How do I properly dispose of a crystal that someone gave me? It's a big Quartz crystal. I am no longer in contact with the person who gave it and it's been 3 years. I just don't want the crystal anymore.
Thank you for contacting Healing Crystals with your question about how to dispose of a crystal someone gave you. As an avid crystal lover, it’s hard for me to imagine not wanting a crystal any more, but I DO understand wanting to get rid of everything that reminds you of someone you want nothing to do with!
So, some thoughts: Crystals can be cleansed/cleared of their past energies. If this crystal has never been energetically cleared, it is still holding 3 years (or more) worth of energy and associations that you no longer want. I would start with clearing the crystal and then seeing if you still don’t want it, or if it is actually something nice to have around once it’s free of that energy. Here is a link to some articles an a video on clearing crystals.Here is also a link to an actual clearing video that uses sound to clear the crystal.
After clearing it, hold it in your hands and say that you dedicate this crystal to be used only for the highest good, and by the person who is best suited to be its crystal keeper. I usually do this three times in a row to help focus my intention.
If you clear it and dedicate it and still feel strongly that it is not for you, you could take it to a good will type place and donate it. You could gift it to a friend who might enjoy it. You could bury it in your yard (mark the spot) and dig it up in a year and see how you feel about it then, or just leave it there until you have the urge to dig it up. (Maybe you never will and someone will find it there decades from now and be delighted). It may take a few days to really let your intuition settle on what is the right course of action for you and the crystal.
You see, I’ve found that crystals that are supposed to be with us, sometimes find us through some of the most unlikely sources, so I’m reluctant to suggest getting rid of it, unless you truly, truly don’t want it—and that can’t be determined until it’s been cleared and dedicated to the highest good.
I hope you find this information helpful. I know you will find the right way to keep or pass on this special energy tool for your highest good and the highest good of all.
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