Crystals are special, in that they amplify that vibration (or sound). We can also harmonize with this vibration. When you design your crystal grid with a specific intention, the grid will align with your energetic field and create or amplify that intention. This creates a harmonic balance, allowing you to draw those intentions into your energy field and space.
On the outskirts of our grid plate we have placed a ring of monetary visuals such as these 24kt Golden Foil 100 Dollar Bills. These are actually a pack of playing cards that we found here on Amazon. You get 52 of them to use, or share, with friends. They are lovely visuals, and quite pretty, as far as federal reserve notes go. Keeping with the color theme, underneath those, we have taken green post-its and on each one we have written a positively-worded statement about what we want to manifest in reference to our abundance. Try to avoid writing the things that you DON'T want to see, or have happen. Keep your statements positive. I find I get better results this way. An example would be, "I don't want to have any late bills." A positive version of that statement could be, "All of my bills will be paid on time." See what we did there? Just a simple flip of the words and you have a strong statement that the Universe can run with. It also helps to end each statement with, "As long as it's within my Highest Good." That's just a good practice.
We've also placed a Shiva Lingham carved Ganesh(a) as a visual at the top of our grid. She is a remover of obstacles, and a bestower of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, and success. Traditionally, Ganesh(a) is seen as a male figure. I see Ganesh(a) as a female. Remember when I said that if it feels right for you then it's right? See how that works? For me, Ganesha is a female, it works for me, and so it's all good. Now, on with the show.
To the left of Ganesh(a) we have a silver rutilated quartz (symbolic of silver) and to the right a smokey golden rutilated quartz. Smokey is a grounding stone and very protective. His golden needles are symbolic of the element of Gold. It is always smart to have at least ONE grounding element in your grids. It is similar to the roots of a tree, it keeps the base of your intentions grounded in the physical.
Beyond those we have a green intention candle (steady work), an ammonite to bring in sprial energy, and a flat piece of pyrite. The pyrite soaks up the intentions of the grid, and when we leave the energy of the gridding space we carry the pyrite with us as a metaphysical link to the power of the grid.
Once you have your crystals, your symbolic pieces, and your grid completely set up then you can activate the grid. You can use a piece of double terminated quartz, a wand, a selenite stick, or even your finger. You don't have to go out and spend two hundred dollars on a special wand, your intention is what matters. If you do use a wand, try to keep the end of the wand centered in the palm of your hand. Your chakra centers are dead center in your palm, and that's where the energy comes from.
Activating a grid is sort of like playing connect the dots. There are several ways to do this, but trust your intuition and do what feels right for you. I usually start at the bottom center stone closest to me. For me, it's easier to start there so I know when I've made a complete circle. I point my crystal wand at that stone and draw a line from there, up to the center stone, and back again to the starting point, then over to the left (towards the next closest outer stone), back up to the center stone, and back again, over the the left....you get it? You can imagine that you are in art class drawing a pizza and all its slices onto a piece of paper.
Now, working to the left feels correct for me. It may have something to do with me being left-handed. There are theories that say running clockwise runs the energy out, and counter-clockwise bring energies in. I've tried activating a grid counter-clockwise and it feels "off" for me. Again, go with what "feels" correct for you. Trust yourself, over anything else.
Traditionally, we go around that grid at least three times in a circle to build up the energy. I personally start feeling an energetic pull, almost like magnets pulling in my hand, and I know it's time to finish the activation. You may feel something different, or feel nothing at all, just finish when it "feels" done for you. Once you come back around to your starting bottom stone, you can take your wand/finger/quartz and point at the center stone. Some people say the words out loud, "You are activated", or "Activate this crystal grid for my highest good." Whatever wording you are comfortable with is more than sufficient. You can move the wand in a twisting motion or hold it steady and send all of that hard manifesting work into the Universe. Congratulations, you just activated a crystal grid!
Once the grid has had a chance to set up for a few minutes, see if you can feel its energy radiating outward. Some people feel it like warmth, or a magnetic pull, a tingling, or something else. Use your hands and see if you can feel the energetic edge of the gridding energy. Even if you feel nothing, it doesn't mean that you've done it wrong. Some grids have energy more compressed into itself, others have massive energy that extend a few feet or more outward. As long as you are having fun, and trusting yourself, everything is as it's meant to be.
Grids can be done inside, or outside. They can be done on a table, on the ground, and on sacred cloths. Grids can be immediately taken down, left for days, or left forever. What is important is that you give thanks and gratitude for all cooperative energies before taking down the grid. Thank the Universe, thank the Goddess, thank the God(s), the Creator, Allah, Buddah, or your Spirit/Animal guides. A simple heartfelt thank you is perfect. You may also choose to leave food offerings, tobacco, crystals to the elementals (who seem to want to be mentioned here), or leave a few coins, or feathers. Your way is the right way for you. Have fun with this, experiment and see what feels right for you. Please don't ever be afraid of not getting it right. It's all about your intention and this is your experience. We believe in you, and we would love to see photos of any grids that you decide to create. Thanks for taking your precious moments and tuning in. Blessings and Blessings and Blessings sent your way. C
(Links to gridding stones in our store can be found in the description of the stones. Not all links are active as we are currently restocking our store. Stay tuned. )