Of course, there are myriads of online shops and resources available, but if you’re just getting started, I would really recommend doing your “crystal shopping” in person. A picture on a screen offers no connection and disappointment can be the result.
Also, do your research. Is there something in particular you want to attract into your life, or just a general desire to supercharge your energy in all realms? From attracting love, money, and health to healing both physical and spiritual ailments, expanding the mind, and more –– whatever you’re looking for, trust me, there’s a crystal for that.
If you are drawn to a stone visually, there’s a reason for that. But what matters much more is how you resonate with it on an energetic level. So, pay attention to its size, shape, and color — how it catches your eye, how you can see it sparkle in the light — but be sure to hold it in your hands to really focus on how it feels.
After the stone has warmed to your temperature, you’ll be able to sense the energetic connection –– or not. Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to go about this. It’s about what resonates.
Also, not everyone can feel a crystal’s pulse, but others will find that with time (and meditation) it’ll come.
Note: It’s important to remember that you will need to make the process of cleansing and recharging your crystals a regular occurrence! And that starts with the moment you add it to your collection, whether you’re starting from scratch or a regular hoarder of gems and minerals (hi, same).
Because crystals absorb energy, it’s crucial to cleanse them to clear them of any negativity or residual energy they’ve picked up before you took them home.
There are several ways to cleanse a crystal; again, it’s all about whatever method resonates most deeply with you! Using sage to “smudge” or cleanse the crystal with purifying smoke is a popular method. So, too, is capturing the power of the full moon by placing your crystals out beneath its light overnight. Alternately, you can set your crystals out in the sunlight to recharge them as well.