Crystal cleansing is not just a standard practice but a ritual that involves care and intention to do in a proper manner with knowledge so as to not harm the precious stone in any way.
Especially if you are a beginner, studying ways to cleanse and charge crystals becomes all the more necessary.
In this blog, we will talk about a specific kind of crystal, ‘SELENITE’.
Selenite is named after ‘Selene’, the GREEK goddess of the moon. It is a beautiful, translucent crystal which is often called the crystal of white light.
Selenite has a special place of honor among healing crystals and in crystal healing, the reason being, its ‘self cleansing property’.
Selenite is not just a self cleansing crystal but is also used to cleanse crystals that need cleansing.
Although frequent cleansing is not required for Selenite, Sometimes the energy can be blocked which eventually results in the under-functioning of the Selene stone.
We will discuss in detail about Selenite cleansing properties and ways to cleanse the stone.
But first let’s read a bit about this powerful stone.
PROPERTIES & BENEFITS OF SELENITE
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Selenite crystal is a form of gypsum crystal that is formed when sulfate and calcium-rich salt water evaporates.
It is often called Satin Spar, Gypsum flower, Maria glass, Desert rose selenite.
Selenite is a soft crystal that rates 2 on the Mohs hardness scale that can be scratched with a fingernail.
It is one of the crown chakra crystals that opens the gateway to access higher consciousness.
Selenite is responsible for the alignment of the 7 chakras and aid in chakra balancing.
It is a super cleansing stone that purges your aura of any negative energies that block higher vibrations.
Selenite cleansing crystal can be used to cleanse your aura and also cleanse the stagnant energy from your belongings.
Selenite promotes your spiritual growth.
This crystal reflects divine, positive energy and helps in building a deeper connection with the angelic realm.
Selenite is said to be the sacred stone that is claimed to open the doors to your intuition and aid in manifestation.
Emotional & Healing properties:
Selenite is a healing crystal that promotes calmness, peace, and clarity of mind.
It is best known for healing and purifying and helps in releasing unwanted and bundled negative emotions. Selenite is a cleansing tool that can be run over your body to get rid of tension.
Selenite also works wonderfully in keeping unwanted spirits and bad dreams at bay and helps in putting you into a deep sleep.
Selenite offers help on a Physical level as well, curing skeletal deformities. The digestive processes are also helped with Selenite.
It can also assist the body in the absorption of minerals and nutrients.
DOES SELENITE NEED TO BE CLEANSED?
Coming to our main question. Selenite is a crystal of very high vibration energy which makes it self-cleansing and self-charging crystal.
Although Selenite is powerful enough to shed off the negative energy and does not require frequent cleansing, practicing a healthy ritual of cleansing helps in building strong connectivity with the stone and retaining its natural energy.
A crystal travels a long journey before you can eventually use it. On its journey from mines to your house, the energy that it holds can be depleted, and misalignment of energies is a possibility.
The hands that touch your Selenite before you own it, are uncountable!
And to get rid of all the unwanted energy that is accumulated on your Selenite, physical cleansing as well as energy cleansing can be really helpful.
METHODS TO CLEAN SELENITE
There are various ways you can safely cleanse your Selenite stone of both physical and energetic debris.
Some methods to cleanse Selenite crystal safely are listed below.
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The easiest and safest way to clean your Selenite is to clean its surface with a soft, dry cloth or soft bristle brush.
Hold the Selenite wand or crystal very carefully as it is very likely to break or shatter if mishandled.
Smudging is a very effective and recommended method to cleanse all soft crystals.
You can use a Sage smudge bundle or Palo Santo incense stick to cleanse off the unwanted energy from your Selenite stone.
Moonlight & Sunlight Cleansing
As Selenite is the stone of the moon, keeping it under moonlight, charges the crystal and cleanses the accumulated negativity.
Absorbing energy from the sun also contributes to boosting Selenite’s performance.
However, too much exposure to sunlight should be avoided as it can result in cracks or loss of luster.
DOES SELENITE CLEANSE OTHER CRYSTALS?
Selenite is a heavenly crystal that holds the property of not only cleaning itself but also its surroundings.
Very few crystals can be used to charge and purify other crystals, but Selenite can do this job very effectively.
Selenite is an excellent cleansing stone for cleaning crystals energetically especially healing stones that are protective and grounding such as Black Tourmaline, Amethyst and other root chakra crystals.
The high vibrations of Selenite make it efficient enough to clean other crystals and release energy blocks in them.
Selenite is commonly used to cleanse and charge the stones in crystal grid without moving them.
To cleanse your stones with Selenite all you need to do is, place the crystal that needs to be cleansed in contact with Selenite for a few hours, and VOILA! The job is done.
You can place your stones or crystal jewelry over a Selenite charging plate, Selenite slab or inside a Selenite bowl.
You can also wrap your crystals along with Selenite wand and leave them for few hours.
CAN SELENITE GO IN WATER? DOES SELENITE DISSOLVE IN WATER?
Washing your crystals with water is the most popular cleansing method and practical way of getting rid of clogged dirt.
However, not all crystals love water. Selenite is one extremely delicate crystal that needs to be taken care of.
Selenite being a crystallized form of gypsum should not be soaked in water.
Keeping Selenite immersed in water for a prolonged period would eventually result in the crystal dissolving in water.
The process is slow, but if soaked in water for a long duration of time, Selenite can even vanish off completely.
Although rinsing gently under running tap water and pat drying it immediately can cause no harm to it.
If any cracks are already present, then the water can get into those crevices, and ultimately your Selenite may break or disintegrate into pieces.
Selenite is a master cleanser but also one of the most delicate crystals that need special care especially in the hands of beginners.
Strictly avoid using any kind of water to clean your Selenite. Selenite does not need cleansing but if you must you can use smudging and moonlight to cleanse your crystal of energy blockages.
Make sure you use the energy of this stone wisely with utmost care and reap its innumerable healing benefits.