Crystal Gem Water and Elixirs
Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being. - Rumi
Making Gem Waters and Elixirs
If you like crystals and minerals, you have most likely seen the newest craze of gem infused water bottles. The bottles are usually clear glass with an inner chamber housing one or more crystals to structure your water and raise your vibration. They are beautiful but can be very expensive.
Why not make your own! I do! I like to use different stones based on how I am feeling and what vibrations I want to bring in at the time. I would like to share what I have learned about making the purest and highest vibrational and structured water.
What is Gem Water and How to Make Elixirs
You will discover the benefits to your health and well-being that crystal elixirs and essences can provide. You will also find clear directions for using crystal elixirs and essences effectively. Along the way, we assure you, you will develop an understanding of how they are made while you gain an appreciation for the way they work.
Crystal elixirs and essences go by many names: gem waters, gem elixirs, gem tonics, gem essences, crystal waters, crystal essences, crystal tonics, and more. However, do not be confused.
Here are three easy definitions.
An "essence" is just that - the essence of something. In this case, it is the vibratory essence of a single crystal imprinted in water.
An "elixir" is a potion of some sort. In our usage, it is a combination of essences used for some purpose.
"Gem Waters" is a just a short hand slang word. it can refer to either an essence or an elixir.
Crystal essences - the vibratory signature of a particular crystal in a portion of water, and we have crystal elixirs - mixtures of essences used for some purpose. A crystal essence is water that carries the essential, specific energy of a donor crystal; but let's be very precise.
It is very important that we understand exactly what we mean by a Crystal Essence
A crystal essence is the unique vibratory energy pattern of a crystal imprinted
into the auric and biophysical energy matrix of water.
We are structuring the water with enhanced vibrations.
The energy patterns of the crystal are the results of its subtle alteration and focusing of the Universal Life Force. In the production of elixirs, water absorbs the crystal's energy pattern, potentializes it, and stores it. The patterns are manifested upon the water's interaction with a life entity.
While the science of these transfers is yet to be fully understood until the science of quantum physics is matured, the efficacy of crystal essences and elixirs made from them has been accepted by cultures for thousands of years.
The ancient Chinese used essences and elixirs of jade, cinnabar, and hematite for longevity. The famous text "Tan Chin Yao Ch'eh" from about 600 AD discusses the creation of elixirs from mercury, sulfur, and precious stones. The oldest Indian texts speak of elixirs.
Vedic texts dating back as far as 3000 BC speak to their use. In ancient Greece and medieval Europe, powdered gemstones were used to treat a host of ailments. Even today, mineral salts, tinctures, and vitamin compounds assure modern man benefits from the Earth's bounty of healing energy found in the mineral kingdom.
Let's Start with Crystals
Crystals have a structure called a lattice. It is an organization of molecules in a pattern. This pattern affects the way the crystal grows and contributes significantly to its unique abilities to absorb, focus and amplify the Universal Life Force. The vibrations at the molecular level within the lattice form resonances that reintroduce healthy stability on the biomolecular level when there is an out-of-balance energy within an organism.
These molecular level vibrations can essentially imprint patterns in the auric and biomolecular fields of water which then in turn can pass on those vibratory healing patterns to another auric or biomolecular field, like that of a person, animal, or plant.
The molecules of different chemicals within the crystal lattice also contribute to a crystal's ability to interact with the energies that enter the crystal. Some molecules will cause certain vibratory pathways to exist; other molecules will offer different pathways and harmonics. This is why different minerals with the same crystal lattice structure will provide different energies.
Finally the resulting external shapes and colors of the crystal can alter, modify, enhance, and mutate the intrinsic energy patterns. The transmission of color information is much more direct in the use of actual crystals where the color information enters the body through the optic nerve. In the use of crystal elixirs, the color energy is more subtle and is received at a molecular level.
The importance of the crystal structure, energy vibration pathways, and chemical composition of a crystal have more effect than color energy when a crystal's energy is transmitted by elixir rather than by direct crystal use.
Because we are seeking to capture the true, pure essence of the crystal, it is imperative that we start with a true, pure crystal. We do not want a synthetic crystal, nor do we want one that is contaminated in any way, either physically or spiritually. If you are planning to make your own essences, finding authentic, natural crystals is not difficult.
Prepare your crystals by making sure they are clean, energized/charged up and ready for your intention. They must be ready to work!
