The Healing Powers of Obsidian


I rarely have “bad dreams” or nightmares or anything like that. But when I sleep with my Obsidian ball, I learned quickly that this brings about these dramatic dreams that expose the shadow aspects of my being. I was reminded of this a few days ago when I must have fell asleep with my black with a tinge of gold Obsidian ball that I have. It was in my hand when woke in the morning. I was sort of aware that Obsidian brings on these dreams so I would not have consciously slept with it again, so it may have been my guides or higher self that made me do it on this occasion. :-)

But this time I was curious and I wanted to be more certain about the connection between my dreams and Obsidian. I had questions. Was there in fact a connection? And what exactly is it? Is it just about avoiding Obsidian when sleeping or is there a motive and or a message in the dreams?

Well when we ask the Universe a question, the answer is always given in the place where it is asked. So this time when I asked myself about Obsidian, I waited for the answer to arrive via inspiration, since all inspiration comes from our higher selves. And the inspiration/answer I received was “Ask Adrienne Goff“.

Adrienne Goff is an amazing being I met years ago at an Earth-Keeper event. In my words, she is a very advanced & certified Crystal Healing Master who is a spokeswoman for the healing crystalline kingdom. I am fortunate to also be friends with her on Facebook where I often see her sharing information on stones and crystals. I reached out to her and posed the above questions asking what can she share with me about Obsidian and why the shadowy dreams? Is it like when you go to bed after eating a big meal and have nightmares, and its our spirit guides telling us not to do this? Are the nightmares a warning?

Adrienne replied:

Adrienne GoffI could see how that might happen. Obsidian has a way of bluntly bringing up our shadow aspects and all of the things we need to face and clear. Some types of Obsidian are stronger in this respect than others, for instance, Black Obsidian is best known for this powerful clearing effect. And Rainbow Obsidian does it in a softer way. But ultimately it is a gift, since it helps you to process and move through things. Obsidian also has a natural protective quality, so you can invoke that as it helps to surface things. It is definitely an intense stone.”

She continued:

Adrienne GoffDream time is naturally a time when our subconscious mind is active and communicating with us. So sleeping with the Obsidian might just be amplifying your subconscious processing of events or energies that we get exposed to on our Earth walk. Or it could be what you are saying, some kind of a warning. If it gets too intense, you might just want to work with the Obsidian sphere sparingly, like in short meditation periods. And just be very clear in directing how you want to work with it. For example, set an intention that you are protected and that you want to clear things in a manner and rate that you can easily handle.”

Wow! As soon as I read her words they vibrated with me as the truth. I had received the answers to my questions from the Universe through inspiration and via Adrienne Goff. It is also a reminder to me that all ideas, all inspiration comes from our higher selves. And the actions we take on those inspirations will provide the answers we seek, through synchronicity.

This knowing brought about an understanding which changed my belief. Before I was “afraid” of Obsidian and the shadowy aspects it brought to the surface in my dream space. But now I look at my black Obsidian ball as the tool for positive self growth that it is. I also now know I can also meditate with it and set intentions as Adrienne described. That had never occurred to me prior. Learning!

So I decided to review my dream journal of the night I slept with my Obsidian in order to ascertain the message embedded in the dream. I went to my journal at and searched for the word Obsidian. After locating the dream I had with the Obsidian that night, this is in general what my journal said:

“Last night I dreamed of a lot of past life relationship issues I had with an ex-girlfriend in this life time. The relationship in this life time was indeed tumultuous, but spawned great growth and understanding within me. I am now at peace and everything with her, but in the few past lives I saw, I allowed her to create much pain for me by being blind to her cheating and lying. I saw much of this in the dream. For instance there was a scene where I was on a cruise ship and returning to our cabin and I was able to see through the window that she was with another man on the bed. I went inside and caught them and instead of being angry I told her I loved her and forgave her and that I was happy for her. I then left them and I woke up overflowing with all that emotions as if I had just experienced it in real life.”

Yep, that was my journal entry for the dream that my Obsidian brought about. And the other thing is, the day of the dream she did cross my mind for a few moments. She just ran across my mind. That may have been enough to trigger the dreams, showing me that there is likely much still to clear there between her and I from our past life interactions. I saw several lifetimes and the theme was similar in all of them.

So it looks like Crystal Master Adrienne Goff IS correct. Obsidian does has the ability to “bluntly” bring things to the surface that may be hereto outside of our awareness.

