Place the crystal on a table in front of you. Many crystal balls you can buy come with their own stand. If you don’t have a stand you might like to use a small cushion or a silk handkerchief purchased and reserved specially for this purpose.
Sit down and relax. Lay your hands gently on the ball or hold it (depending on its size) for a minute or two in order to energise it and strengthen your psychic rapport.
Whilst touching or holding the crystal ball, think about the purpose of this scrying session. If appropriate try to visualise the subject of your question. Some readers like to ask the question out loud, others find the process works best if they internalise it.
Now, remove your hands from the crystal. Look into the crystal, stare deeply. Allow your eyes to relax and become slightly unfocussed.
Anything you see, feel, hear etc might not be what you expected. That’s OK, don’t fight them. Your subconscious mind knows what information you need. Just let the images flow, changing and taking you wherever they choose to go. Don’t try to rationalise now, time for that later.
How to clean your ball.
There are many ways to cleanse a crystal ball; one of the easiest ways is to place the sphere into a bowl of distilled water, with a pinch of salt in the water. I like to use sea salt as it’s more natural, but in all honesty you can use any kind of salt including table salt. Pour enough water over the ball to cover it and let it sit for about 30 minutes before using. Then take it out of the water and towel dry it off. If you want to do a deeper more complete cleansing then a Full moon is best as its most powerful, but any moonlight will work.
If you are using the ball one session right after another, say in readings for different individuals, then you will want to clean the ball each time. You can do a short cleanse which is fairly simple. Light stick incense, Sandalwood or Sage, and use the smoke to cleanse the ball of unwanted energies.
Types of Balls
Three types of balls are available natural quartz crystal, laboratory grown crystal, and glass. Most experienced scryers recommend the natural quartz or lab grown crystals, but use whatever you feel comfortable with.
Natural quartz crystal balls are cut from naturally occurring veins of crystals. These usually have inclusions or veils. Inclusions are cracks inside the crystal. Veils are like wispy clouds inside the ball. The scryer can use these to his or her advantage. For instance, when entering the crystal ball, these natural markings can become a landscape through which the scryer may journey, or they may assist in achieving a trance state.
Lab grown crystals are the same as those used by the electronics industry. They are grown for superconductivity, so they can be very effective scrying tools. They have the amplifying properties of natural quartz and are considerably cheaper. These are usually without veils and inclusions.
Natural quartz crystals tend to be stronger than lab grown, depending on the quality. Really it’s best that you check each crystal ball and see for yourself.
A glass sphere is much harder to read because it has none of the vibrational qualities of natural or lab grown quartz. It doesn’t store information or amplify like quartz, so it has no history, and other than its shape, and really offers no help for your readings.
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