This post is brought to you by the lovely Sierra.
When creating a crystal grid the very first things you need to do are:
- Have an intention for the grid. Make it CLEAR and don't be wishy washy. Don't try to kill too many birds with one stone kinda deal, keep it one intention per grid so not to flip out the universe. If you need to create multiple grids, go right ahead. Write down the intention so you remember and to help you get clear on your desire. You can set this around or under the grid if you want.
- Gather your supplies. Whatever crystals you want in the grid and you feel will be beneficial to the grid and yourself. Crystal necklaces and bracelets work wonders too.
- Make sure the crystals you use are cleaned and cleared before setting them in the grid. (Water, salt or salt water [only if you are sure the crystals won't disintegrate], incense, smudge sticks, Reiki, etc...find the way that works for you).
So, you have your intention and your cleaned crystals. Now you need to clear your space physically. Make it clean, dust it, if you want to put a cloth down do that too.
After physical cleaning you do an energetic cleaning. You can do this by way of smudge stick, incense, blessing, salt water, selenite wand (or preferred crystal), Reiki, or countless other ways.
Whatever feels right for you is how you should do it :). I prefer to use Reiki. I draw the power symbol and sweep away all energies that are not useful for the grid. I normally follow up with a sweep from my handy dandy selenite wand. (Sometimes I switch the order and do the wand first, then the Reiki...it all depends on my mood).
Sweep your hand across with the intention of clearing the space of any energies not useful or beneficial to the intention of the crystal grid.
Swipe the selenite wand across the area to pickup any stray energies you might have missed.
Your area is now clean and clear! Woots!
Time to take each crystal individually and empower it with your intentions, truthfully this can be time consuming. Hold each crystal in your hands, place it to your heart, meditate with it, again what feels right for you is how you should do it. I personally place each crystal to my heart chakra and tell it my intention for the grid, then I intuitively place it where it needs to go.
I love using crystal necklaces and bracelets because they give you a nice round shape and many crystals all together. For these when giving the intention don't worry about each individual crystal, just hold it in your hand and intend that each crystal in the necklace or bracelet is empowered with your intention.
Once empowered start placing each crystal intuitively. If you have a design in mind use that as your blueprint. Don't worry about putting the crystals in the wrong place, there isn't a wrong way to do this.
When everything is in place you're good to go!
Some sources say you have to activate the grid, I personally don't believe you need to. As long as you've given your clear intentions to the grid and universe and set it up, then you're done, the crystals know what to do. However, if you feel you need to activate the grid, use a crystal point or your finger, start connecting each crystal, intend that everything is energetically connected and the grid is activated. Wa-la tis done!
Extra notes: You can use single crystals as grids. You can do this by setting the intention, and empowering the single crystal. You can write down your intention and set it under the crystals after you've empowered it. Or simply set a crystal where you want it and use it as a reminder for a personal goal of sorts.
You can also use a single crystal and a bracelet for a mini crystal grid. So fun!
Sierra writes at Reiki Playground and The Spirituality Seeker. She, Reiki, and crystals are best buds. She absolutely loves showing people different ways to use Reiki and adores running a Crystal Workshop that teaches participants how to intuitively tap into their crystals to communicate with them. The workshop also teaches how to set up a crystal grid (in a bit more depth) and make crystal elixirs, with more fun things to be added very soon. Her motto is “It’s all good” and she loves injecting humor into her life in anyway she can.