The Obsidian is saying to me:

ObsidianHey, you may not remember this in this lifetime because of the filters in place that veil our past memories, but these experience in the past with your Ex really scarred you. You are still holding on to the pain. Luck for you I have the ability to look pass the filters and make this information available to you in your dream space. I am revealing that this experience is in your energy field. Please consider looking at it and how it may still be affecting you and consider clearing it out of your field. It is time to let this go.”

This also reminded me of the wise saying: “what we resist persists, but what we look at goes away.”

And the idea that fear is truly our friend. When fear arises in us we can look at it. Invite it in. Know that it has a story to tell us. It is there for a reason so don’t just look away. Own it! By owning the fear, we now interact with it on our own terms! We are now in control of it and not the other way around. Study it. See the message that it is bringing. Then thank it for its gift to us.

So my shiny, gold streaked Obsidian ball had done its job. It revealed some unfinished energetics between me and my ex-girlfriend. The rest is now up to me to remove that stuff from my field. I took the time to look at the dream and as I did I saw things from all my relationships that now make sense. I had habits and made choices that only someone who was scarred the way I was in that past life would choose. I will meditate on it more…maybe with my Obsidian. I will also do a cord disconnect with the energies of that past life and ask the Angels to help remove any left over energetic that do not serve me. I will also use the 4th 5th and 6th ray to clear out any residue energy, something I learned from my Alchemy training. We all have and know various clearing tools so we can all utilize the ones we are individually comfortable with; or simply ask the Universe for inspiration. You will receive an answer.

It is always a good idea for us all to look into our shadowy aspects every now and then. These are the things we do not want to look at, but if something is there it is wise to do so. Get rid of it and clear it out. Ask yourself  “do I want to  see if there are any shadows I need to look at?” And if the answer is yes, and it should be, then grab yourself some Obsidian today and take it to bed with you. I would say happy dreams but … :-)

So thank you my shiny Obsidian Ball friend from the elemental Kingdom for your kind gift towards my self exploration and growth. My thoughts now dwell on that sunny day in the Caribbean when the Universe brought me and my Obsidian ball together. I remember like it was yesterday. I was on a family cruise that went to Nicaragua. We stopped in this Aztec village site and in the souvenir shop for tourists they had all kinds of stuff. But the only thing that called to me was this gorgeous,  shiny, black with a tinge of gold ball about 2 inches in diameter. I didn’t know then what your name was or that you had magical powers that could look into the very essence of my soul and later provide needed healing. All I knew was that you were calling out to me and I had to take you home.


Yes as I wrote that last paragraph tears were rolling down my face. :-)

Please check out the website of Adrienne Goff here if you want to see a true Crystal Master in action. She has authored books, often speaks at event and there is also an amazing video of one of her presentations available on her site for only $18. An opportunity for anyone to learn a lot about the wonderful Elemental Kingdom for which she is a spoke person. 

11 Comments on "The Healing Powers of Obsidian"

  1. Tara July 10, 2016 at 07:00 · Reply

    I have just started wearing my black obsidian yoni egg. Have carried him with me for a while and slept with him, but wore him for the first time last night. I also dreamt of a person who really messed up, crazily so. Am very grateful and interested to see what this egg will do with me and for me.

    • Norman July 10, 2016 at 07:19 · Reply

      Congrats on connecting with your Obsidian. Try sleeping with it in your left hand or under your pillow. Remember its maybe just just showing you shadow things in your energy field for you to look at. Also clearing and helping you to release them.

  2. Amber May 24, 2018 at 02:00 · Reply

    Very interesting…totally depends on your energy I guess..I was going through a really really rough time in my life and I was staying with a friend who happened to have a gigantic obsidian chunk; maybe 10lbs? I randomly told her about the nightmares I was having every single night and she said to sleep next to the obsidian. Every night that I did my dreams were clear and felt healing and calming more than anything. It is the most powerful grounding stone I’ve ever encountered. I also have used a smaller piece for drawing out negative energy/toxicity of others and they said it helped them as well. It never worked as an amplifier of anything for me but I suppose each person and each individual crystal is different.

    • Norman May 24, 2018 at 17:57 · Reply

      Hey where exactly was the Obsidian in relation to your body. And how close to your head?

