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Crystal Connections

Obsidian

Made of quickly cooled molten lava, Obsidian is a highly protective stone. Cool and glassy to the touch, yet when held I instantly feel shielded as if a protective barrier has formed around me. Mentally, Obsidian can bring clarity and clear any type of spiritual constrictions. Each type of obsidian has it’s own specific attributes in addition to what I mentioned above. Below are just a few pieces from my collection that I wanted to share with you.

Mahogany Obsidian

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Believe it or not I actually found this stone at Goodwill. I snatched it right off the shelf and hugged it as if it was a long lost friend. It found its place in my crystal room and like all of the other crystals in there, it gets loved on a daily basis.

Mahogany obsidian puts on a flashy show of swirling reddish brown ribbons throughout the glassy blackness. A grounding and protective stone, it’s known to give strength in times of need and clears negative energy from past wounds. It works well with the root, sacral and solar plexus chakras, helping them to spin correctly and operate freely.

Rainbow Obsidian

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I found this spherical beauty in a rock shop on the coast. I walked by the counter when suddenly I saw this flash of light, almost as if the sun was sending a beam of light to highlight this stone just for me. As soon as I purchased it, it found a home in my pocket for months.

Rainbow obsidian boasts smooth and velvety colors. This stone replenishes the heart energy by assisting in recovering from emotional wounds, gently releasing hooks that others have left in the heart. In addition, it encourages optimism, hope, grounding and of course protection.

Silver Sheen Obsidian

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This little stunner was one of my dads rock hounding finds. I wish I knew where he found it, but I guess that’s not my story to know. All that matters is this pretty piece unveiled itself to me after a rainstorm in my parents rock garden and has been with me ever since.

With rich flashes of gray, Silver Sheen Obsidian enhances meditation and astral projection by helping you maintain the connection between your physical body and your mind. This powerful stone not only grounds protects and deflects negative energies, but it can also improve patience and perseverance.

These beautiful pieces offer so much more than the shortened meanings that I’ve mentioned above. If my metaphysical meanings differ from what you have read that’s perfectly fine. I encourage you to not only read all the resources you can about your crystals or stones, but to also sit and hold them. Allow the stones to speak to you. Meditate with them and listen to what they have to say. By doing this you’ll never go wrong!