Healing Properties of Red Sheen Obsidian

Spiritual: Red Sheen Obsidian has a bright and vibrant energy, very different than pure black Obsidian.  It is an empowering stone that awakens our hidden talents and best qualities.  Red Sheen Obsidian is a stone of Truth, bluntly revealing to us what is real and what is false, without pretense or apology.   It can help us to “wake up” and to understand what is really happening in the world around us, and to face that reality without fear or denial.  It invites us to rise up to any challenge, and to make a positive difference in whatever way we are most able. Red Sheen Obsidian helps us to balance our male/female energies and to know when to be fierce and when to be gentle.  It invites us to live life more fully alive, and to not waste a single moment of this precious gift.  Red Sheen Obsidian is attuned to the Root and Sacral Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Leo and Sagittarius. It is attuned to the element of Earth and vibrates to the numbers 1 and 3.

Emotional: Red Sheen Obsidian is a phenomenal stone for emotional grounding.  It keeps us from flying off into negative emotional extremes, inviting us instead to pause for a moment and think critically.  This can be useful in many circumstances, but especially for anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety, or has a habit of negative thinking.  Anyone familiar with Bryon Katie’s “The Work” will greatly enjoy this crystal’s very practical emotional energy.  Red Sheen Obsidian encourages us to ask ourselves, “Is this true?” and to really consider that question deeply.  Sometimes our thoughts/beliefs are not true, and Red Sheen Obsidian can help us to discover those lies and to be open to new truths.  It gives us courage and strength to solve our own problems and helps us to create a life that is based on truth, peace, and joy.

Mental: Red Sheen Obsidian sharpens our intellect and encourages us to see through our own biases.  It asks us to ignore the smokescreens that may be used to distract us from the truth, and instead to dare to “pay attention to the man behind the curtain” and understand what is really going on.  Red Sheen Obsidian is particularly good for satirists who discuss important topics in humorous ways and gently reveal how ridiculous certain behaviors and beliefs are.  Red Sheen Obsidian reminds us that we can tackle serious topics and solve serious problems, without giving up our sense of humor or our ability to laugh at ourselves.  It teaches us that to laugh in the darkness, is the best way to keep hope alive, and that in turn leads to real solutions.

Physical: Red Sheen Obsidian is often used by metaphysical healers to help relieve pain and to treat disorders associated with our blood or the circulatory system.  It is a wonderful stone for yogis to work with, as well as anyone who wants to improve physical flexibility and balance.  It is also said to bring healing to the spleen and increase physical vitality.  Like other types of Obsidian, Red Sheen can help both the healer and the person being healed to have a clearer understanding about the root cause of any discomfort and the best way to treat it.

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