Black Obsidian is a type of volcanic glass - formed from lava which has cooled rapidly upon being expelled from a volcano. Obsidian is naturally sharp and brittle and is the perfect material for making very sharp tools and weapons – which is exactly how it was used during the Stone Age, Paleolithic and Neolithic periods.
Archaeologists have found Obsidian arrowheads, knives, and various other tools, weapons and ornaments in archaeological sites all over the world. Obsidian has played an immense part in the evolution of humankind as we know it!
As a type of naturally forming glass, Obsidian isn’t a true crystal in the sense of how it is classified, it is instead considered a mineral-like (sometimes it is described as a mineraloid) material. Obsidian is still commonly referred to as a crystal and is used heavily in crystal healing as an incredibly high vibrational and elemental material.
Obsidian for the Root Chakra
Obsidian is a Root Chakra crystal, known for its ability to pull the truth out of just about anyone or anything (including yourself - even when you think you’ve done a good job of ignoring it!). Black Obsidian, as a truth-seeking crystal, is associated so heavily with honesty and bluntness that it tends to bring to the surface all of the darkness you may have tried to keep hidden deep within yourself.
As a Root Chakra crystal, Obsidian helps you to ground yourself and to stay grounded.
What does it mean to be grounded?
Grounding is the process of centering, focusing, and becoming conscious of your state of being – body, mind, and spirit.
Obsidian is also useful in releasing negative energy and protecting you and your space against it.
Tip: Place Obsidian near your windows and doors to prevent negative energies from entering. Cleanse these stones often to keep the bad vibes at bay!
In order to continuously grow and evolve, we must heal the traumas we have experienced (whether it has been suffered in this life, or a previous cycle), stay grounded, and think towards the future. Black Obsidian offers us an opportunity to do just that.
Are you ready to evolve?