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The Crystal Programming Techniques section is a step by step how-to guide of techniques for programming your crystals. Please visit the crystal healing section of the website for more information on healing crystals and how to use them.

You can use crystals to encode and amplify your intention. For example some people use crystals to increase a vibration in their life such as money, love, serenity, balance, or to work as energy healing stones.

Crystals can also be programmed to provide peace in a home, balance a chakra, promote healing, decrease anxiety, stress or depression, help with sleep, and filter out negative energies. A crystal can be programmed for any specific purpose. The number of application is limitless. Encoding your intention in the crystal is a simple process. Before we get into the process, here are a few frequently asked questions about programming crystals.


1. What kind of crystal should I use?

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Any crystal can be programmed. Quartz crystal is a very flexible stone that can be used for programming any intention. I've listed a few of the most common specific programs and stones targeted for them below. If your intention is to program a stone for love, consider using a rose quartz, carnelian, garnet or ruby. To program a stone for prosperity and money, consider using jade or garnet. To program a stone for protection, consider jet or onyx. To program a stone for health, consider malachite or bloodstone. To program a stone for serenity and peace of mind consider amazonite, amethyst, or angel stone. To program a stone for increased personal power, consider yellow calcite, amber, or tigers eye.

2. Should I ask the stone before I program it?

We believe it is always a good idea to ask a crystal before using it for any purpose. This can be a very simple process. Sit quietly with the stone in your hands and ask if the stone would like to be used in such a way. Then close your eyes and pay attention to any images, thoughts, or feelings that come to you. Your intuition will tell you the answer. If you are unsure about your intuitive abilities, consider using a pendulum to ask the question, or find a pendulum practitioner to ask for you. Often times, the answer will be clear simply by a feeling that it is the right thing to do. If you feel any resistance within you, choose a different stone. That is your intuition speaking, saying that the stone would prefer not to be used in such a way.

3. How long will the programming be effective?

The programming will last indefinitely, but you may choose to reset the intention on occasion. This can be accomplished by following the steps outlined below in the crystal programming tutorial. Once every six months or year should be fine, although many times once the programming is set, it will stay active until you cancel it.

4. What will happen if I do it wrong?

There is no wrong way to program a crystal or even to work with crystals. The only time something is wrong is if the user tries to harness the crystal energy to force an outcome, such as is often done in black magic or darker practices. As long as you keep your spirit light, you will do fine. The only thing that can happen is the crystal programming isn t especially effective. This can happen if you do the programming while in a scattered or chaotic state of mind, or if you don t check with the crystal first that it wants to be used in such a way.

5. Should I program all of my crystals?

This is a personal choice for you to make. We have many crystals that we have never programmed. We allow them to do their work unfettered by our preconceived notions of what they should be doing. We do have crystals on the other hand, that are programmed. A common one for us is programming stones for healing that are used in our energy healing practice. The programming makes them much more focused and able to help heal those that come to us for healing. Do what feels right for you. Program a crystal if you will be working with it extensively, or if you will be using it for one purpose only.

Below is a step by step tutorial on how to program a crystal. Remember, none of this is set in stone. We offer a guideline for those new to energy healing, crystals and programming crystals. If you prefer to change a few things or a lot of things, feel free. Your intuition will tell you the best way for you to access the energies of your stones.


1. First, clear your intentions and energies. This can be accomplished in whichever suits you best. Common methods are to light incense, put on sacred music, burn candles, take a bath, or clear your sacred space. It is always best to come from a place of peace and serenity when programming a crystal. The effect will be much stronger.

2. Clear the crystal of previous programming or old energies. This can be done by cleansing the crystal thoroughly. If you are short on time, and the crystal has been cleansed recently, simply hold it under running water for a few minutes and ask your higher spirit and angel guides to clear the old programming out of the stone.

3. Once you and your chosen stone are in a calm, peaceful state, hold the crystal in your hands and gaze in it. Center yourself and clear your mind , be relaxed.

4. As you gaze at your stone, visualize images of your wish. Envision what you want to bring about happening inside of the stone. You can imagine a movie screen inside the crystal where your intention is already here. An example if you are programming a jade stone for prosperity, envision yourself driving the car you ve always wanted, and taking your dream vacation, and sharing your wealth with your favorite charities. Take time with this step. It is important to visualize the reality of your intention clearly.

5. Continue the process until you are satisfied that you have filled the crystal with your intentioned program.

6. The new vibrations are now stored in the crystal. The program will stay until you clear the crystal again.

7. Seal the intention into your crystal by envisioning a white light surrounding the stone, and emanating from within it.

8. Give thanks for all that has been brought to you, as though it were already here. Repeat the thank you three times. This can be simple or elaborate as you choose. A simple version would be "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you". Another simple version, if it were a prosperity program would be, "Thank you for the prosperity that fills my life." More elaborate would be, "Thank you, Great Spirit, Mother Earth (fill in your chosen higher power here) for the prosperity that fills my life. Thank you for the abundance of love, and family, and friends, and wealth. Thank you for the food in my cupboard and the soft bed to sleep on. Thank you for the overflowing balance in my bank account."

9. When you have finished with the process clear yourself and the environment. This can be accomplished by burning a bit of sage, or lighting incense, or even as simple as opening the windows to let fresh air in.

10. The crystal will work with you, even when you are not focusing on the concept, and make your intention become reality.


Now that your stone is programmed, there are simple ways to work with the intention in your stone that will help the manifestation come more rapidly.

1. Consider placing the stone on an altar or sacred space within your home. This will keep your intention strong, and your focus on the stone because your eye will catch it often.

2. Consider honoring it with gifts. These gifts can be simple or elaborate as you choose. If your intention was for increased serenity in yourself and your home, consider honoring your stone with a gift from nature, something that makes you feel serene, like a leaf or small ceramic bowl with water in it. If your intention was to manifest love, place a beautiful necklace or a single rose near your stone. If your intention was to manifest prosperity, place your crystal on a dollar bill, or a pile of change.

3. Work with your stone every week. Take it down from it's sacred spot and hold it in your hands, sharing healing energy, and re-envisioning the programming within it. If it is small, consider taking it with you as you go about your day. Simply slip it in your pocket or purse, so that it's energies will stay near you.

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