It is very important to cleanse your Dzi stone once you receive it. You need to get rid of all the stored up energy in it, and then ask it to bond with you.

Running Water

Running Water

The first thing to do is to hold your stone, in your hand, under running water for a few minutes. Water is very important as a spiritual cleansing agent in many eastern philosophies. Everyone knows a park with a stream, or a favorite place near a river are the best sources of running water for cleansing your Dzi stone the ancient ways.  But now in modern times, the kitchen sink or garden sprinkler will work too. Remember to keep positive thoughts in your mind while you are cleaning.

After you dry off your stone, put the stone between your palms as if you are praying. Bring your thumb tips up until they touch the tip of your nose (The posture most Buddhists pray to Buddha). Now, quietly, and sincerely, ask the stone to be a part of your life. Ask it to help you, protect you, and assure it that you will respect and take good care of it.

After you have done this Let your Dzi stone sit outside in the sun for several hours. This helps to cleanse it, and also adds the energetic power to it. Some claim that burying your Dzi in the earth for the night of the full moon will also help energize it.

Pray to energize your Dzi Bead

Pray to energize your Dzi Bead

In the ancient times, this cleansing ritual was done at least once a month.  This monthly cleansing and energizing is done so that wearer does not have any negative bogies that the Dzi stone caught hanging about. Dzi beads are mostly worn by women in Tibet and generally after their monthly menstruation cycle and the period of emotional down time, both the stone and owner are cleansed to face the new month with the fresh energy.

Other ways to help add power to your Dzi stone are moonlight, earth, and prayer. Let your Dzi stone sit outside beneath a full moon. The moons energy will gently help build your Dzi stone’s power. You can also bury your Dzi stone in the earth overnight, this will help both cleanse and add power to it. Praying never hurts. Praying, or just sending positive energy to your Dzi stone will help it. Then it helps you back.

The Tibetan people take their beliefs in the Dzi stones very seriously. As a result of this, you should always take your Dzi stone off before you go to bed, or before having sex. When you aren’t wearing your Dzi stone, please keep it in a high place, above most other things. This is a sign of respect for it.