Quick question: Am I supposed to do anything before I wear crystals or just believe they are going to do what they are suppose to do?
When I receive new crystals, I like to give them a little energy cleaning to refresh them from their trip from the shop to my home — to wake them up and say, "You're home now!" This can be something as smudging with sage, incense or other energy cleansing methods. If I am wearing a pendant or crystal jewelry, I do a mini-version of the cleaning process before I put it on.
After that, you may want to state your intent out loud — what you want to use the crystal for, what you want its energy to help you with, etc.
I usually say something to the effect of, "It is my intent that this crystal will assist me in healing on all levels and for the greatest good of my higher self," or simply, "It is my intent that this crystal will assist me for the greatest good of my higher self."
If I am wearing a pendant (especially if it is to do healing or remove negativity), I do the ritual (clean and state intent) before putting it on. When I come home at night, I take the pendant off, I may clean it again to get it ready for the morning and to remove any dense or negative energy it may have absorbed for that day. Then, the next day, all I have to do is remind myself and the crystal what our intent for that day is. :)
I think that the cleansing and stating intent helps to connect us with the energy vibration of the crystal — it puts us on the same "wave length" so to speak. And yes, once you have connected, then trust and believe that the crystal will support us in that intent.
Happy crystal journeys!
With love and crystal blessings,