How to Cleanse with a Selenite Wand

by yujianghao on Sep 05, 2023

How to Cleanse with a Selenite Wand

When working with crystals, it’s easy to get excited and dive in! However, there’s one simple thing that you can do to make sure the time you spend with your stones is successful and worthwhile… Starting by clearing energy!

This step seems to often be overlooked or get skipped over, but no matter whether you’re creating a crystal grid, performing a stone layout, or meditating with your favorite crystal – properly cleansing yourself, your stones, and your space goes a long way toward ensuring a positive outcome from your crystal work.

You see… Energy is all around you. And, although cleansing typically gets associated with the idea of removing “negative energy” from your crystals, it goes so much deeper than that. Cleansing your own energy field helps to clear away all of the excess energy (the psychic debris or energetic clutter) that surrounds you and which may get trapped in your field.

By clearing this energy overflow, you’re removing energetic clutter so that you’re better able to connect with your crystals and tune into your own inner guidance. This is important because that clutter can get in the way when you’re working with your stones and may even block your ability to receive and interpret important intuitive messages. Basically, the energetic debris that’s stuck in your field makes it harder to connect to your stones and to the world around you. Getting rid of excess energy better prepares you to connect with the crystals you’ll be working with next (whether in a layout, grid, meditation, etc).

One of the quickest and most effective methods for energetic cleansing uses JUST ONE crystal – Selenite. My favorite tool for this technique is the Satin Spar variety of Selenite in the shape of a natural wand, sometimes called a blade or a stick.

Begin this process by holding the Selenite in your dominant (sending) hand – this is the hand you write with. Then use the wand to “sweep” any negative or unwanted energy out of your field by holding the crystal like a comb (parallel to the ground) about 2-4” away from your physical body and making long strokes through your aura. While you’re performing this sweeping action with the crystal, hold the intention to remove any energy that’s not for your highest good. Repeat this action on the front, back, and sides of your body until you feel all of the excess and unwanted energy has been cleared from your field.

If you need accommodation to make this technique more accessible, you can adapt it slightly to use a distant healing approach. Instead of sweeping the energy of your physical body, try working with a representation of your body (an illustration, photo, etc.) and sweeping that instead. This allows you to perform the technique if you’re unable to reach areas of your physical body.