Da moon is always dere it's always dere whether we see it or not! <3
Heavy meditations and study this morning post new-moon magic! This week begins with gratitude ( so I am grateful to those who love and support me here, and for the overall platform and what divides us ) and ends with * release * or * letting go * of what no longer serves us.
I recently purchased a book entitle 'The Illustrated Crystallary', and I highly recommend it for anyone desiring to learn crystal magic ( not just the stones, their names and/ormeanings, but the actual magic and medicine of using them ). It comes with it's own beautiful oracle deck, which today's draw aligned beautifully with the weekly message I had already received. Sharp and Shadows
Let's be clear: Obsidian is not a gentle friend. Precise, yes. Masterful, always. Quicker than a cheetah taking down a gazelle? Absolutely. But gentle? That's not Obsidian's domain. An uncompromising mirror and a surgically sharp blade, Obsidian helps you see your shadoews and exercise them. No long, drawn-out therapy sessions or weeks of vacillating. When it's time to let go,
Obsidian tells you, there's no mercy in taking it slow.
And that, in and of itself, is sometimes a relief. When you need the kind honesty that lets you see your shadows clearly; when you are truly ready to make a final and clean break; when you want the letting go to be fast, call on Obsidian. Ritual
: CUTTING CORDS
Since the Stone Age, Obsidian has been used when a sharp edge is needed. Surgeons still use Obsidian scalpels when they need a blade sharper than surgical steal.
While we physically move on from relationships, jobs, and homes, we sometimes hold onto an emotional or spiritual part of our past. Obsidian is the perfect ally to metaphorically cut the cord.
Begin by closing your eyes and askig yourself where on or in your body you still feel an attachment. Go with your first impression and don't overthink it. Maybe you'll know who or what that cord is, maybe not ( and that's okay! ). Ask yourself if you're ready to release whatever bindings you find. When the answer is yes, imagine your hand as an Obsidian blade and use it to cut the cord. This is emotional/spiritual surgery, so be gentle with yourself as you heal. Reflections
: SHOCK AND SHARPNESS
Obsidian was shocked into existence, formed as molten volcanic glass cooled quickly; so quickly, in fact, there wasn't time for the molecules to organize into a crystalline matrix ( so it's actually not a crystal ). Like Obsidian, experiencing the trauma of extreme situations can cause us to freeze in an amorphous state. Our thoughts might remain unorganized, our reactions defensive, sharp, and cutting.
What events in your life have formed fissures in your personality? What happens when you revisit those moments with Obsidian's medicine to unremitting honesty? Notation:
To soften Obsidian's sharpness, work with silver-, gold-, or rainbow-sheen Obsidian. In all three of these stones, gas bubbles align across the surface, adding a layer of metaphoric padding. Call on the Snowflake Obsidian when you want to use your breath as a form of release.
I personally prefer the sharp and cutting edge; however, it's certainly not for everyone, and something you need to ease into as you become comfortable in your Spiritual growth.
Have a great Sunday, my lovelies! Cut away what no longer serves your greatest good! xo