Cleansing our crystals ~ this is an important step after we have selected our new stone. Cleansing removes all the stagnant energies absorbed by our stones. There are a few different ways to do this and the choice is a personal one. I love white sage smudge or palo santo sticks. This method cleanses with the purity of smoke that removes any lower energies or vibrations. Tibetan/Nepalese Singing bowls are another beautiful way to cleanse using sound vibration. Clusters of Citrine or Blue Kyanite are also great as they hold no negative energy themselves and don't require cleansing. I still do give them a cleanse though!