5 Obsidian Healing Properties

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5 Obsidian Healing Properties

Are you struggling to zap limiting beliefs, and release negative emotions? Tired of being unhappy and ready for a life of peace and pure healing?

If you answered yes, to any of those questions, you are a couple of minutes away from discovering an amazing healing crystal that has profoundly helped thousands of people and you definitely can benefit from it TOO! Let's learn more about healing properties of the most powerful protective stone - Obsidian. 

How is obsidian formed? 

Obsidian rock forms from molten lava that cooled very quickly and had no time to form into glass. It is said to be a type of volcanic glass, and is found in a number of places worldwide.

There are a number of different variations of this stone, and it comes in a range of types and colors. This includes the beautiful rainbow obsidian crystals, that are amazingly beautiful. It can also come in number of other colours and patterns including banded, snowflake (small white bursts resembling snowflakes), mahogany (includes streaks of mahogany coloured bands), rainbow or peacock (contains layers of iridescent colours) and sheen (colours such as gold, silver or blue sheen seen in certain lights) Obsidian also occurs in small nodules known as Apache Tears. Obsidian was so named from its resemblance to a stone found in Ethiopia by Obsius. It was used in antiquity for amulets and necklaces. 

But the Black crystals of obsidian are, probably, the most popular. So, today we’ll talk about black obsidian metaphysical properties. While the different types of this crystal have different metaphysical properties, all sorts or colors have excellent healing attributes. The black stones have an excellent spiritual grounding vibration and also have a strong psychic protection energy. And those also make an extremely beautiful jewelry pieces. 

In the Middle Ages, it was thought to drive out demons. Hence it is often used as a grounding stone for astral projection and psychics, in general, as it provides protection from negative or impish spirits. Sometimes referred to as the Wizard's Stone as it opens the gates to the netherworld, yet, provides protection from misuse. But let’s talk about a current century and contemporary Obsidian meaning.  

Obsidian Healing Property №1 

Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. It grounds you to the earth through the base chakra, absorbs negative energies from the environment, and strengthens you in times of need. It is helpful to highly sensitive people. It blocks psychic attack, removes negative spiritual influences and absorbs negative energies from your environment. Because of this it needs to be cleansed regularly in running water. 

This stone is like a shield that wards off bad thoughts and feelings within yourself and with others. The Obsidian meaning dispels anger, fear, resentment and stress, thus making you calm, secure and happy. This stone seals your aura against future problems and dispels the bad energy that has been attached to it. 

In Feng Shui, the stone is used to cure the North bagua area. This area connects to the energy of career and path in Life. It protects and clears the obstacles in your life path. You’ll see that there are also many Feng Shui carvings made of this stone - from animal to spirit carvings.

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Obsidian Healing Property №2 

Obsidian's gift to your is the insight into the causes of disease. It helps with digestion. It detoxifies, dissolving blockages and tension, including hardened arteries. It reduces the pain of arthritis, joint problems, cramps and injuries. Crystal water is useful for all types of shock. It eases pain and stops bleeding. It increases the circulation and warms the hands and feet. It can be used to reduce an enlarged prostate.

The powerful Obsidian properties came from the way it was made by Mother Nature. Born out of cooled volcanic lava, it vibrates potent energy due to the interaction of fire, earth, and water elements. Such energy is raw and powerful.

In crystal therapy, it improves blood flow and digestion. If placed beside the bed or under the pillow, it draws stress and tension out of the body and brings calm. In turn, the Obsidian meaning gives you insight into the root cause of the disease or problem.

For best effect, it should be discharged in warm, running water. It is best charged in the early morning or late afternoon.

Obsidian Healing Property №3  

Black Obsidian is a natural pain reliever. It is also very good at dealing with phobias. It also accelerates the physical healing of wounds.

One of the greatest Obsidian properties is its power to balance your energies. It provides a deeper view of negative energies and releases them. When placed on the navel, it grounds the spirit’s energy into the body. It fosters growth on all levels, expands your horizons in life, and urges you to explore the unknown.

Ancient people have also derived the Obsidian meaning from relieving ailments of the body, mind and heart.  They believed that the stone helps in waking the warrior spirit inside us. In some way, it inspires us to live life to the fullest and removes our negative elements, behavior and reactions.  It allows us to change for the better.

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Obsidian Healing Property 4  

Black Obsidian forces you to face up to your true self, taking you into your subconscious mind in the process. It brings imbalances to the surface so that they can be released. It magnifies all negative energies so that they can be fully examined and then released. This healing effect goes back into past lives and it can also work on the ancestral and family line. Wearing a bracelet or a necklace made with Black Obsidian removes the past and helps give energy for growth of the soul. It reverses the previous misuse of power and addresses power issues on all levels, teaching you that to be empowered is not to wield personal power but to channel power for the good of all.

The power of this stone vibrates within the Third Eye Chakra. This is truly one of the most amazing Obsidian properties because it allows you to know your purpose in the here and now. Place the stone on the Third Eye, ask questions and listen – and you’ll have the answer whispered back to you. You can ask anything under the sun, from your love life, money issues to career choices or health problems. 

This stone is also useful for clearing blockages of the Solar Plexus Chakra. It exposes and releases conflicts with the ego and power abuse. It dispels your feelings of doubt, despair, and bitterness.

Obsidian Healing Property №5 

The crystal is especially helpful in times of grief, depression or emotional shock. It helps you become more grounded, focused and clear in all practical affairs. It provides insight and a unique opportunity to clarify the causes of disease or emotional upset. It can also help to build razor-sharp mental abilities and powers of discernment. It can be very supportive for those who react emotionally to people and events in their life. Wear this stone and you’ll sense the Obsidian meaning of self-control. It allows you to know more about yourself by allowing you to explore the subconscious. It clears your mind and dispels ill feelings. This stone draws out mental stress and tension and removes our grudges and doubts. A clear mind and a light heart will allow you to have a positive outlook and help you know who you truly are. 

Overall Obsidian is an amazing protective stone, great for removing negativity and releasing the disharmony. So if you want to achieve the clearer vision and perspective on your life events (or want to help someone with it) you should definitely consider wearing obsidian jewellery.  Check the selection of amazing bracelets and amulets