once you feel you have sensed what you can from the energy, think of what you will be using the stone for. Think of these uses, then quietly ask the gemstone if it is willing to act in the way you wish. The crystals energy may increase with a yes or seem to disappear with a no. If the stone accepts your intent, state in your mind that it be so.

Dedicating Your Gemstone

Once a stone is programmed, it will hold its intent until you or someone else reprograms it.

To prevent any negative energy from attaching itself to your crystal you may wish to dedicate it.

  • Hold the crystal or gemstone in your hand and state clearly in your mind: "Only the most positive high-level energy may work through this healing tool."
  • Focus on your intent for awhile, then end your sensing (meditation) with "SO BE IT."
  • The stone is now dedicated.

You may also choose to dedicate your gemstone or crystal to a specific healing energy, for example, to a Goddess of healing. There are many healing goddesses, including Isis, Yemaya, Diana, and White Buffalo Calf Woman. For stones programmed for protection, Hecate or Kali are strong protection Goddesses.

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About Kellie Jo Conn:  Also known as The Crystal Deva, Kellie Jo Conn is the owner of Avalon Crystals. Kellie received her geomology degree in 1989 from the Gemological Institute of America. She attained Usui Reiki Mastery in 1995. Kellie's interests include organic gardening, herbal medicine making, and any and everything holistic.