This post will cover what programming crystal is, what programming crystal ISN’T and why do it.

Recently, we covered charging your crystal, clearing your crystal and how to communicate with your crystal.

In this post we’re going to start our talk about programming crystal since it is a natural followup to these other topics.

It’s a big topic so I’m splitting it into parts.


Recording what you want assistance with is the basic premise behind programming crystal.

You simply determine what kind of assistance you would like from your Crystal Friend, and then respectfully ask the crystal to help you.

Our Crystal Friends are eager to help so this isn’t a big ask of them. However we do need to be clear (mostly with ourselves) about what our end-goal is. This is all a part of programming crystal that I will discuss more in a bit.

programming - help


Programming crystal seems like we are telling the crystal what to do. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t have named it “programming”, but who am I to change the crystal dictionary!?

The word “program” to me implies the crystal is like a computer or inert object, being told what to do with no free will of its own.

Even though it sounds like it, programming crystal ISN’T telling the crystal what to do, (in effect, “bossing it around”).

So, while it is called “programming”, I would suggest keeping in mind that “programming” is actually synonymous with “respectfully asking for help with a clear intention in mind”.

Like I said, our Crystal Friends WANT to help, so our asking makes them happy.

It is important to note that we have to do the work. Programming crystal isn’t asking and then leaving the crystal on its own to “fix” our problems or manifest our desired reality. It just doesn’t work that way.

More about this later.


programming crystal - rules

As you might have gathered already, I’m not a fan of rules. When we talk about programming crystal, it is important to know that it isn’t a have-to.

Your crystal will still work to raise the vibrations, bring in energies, and alter the light to benefit whatever structure they may have, without any input from us.

However, if you are going to request the help of a crystal for something specific (during meditation, for magical works, astral travel or to contact Angels or Spirit Guides, for example), you will get better results if you program your crystal with that specific intent.
Programming your crystal allows you and your crystal to work together toward a clearly focused goal.
It is similar to making sure that two people who want to work together get on the same page about their goal or end result.


The best “program” is one that is well thought out and concise, not rambling on or unclear.

In this way, programming is helpful because it requires that you become clear on what it is you’re aiming toward. (And let’s face it, we aren’t always crystal clear on that!)

Programming crystal ensures that you are clear about what you want. This is because you have to distill it down in order to tell your crystal what you need help with.

An important distinction to note, however, is that we shouldn’t micromanage the Universe.

Broad strokes are fine, and the less specific details (such as how you get there) the better.

These statements may seem to contradict each other, but really, they don’t. Let me explain.

programming - clarity


As an example, let’s say your “end result”, (for which you are programming the crystal), may be that you would like to be in a dedicated, loving relationship.

What you need to do now, is define that for yourself.

What would it look like to be in this desired relationship? How would it feel? How would you each treat each other? What are the big picture desires you have for wanting this relationship to manifest?

I’m not necessarily talking about specific physical characteristics or that they have a specific job. I’m not talking about making a specific person fall in love with you.

It is more that you are deciding what it means, exactly, to be in a dedicated, loving relationship. (Helpful hint, this usually starts with having this relationship with yourself FIRST!)

But I digress. The details of how that loving relationship comes to you is best left up to the Universe.

Of course, we are free to micromanage, but if we lay the “how” into the hands of the Universe, we are open to all possibilities. This is especially important because it includes possibilities which we might have never even imagined.

When we micromanage the Universe we, in essence, limit our possibilities to “that which we know”. Truth be told, “that which we know” probably hasn’t worked up until now.


The next step in programming is basic Law of Attraction stuff (much more about this, here).

If you aren’t familiar with what the Law of Attraction is, here is a quote from Wikipedia:

“The law of attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. This belief is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from “pure energy”, and the belief that like energy attracts like energy.”

In other words, thoughts become things, and matching our vibrations with the vibration of our desires brings the desire to us (manifests it in our reality).


So, now that you have distilled your desired “program”, you can see, feel and be in this space as if the end result has already been attained.

Now it is time to decide which crystal you might like to help you.

Continuing the scenario above, because your program is about relationship, you might choose a Soulmate crystal to help you with this task. Of course, this isn’t the only kind of crystal that can help. Really, any crystal with which you resonate will do.

So the next step is to attain the crystal which resonates with you. This may be a crystal you already have in your crystal family or it may be a new one you adopt specifically for this purpose.


The final step before actually programming crystal is to familiarize yourself with your crystal of choice. I call this familiarization process the “check in”. Much more on this topic here.

To recap from the previous blog post, the crystal check-in is becoming familiar with how you are feeling BEFORE you pick up your crystal. How you are feeling encompasses physical sensations, moods, thoughts, etc. This is your “baseline”.

When you know what your baseline is, you can be better aware of the changes you experience AFTER picking up your crystal. This is how you can know when the crystal is communicating with you.


Becoming familiar with your crystal (getting to know each other) is a great first step before beginning to program.

I’m going to end this post here because like I said, programming can be a lengthy topic.

So, in summary, if you are gearing up to program a crystal for the first time (or if you’re a pro and about to begin a new program), this should give you some time to:

  1. become very clear on your program (distill your statement of intent),
  2. decide which Crystal Friend to ask for help on this task and
  3. spend some quality time getting to know one another.

By the time you have done these three simple tasks, the next blog posts should be up so you can continue with programming your crystal.

See you soon!


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