If you already know how to program crystal, this all might seem very elementary. Obviously, this post is aimed at the beginner. Hopefully, it may serve as a gentle reminder to the well-seasoned.
Finally, here we cover the actual nuts and bolts of how to program your crystal. Last time I suggested you think of a basic (simple) program and to find the crystal friend to help you. You should have spent some time getting to know each other.
If you missed this, no problem, you can do it now!
REMINDER ON CLEANSING AND CLEARING
When learning how to program, it is good practice to cleanse and clear your crystal again just before you program. This will ensure that you are starting with a clean slate.
Feel free to make these two steps as involved or as simple as you would like. It’s easy!
Ask the crystal that it release any prior energies (this is the cleansing), and then ask it to release any prior programs (this is the clearing).
Snap! You’re done!
REVISITING THE CRYSTAL "CHECK-IN"
It’s always good to do a new check-in before any crystal work (programming or otherwise).
BEGIN THE "CHECK-IN" (FIND YOUR BASELINE)
To begin the check-in, find a comfortable position.
Next, become mindful of any sensations you might have. Notice your internal landscape
- What kind of mood are you in?
- How does your body feel?
- What sounds do you hear?
- Do you see any colors?
These steps in how to program are part of determining your baseline so you will be able to “hear” (feel/sense/know) your crystal speaking to you once you pick it up.
"CHECK-IN" CONTINUED: PICK UP YOUR CRYSTAL
As you prepare how to program, once you are fully aware of your baseline, pick up your crystal.
Sit with it and notice how you feel with the crystal in your hand. How is it different from your baseline?
Here are a few examples to look for. You may:
- see colors or pictures
- hear sounds
- feel sensations
- experience a shift in mood
- notice a difference in lightness or heaviness of your limbs
- have pressure or sensation in your Chakras different from the baseline
- experience energy flowing in your body – up or down, staying in one place
- feel emotionally different
- be taken outside yourself
- receive messages or knowingness , etc
Your crystal may have a message for you or a suggestion on how to proceed.
When you feel connected and attuned to your crystal and it to you, you’ll move to the next step in how to program, which is the actual programming.
HOW TO PROGRAM: THE BEGINNING
Again, when implementing how to program, proper sitting posture is important.
- Sit comfortably with your spine straight and your feet flat on the floor
- Clear your mind
- Focus on your “program”
- Ground yourself while remaining uplifted
After your check-in, pick up your crystal. Typically we program with the crystal in the dominant hand because we “send” with our dominant hand and “receive” with our non-dominant.
This might vary from person to person. Don’t be attached to this as a “rule” if your are led to use the opposite hand.
SEND THE PROGRAM TO THE CRYSTAL
In the next step in how to program, you:
- hold your desire in your mind
- feel it in your body
- imagine it as complete, and
- send these thoughts and feelings down your arm and into the crystal
Just as in the “Law of Attraction” philosophy, visualize and feel yourself not in the ‘wanting’ stage, but in the ‘completed’ stage.
Your crystal is a portal and can connect you to all times: past, present and future. You’re aiming for the timeline where this desire is already manifest.
As you work with your programmed crystal, it will be holding the vision/timeline of your program in successful completion.
ARE YOU AFRAID OF DOING IT "WRONG"?
You may worry that in implementing how to program your crystal, you might do it the “wrong” way.
You really can’t do anything wrong with a crystal when programming. Don’t worry!
You can’t mess it up or cause irreparable damage. A “negative” program simply will not take.
Likewise, a program not done optimally will simply either take longer to work or will fizz out.
So, bottom line, you can’t get it “wrong”, but you can get it better.
NOW - YOU'RE JUST GETTING STARTED IN HOW TO PROGRAM
The next steps on how to program involve the time AFTER you have programmed your crystal. These steps are as important or more important than the initial programming.
I paraphrased a concept presented by Mike Dooley (Law of Attraction) in a prior post. Remember that if the crystal is the GPS and the program (your desired end result) is the address, the route will automatically be mapped for you.
You will be guided by the Universe and assisted by the Crystal People, but *you* still have to put your car in gear and DRIVE.
