Obsidian is a talisman for those of us who dare to see the past, the future, and our own inner demons, and darkest truths. It is no ordinary stone, but nature's glass formed from volcanic lava and hardened so quickly, it formed no crystalline structure. It has no boundaries or limitations, and works rapidly, with great power. Its edge can be razor-sharp, and its dark, glossy surface polished into the cold, hard glass, creates a mirror stone for those of us prepared to look deep into our inner being, the subconscious, to reveal our shadow selves, our flaws, weaknesses, and fears. Nothing is hidden from Obsidian.
This shamanic stone can be brutal and direct, yet it carries the wonderful power of catharsis, and deep soul healing. It reveals the reasons behind our imperfections, causes of dis-ease, and provides a clear picture of the changes needed to ameliorate them. It impels growth and resolution, and lends solid support and direction during the process.
Obsidian provides an essential grounding, connecting the base of the spine, the Root Chakra, to the heart of the earth. It is highly protective, shielding us from negativity in the environment, from others, and from within ourselves.
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