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How to Work With Crystals and Set Intentions

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how to work with crystals and set intentions


All crystals in the healing world, from ordinary stones to rare minerals, are considered to have their own unique energies and vibrations that make them great contributions to your life in many areas, such as bringing self-love, manifesting your dreams, or simply helping you relax and sleep better. Understanding how to activate crystals and set intentions with them is an important element of the crystal healing journey because it allows you to get the most out of your relationship with your gemstones.

It's crucial to note, however, that you don't need to charge or activate a stone to bring out its vibrations and energy: these are already there inside the crystal. Its knowledge and wisdom is old, innate, and easily available to those who are prepared to hear it.

In reality, the term "activate," while widely used in the crystal world, may be deceptive. Activating implies control on the side of the human and forcing on the part of the stones, which is simply not the case in this connection. We are the pupils, and they are the wise professors. Having said that, we all benefit from being nourished and obtaining enough rest, which leads to higher energy. This is also true for stones and crystals.

What activation truly means is giving stones natural energy so that they can assist you with manifestation, which is one of the most powerful methods to co-create and connect with your crystals. By activating it, you're attempting to connect your energy with that of the crystal and its energy. It is intended to assist you with your aim.

If you're just starting out on your adventure around how to work with crystals or just want to learn more, you'll find all you need to know about how to activate crystals as well as how to work them and set intentions with crystals down below.



Setting intentions is a great approach to build a more personal relationship with your crystals since you are essentially telling the stone exactly what you want them to help you with, which may vary over time, which is why it is crucial to convey it.

Every particular crystal formation / shape is recognized for having distinct natural qualities that they may help you with. They do, however, frequently have various qualities, and establishing intentions helps channel that energy into a specific objective and manifestation that you wish to bring in.




Crystals consume light, which is the source of energy for all living things. However, not all light is created equal, and certain crystals require a strong sun light while others require a gentler indirect lunar light.

A basic rule of thumb is that 'solar stones' are those with red, orange, yellow, and gold hues that thrive in sunlight. 'Lunar stones,' which are pink, purple, blue, green, and black in color, benefit the most from moonlight. And both may be fed to transparent crystals.

Simply set your crystal near a window or outside at the proper time of day to re-energize it with sunshine or moonlight. Also, be aware of how your crystals respond to sunshine, since some stones, particularly Amethyst, may fade in sunlight.


A crystal grid is an array of strong, energetically aligned crystals that surround another stone. The stone in the center, surrounded by the energy of the crystals, will absorb the frequencies of the other stones and be fed, or activated, with whatever specific intention you designed the geometric grid to have, so choose crystals with properties that correspond with your intention, such as Pink Opal for self-love or Sodalite for communication. A crystal grid, as a whole, integrates the energies of the surrounding crystals in a synergistic fashion to feed the center stone.


Prayer and meditation, when combined with the setting of intentions with your crystals, will bring your crystals some energy through deliberate engagement. It may be as ceremonial or as simple as you like. Setting your purpose and connecting with your crystal are as individual as a fingerprint.

We will activate and establish intentions with one of our gemstones at Jewels & Gems by holding it in the non-dominant, receptive hand and requesting it to take up space and assist us in its power, or whatever it is that we wish to create. It might be as easy as holding it, breathing, connecting with its energy, and seeing it in your mind.

There is different ways to work with your crystals using this practice. Some individuals will write down their goals and dreams on paper, while others will meditate with a crystal held at their third eye or heart center. What counts is that you concentrate on infusing it with pure energy from your being.

There are several methods for activating your crystals with natural energy and setting your goals, and there is no right or wrong way to do it. What is most important is that you do what feels right for you, with your crystals and that you respect the healing process and journey.

Wishing you the best of luck. xx


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