Part of this movement is engaging in whatever activity will bring you closer to your goal.
YOU LEARNED HOW TO PROGRAM, NOW REVISIT YOUR PROGRAM
Now, you may have mastered how to program. As you work with your crystal, and as you make your way to your desired goal, it is important to revisit, hone and recharge your program along the way.
Many people think that programming a crystal is a complete step, in and of itself.
In fact, programming your crystal is just the beginning.
When speaking about how to program your crystal it is similar to plugging the address into the GPS.
Touch in. It might be time to add in a via point (a stop along the way). You may decide half way that you want to tweak your address/program a bit.
HOW TO PROGRAM: SUGGESTION FOR BEGINNERS - ONE AT A TIME
In the beginning, I would suggest programming only one crystal at a time because there’s a lot more in to how to program than just the programming.
For instance: You will need to keep your crystal cleansed of energies, check in with it to be sure you are on track daily and offer recharging at least monthly. Of course, it’s always suggested to remember to thank the crystal for its work on your behalf.
That brings us to the next variable in how to program, and that is when.
THE LUNAR PHASE FACTORS INTO HOW TO PROGRAM
When we discuss how to program, it is important to periodically recharge your programmed crystal. Offer it a boost in energy because it is working so hard for (and with) you.
We have a natural calendar built in with the changing of the phases of the moon.
NEW MOON energies will benefit programs which have to do with new beginnings, things which increase, anything you want to expand.
FULL MOON energy is good for programs which decrease, those which you would like to see end, or diminish.
Whichever phase of the moon is appropriate, you can decide to recharge it the next month on that moon (New Moon or Full Moon).
CRYSTALS ARE SMART, CAN'T THEY JUST CHARGE THEMSELVES?
Simply speaking, yes. The crystal can certainly charge itself. However, it is part of your responsibility in programming. A large part of how to program involves paying attention after the programming.
Charging is a deeper check-in. It is asking the energies to rejuvenate and recharge your crystal.
It gives you time to pay attention and be present.
Are you listening to the GPS when it redirects you when you get off course? Have you been driving o ff the map, not paying any attention to where you are or where you’re going? Are you still headed toward your desired “destination”?
SUMMARY AND RECAP
The process may seem a little long and involved at first. Believe me! The doing is much easier than the explaining!
Here is a recap:
- select your crystal
- ask the crystal’s permission
- determine your intention (this is the program)
- hold it in your mind in clarity
- perform the crystal check-in
- listen for any guidance
- continue until you feel attuned and connected to your crystal
- feel yourself in the moment of successful completion
- pour this feeling into the crystal (this is the programming)
Be prepared for your crystal to remind you of this successful feeling when you need a boost or assistance with this task as you work with your program.
THE FINAL STEPS
The final steps in how to program (and the beginning step toward the goal) are:
- When you are finished with your positive visualization and focused intent, indicate to the crystal that you are finished.
- Let it know that you are ready for it to take over in holding your intention.
- Thank it for its assistance in helping you complete this task, whatever the task may be.
- Check-in often during the month to be sure you are still on track toward your goal. (Daily is great.)
- Recharge and revisit your program at minimum monthly. Use the moon phase to remind you when it is time.
When your program is complete (you have reached your desired destination), you can cleanse and clear this crystal and start with another program.
If you find that your program isn’t working or you aren’t making progress, it is time to revisit it. Are you listening when you are redirected? Have you gotten off course? Has your desire changed? It might be time to re-clarify your program and start over.
BONUS: PROGRAMMED CRYSTAL IS A PORTAL TO ANOTHER "NOW"
Remember that because it is present in all times (past, present and future) your crystal is already there with your successful self.
The crystal can “see” that you have already completed whatever task you programmed it to help you achieve.
Be grateful and thankful.
Ask your crystal to hold that vision for you until you have achieved it or until you have changed your direction.
Request that it remind you when you need a boost.
Ground out the energy.
Put your crystal somewhere special.
Check in often.
Not only will checking in keep you connected to your crystal and your program, but your crystal may have a message for you or a suggestion on how to proceed.
Don’t miss out on this part!