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Easy Mistakes that Happen When You Activate a Crystal

by Ceida Uilyc October 18, 2018

Easy Mistakes that Happen When You Activate a Crystal

It’s all about healing crystals right NOW. Celebrities are vouching for its magical powers, so are the politicians. Besides that, it’s becoming harder and harder to find out the real powers of a crystal because scores of crystal users are saying a million different things at once. How do you find out if you’re doing the job right? What is the signal that your crystal is activated? I was just like you in the start, so don’t worry. Scroll down and find out all the mistakes that happen when you activate a crystal.

Once you start reading you will realize the errors yourself. Click on purple colored text to go to blog posts that define specific topics in detail within the post. Above all, ask me any doubt you have in the comments below.

Good luck!

What happens when you Activate a crystal?

Forget the metaphysics and imagine your crystal as a new phone. Just like a SIM card activates the mobile, your crystal gets activated with energy. You know energy cannot be created or destroyed right? It can only be transferred.

When you transfer your energy into a crystal, the dormant crystal lattice becomes alive. You know we stay alive because blood flows through our veins right? One break in the vein and hemorrhage happens, leading to death. The same way, your energy has to flow through all the veins of the crystal to make it alive.

Once a crystal is activated, the energized veins of the crystal amplify the energy. That’s the beauty of healing crystals. It will then emanate the amplified energy to manifest your intentions.

If you didn’t have any manifestations, you feel a light emerge within your mind or body or even cold when you activate a gemstone. The difference is so obvious that you wouldn’t wonder or disbelieve whether your stone is activated!  

Avoid These Mistakes That Happen When you Activate a Crystal

1.    Overcharging when you Activate a Crystal

There’s nothing as overcharging a crystal unless you’re trying to destroy the stone with overpowering energies, intentionally.  That being said, cleaning your crystal after every use is unnecessary.

As a rule of thumb, you will know if you’re bonded well with your stone, the right time to charge your stone.

2.    Toxic Gemstones must not be Used to make gem Elixir

When you use crystals to make infusions, it transfers the energy of the crystals into the water. The infused crystal water is called the elixir that can be used for multifaceted purposes. However, not all crystals can be used to make elixirs. In fact, most are toxic, hence infusion rituals for crystal activation must be thoroughly researched before trying.

Click HERE to know about the toxicity in 45 gemstones that must not be used in Elixirs.  

3.    Waiting to Get Ready or Perfecting it

Do you try things over and over again until it is perfect? Not that it’s bad, but perfectionism ends up costing time, energy and much more. Lack of confidence is often the root of perfectionism. But, when you’re dealing crystals, perfectionism is also a sign you haven’t bonded with crystals.

As perfect things are a rarity, it is best to sacrifice your perfectionist-pride and move on when you are activating crystals because this might piss off the crystal too! If you’re a perfectionist, record the total time it takes for you to activate a crystal by the name of the ritual. Stick to it!

4.    Choose one Activation Ritual over Multiple Ones

In the start, activating a gemstone was the toughest thing to me. I used to use the singing bowl to clear quartz and a dozen more rituals to activate my stone. To be honest, I so wish someone told me the truth- too many rituals don’t make your crystal super-powerful.

While multiple rituals can amplify the energy, often one ritual will activate enough energy to carry out your intention to the dot. When you re-do the process wondering if the activation is sufficient, you are distrusting the stone. Stick with one ritual or make a plan of rituals than do it randomly without any confidence!

5.    No Bowl or Fork is Better than the Other

Did someone tell you there is one specific tuning fork or singing bowl that can activate a stone better than the others? Unless the fork or bowl is made of a crystal itself, this can’t be true. Your energy and that of the stone is important than the price of the material.

I have seen many people ending up with pathetic results even after investing in costly activation products for their crystals. The key to activating your crystal is faith. Do you have it?  

6.    Too much Grounding Prevents Flexibility

Do you feel heavy, dizzy or a pulling sensation when you’re trying to work with amethyst or howlite? This is because it grounded you too much.

Routine rituals with crystals without any intention or manifestation can make you stuck to the earth such that it becomes tough to move away from the specific place you practiced the ritual at. Stones like hematite can make you too grounded.

