Black Obsidian Stone
Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the most mindful of them all? With a Black Obsidian Crystal close at hand, it's probably you. The Black Obsidian Stone has long been touted for its metaphysical abilities and historically significant uses. This structureless rock is also known as volcanic glass because of its smooth, reflective luster.
The Tumbled Black Obsidian stone gets its form from volcanic lava that has cooled 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 in use as a cutting tool in some modern-day industries, the Black Obsidian Crystal is more useful on a personal level when trying to emotionally purge negative energy.
Facing the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of ourselves is hard, but Black Obsidian makes it easier. By showing you a reflection of your true self, the Black Obsidian Crystal forces you to accept yourself entirely. It also connects to the root chakra to ground you during contemplation. When you normally might shy away from harsh realities, the Black Obsidian Stone makes those truths easier to process. It brings you a full scope of yourself, including all the positive and negative attributes.
Working with a Black Obsidian Stone can assist you in cutting negative patterns from your life by first bringing them to your attention. Use the stone during 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 Crystal. As you see what needs to be expelled from your life, Obsidian will reward your self-realization by absorbing that toxic energy. No wonder they call it the stone of truth!
A Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful tool for shadow work because it facilitates the acceptance of any darkness within you. It helps you realize that everyone has a light and dark side, and it's not about resenting the dark parts of yourself but accepting and learning to embrace them. Black Obsidian helps you release any disharmony that has built up in your day-to-day life, whether it's when you're doing work on yourself or with others.
Carry your Obsidian stone in your bra, pocket or purse to carry its energy with you throughout the day.