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Perhaps you’ve seen the recent buzz around the supposedly “dangerous” Moldavite crystal and have decided to get your own (by the way, Moldavite is not a dangerous crystal as some people might want you to think. It does, however, possess the ability to induce rapid change).
But before you use your Moldavite, there are two things you should do:
- Cleanse your Moldavite (optional)
- Activate your Moldavite
I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to know so you can safely use Moldavite!
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1. How to cleanse Moldavite (optional)
Beofre I teach you how to activate Moldavite, you should first cleanse it.
A lot of people will tell you that you don’t actually need to cleanse Moldavite. High vibrational crystals don’t absorb negative energy, however, I still prefer to cleanse Moldavite. I like to cleanse all my crystals for peace of mind.
So yes, this step is optional but it’s very easy. You only need to pick one way from the list below to sufficiently cleanse Moldavite.
- Water: You can use salt water, clear running water, or fresh water from streams. Water found it nature is the most ideal for crystal cleansing, but if you don’t have that available, running tap water will work. Submerge Moldavite for 1 minute in the water to cleanse.
- Sun: To cleanse Moldavite in the sun, allow it to sit outside for no more than a few hours under the sun’s rays.
- Meditation: Quietly sit with Moldavite in your hands and imagine wisps of red smoke (which is its unwanted energy) leaving your Moldavite stone. Do this for roughly one minute (you do not need to be precise, just follow your intuition). After, imagine white light washing your stone with neutral energy. Again, do this for roughly a minute. After a couple of minutes of meditation, your Moldavite is cleansed.
- Brown Rice: Submerge your Moldavite into a bowl of brown rice for 24 hours. Make sure to throw the rice away after (you don’t want to ingest rice with negative energy, so please do not cook the rice).
- Smoke: Hold your Moldavite in the path of smoke produced from burning incense or other herbs. Before using this method, please read on the cultural appropriation of smudging to ensure you are smoke cleansing in a way that is mindful and appreciative of Indigenous people.
- Moonlight: A full moon is the best to cleanse Moldavite, but you can use any type of moonlight if you won’t see a full moon for a while. Set Moldavite on the Earth overnight to bathe in the moonlight.
- Salt: Bury Moldavite in salt for a few hours. If your Moldavite feels like it has lots of energy, you can leave it for up to two days.
- Sound: You can use a tuning fork, a bell, singing bowls, or your voice (chanting or humming) to cleanse your Moldavite. Sound waves will envelope Moldavite and cleanse it. Use sound for 2-3 minutes.
- Other stones: Selenite is a powerful cleansing crystal that is easy to obtain and inexpensive and can work wonders on Moldavite. You can also place Moldavite on larger geodes for several hours. If you have many small stones, make a circle around Moldavite and let sit for several hours.
After cleansing is complete, it’s time to activate Moldavite!
2. How to activate Moldavite
Activating Moldavite (also known as programming Moldavite) is actually quite simple! During the activation process, you might feel energy (either subtle or intense) which means your Moldavite is ready to make great changes in your life.
It’s important to activate Moldavite so it knows what areas of your life to work on.
Moldavite has strange effects and has a reputation for causing complete chaos in people’s lives (i.e., read my article on Moldavite and relationships to learn about how Moldavite has affected people’s relationships), but this isn’t because it’s a dangerous stone. It’s mostly because people use Moldavite without activating it.
Let’s look at a quick example:
Pretend I walk into an ice-cream shop and the attendant asks me what I want. I tell him to give me whatever, so he makes me a huge waffle cone with six scoops of black licorice ice cream, complete with cherries and sprinkles. He tells me my total is $35 ($5 per scoop and an additional $5 for the waffle cone).
I’m angry because I don’t feel like black licorice ice cream and I certainly didn’t plan on spending $35 on ice cream that I won’t even enjoy!
So, I tell the attendant that that’s not what I wanted and that I won’t be paying. Now let’s take a step back. How was the worked supposed to know what I wanted without any clear direction? It’s impossible! I didn’t give him any clear direction or instruction as to what I wanted. All he knew is that I wanted ice cream so he did his best making me an ice cream cone that he thought I would enjoy.
(PS, I would never be this rude in real life 😉)
Now, your crystals are kind of similar. If you don’t tell them what you want from them (by activating them), they’ll attract change that they *think* you might want.
This is what activating/programming is for! If you want a specific area of your life to change, make sure to activate your Moldavite. However, if you’re a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person (and you prefer your Moldavite to surprise you with transformation), you don’t need to activate it.
Personally, I like control, which is why I prefer to activate my stones. You might enjoy surprises and may decide to leave it be. It’s completely up to you!
But if you want to activate Moldavite, here’s how:
First, hold your crystal in your receiving hand. Your left hand is your receiving hand and your right hand is your giving hand.
Next, close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and try to imagine what you’d like Moldavite to do for you.
Do you want better relationships? Do you want a change in your career? You can think these thoughts in your head or even speak them out loud. Make sure you are clear in what you are asking. You can ask in the “I wish” format:
- “I wish for this Moldavite to ______________ (what do you wish for)?”
And you can ask for more than one thing!
Now, because Moldavite is so powerful, you might feel some heat in your left hand while activating it. This is normal and you don’t need to be fearful! After you have finished envisioning (or speaking) what you’d like from Moldavite, you can place it somewhere.
I don’t recommend keeping Moldavite close to where you sleep, as its strong energy can interfere with our sleep cycles. Instead, keep it in your closet or a dresser far from your bed. If you notice you’re still having trouble sleeping, you can move Moldavite to a different area of your home.
What to do after cleansing and activating Moldavite
Once you’ve cleansed and activated Moldavite, it’s time to let it work its magic. You will want to charge your Moldavite crystals monthly. They can be charged the same way you’d cleanse them (that I mentioned above).
Let me know in the comments below if you plan on using Moldavite!
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