Now, the Water
Water takes on the sight, smell, taste, feel, and mood of its environment. It can rage as the gusts of a hurricane lash it. It can glow in a sunset's aura. And it can serenely reflect the tranquility of an azure sky in the surface of a deep mountain lake. Water can be a conductor of emotions as in the tears of joy at a homecoming or an insulator driving everyone to isolate themselves in a shelter in a fast approaching storm. It can be a blanket of warm embrace in a spa, and a mirror reflecting a smiling child playing in a puddle. Water can be a friend when we are thirsty on a hot day, and an enemy in a flood. But through it all, water is the elixir of life - a true miracle substance to be sure.
As it can absorb sights, smells, tastes, feelings, and emotions, so can water absorb the healing, cleansing, renewing, calming, invigorating, empowering energies of the Mineral Kingdom. All crystals are composed of one or more minerals which are the source of the life force for the Plant and Animal Kingdoms. Water is a part of the natural environment and has a well-known affinity for minerals. Both crystalline minerals and water are essential building blocks of our natural environment - our home - our Earth. So our second ingredient for crystal elixirs is water. But not just any water.
As we have learned, water can absorb the sights, emotions, an energy of its surroundings. We do not make cleansing, healing elixirs from polluted, angry, negative, unhealthy water. We do not want chemicals in the water. We do not want other people's anger in our elixirs. We do not want negativity in any form, or from any source. We want purity - purity of origin, purity of handling, purity of intention, and purity of process.
We want natural spring water from deep within the earth - Mother Nature's true elixir. We want it free of hydrocarbons found in plastic. We want it handled and processed by those with pure intentions and good hearts. We want only pure, natural water.
There are two schools of thought here that need to be addressed. Many texts and some practitioners recommend using distilled water. We agree that the distillation process can remove the chemicals and impurities from water. We have determined that distilled water can be used successfully if it is allowed a period of calm after the distillation process.
The distillation process heats the water to steam, then collects it by condensation. The use of Fire Energy in the process adds severe stress to the water biophysical energy state which requires time to calm to the point of being able to receive and store the subtle energy patterns of many crystals. Our experiments show that at least one full moon cycle of exposure to moonlight is necessary in most instances. If you are making your own elixirs, use natural spring water collected and stored in glass bottles or distilled water that has been given time to calm with moonlight. Either should work well. We use natural spring water. It is pure, it is clean, and it is not stressed by Fire Energy.
Now we have our two essential elements for producing crystal elixir. We have a cleansed, aligned, charged, and pure crystal, and we have pure water. We are ready to learn how to make an elixir.
Methods of Preparing Crystal Elixirs
There are two primary methods in use today to make crystal essences. One is the Direct Method in which the crystal is immersed in the water; and the other is the Indirect Method, in which the water is separated from the crystal by a barrier. Both of these methods are well proven. Both have many approaches and processes that are used by different providers. Let's look briefly at both of them to get some understanding of what is involved.
Direct immersion is the process of placing the crystal directly into the water. The most common approach is to put the water in a pure glass container, add the crystal, cover the container with a sheet of clear glass to keep out contaminants, and place the water in the sunlight or the moonlight for a few hours. The time of day, season, location, intention, timing and other elements of the process vary with each maker. Uses of natural environments, crystal grids, altars, dedications, implements, rituals, and specific shapes, sizes, and qualities of crystals will also vary greatly between makers. Each provider of crystal essences and elixirs uses many approaches, constantly refining and improving their processes.
The second method is Indirect Immersion. In this method, the crystal is placed on a barrier medium that is in contact with the water. The barrier medium is used to transfer the subtle energy of the crystal but prevent the transfer of potential harmful chemicals from the crystal to the water. Most crystal essences are made by this method. Many crystals contain toxic chemicals that can leach into water. Many crystals containing lead, mercury, and copper for example, can only be safely used in essence preparation using the Indirect Immersion method. n text and edit me. It's easy.
All of the physical variables of time, location, duration, and crystal condition affect the quality of a crystal essence. Our experience has confirmed that in addition, the maker's intentions affect the subtle energy of the crystals and have direct effects on the efficacy of essences. It is always best if a crystal essence is made with a clear, focused intention. This is important. The necessary interaction is one of "thought-forms" projected into the internal crystal lattice and the holding of those thought-forms until they are suitably impressed in the matrix.
