Obsidian is a molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystalize. Obsidian is a stone without boundaries or limitations. As a result, it works extremely fast and with great power it’s truth-enhancing, reflective qualities and merciless un exposing flaws, weaknesses, and blockages. Nothing can be hidden from Obsidian pointing out how to ameliorate all destructive and disempowering conditions, Obsidian impels us to grow and lends solid support while we do so. It needs careful handling and is best used under the guidance of a qualified therapist as it can bring negative emotions and unpleasant truths rushing to the surface.
Placing Obsidian by the bed or under the pillow can draw out mental stress and tension, and may have a calming effect, but it can also bring up the reasons for that stress. These reasons then have to be confronted before peace can return; this resolves the problem permanently rather than having a palliative effect