      The reason I ask is because when I did it, I placed my obsidian ball, which is just is about half the diameter of a billiards ball, under my pillow, which I have since learned is not the place for grounding stones. I have deduced and experienced, that when I place obsidian near the head or over the heart, I experience astral visions/dreams which reveal what I need to clear. Or Karmatic energy that I hold and need to release or clear. My shadow work basically. So that is how I used it and what I experienced. But since then I have discovered and experienced that when held in the hand or under the foot or on any other chakra or area, that it IS an awesome grounding stone. In fact, I got notified of your comment when I awoke this morning at 0300am. I grabbed my obsidian ball in my left hand and was able to experience some cool and strong grounding energies and I slept very well, so you are correct.

      Both ways , as a grounding, or a clearing stone both are helpful. the karmic reveals can help us see what lessons we have repeated in other lives which we can choose to end this life time. And that is helpful im sure everyone will agree. Just sleep with it under your head or over your heart and you will see movies that reveal some interesting stuff.

      I thank you for sharing and you are 100% correct that it is an awesome grounding stone. I would add that so is Shungite. Blessings

  3. Jose June 8, 2018 at 02:55 · Reply

    I had a very strange and intense dream. I was visiting a city in which I once lived before, then for some reason ended up on the side of the road hitchhiking. After being picked up from an elderly couple whom I have no relation too or have never met, we proceeded to their home, where they said they would take me to my relatives in the morning, seeing that it was night time. After chatting with them about my choice of profession, wanting to be a Chef. We came about the subject of cooking brains. To which they replied that they eat them all the time from herds of lamb that they raise. So they then show me a freezer with bags full of brains, Thinking nothing of it after their explanation on the subject. So they proceed to take me to their guest room to get some sleep for the night, waking up in the middle of the night to use the restroom, I decide to go into their kitchen to grab something to drink afterwards. I then see a bloody bag of what appears to be a defrosted brain in the fridge. I then grab it and take it with me to their guest room to exam it, taking the brain out of the bag, I then realize it is not a lamb’s brain, but what seems to be that of a human. After holding it in my hands, I immediately freak out and drop it, rushing to the restroom again to throw up, at that point once I started throwing up in my dream I find myself waking up drooling, and this is after a night of placing my rainbow obsidian pendant underneath my pillow. I woke up feeling a little out of it and trying to think what it meant. I am also the type of person that never really remembers my dreams whatsoever, so this was very odd to me that I could picture and recollect what had happened as soon as I had woken up. . . I am still confused as to what it may mean. . .

    • Oksana June 8, 2018 at 22:06 · Reply

      Hi Jose! Sorry you had to experience this…but be aware! Never ever sleep with rainbow obsidian again!! It’s a particulary dangerous stone even by day time! Like any other obsidian must be treated with respect, care and MUCH love. May I ask whats your astrological sign? Also, is your obsidian cleansed? Where did you get it from and why? Might soubd weird but I know someone who almost lost his mind because of it. Thats serious though…brought him night terrors, “visits” and truly terrible nightmares. At this moment he sleeps by day, works by night and he is still haunted and terrified. Be careful with this stone. It’s wonderful, beautiful, but very powerful. It is said that she wears you, its not you wearing it. Many blessings, love & light!

      • Norman June 8, 2018 at 22:36 · Reply

        Hi Oksana,

        I sleep with the rainbow obsidian all the the time and use it now as a grounding stone and sleep with it in my left hand and I sleep like a baby. I have learned NOT to sleep with it under the pillow or near the head or heart as this turns it into a trauma or dense energy REVEALING stone and brings up dense energies in our energy field and soul that needs to be cleared, brought to the surface and released. Once the energy is released the dreams get calmer and calmer. Your friend just had stuff to get out, which is best for the health. His visits were from his own shadow self. Versions of his own negative ego. All this has to be balanced eventually so he may want to clean up his life energetically and when he is strong, use the stone to release stuff. As he experiences the fear and emotions, it is being released, which is best for him in the long and short run. He can remember that this all happens in the SPIRIT world where he can not be harmed, just scared, but he will be fine. I hope that helps and thanks for sharing.

