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Obsidian is one of the most powerful stones to clear a space, pull out negativity, or eliminate old patterns of thought or ideas. If you are no longer using an old energy – or wish that you weren’t- Obsidian is the best stone for the job. Obsidian will hold the energy you have released, so you must cleanse this stone on a regular basis to keep it as an active member of your mineral arsenal. It is also a great grounding stone to use as it stimulates the Root (First) Chakra helping it to connect with the Earth Star Chakra deep in the Earth’s core. Grounding at this level will assist you in remembering your own unique Earth history and why you have chosen to reincarnate at this time.

Obsidian is a natural part of the planet as created by volcanic activity. It is actually, volcanic glass. Besides its clearing energy, it also holds the Pele` energy of Earth’s depths to help release through fire and rebirth. It reminds us that even as old thoughts and patterns are released, space is made for new potential and future growth.

Obsidian is also protective during sleep time or during meditation. Sleep with one to help release negative subconscious patterns. It is also excellent in front of a window whenever you have unwanted disembodied visitors or entities. Many people report total elimination of haunting when they place a rough piece of Obsidian by their doors or windows… no more bad dreams.

Many seers prefer using a black Obsidian sphere for scrying rather than clear quartz. An Obsidian sphere is very powerful and accurate visions can be formed through their use. However, because of their quality to help release negativity you must be clear and free from your own past beliefs and fears to use this type of sphere comfortable. The best Obsidian spheres for this purpose are what is called “Peacock Obsidian.” These special pieces are noted by the swirling in the layers seen on the surface caused by being vigorously stirred by molten lava. They are both useful and beautiful. (source: The Crystal Matrix)