What to do when you’re too grounded? Use psychic stones for ungrounding such as Lapis Lazuli, Apatite or Shattuckite!

7.     Don’t Say Things You Don’t Believe in as an Affirmation

When you’re talking to a crystal as an affirmation or mantra, it is important to be certain of your activity. Just as you won’t talk senselessly to your friends or family, respect the crystal. Intend good and ask for good.

You should never ask things that affect others, it is a breach of personal space. The problem is when you do things aimed at others, it can backfire easily as their energies are different from yours, leading to conflicts. While tantrics and black magicians do it, you should never commit the error of doing it.

Before you go …

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Most importantly, being confused when activating your crystal makes the stone confused as well. That’s why I always say you must meditate before starting any crystal ritual.

Don’t underestimate the power of your mind; they can change many things drastically. Read more about activating your crystals HERE.

Stay powerful~

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Ceida Uilyc
Ceida Uilyc


Ceida Uilyc (Geo Maria George) is an avid crystal user since 10 years past. Ceida believes Crystals are elixirs from the Mother Nature's Womb gifted to protect the humanity, its spirit, soul and voice for ages ahead ... 😁 When she is not hypnotized by gems, you can see her wandering around in search of Buddha. When she is not with crystals, she wonders and wanders about a million ways to Save The World!

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December 24, 2018

@Maggie, you’re wise not to wish to put your crystals in water. Not only are many kinds of crystal unsafe to make an elixir with in so direct a way; many crystals enjoy being “drowned” about as much as we do!

Here’s a good way to make an elixir out of any crystal’s energy, with no risk of introducing toxins to the water or upsetting the crystal in question.

First, determine the direction of energy flow through your crystal. A pendulum is the best way to do this, if it isn’t obvious from the crystal’s shape or surface markings (you need never worry about any of the Quartz family, especially in natural form, because energy invariably flows out through the termination. If it’s a double-terminated crystal, the energy goes both ways; and with raw Tourmaline, the crystal’s surface striations delineate the flow for you): simply ask your pendulum to show you the passage of energy through the crystal, amd watch the way it swings. It will swing further in one direction than another; whichever way it swings more, is the way the energy is going.

Once you know the flow direction, simply hold the crystal over your receptacle of water so that the energy flows into it. Swirl your crystal three times antclockwise over the water and visualise any impurities, physical or energic, being drawn out by the crystal and transmuted. Then swirl the crystal three times clockwise over the water and visualise the crystal’s energy fully permeating it. Lastly, drink and enjoy! True to say, this isn’t as effective as immersing the crystal, but in many cases it’s really the safest method.

Love, Light and a Merry Christmas to you!


December 10, 2018

With regards to point 7, there’s no reason not to ask something for someone else, particularly for compassionate reasons. It’s been my very long experience that, the more naturally compassionate someone is, the better crystals like them. But never ask for something specific to happen, good or bad: asking for something bad to happen would put your will in conflict with the crystal’s, and perhaps with the cosmos itself; and crystals will stop far short of hurting anyone. (Even asking for something good for someone else could cause problems, because what you ask for, may still not be in their best inerests or in accordance with the will of the cosmos.) That isn’t why crystals are here, and it certainly isn’t why they let themselves be put through the trauma of separation from the Earth, who after all is their Mother, let alone the possible added trauma of being shaped according to someone’s idea of aesthetics. I’ve encountered a Clear Quartz that had been forced to do the ill bidding of a black magician. The effect on the crystal was truly appalling, and I would urge anyone, anywhere, any time, not to do such a thing.

If your ritual is to help someone else, and you don’t feel you can help in any other way, then always ask for that person’s HIGHEST GOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WILL OF THE COSMOS. That way you aren’t going to pit yourself against a force you can’t counter, or do anyone else any harm.

Love and Light.

Ceida Uilyc
Ceida Uilyc

November 27, 2018

@Maggie- Definitely. Although, water helps to infuse the energy of the stones to make a powerful elixir. When you cut out water, I suggest you keep the crystal above the water in case you want to make an elixir.
Did I answer you?


November 27, 2018

I wanna ask one question. Is it okay to cleanse your stones without touching a drop of water. I’d like to be safe than sorry. So is there a decrease in infusion energy when you use no water, Ceida?

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