Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass that is created when lava flows are quickly cooled with water. On occasion small air bubbles are trapped in layers as the obsidian cools, creating material with a beautiful golden sheen. The effect looks almost fuzzy in the light, you just want to reach out and touch it. When polished, the golden sheen is just stunning.
Gold sheen obsidian has a nice soft grounding energy, helping you rediscover your inner self, putting judgment from others aside. More importantly it helps you to work past self-judgment for we are always our own harshest critics. Its energy is empowering, helping you to realize you have complete control over your life. Its energy is subtle, healing slowly over time yet is quite thorough in its work, encouraging you to strengthen and grow.
Carved mineral balls have been contoured in the spherical configuration, becoming the most unified of all sacred geometrical shapes. They radiate energy in all directions, making balls ideal for grid anchors, depending on purpose. Spheres facilitate smoother communication in group gatherings by rounding off rough edges. They are often used for scrying as "windows" to faraway places: future, past and present. They have been used in the activity of gazing, as if from afar, in order to assist one in the evaluation of a present situation or circumstance. Crystal balls have been used to purify and to fill the gaps in the entire auric field when worn or held. Small spheres are also used as charms and worn or carried to prevent and/or to ameliorate degenerative diseases.
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass that is created when lava flows are quickly cooled with water. Obsidian is comprised mostly of silicon dioxide but its amorphous formation lacks the crystalline structure of quartz and is therefore generally softer. This beautiful mineral is perfect for carving and polishing and has long been used in ceremonies and cleaved into weapons.
The energy of obsidian is softer than smoky quartz that has a lovely grounding energy. Its energy is highly protective and when placed by the front door will help keep negativity at bay. Black obsidian can also help to keep night mares and terrors at bay.
Using it personally, you are able to work through karmic issues, make sure you are truly ready to deal with them as Obsidian is very to the point one might say. Many use this stone for protection and it can be used to remove negative energy from the body. In elixir form it balances the mental and emotional sides. It is also good as an anti-virus and anti-inflammation and helps to reduce general pain. Leaving a chunk of Obsidian by the door ensures visitors' baggage remains outside your abode.