Many place their blends in the moonlight, sunlight or out for important celestial events. The water will take on the intention of the ceremony. Time left in the water is up to the maker. Some require 2 hours, but for most, 12-24 hours is an adequate time for immersion. There are no set rules and you are free to experiement and use your intuition. Once complete, store in sealed container in the refridgerator for up to two days.
We offer the following warning:
BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL IF USING THE DIRECT METHOD, MANY CRYSTALS ARE TOXIC to PETS AND HUMANS.
PROCEED WITH GREAT CAUTION. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
Many crystals and minerals the end in -ite, should not be immersed.
To be safe and for professional reasons,
I always use the Indirect Method for preparation. Be SAFE!
How to Make a Dosage Elixir
To prepare a dosage elixir, first you must prepare a simple elixir like you would normally, as above. After the simple elixir is prepared, pour the water into a dark bottle, ideally a bottle that has a dropper top. To keep your elixir for up to a year or more, you will need to add a preservative. As this will be ingested, adding an inexpensive vodka, brandy, or vanilla to the water will preserve it. Using a small funnel, pour the water into your chosen container, then add the preservative. Shake until well blended - a few seconds. (A rule of thumb to follow is 80% water, 20% part alcohol). If you are not ingesting the elixir, unscented Witch Hazel works very well. Store your dosage elixir in the refrigerator or dark cabinet for up to a year. Don't forget to label your bottle with the date and stones that were used.
Your elixir can be added to drinks, dropped on or under the tongue, used in the bath, added to essential oils, during a massage or healing session, clearing negative energies, used on devotional alters, used to cleanse your aura, in Feng Shui and many other uses. Get creative! Dosage elixirs are more potent, last longer, and have many uses.
Using Crystal Essences and Elixers for Healing
Crystal essences and elixirs bring the healing power of a specific crystal (essence) or group of crystals (elixir) to humans, plants, or animals (living entities). The do it in a form that is easy to administer without the costs of multiple crystals - which can sometimes be expensive or impractical. For humans and animals, essences and elixirs can be administered either internally or externally.
The question of which crystal essence is used for what need is not too difficult. The Crystal and Mineral Metaphysical Encyclodia on this website explains the uses of crystals. The essences can be used for the same purposes as the crystals from which they are made. Like herbs, essences elixirs can have a wide variety of uses. Experiment if some just "seem right." You cannot do harm.
For internal use, Michael Gienger tells us in Gem Waters that "when a crystal elixir is taken internally, its holistic effects are released on all levels (physical, emotional, and spiritual)." He quite aptly continues, "Getting the dosage right is the most important factor to consider when crystal elixirs are taken internally."
Essences and elixirs can be ingested in primarily two ways. It is a personal choice. Many makers recommend that the prescribed number of drops be taken directly under the tongue. This puts the essence in the body sublingually, so it is immediately absorbed, and does not go through the digestive tract. Many practitioners feel the effects are more powerful and beneficial this way.
The second way is to mix the essence or elixir in a small amount of water. We suggest that generally about 4 to 6 drops is a dose. Putting those drops in 8 oz of water is a good rule of thumb.
External use of Crystal Essences and Elixirs
Auric imbalances and life energy flow blockages are often treated with crystals. As an adjunct to crystal healing, crystal essences and elixirs have been shown to significantly enhance many therapies. As a general rule, an essence or elixir is often used to infuse the energy of a complementary energy into a healing crystal. For example if a patient is being treated for despondency with a brightening energy crystal, that crystal might be placed in a diluted mixture of a serenity energy elixir to refine the subtle energies of the crystal. In other words use elixirs to make subtle additions to a crystal's energy to "fine tune" it for a particular need.
In addition crystal essences and elixirs can be applied externally to the body to target certain imbalances and diseases. The energy patterns will be transferred from the essence or elixir to the skin and into the body. This is a good regime for chakra balancing in particular. For most applications the mixture should be stronger than the mixture for internal use.
Administering crystal elixirs externally can be done easily using a small spray bottle. This allows for excellent control over the dosage, ease of application, and the ability to both target a small area or to treat a large area.
In summary, crystal essences and elixirs are a well researched and effective method of gaining the real benefits of crystal therapy. Dosages are easy to control, and the essences and elixirs have good shelf lives. You will find you can gain the benefits of crystal therapy easily, and often at less expense using essences and elixirs. You will also find that you can easily help others with elixirs even without the training that many crystal healing regimes require.