Black Obsidian: Inner Reflection and Focus
Black obsidian is a natural glass composed of at least two-thirds silica and formed during the cooling of molten lava. Black obsidian helps you dredge up emotions that are buried deep within you. This stone reminds you that negative emotions can wreak havoc on your life by broadcasting an unconscious program that perpetuates negative patterns. This volcanic glass supports you while you search the darker recesses of your emotional body.
Black obsidian is perfect to ground you and keep you focused. If you have a tendency to be easily distracted or knocked off center, use this stone to keep your mind focused. It is also beneficial for maintaining a positive outlook by keeping negative thoughts at bay. Use it to deflect negative energy.
Black obsidian comes in various forms, including apache tears, silver-sheen obsidian, golden-sheen obsidian, and snowflake obsidian. Black obsidian draws you inward to your center, your place of truth. Golden-sheen obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass, contains golden bubbles that occur during the cooling process. This characteristic is symbolic of the shimmer and shine you have within you.