Programming your crystal
The concept is before you start using your new crystal it can be programmed for specific use or with specific energies. Some people feel a crystal works better when programmed whilst, others do not follow this practice. At the end of the day, you should do what feels right for you.
PRACTICE: Before starting, you may want to clear the room and yourself of extra or unwanted energies by using a cleansing Smudging Stick or Incense.
Then sit quietly away from distractions or strong electrical devices and external energies, holding the crystal in front of you clear your mind and focus on the stone. Give the crystal a cleanse with white light (as previous discussed). Concentrate on the specific energy that you wish to program the crystal with and 'transmit' the energies and intentions from your mind directly to the stone.
Be clear and direct when doing this to ensure you don't confuse or overload the crystal with different intentions and energies. Do this until you feel the required intentions and energies have been transmitted to the stone.