Crystals are a powerful tool for manifesting changes. Manifesting with crystals is not difficult. You don't need any special skills or talent. You simply need to be willing to spend a few moments getting to know your crystals and following the easy, step-by-step instructions in this guide.
We help you understand which stones to use for what purpose, how to care for them and use them, as well as where to find them.
The crystals featured were selected because they are known to generate at a higher frequency, thus yielding stronger results. You can use the image navigation below to jump to a section that interests you the most or you can read more about how Crystals and manifesting are connected below the images.
So let’s start the process by going over the basics of manifesting. Then jump right into showing your which crystal to use for our specific goals.
What is manifesting?
Manifesting is an ongoing process of creation that helps shape the fundamental energy of the universe. It is not something you do once, then sit back and wait for the outcome. It is a process. The saying `what goes around, comes around' embodies the basic concept of manifesting.
Some people seem to believe that it is the universe's task to give them what they want - to respond to their demands for `more money', `more love', `a better life'. They look to something `out there' to create on their behalf.
This is the wrong way of looking at the process of manifesting effectively.
We all manifest every second of every day. With each thought, emotion and belief that passes through us, we create and shape our reality. The secret is to bring this process under your conscious direction. Some people subconsciously self-sabotage themselves and their efforts to achieve their dreams and desires.
To tackle these Challenges, we suggest using crystals to help heal the chakras (your energy/light body) first. Then focus more specifically on the specific things you want to manifest.
We prepared a very simple guide in the Chakra Section further down this page to help you understand which of your chakras are out of balance or needs healing. The reason for this is to align your subconscious with your conscious goals.
The secret of good manifesting is truly giving in to the process. To do this, you have to strip off the layers of conditioning, the toxic emotions and negative background thoughts and focus on the process. This is why healing your chakras are so important.
If you have an emotional investment in the outcome or have a hidden negative bias, then your manifestation is doomed to fail from the start.
Emotional investment in the result blocks the flow, because it demands that the outcome is exactly what you envisage, which may not be for your highest good. So learning to let go is yet another manifesting secret, as is being open to receive.
Everything needs a structure through which to manifest, especially the subtle energies of thought and intention. With their crystalline matrix, crystals absorb, hold and radiate energy and, perhaps more importantly, have been used as part of the manifesting process for thousands of years.
Each crystal has its own unique power, which can be harnessed to manifest your deepest desires. Our world is made up of consciousness: energy and matter. Light, sound and vibration underpin creation. Everything resonates at different frequencies, and crystals can bridge those frequencies, bringing your consciousness into harmony with whatever you seek.
Before your can go down this path you must understand and be able to visualize your energy body in order to have conscious control of this process.
Our energy body can transcend time and space, moving effortlessly beyond our three-dimensional world, seeing past its illusions and delusions, into a place where everything is possible and our potential is unlimited.
If you get into the habit of noticing all the small ways in which your manifestation works, you will soon come to recognize the amazing magical potency of your true self.
You can use any crystal you like for this process. We suggest Quartz Crystals.
Focusing Down to Your Real Needs Is Key
Focused intention is thought that is purposefully directed toward whatever you seek to manifest. Holding an intention is different from willing something into being. Maintaining mental and emotional detachment from the outcome assists in manifesting process. Remember, without clarity of intention, your manifesting cannot function.
Quartz is the perfect crystal to support your Manifesting process. This crystal absorbs, generates, amplifies and releases energy as appropriate, and is excellent for holding a manifestation activation.
Crystal quartz is very clear and translucent in its appearance and therefore it is the manifestation of light and clarity in the material realm. It symbolizes our striving for perfection in our inner growth and raising our consciousness toward higher levels.
Astrologically crystal quartz represents the properties of the Sun (light) and Saturn (crystallization). It is the perfect stone to show you the way toward the life-affirming light, lifting you up into a more positive inner state, calming your mind, and helping you focus on what is important to you.
Quartz crystals can be used in these specific ways:
Always ensure that you use a cleansed & activated crystal (see Crystal Care and Programming) before your use them in your manifesting rituals.
