Gather your nearest and dearest together for the ultimate in spiritual healing…
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of healing crystals here on Soul & Spirit. From those that help supercharge our auras, to channelling positive emotions and removing the negative ones – they sure work wonders for us. We think that it’s high time we got everyone round to throw the ultimate gemstone get-together – simply follow our 7-step guide to help you throw the best crystal party ever, filled with ideas and inspiration to ensure the energy hits the roof!
1 Before you start party prepping…
Be sure your party goes off without a hitch with our handy checklist packed with all-important essentials
To entice your holistic cohort round, why not create a set of personalised crystal-themed invitations? They could be as simple as crystal-shaped cards sent in the post. For an even more personalised touch, why not colour co-ordinate the invite to match the recipient’s birthstone?
Not only do they set the scene and add ambience, they’re great at filling the air with a calming and soothing aroma − perfect for healing and bringing out positive energies.
No party would be complete without food and drink, and there’s no reason why you can’t match your refreshments to your evening. Pinterest, for example, has a plethora of inspiration – try searching ‘geode cakes’ and ‘crystal cake pops’ and prepare to be amazed!
It goes without saying, but don’t forget your crystals! From tumblestones to geodes and every type of cluster and formation in-between, bring out your collection and ensure your guests bring theirs round in order to get the most out of this spiritual gathering. Remember, no crystal is too big or small to be included!
2 Choose the correct crystal for you…
Whether you’re drawn it’s intense energies, colour and purpose, pick the gemstone that will be accompanying you on your journey
3 Zen gem meditation
With your goals in mind and crystals in hand, follow our steps below for total gemstone Zen!
Prepare your space
Firstly, you need to create a sacred space for you and your attendees to work in. A large room such as a living room, or even outside in your garden on a sunny day will do. For an extra energy clearance, sage the air to cleanse it and allow for good vibrations to flow through. If guests have an aversion to the use of sage, sound cleansing such as tingshaw cymbals are a great alternative.
Connect with your stones
Now your space is prepped, it’s time to get those crystals ready. Make sure you’re all sat in a circle, facing each other. Spend time with your crystal in the company of everyone else. Hold it in your hands, close your eyes and visualise how it feels. Become aware of its texture, shape and weight. Then have everyone place their crystal close to their ears, and ask them if they can hear any vibrational energy being projected.
Once your party feels it has fully connected and become one with their stone, it’s time to meditate. Have everyone take their crystal, close their eyes, and think about what it is they wish to gain from it, whether that be an abundance boost from Citrine, or a more relaxed demeanour from Lapis Lazuli. Allow them to feel the energy rising from the stone in their hand, up through their arm and spreading throughout their body. Let the energy swell and fill all of their chakras and limbs. Everyone should bathe in the energy of their crystal, and when the party feels fulfilled, open your eyes and come back to the circle. It would be a good time to let everyone discuss how they feel after their meditative state, and to exchange emotions.
4 Rock it out with a crystal facial!
Encourage beauty and a more youthful appearance with the help of gemstones
1 With a gentle cleanser, wash your face and apply a face mask that suits your skin type. While this sinks in, wash your gemstones (if needed) to ensure they’re clean. Make sure your stones are energetically clear and charged.
2 Lie down flat in a comfy spot – preferably somewhere where you can keep your stones close by.
3 Create a crystal grid by placing the following stones on your face:
4 Two Shungite stones (one on each cheek) for detoxification, calming and purification.
5 One Clear Quartz stone (on the chin) for clarity and clearing the skin.
6 Tourmalinated Quartz stones (two on the forehead) for breaking up any tension and energy blocks in your face.
7 Close your eyes, relax and leave your crystal facial grid in place for 20 minutes.
8 Open your eyes and ease yourself back into reality. Remove the stones from your face and rinse them with water.
5 Perform a full moon cleansing ritual!
The best time in the lunar calendar to charge and cleanse those trusty stones is during a full moon, so plan accordingly and follow our steps to give those gems a new lease of life…
Begin the ritual
Once you have gathered everyone, firstly, head outside. Stand under the glowing full moon, with everyone stood in a circle, holding hands. Look up to the moon and say ‘thank you for this cleansing we are about to receive’.
Wash it all away
Once you have given your thanks to the moon, it’s time to wash your stones. Preferably, it is best to rinse them in a natural source of water, such as a flowing river, in the sea or in a lake – but under the tap will work if you don’t live near a water source. One by one, everyone should rinse their crystals, and mentally wash away any negativity they may be harbouring with it. Remember, a full moon is a great time for new beginnings. Once everyone has done that, leave them either outside or on a windowsill where they will take in direct moonlight.
Meditate in the Zen of the moon
As your crystals are charging during the night, the evening of a full moon is a great time to reconnect with everyone at your gathering. This gives you ample opportunity to spiritually rekindle your friendships, discuss affirmations and catch up over a nice cup of herbal tea!
Charge your crystals
Once the moon has gone and the sun has begun to rise, it’s time to charge your cleansed stones with new intentions. Whether you wish for a new love, abundance or a helping hand in your career, simply hold your stone and imagine all of the positive energies and affirmations filling up your crystal. Remember not to let anyone else hold your crystal during this, as their own energy may interfere with yours.
Close the ritual
Now that you and your party have recharged your crystals, be sure to give thanks to Mother Earth for all that she has done. Let her know that you appreciate all that she has to offer, and that you feel blessed for the moon and sun. You may wish to burn some sweetgrass, as this is traditionally burnt to bring the blessings of Mother Earth’s love.
6 Organise a stone swap!
Often, we’re left with a desire that only a new crystal can satisfy, and if you’re unsure which gem to bring into your life, a crystal swap at your party might be just the answer…
1 Firstly, have your guests bring round any crystals that they feel they don’t need anymore. This could be for a number of reasons – such as feeling that a certain stone has done all it can and it has served its purpose, or you believe it would serve someone else well in their spiritual journey through life. As guests arrive, have them place their gems in a wooden or copper bowl.
2 Begin the exchange ritual by having everyone sit down in a circle. Pass the bowl of crystals around, and as it goes around the circle, the person holding the bowl should say out loud “May my old crystal bring hope and joy, may my old crystal bring strength and love.”
3 As they are still holding the bowl, the recipient should close their eyes and pick whichever stone they feel most drawn to. Only once they feel a connection to the stone may they remove it from the bowl and bring it into their life.
4 When everyone has chosen a new crystal, end the swap meet by all saying “Thank you universe for my new crystal guide, may it serve me well on my journey.”
About the author
Danielle A. Lett is the deputy editor for Soul & Spirit Magazine.