It's Time for a Lunchtime Crystal Cleanse
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It's Time for a Lunchtime Crystal Cleanse

In the mystical world of gemstones, it’s easy to integrate healing crystals into your everyday routine. In fact, many crystal experts, healers, and enthusiasts have experienced profound healing and purification effects after introducing stones into their daily lives. In our modern world, we’re constantly being bombarded by environmental toxins and negative psychic energy, which makes it a constant challenge to maintain health and well-being. But even in an imperfect world, semi-precious stones have the power to protect and infuse your energy fields with light so that you’re vibrating at your highest potential.

This year, make the most of your lunch break by incorporating simple cleansing rituals and healing methods into your day with Selenite, one of our favorite minerals with powerful cleansing and detoxification effects. Made from hydrated calcium sulfate, Selenite is a type of gypsum known for its opaque pearl-like sheen that echoes the glow of moonlight. Named after the Greek moon goddess Selene, this crystal’s strong cleansing and purification powers come from its clear blades that contain visible lines of striations that run along its vertical plane.

In crystal healing, the long blades act as natural wands with powerful cleansing action that mimics the movement of a rushing wave throughout energy fields in the environment and the body. An essential part of every gem collection, selenite works to clear emotional toxins and negative thought patterns by creating a flow of energy that starts at the base of the spine and permeates up towards the crown chakras. By opening up these energy fields, this powerful stone enhances awareness and promotes enlightenment by allowing a movement of energy at high frequencies to infiltrate all the chakra centers. It also greatly magnifies the energy of any other gemstone placed on it.

Its fast detoxification ability also makes it useful for cleaning other crystals, including jewelry made with semi-precious stones. Gem expert and founder of Energy Muse co-founder Heather Askinosie recommends wrapping your pieces around a selenite stone for six hours or more.

Because of its ability to quickly clear, shield, and protect your energy body, this elegant and subtle beauty is a key component to your daily crystal healing routine. Not only does it protect your energy fields, but also quickly absorbs negative emotional debris, which helps bring your chakras back into alignment and gives you a renewed sense of purpose and connection to the Earth.

Selenite can be traced back thousands of years to India where it was used for treating psychological problems. It was because of this particular application that these crystals came to represent gods and goddesses with unique mental powers. Today, modern gemstones are commonly linked to the individual, which makes it important to use intuition when choosing the best healing methods for this angelic stone. After incorporating selenite into your daily routine, you should begin to feel your energy levels replenished in areas that were once deficient or missing in your life.

3 Ways to Incorporate Healing Crystals into Your Lunch Break

Place a Selenite Crystal on your office desk.

Known as a strong conductor of energy, the powerful effects of selenite can be immediately felt. An easy way to clear your office of negative energy and neutralize electromagnetic radiation from computers and electronics is to place a selenite crystal at your desk. Simply gaze at it and witness its pillar of light filling your surroundings. With these powerful light frequencies at your fingertips, use your lunch break to instill serenity and calm into your body, mind, and spirit.

Do a short crystal meditation to recenter and ground yourself.

Whether you’re in an office, a cubical, or out in the field, take a pair of selenite harmonizers with you to lunch and incorporate a meditation for 10 – 20 minutes throughout the week. Following in the zen tradition, enhance your meditation practice by holding the crystals in your hands, an easy way to deepen your meditation and still the mind with simple contemplation.

After setting an intention for your meditation practice and crystal healing, hold the harmonizers in each hand and imagine an ethereal white light beaming from the ethereal realm. While taking deep breaths and letting the chakras re-align, notice any thoughts or feelings that come up and let them gently flow away. If you do this a few times a week, you’ll begin to see a reduction of unhealthy thought patterns and everyday mental stress. This method is also useful for enhancing creativity and clearing mental blocks.

Remove any stale or stuck energy with a Selenite stone.

Another healing technique to include at lunchtime is a gentle cleansing of energy blockages using a selenite cleansing stone. Similar to your meditation practice, begin by holding the stone in both hands and contemplating the image of a bright light of healing energy. Hold the stone in one hand and with each deep breath, gently run the stone around every part of your body to remove all stagnant energy. All it takes is 30 seconds a day and you will feel balanced, grounded, and protected by the purest white light.

Harnessing the power of Earth’s life-giving elements, semi-precious stones are more than just eye candy, especially if they are integrated into your everyday health regimen. Stunning and awe-inspiring with its rugged natural beauty, healing crystals have the power to rock your world.

Photo from the incredible Ashley Neese, taken by Lauren Moore.

Heather Askinosie
Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at

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