Amethyst crystals are exceptional for providing spiritual protection, inner strength and clarity of mind, making them a classic meditation tool. Meditating with them can help you to become more in tune with your feelings, helping you to get to know yourself on a much deeper level. It also stimulates the crown chakra and calms your thoughts, making it a powerful aid in meditation.
Aside from what they can do for your body, amethyst crystals are one of the most beneficial stones to have in your environment. Due to this, many people fill their homes with them—in their bedroom, living room, bathroom, car, office, meditation room etc.—so that the amethyst healing properties constantly surround and protect them. These crystals work to purify any space of negative vibrations, emanating an energy ideal for you to thrive in. They help to clear the mind of unnecessary thoughts and clutter.
Aqua Aura is called both a success stone and an abundance stone. It is said to attract success to all who use or carry it, and help them understand that it is indeed success. Aqua Aura can bring prosperity, even possibly wealth.
Aqua Aura is an outstanding tool for people wishing to increase their psychic skills and awareness. Aqua Aura strengthens meditation which can enhance any psychic endeavors. Aqua Aura is used to empower and enhance telepathy, clairaudience, clairvoyance, psychic healing, and automatic writing as well as other modalities. In part this psychic empowerment is due to bringing more intense energy to the effort.
The strength of Aqua Aura is also excellent protection from psychic attacks. It helps strengthen and heal the auric field which is a first line against negative psychic energy. It can protect against psychic "vampires", and other parasitic or draining negative energies.
Aqua Aura Quartz is said to assist in conscious awareness of one's own motivations and patterns. As humans we tend to spend a great deal of emotional energy closing our eyes to our own truths. Ceasing to expend this energy brings a calm sense of clarity about these motivations and patterns. This enables us to improve these for our highest good.
Extremely popular metaphysically, Clear Quartz is known as the "Master Healer" of the mineral kingdom, with its very high vibration, and is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. Quartz is said to be the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is also known as the "Stone of Power" and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz is believed to protect against negativity, attune to your higher self, and relieve pain. Quartz crystals are very programmable and have a tendency to hold a program much longer than other minerals.
Extremely popular metaphysically, Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.
Clear Quartz has been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura. As gifts from our Mother Earth, Clear Quartz comes to us with information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one's spiritual growth. Clear Quartz is often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras. Since Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis.
Throughout time, there have been many ancient traditions and legends about the garnet. In medieval times, the stones were thought to cure depression, protect against bad dreams, and relieve diseases of the liver, as well as hemorrhages. According to legend, Noah used a finely cut, glowing garnet to illuminate the ark during those dark wet days and nights. Hebrew writers include the garnet as one of the twelve gems in Aaron’s breastplate. Christian tradition considered the blood-red garnet as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice.
There are many beliefs in the power garnet has over the not just physical health, but mental health as well. Garnet’s virtues have been long believed to include passion, true friendship, fidelity, success, self-esteem, loyalty, devotion, energy, faith, consistency, and truth. The stone also sharpens your perception of yourself and other people. Garnet is also said to inspire contemplation and truthfulness, and offers its wearer the power to protect their standing and possessions. The garnet is also an ancient symbol of friendship.
Gently stimulating, red jasper, assists in transmuting emotional, mental and physical pain, especially menstrual pain. It grounds energy and rectifies unjust situations. Red jasper brings to light problems before they get out of hand and provides insights into the most difficult situations. It is perfect for worry beads or stones as it calms the emotions. If you place the stone under your pillow it will help dream recall. Red jasper stimulates the base chakra and assists re-birthing. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura and strengthens your boundaries.
Red Jasper is an ideal stone for meditation as it has a stabilizing effect, and can help you direct your energy and use it in a balanced manner. It has a powerful earth energy and brings strength, power and courage on all levels.
This helps in pursuing and achieving goals with determination. It is a great motivator.
In ancient Egypt, it was used for making amulets and it was especially suited to women giving them grace and beauty and curing their diseases. Various Native American tribes used Jasper as a rubbing stone and some called it "the rain bringer". It was known as the ‘warrior stone’ as it gives strength and courage.
