Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most mindful of them all? With a Black Obsidian stone in hand, it’s probably you. Black obsidian has long been toted for its metaphysical abilities, and historically significant uses. This structureless rock is also known as volcanic glass because of its smooth, reflective luster. This stone forms when volcanic lava cools too rapidly to form crystalline structures. In the Stone Age, civilizations around the world used black obsidian stone to create arrowheads, spears and cutting tools. While still used as a cutting tool in some modern day industries, obsidian is more useful on a personal level when trying to emotionally slice away negative energy.
Facing the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of ourselves is hard, but obsidian makes it easier. Through showing you a reflection of your true self, the Black Obsidian meaning forces you to accept yourself entirely. It connects to the root chakra to ground you during contemplation. Where normally you might shy away from harsh realities, Obsidian makes those truths easier to digest. It brings you a full scope of yourself, including all of the positive and negative attributes.
Working with a black obsidian stone can assist you in cutting the stress and negative patterns from your life by first bringing them to your attention. Use this stone in meditation to bring clarity to your own behaviors. If you often rationalize your actions until you feel justified in doing what you know is wrong, break out of that mental cycle with the black obsidian healing properties. As you see what needs to be expelled from your life, obsidian rewards your self-realization by absorbing that toxic energy. No wonder they call it the stone of truth!
A black obsidian stone is a powerful stone for shadow work, facilitating the acceptance of your shadow side. It helps you realize that everyone has a light and dark side, and it’s not about resenting your dark side but accepting and learning to embrace that nature. The black obsidian healing properties help you to release any disharmony that has built up in your day-to-day life, whether it during work on yourself or work with others. It is a powerful tool to use for aura cleansing or gemstone massage to release any stress or tension that has built up throughout the day.
Click here to learn more about healing crystals and their meanings. All stones will vary slightly in size, shape, color and pattern. They are approximately 1” to 1.5” in size. Each comes with a card that holds the information about the crystals and their meanings.
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