Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass, it is formed by quickly cooling lava. It has been known since Roman times and was first found in Ethiopia by the Roman explorer Pliny the Elder. It was also loved by the Mayan and Aztec civilisation since 100 B.C. Normally deep black but can blackish green. When cristobalite inclusions form in the obsidian it forms white patterns that look like snowflakes.
Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attacks and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.
Snowflake obsidian is particularly helpful in enhancing visions of previous lives. Each one of these previous lives is shown to us in hopes of expanding our current awareness. Spirit guides will help navigate you through your current journey by taking the knowledge from your previous lives and helps you to apply this knowledge.
This powerful stone is linked to the third eye chakra as well as having the grounding properties of the root chakra of the normal obsidian.
Obsidian aids digestion and detoxifies. It reduces arthritis pain, joint problems, and cramps. Warms the extremities.
Tumblestones are inexpensive and cheap and are a great gateway into a particular crystal. The fact that they are small means is a huge benefit and allows them to be carried in your purse with you allowing the healing and protecting energy to be with you all day.