Jasper was often worn by Shaman to provide protection and send any negativity directed at them back to the original sender.
Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is associated with the root or base chakra, and is excellent for grounding excess energy. It is well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness.
Schorl is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magick, evil spirits, and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender. Some claim that it deflects all kinds of energy, but my personal experience is that this is not the case. It is possible that the black tourmaline's effect of grounding excess energy gives this impression.
Bloodstone is considered a stone of courage. It was once believed to overcome enemies, to open locked doors and break down blockages. It was carried by soldiers to avoid being wounded and to stop bleeding. Bloodstone is still used today as a health talisman and to heal illnesses related to the blood and circulatory system. It is worn by athletes to increase power and strength and for victory. Bloodstone may facilitate courage. It's believed to have a calming effect on fears and anger.
Bloodstone has long been used to secure victory in physical battles, competition and on a personal level. Bloodstone may help one have a successful business and is often used in spells to be victorious in court or legal issues. Bloodstone, because of it's ability to increase success, lends well to attracting money. Keep a bloodstone in your wallet for good luck, money and good health. In ancient times, women wore them to ensure a safe pregnancy and easy child birth. Bloodstone can be used to facilitate a communication with the spiritual realms.
Sunstone has a very positive effect on one's psyche, it promotes good humor, cheerfulness and an even temper. It may provide the necessary stamina and energy to undertake projects and tasks that one may find daunting.
It offers self-confidence and helps its wearer to discover her own nature and live accordingly. It assists its wearer in maintaining a positive attitude towards her own life and to use inherent strengths while still allowing the sunny side of the personality raise to the forefront.
Keep Sunstone with you at all times if you have difficulty saying "no" to people, and you continually make sacrifices for others. Sunstone will detach your feelings of being discriminated against, disadvantaged or abandoned; it will remove inhibitions and hang up, reversing feelings of failure. It will increase feelings of self-worth, and confidence encouraging optimism and enthusiasm. It will switch all feelings to a positive take on any event. Even the most incorrigible pessimist will respond to Sunstone.
A very powerful metaphysical stone, Smokey Quartz emits a high level of energy. Smokey Quartz helps ground the holder with Earth energies and is good for working with the Root and Solar Plexus Chakras. Use Smokey Quartz to absorb and transmute negative energy. Smokey Quartz is also a great stone for pain relief, and helps to prevent healing crises after a strong energy session. Smokey Quartz can help integrate messages and/or spiritual energy received in higher chakras into the lower chakras and anchor expanded consciousness into the physical body.
Smokey Quartz works with all of the Chakras, but can specifically focus its energies with the Root and Solar-Plexus Chakras. While this stone has a slow and steady energy to it, it is still very powerful in its action. This crystal has a vibe that helps to facilitate the transformation of dreams into reality.
Orange Calcite helps integrate the spiritual realm with the physical body, enhances creativity, and is helpful with emotional issues. Use Orange Calcite to energize and cleanse the Root and Sacral Chakras and to bring positive energy into the areas of the will and sexuality.
Meditating with Orange Calcite can bring insights into the causes of apathy or lethargy, allowing one to take back control over one's life. Orange Calcite's vital energy can serve as a catalyst for the release of past traumas that have been holding you back, allowing for optimism and joy to come in. Those experiencing depression will benefit from Orange Calcite's infusion of bright vibrations into the lower chakras.
Calcite is a powerful energy amplifier and cleanser. The purifying energy of Calcite cleans out stored negative energy from a room, the body, etc. Use Calcite to clear out old energy patterns and to increase personal motivation and drive. Calcite is also a good choice for distance healing work, because it amplifies the energy being sent.
Orange Aventurine is an all around healer to bring joy into one's life. Works with the second chakra, dissolving creative blocks and healing sexual trauma. Aids in independence and originality. stimulates creativity & enhances personal power. Enhances intellectual powers & promotes communication. Useful when feeling limited, inhibited, or confined, especially within one’s own thoughts.
