Look at all of that Smokey Quartz! Nothing makes me happier than a chunk of smokey quartz. Grounding, amplifying, filtering all those negative vibes out of my way - you really can't ask for much more than that, honestly. My husband gifted me a nice chunk mined right here in Colorado, and is layered with iron for that extra punch. I put it at the bottom of my feet while doing a corpse pose (that is yoga speak for non-yogis, which honestly could include me...) and just suck up the positive vibes and earth energies. While I do spend quite a bit of time in my head, I do like the feeling of being and staying grounded. Yes, crystals can help you with that.
I like to use stones that work to balance the Root Chakra (at your tailbone) and the Earth Star Chakra (about one foot below your feet). There will be a separate blog on Chakras to catch you up to speed on why they are just so cool - just give me a few. Now, I personally like a stone that resonates with my Earth Star Chakra, because otherwise my energy can really get off balance with my overactive mind. However, the Root Chakra stones are equally awesome, as they are nourishing and gentle - while giving you a kick in the booty. Anyways, perhaps I should stop with the Chakra talk for now until I can get that blog post out of my head and onto paper. I have stones to talk about!
This stone was one of the very first stones that was added to my collection when I was a little girl. Obsidian creates a strong shield against negativity from others and the environment. It relieves stress and tension in both the mind and body, as well as dissolving emotional trauma. It helps you to stand your ground by bringing clarity and strength. Think of this as warrior energy. Native Americans created arrowheads out of Obsidian for spears and weapons, and also wore them for protection, courage, and strength. Today it is also used to "cut" energetic cords. For a more gentle variety, try Snowflake Obsidian, which is also wonderful for dissipating one's own negative emotions. Suggested Use: placed near your body, such as in your pocket