Obsidian is molten Lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallize. Obsidian is a stone without boundaries or limitations. As a result, it works extremely fast and with great power. Its Truth-enhancing, Reflective qualities are merciless in exposing Flaws, Weaknesses, and Blockages. Nothing can be hidden from Obsidian. Pointing out how to ameliorate all destructive and disempowering conditions, Obsidian impels us to Grow and lends solid support while we do so. It needs careful handling and is best used under the guidance of a Qualified Therapist as it can bring Negative Emotions and unpleasant truths rushing to the surface.
Its Cathartic qualities are exceedingly valuable. It provides deep Soul Healing. Obsidian can facilitate in going back to Past Lives to Heal festering emotions or trauma that has carried forward into the Present.
Obsidian is a strongly Protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. It provides a grounding cord from the Base Chakra to the center of the Earth, absorbs negative Energies from the environment, and strengthens in times of need. It’s helpful for Highly Sensitive people. It blocks Psychic Attack and removes negative Spiritual influences.
A large piece of Obsidian can be extremely efficient at blocking Geopathic Stress or soaking up environmental Pollution, but its propensity for exploding the truth into the open has to be take into account. Many people find its powerful effects overwhelming and prefer to choose a gentler stone for this task. But it’s extremely helpful for Therapists and Counselors as it not only facilitates getting into the core of the problem, but also mops up Energies released as a result.
Black or Mahogany Obsedian are the most suitable types for this purpose, Mahogany being the gentler.
Placing Obsidian by the bed or under the pillow can draw out Mental Stress and Tension, and may have a Calming effect, but it can also bring up the reasons for that stress. As Obsidian is so effective in soaking up negative Energies, it is essential to Clean the stone under running water each time it has been used in this way.
Spiritually: Obsidian vitalizes Soul Purpose, it Eliminates Energy Blockages and Relieves tension, integrating the Psychological Shadow into the whole to bring Spiritual Integrity. It anchors the Spirit into the body. This stone stimulates Growth on all levels. It urges exploration of the unknown, opening new horizons.
Mentally: Obsidian brings clarity to the Mind and clears confusion and constricting beliefs. However, it may well do this by making it absolutely clear what lies behind Mental Distress or dis-ease. Once this has been cleared, Obsidian expands Consciousness, entering the Realm of the unknown with confidence and ease.
Psychologically: Obsidian helps you to know Who you truly are. It brings you face to face with your Shadow side and teaches you how to integrate it. This stone also helps you to Identify behavioral patterning that is now outdated. Obsidian dissolves Emotional Blockages and Ancient Traumas, bringing a depth and clarity to emotions, it promotes qualities of Compassion and Strength.