THIRD EYE CHAKRA (OBSIDIAN).
DESIGN: Our Third Eye Chakra waistbeads are stranded with a mix of opaque and fire polished jet black beads accented with excellently polished, hexagon tube shaped, natural hematite with a wonderful luster. The attractive middle focal point features matte cubed beads, 14K gold plated black colored Swarovski crystals, and smoothly rounded natural Obsidian from Glass Mountain - a large obsidian flow that occurred 1,000 years ago at Medicine Lake Volcano in California.
CHAKRA LOCATION: Between the eyes, just above the eyebrows.
WHAT IT INFLUENCES: It governs our thoughts and mental processes. Our ability to distinguish reality from fantasy or delusion is tied to the health of this chakra.
SYMPTONS OF IMBALANCE: Depression, negative thinking. Loss of focus, mild forgetfulness, daydreaming, nightmares.
SIGNS OF BALANCE: Clarity of thought and vision, imaginative, intuitive, seeing the events of your life as symbolic and lessons to be learned.
The 6th chakra – also known as the brow chakra, the third eye chakra – correlates to our mental abilities, psychological skills, and how we evaluate beliefs and attitudes. Sitting between our eyes, it resonates with the energy of our psyche as well as our conscious and unconscious psychological tendencies. Opening the mind and discriminating between thoughts motivated by strength, fear, and illusion are all challenges of the sixth chakra. It is learning to develop an impersonal mind and detaching oneself from physical and mental illusions. We can and are 100% able to transcend our thoughts, worries, and fears to know our souls truly from within. The third eye holds a unique combination of facts, fears, personal experiences and memories that are continually active within the energy of the mental body. The main issue with this chakra is an unwillingness to look within and unearth our fears. Sometimes we fear acknowledging the truth and our reasoning becomes clouded; we fear criticism and other people’s thoughts about us, and we fear our shadow side and its attributes. If the third eye chakra is out of balance you may be oversensitive to others opinion of you. You could be impatient with others. You might also be envious of other people's success and unable to acknowledge your own. Deciphering what we believe to be true and what is genuinely true is at the core of this chakra. Sometimes a negative memory can manifest as truth to an individual later in life. For example, if a person is made to believe they are fat or ugly their entire life, then this can manifest as fact within their thought patterns and as a result, they will develop body dysmorphia and low self-esteem. Our thoughts and attitudes play an enormous role in creating or destroying the health of our bodies. Depression, for example, directly diminishes our immune system and affects our very cells from healing because the body communicates with the mind. Negative thinking such as anger, bitterness, jealousy and resentment stunt our healing process. Healing requires the unity of the mind, heart and body, and also the awareness that the physical world – including our bodies – is there to serve as a teacher. A balanced sixth chakra is having a spiritual awareness of movement and change, knowing that there is an appropriate time for endings as well as beginnings. It is having the ability to release old thought patterns and embrace the new. Open and heal the third eye chakra by practicing meditation, prayer, and saying affirmations, phrases that target negative, limiting beliefs and replace them with more positive beliefs. Ultimately nothing is holding you back – it is only your mind that has power over you and if you can control the mind, you can then ascend any limitations you currently have.
Black obsidian is said to be the “stone of truth.” It is helpful in developing intuition and a powerful grounding stone, releasing negative energies that result in restlessness, irritability and nervousness. It is known for helping to protect against depression, drawing out mental stress/tension, dissolving emotional blockages/old traumas. This stone symbolizes self-control and resilience. It is the stone of the soft-hearted and gentle people of the world , promoting qualities of compassion and strength and stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons – helping you to know who you truly are and not who you think you are. Obsidian is naturally occurring, lustrous volcanic glass; molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallize. Obsidian can contain small bubbles of air that are aligned along layers created as the molten rock was flowing just before being cooled. These bubbles can produce interesting effects such as a golden sheen.
Obsidian also works with the Root Chakra as it is a stone that is an anchor for the spirit.
Lapis Lazuli also works with the 3rd Eye Chakra as it is a stone of wisdom.
Amethyst also works with the 3rd Eye Chakra.