Snowflake Obsidian – (Root Chakra) – (Zodiac of Virgo)
Snowflake is a powerful gemstone that truly supports me when I am having a rough patch in life. Its unique support benefit is helping us Surrender. So when I feel like I’ve been fighting and uphill battle and I am just exhausted, I sit with Snowflake Obsidian to release my attachment to the situation out to the Universe and surrender to the flow. Find out the Snowflake Obsidian spiritual properties and how you can benefit from their supportive and healing blessings!
The Science of Snowflake Obsidian
Obsidian is unique in its creation and healing properties. Obsidian is a form of volcanic glass created when molten lava cools very quickly. There are many varieties of Obsidian (Snowflake, Mahogany, Rainbow, Gold and Silver-sheen, as well as a variety of colors), but this article is focusing primarily on Black Obsidian. “As a “glass,” obsidian is chemically unstable. With the passage of time, some obsidian begins to crystallize. This process does not happen at a uniform rate throughout the rock. Instead it begins at various locations within the rock. At these locations, the crystallization process forms radial clusters of white or gray cristobalite crystals within the obsidian. When cut and polished, these specimens are referred to as ‘snowflake obsidian’.” (From Geology.com)
Historical Significance of Snowflake Obsidian
This gemstone can be shaved down to create an incredibly sharp edge; therefore, ancient cultures used to use Obsidian to craft arrowheads and knives. It was used often in Native American, Aztec, and Mayan rituals. Its power was thought to channel the essence of Magic and enhance rituals. It was also used to assist with divination and Spirit Quests to ascertain the future.
Metaphysical Attributes of Snowflake Obsidian
As part of the Obsidian family, Snowflake Obsidian, this volcanic glass, is an incredibly powerful protector. Remember, this was used to make knives, used for physical protection, and it retains that energetically as well. Snowflake Obsidian spiritual properties create a shield of protection around your aura and energetic body. It provides protection again psychic attack or negative entities in your home. It provides a strong, grounding energetic connection to the Earth, and the vast Earth power helps to guard you during difficult times. This is an excellent stone to keep with you if you work or live in a toxic environment. It will prevent negativity from clinging to you, influencing you, and bringing you down.
This is a gemstone that allows for deep and unconditional Surrender. If you are being plagued by a problem, attached to a situation being a certain way, refusing to accept change – this can cause deep suffering. Snowflake Obsidian enables you to stop to clinging and grasping and release the need for control over to the Divine, the Universe, or your personal Higher Power. You can stop the struggle and trust that the Universe and your Spiritual Guides will handle the situation in the best way possible and show you the way forward. This gemstones is especially helpful with releasing unhealthy and habitual habit and thought-patterns. If you feel stuck in a cycle of negativity, self-doubt, or unhealthy behavior, this gemstone will help you cut the attachment and release it. Sit with snowflake Obsidian and imagine “giving” over your suffering and struggles to release your burdens.
The white in the Snowflake Obsidian is incredibly cleansing to the Heart, Mind and Energetic system. It helps with purifying your aura and instilling a sense of deep peace and serenity. This soothing aspect is incredibly supportive after you have completed a session of Surrender. Those struggles are no longer your fight – you can be at peace. It is like covering yourself in a warm, fluffy blanket after coming in from the cold.
Physical Healing Benefits of Snowflake Obsidian
This is a stone that is said to help reduce pain. Obsidian’s power of insight helps us to realize the root cause of illness and work toward correcting the imbalances that have caused illness. Snowflake Obsidian is said to support skeletal issue healing.
Snowflake Obsidian Mantra Practice
Sit in a seated meditation position, holding the Snowflake Obsidian in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine yourself surrounded by a large, sturdy mountain. You are warmed by the heat within the mountain. Repeat this mantra, “I am Grounded. I am Protected. I am ready to Surrender my suffering to the Universe and allow it to Guide me.” Alternately, hold a Snowflake Obsidian mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
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