Cleanse vs Charge: What is the Difference?
There’s a distinct difference between charging and cleansing crystals. Most often both terms are used interchangeably but they are not the same thing.
Cleanse - clearing crystal of any stale energy.
Charge - replace used up energy from continuous use of a crystal.
In simple terms, a crystal is like a battery. It vibrates at a certain frequency and emits a specific energy. When we use that crystal, it will discharge its positive energy into our body. That’s why some people feel a tingling or strange feeling in their palm or hand after touching crystals.
After some time, Crystals need to be re-energized to work again at full potential. The best & simplest way to energetically charge and cleanse a crystal at the same time is placing it in sunlight for half an hr. (30 mins of sun will not damage your crystals).
Note: There are only 3 crystals that do not need to be cleansed as they are self-cleansing. They are Kyanite, Citrine and Selenite.