There are several different techniques for purifying your healing crystals. This is a simple technique that will cleanse your stones while your sleep. Place your crystals inside a bowl of uncooked brown rice making sure they are completely surrounded with grains of rice, so that they are "in the dark" so to speak. Keep them in the rice overnight. The rice will naturally draw out any impurities or negative energies that the crystal has absorbed over time. In the morning remove the crystals and place them in sunlight for an hour to re-energize them with sun-healing vibrations.
Be careful not to leave certain stones in the bright sunlight for longer periods as they may fade. Also, discard the brown rice. Do not consume rice that has been used as an energetic cleanser. Instead, you can honor the rice for its service with a simple ritual. Give thanks to the rice and simply return it to the earth for recycling. You can do this either by scattering it upon the ground, adding it to your composting pile, or burying it.
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