Carnelian is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It is sometimes called the "actor's stone"
Citrine is known as a "success" stone because it is said in folklore to promote success and abundance, especially in business and commerce. Its lore also says that it enhances mental clarity, confidence, happiness and will power. Citrine is purported to bring good fortune, sometimes in very unexpected ways. Citrine is also a good general protection stone according to crystal healing lore. It is said to alleviate depression and self-doubt, and diminish irrational mood swings due to the effect of mental clarity it has. In traditional folklore and crystal healing lore it is said to aid the digestion and eliminate nightmares that disturb one's sleep. It is associated with the solar plexus chakra.
Yellow calcite that stimulates the intellect. It can help one organize intellectual thoughts and information. Yellow calcite also boosts one's general energy level. From this, it increases one's personal power, hope, and sense of self-worth.
Yellow calcite is also very helpful for psychic abilities and meditation. It assists with channeling, intuitive awareness, shamanic work, and other psychic activities.
Lemon quartz is said to bless the wearer with the qualities of optimism, well being and creativity, in addition to all the normal qualities of clear quartz. It is said to support deep meditation and enhance focus on personal goals. It also helps the mind find clarity and a bright outlook.
Lemon Quartz encourages control over negative thoughts and aids in freeing the mind from anxieties. It is also thought to bring out all the positive aspects of the wearer.
It amplifies thoughts and information which in turn encourage clarity of thought and focus. It is believed that Lemon Quartz has the ability to help balance and strengthen communication to encourage more clarity and satisfaction in conversation.
Yellow Aventurine opens and balances the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras. It is especially helpful for those who are oversensitive or indecisive, aiding in overcoming any feelings of problems with power and control over your own life. It can help focus intentions for manifesting a sense of ease in being yourself, in addition to increasing levels of abundance and prosperity. Yellow Aventurine also enhances creativity.
Emerald, "The Stone of Successful Love", has long been a popular precious gem stone, lending its name to the bright shade of green called emerald.
Emerald is a stone that is used in crystal work to bring forth manifestation. This manifestation can be in the form of prosperity and abundance. When working with emerald for manifestation, as with all such efforts be certain to be very clear what you desire to have manifested or the Universe may surprise you.
Emerald is a stone that is well used for intuitive awareness, meditation, and spirituality. As a stone which can increase spiritual awareness, it can help realize Divine love. For meditation, it is excellent to use with rhythmic breathing. Emerald is also used to remove barriers to spiritual growth and thus raise consciousness. Emerald can increase psychic and intuitive awareness, particularly in the area of clairvoyance. It is said to "grant all knowledge of past, present and future"
Emerald is consider a strong stone of protection. In particular it is said to protect travelers and protect all from magicians, as well as protect from harmful spirits. Emerald is also used in exorcism of the possessed.
Emerald is used in business spells to increase sales as well as to improve the public image of the company.
Emerald is used to stabilize the astral body and cleanse the energy of all levels of the subtle body.
Malachite is a stone of transformation. Whether the transformation is demonstrated on this plane as balancing pure love and one's well-being, protection, or spiritual evolution, it brings positive transformation again and again. Malachite also assists in making these transformational changes with a gentleness of the heart, easing the transition from one state to the other.
Malachite is a stone of good fortune and prosperity / abundance, too. This is a facet of transforming a physical or mental state of lack into abundance. It can also assist this by bringing productive and lucrative work or career into play. This can bring great self-confidence and success. These vibrations release and diffuse those of victimization by demonstrating the power of oneself.
Malachite is also a very protective stone, being especially helpful for general protection, protection from evil, protection during pregnancy and childbirth, and protection for children. It is also an excellent protection stone during flying and other travel.
As a stone of transformation, malachite helps with spiritual evolution. Meditation or intentional use of this stone in spiritual practices can bring along heightened and pervasive spiritual growth. This releases energy blockages formed in the mind / body / spirit that have been entangled with the lessons of growth. This spiritual growth and evolution brings wisdom as it progresses.
As a part of spiritual growth, malachite can ease the transformation from life to death, helping one make this trip gently and without fear.
New "Jade" is not a type of jade at all. Rather, it is a type of light green Serpentine. Serpentine, the light green variety of which is also called New Jade, is a beneficial and versatile stone. It is said by mystics to help with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, and attract love and money.
