Obsidian has no crystalline structure and is formed from molten lava that did not have time to form into glass. Often known as a powerful cleanser of psychic smog, it can shield against negativity and was often used as a scrying tool in the past.

As a protective stone, it shields against negativity and absorbs the negative energies from the environment. It is often used to block psychic attacks and negative spiritual influences.

It is often used for spiritual or healing work and it’s a wonderful grounding stone. Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears any confusion as well as constricting beliefs, it can also make it absolutely clear in what lies behind any mental distress or disease.

Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Purposes

On a physical level, Obsidian is often used for any stomach, intestine, and muscle tissue issues and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections. It can also help with hardened arteries, joint pain, cramps, injuries, pain, bleeding, circulation issues, and enlarged prostates.

This stone can also sharpen and focus both internal and external vision and is often used for insight into the cause of disease.

On an emotional level, it promotes compassion and strength and will help with the digestion of anything that is hard to digest. Obsidian can help the user get in touch with buries issues before they explode in their faces. It is often used to protect the gentle from abuse and is used to cut attachment cords.

Since it’s such a strong stone, it mercilessly exposes flaws, weaknesses, blockages, and disempowering, so this stone is not for the faint of heart. Obsidian releases disharmony, including the resentment towards others, fear, stress and anger. It can also aid in issues that relate to past misuse of power.

On a spiritual level, it focuses on the root chakra and provides a deep soul healing and goes back to past lives to heal the festering emotions or traumas that have been carried forward into the present, bringing depth and clarity to emotions. Obsidian aids in past live healing as well as ancestral life and can be used to find one’s life purpose.

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