“I gave up the New Age cult and threw away all my books, tarot cards and crystals!”
It sometimes happens that people who have been following a belief system for a long time suddenly change their minds and decide to take a different approach to seeking truth. They may declare they have had an epiphany that the spirituality they’ve been practicing is condemned by God and so in a fearful move they burn their books and throw away all of their metaphysical things, including crystals. (Acts 19:19)
While it is true that man has made and will continue to make many books, (Ecclesiastes 12:12) including some about the occult (hidden knowledge) and to destroy them all in the name of God is one way to clear your conscience and clean your closet, we believe that crystals are a different matter.
Crystals or stones are not made by man. (Luke 19:40). Crystals and semiprecious stones are made by the very hand of God. They are found in the Earth, God’s most precious creation, which he cares very much about. (Isaiah 60: 13; 66:1)
If you have crystals in your home that you feel you shouldn’t have, we would like to suggest an alternative to throwing them into the garbage where they will end up in a landfill. Why not dig a deep hole and give them back to God’s most precious creation, the Earth?
What if you have stones that you inherited or that someone gave you and you just don’t want them? Another option would be to gift them to a friend or leave them in a conspicuous public place where someone who will be happy to find them might take them home. Let your “trash” become someone’s treasure!
Do you have other ideas for getting rid of crystals? Let us know in the comments below and we may add your suggestions to this article.
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has participated in this re-homing project! It has become something bigger than I expected when I wrote this article! If you feel like a stone has too much energy for you (Moldavite and Rainbow Obsidian for example) you might try balancing the energy with a more grounding stone (like jasper, petrified wood, smoky quartz or tiger’s eye).
In my opinion, the best ways to get rid of crystals you no longer need or want, is to bury them in the ground, put them in a body of running water, such as a creek or river or leave them in a conspicuous place where a lucky passerby will find them as a surprise gift. While you are doing this, speak words of gratitude that the stone will go where it is meant to go. Remember, you are dealing with a small part of the Creator, do so in a prayerful and respectful way.
Thanks again for reading this article