For many of us, heading into the Autumn season brings about a slower pace of life, and even, a general coziness in our routine. Especially for those in more seasonal climates, a greater time spent indoors tends to coincide with a greater time spent looking inward. This month brings us a terrific ‘seer’ stone–a stone literally able to be polished into a mirror, and thus perfect for such reflection–Obsidian.
Obsidian is a ‘teaching’, truth-enhancing stone helping one to discover who they truly are. It aids one in exposing any shadows, stimulates growth on all levels and forces us to face up to our true Self. It reveals the reason behind one’s imperfections, causes of dis-ease, and helps provide a clear picture of necessary change.
A highly protective stone, Obsidian forms a shield against negativity and provides support during this time of reflection. It helps to dissolve emotional blockages and old traumas, while also blocking against psychic attack. It can even be used to help relieve mental stress and tension.
Obsidian is also known for it’s grounding qualities, helping one to reign in scattered energy. It activates and stimulates the Root Chakra, a major energy center of stability and power, and helps one to harness and connect with the Earth’s healing vibrations. This connection helps to further encourage one’s personal power and confronting one’s fears.
Set your healing intention with Obsidian. Ask yourself, “What is holding me back?” “What is keeping me from being who/what I’m meant to be?” “What am I afraid of?” Listen for the answers and pay close attention to what you ‘see’ in it’s reflective depths.
Consider also adding the following to coincide with the power of Obsidian:
Fluorite for that extra bit of Clarity & Focus
Ruby for Inspiration and Setting Goals
Garnet for Positivity, Confidence and Success
Visit us soon at Paradise Found and add some great new rocks to your ever-expanding collection!
Excerpted from several of the great crystal books we sell by Melody, Raphael, Hall, Eason and Simmons:
Black Obsidian also carries the inherent frequency of protection, sealing the aura and removing energetic attachments, hooks and cords, as well as eliminating negative energies within the self and one’s environment. This protective shield enables one to go back into past lives for healing and to work on ancestral and family lines. It is ideal for use in shamanic ceremonies to remove physical disorders. Black Obsidian slabs, mirrors and spheres are excellent gazing and scrying tools for meditation, divining insight into the future, inducing creativity, and communicating with souls who have passed over. It is an excellent talisman for self-control, reversing previous misuse of power, and addressing power issues on all levels. [Melody, 442][Raphaell, 94][Hall, 199][Eason, 188][Simmons, Ahsian, 280-281]