Questioner: Cleaning your crystals. Do they need to be cleansed?
The Council: Well, if you drop it in a mud puddle, rinse it off with water.
The Council: Now, we made that statement not for the humor, although we hoped that there would be some humor appreciated.
There is no such thing as cleaning any sort of gemstone or stone. By nature they are clean; they are neutral; they are pure. It is what an individual attempts to do with it that may in some people’s mind cause it to be negative or dirty, but the real cleaning should come with the person who attempted to use such things in such a manner. Those items, gemstones, what have you, are not negative; they are not positive. They have a specific purpose, and if you use them as they are supposed to be used, you will gain from it. If you try to corrupt it, you will corrupt yourself. Do you understand what we are saying?
Questioner: Yes, thank you.
The Council: Save your energies as far as trying to clean or cancel out a stone. You cannot do it because it is the stone itself. Very well.
Questioner: I was also going to ask about the cleaning, but some of the books I have read say that you should have one crystal for this and one crystal for that. Isn’t it possible just to have one crystal to be used for all purposes?
The Council: Yes. It would not be a very commercial field if you could have one crystal that served all purposes. Now, each stone can and does offer specific properties. But as we said, if there was just one stone or precious stone that you would pick or should pick, it would be the quartz crystal. Does that answer the question?
Questioner: Yes. Thank you. I appreciate it.
The Council: You must remember, man will always try to commercialize on anything and everything. And it is the wise man who sees through that fallacy very quickly, and, of course, “wise man” means wise women, too. So, do not be fooled by all that you read and hear. Use a little common sense. Look at it this way: A stone is a stone. No matter what you do to it, it is still a stone. No matter what its properties are, it is still a stone. And if the property offers good health or a supplement to good health, then it is going to do that. And if you have one that offers good health or properties or amplifies good health and you have another one that amplifies good health and a good mind, aren’t they really connected, when you stop to think about it? So, if you want to be very particular, then pick the stone that offers good mind and good health; then you are covering both ends. But if you pick the stone that offers good health, in order to have good health, you have to have a good mind. So, it is six of one and half a dozen of the other. That is why we had suggested that the quartz crystal is probably the most universal of all the crystals as far as helping. It helps physically; it helps spiritually; and it helps emotionally. And if you have help on three areas, what more do you need? If you have help just spiritually, it will take care of the other two areas. If it helps spiritually and emotionally, then you certainly know the physical end will improve. If it were just to help from the physical end, before the physical end can improve the emotional end has to improve, and before the emotional end improves, the spiritual has to improve. So you see, they are all connected.