It is also used in the rise of the kundalini, facilitating the rise by opening a path that lessens discomfort. In addition, serpentine is considered a metaphysically protective stone that is especially protective against snakebite, poison, and venom. Serpentine is an excellent stone for meditation.
Peridot is a stone of protection and cleansing. Its meaning is focused on helping you stay clear of people with a bad influence on you or to minimize their influence. The reason being that peridot increased your assertiveness and independence, making it easier to realize your dreams by following your own path. Peridot is an excellent source of high frequency vibrations that can multiply your wealth and increase your health and joy, including all positive emotional states.
It brings your mind, will and emotions into harmony and disperses fear. Peridot is a great crystal for attracting money and can be of invaluable help on your life journey, supporting you to achieve your dreams.
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. One of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love. Because it is a type of quartz, Rose Quartz does have a high energy, but its vibe is also calming and soothing.
The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.
Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be used to attract love. Put a piece of Rose Quartz by your bedside table, or in the relationship corner of a room or home to attract new love or to add trust and re-commitment to existing relationships. Rose Quartz adds loving energy to relationships, bringing calm and peace. The comforting and soothing energy of Rose Quartz can also help heal a broken heart, allowing release of pent-up emotions and grief. Rose Quartz also helps release unexpressed feelings about others.
Sapphire is a stone of intuition and meditation. Using a sapphire during meditation can enhance ones innate intuition and bring to light all manner of creative expression that can be locked within the self. In this, sapphire is excellent not only for Light workers but also for artists and other creatives.
Sapphire is used to bring joy, peace, and beauty through meditation into this plane. It can bring fulfillment of dreams and prosperity.
Many times sapphire is used for protection in psychic and ritual work, as well as in the every day realm. It has strong energy for general protection, as well as protection from evil.
Sapphire is beneficial for mental clarity. It lessens confusion and shows the way to hope. It can bring this hope into life where there was hopelessness. This relieves depression and can ease anxieties, as often we tend to make more of the negative of a situation and forget the positive. Seeing a situation clearly brings relief from these negative, muddy thought patterns. Sapphire also can improve communication by bringing this clarity.
Sapphire is primarily related to the third eye or brow chakra, ajna, though it is also related to the throat chakra.
Blue Topaz stones will heighten your ability to communicate better, and to express yourself in a meaningful way, both when speaking or when writing. It is a helpful stone if you have been having difficulties with public speaking. It may also assist you to think better and to concentrate on the task undertaken.
Blue Topaz Stones also work through the third eye chakra, to aid your mental abilities. They may bestow an elevation in your ability to think and to clearly express yourself when doing mental or brain based activities.
Blue Topaz stones have a vibration that will unite your mind, body and spirit, and this may help you if you have a fear of public speaking. These stones are also said to aid you to heal if you have a physical defect that restricts your ability to speak clearly.
This stone has a distinct energy for strengthening psychic gifts, and will aid you to amplify gifts you already possess.
Larimar, found only in the Dominican Republic, is a stone of "answers from the sea of consciousness." The blue color of the larimar reflects the "sea" of all consciousness, which gives freedom from self-imposed limitations and a sense of peace in finding truth.
Larimar is a high vibration stone that connects to both the Thymus (2nd Heart) and Throat Chakras. It is often used in self-healing or laying-on of stones. Larimar is a stone of communication, clarity and truth. It brings calm and balance to any situation, removing stress and negativity. Larimar will help to embrace change and move through the process effortlessly.
Larimar resonates with the gentle, soothing energy of water, bringing a sense of tranquility and a reminder to “go with the flow”. It carries a strong energetic connection to Dolphins and the sea.
Larimar is a nurturing stone, which stimulates the process of healing to body, mind and soul. Larimar can assist in identifying and understanding behavior, caused by old patterns/programs that effectively sabotage the self, and allow for their release. Larimar is good for calming excess energies and it balances energies
Blue Apatite opens the throat chakra. It enhances communication in groups and facilitates public speaking. It heals the heart and emotions. Blue Apatite connects to a very high level of spiritual guidance.
