Starburst Obsidian, Black Tourmaline
Purifying Oneself Of Feelings Of Unworthiness
One of the best parts to attending the Tucson Gem Show every year is making new connections with gemstone dealers and cutters. This year we were happy to meet Tom Beneze, an Arizona stone cutter with a keen eye and extraordinary skill. We bought a number of beautiful cabochons from Tom including the central stone in this design which he calls Starburst Obsidian. As soon as we held it we knew that Starburst Obsidian has many of the same metaphysical properties of its cousin, Mahogany Obsidian. They are both similar in colouring and resonance, although the dramatic markings of the Starburst stones do seem to add an extra sizzle to its profile. As people who have experienced struggle with issues of shame and low self-esteem, we are delighted to offer this design that is powerful at addressing these often traumatic and limiting circumstances. After getting to know it, we believe that Starburst Obsidian is a perfect ally to address the kinds of issues that result in feelings of unworthiness that hold one back from fulfilling one’s potential in all areas - work, love and spiritual pursuit. Starburst Obsidian works directly on the second chakra, cleansing it of negative energies and residue from old wounds. Such conditions can block the flow of one’s creative energy and often creates problems in the full expression of one’s sexuality. Used with intent Starburst Obsidian can draw out the poison of old, usually unconscious memories of shame, humiliation or emotional abuse that hold one back. To assist with this purification process, we’ve included Black Tourmaline, which is considered by many to be the most powerful and protective crystals known. It has the ability to transmute and purify negative energy, turning it into usable energy. Black Tourmaline acts to protect one’s energy field against attachments, entities, and energetic debris.