Obsidian is molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallize. 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 are merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses, and blockages. Nothing can be hidden from obsidian. Obsidian impels us to grow and lends support while we do so. Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. Obsidian will protect you from stress, fears, and insecurities, but it will also bring the reasons for these weaknesses to light. The root causes of the weaknesses must then be confronted before peace can return. Obsidian helps you to know who you truly are. It brings you face-to-face with your shadow side and teaches you how to integrate it. Obsidian promotes compassion and strength.