Apatite is a stone of manifestation. It is related to service and to humanitarian pursuits. Apatite is attuned to the future, yet connects to past lives. It stimulates the development of our psychic gifts and spiritual attunement, deepening meditation and aiding communication and self-expression on all levels. It balances the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies, and the chakras, eliminating overactivity and stimulating underactivity.
Psychologically, Apatite increases motivation. It draws off negativity about oneself and others. It is helpful for hyperactivity and autism in children. Apatite enhances creativity and the intellect. It clears confusion and frustration, reducing irritability and awakening the inner self. Apatite expands knowledge and truth and eases sorrow, apathy, and anger.
Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude that can bring great power. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It brings inner peace, hope and self-love, gives shielding for the aura, and is said to bring angels for their guidance and protection. As such, it is an excellent crystal for meditation. Aquamarine is used metaphysically to dispel anger and fear.
The Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews admired and valued aquamarine greatly. It was a symbol of happiness and everlasting youth. In the Christian era, the aquamarine was identified with the Apostle, St. Thomas, because it “imitated the sea and the air” and the Saint “made long journeys by sea, even to India, to preach salvation.” Identifying a certain jewel with one of the twelve apostles was a common practice at that time.
Turquoise is one of the oldest stones in the history of the world, and has been discovered in burial sites that are estimated to be older than 5,000B.C. This means it could be one of the oldest stones worked with by man.
The Egyptians, Persians, Chinese, Aztecs, and Native Americans all believed this stone was sacred and powerful. It was widely used in nearly every ceremony.
Many cultures viewed it as a symbol of wisdom and power, and even used it for divination or prophesying because of it’s ability to change color during periods of transition (such as death).
Turquoise will strengthen and align all of the Chakras; and it can be used to cleanse your energy centers. As a meditation tool, the gem can assist in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All. Use Turquoise to attune to the spiritual plane or provide protection during vision quests or astral travel.
Turquoise is considered to be a symbol of generosity, sincerity, and affection. It preserves friendships and can make friends out of enemies in time. Traditionally is is said to only bring good luck if given, not purchased. However, this is not always the case. One must take into consideration the innate energy of each stone individually.
Crystals absorb energy, which means that they are very effective at soaking up vibrations—negative and positive—from the air and people around them. When you first buy or are given a crystal, it will carry the energy of everyone who has already handled it and places where it has spent time. So, it needs cleansing, recharging, activating, and dedicating to working for specific needs as soon as possible. Crystals also need cleansing after long periods of personal use from wearing or healing. Always cleanse jewelry that comes to you from someone else, as it old their vibrations and pass them on to you.
The following are a few suggested methods for cleansing crystals, gems, pendulums and jewelry. These methods can also be used to cleanse other objects. I have my favorites and try to keep my gems and crystals exposed to the sun and moon on an ongoing basis.
Place your gems, crystals, jewelry, whatever, in the earth, either directly into the earth or you can place the gems and crystals into a cloth covering, preferably a natural fabric such as cotton or wool or silk. Leave the gem or crystal buried for at least 24 hours to ensure that they become fully re-energized. If possible, find a spot where the soil is not being spread with chemicals through fertilizers or pesticides. This cleanses all negative energies and re-energizes the stones.
If you live where you have access to good clear well water that is guaranteed to be free of chemicals, or running water from a creek or river that you know is not polluted, place your crystals and gems in a small container, and let the water run over them, preferably for at least two hours. This will cleanse and re-energize your gems and crystals. Please do not use tap water, since it is full of chemicals. Be careful though because certain stones will actually dissolve in water, e.g. Selenite.
Your crystals need to be activated and programmed to start working. Hold the crystal in your hands. Picture light sending it or hold your hands in front of a light source, and then formulate your for the stone.
When you are totally in tune, say out loud: "I program this crystal for/to ... [state your purpose]." Then wear the crystal, place it on your body as appropriate, put it in a place where you will see it frequently, or keep it in your pocket to remind you. To connect to the full power of your crystal, hold it in your hands and feel its power radiating into the manifestation chakras (see the Chakra Section) on your palms, then out into your whole being.