        • Oksana June 9, 2018 at 04:57 · Reply

          Hi Norman, thank you for enlightening me! I knew obsidians (all of them) are HUGE cleanser, even if we are not aware of that! Unfortunately there’s nobody in this world able to make my friend understand that, he is just too terrified. He tried to use it during day time and he was like day dreaming and restless. Said he is continuously hearing voice. He wears malachite at the moment, and black tourmaline while sleeping (grid). However, obsidians are working differently on every person.
          Some of my experiences : I can’t sleep without my black obsidian & smoky quartz . They’re both tumbled stones, placed safely in my pillow case. Before, I’ve experienced horrible nightmares with Rose Quartz, every time I wear/place it in my bedroom, there it goes….Weird isn’t it? Since I am having this lovely combo Black obsidian & smoky quartz, I am sleeping like a baby. I always wake up refreshed and in a good mood. My dreams are crystal clear and very interesting, but never nightmares. I’ve tried so many combos, so many stones , to name few of them : black tourmaline gives me terrible headaches, doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, amethyst : I feel restless at night, like my feet are “dancing” in bed, sodalite : nothing special, seems that we can’t connect to each other’s energy, green aventurine : peaceful sleep, but my husband was annoyed by my noisy snoring all night long! (I am not usually snoring). Malachite almost made my heart pop out of my chest, felt so nauseous when I woke up, moonstone : same story like with the sodalite. Another stone which makes me sleep deep and peacefully seems to be black onyx. My husband though experienced nightmares and enormous sweating, so I prefer wear it as a bracelet during daytime.
          I must confess , I never slept with rainbow obsidian, although I have a large piece in my purse. By the way, at work , people are getting pretty disturbed, many of them having headaches and nausea when around…do you know why? I chose it, because every time I would come back home, I was feeling weak, huge lack of energy, I couldn’t focus at all. I felt my energy drained out. Since I am carrying this little lovely, I feel better, but seems to disturb people around me. Psychic vampires?
          All in all, I am amazed of what obsidians can do for me, and how they changed my life.
          Love and light for everyone!

          • Norman June 9, 2018 at 11:46 ·

            thank you for more sharing, interesting info you shared, thanks.

            as for the people at work, what came to me was that you said that you were being drained at work and so you see that the obsidian is helping with that, and at the same time your co-workers are experiencing issues. Seems that it could be that the obsidian is helping you energies by grabbing energy from your surroundings :-) simplest answer huh?

            your friend can try grounding himself in nature for at least an hour. with trees, in the woods. being in nature has always fixed any issues I have had. Has he tried grounding and walking barefoot in nature? and he also has to cease any negative input, like TV drama, sports drama, gambeling, drinking or drugs, caustic people etc. The univeerse and his guides are reflecting a message, there is no accidents. he likely needs to clean up his life to meet his life contracted goals of ascending.

    • Norman June 8, 2018 at 22:29 · Reply

      Hi Jose,

      the stone reveals dense energetics in our field that need to be cleared. Mostly from past lives or issues we have with people in this life. For instance, I saw in a dream my current girlfriend, at the time, who in another life would cheat on me and I was weak and let her do it. This caused me lots of pain in that life and so the stone is revealing to me that its there and it will clear it for me. By us experiencing the dense emotions and fear etc. in the dream it is a kind of clearing that this locked away feelings is released. when you woke and felt the energies, its a good healing thing that is happening. although you do not like it, that feelings was buried in your subconscious and would still be there. this stuff leads to illness so good for you to get it out.

      I would guess that the dream was revealing another life which you are having and you stayed with the couple and found out that they were killing and eating people. the exact way it happened was not like your dream but the dream was changed just to give you enough to trigger the needed response. I believe what you experienced was actually a lot worse but the stone did not want you to relive the exact trauma as it may have made you remember too much. just a little was required. :-) anytime you want to see more you can sleep with it again see what else it brings up and out. Blessings

    • Jose June 13, 2018 at 02:00 · Reply

      Hi Oksana, my astrological sign is gemini. As far as the rainbow obsidian I had bought my stone at a shop that sells different types of stones and crystals. The Virgin Mary is carved on it, I was appealed by a much larger piece of rainbow obsidian in their shop, with the same carving, but was rather expensive, so the clerk showed me the smaller sized pendant of it. I have recently started wearing it about a month ago, hanging more or less towards the center of my chest. After having that dream a few days ago I have continued to sleep with the obsidian, experiencing odd dreams, but not as dark and peculiar as the last. the recent ones I’ve had just involved odd scenarios, somewhat comical with friends, and another one involving a previous job.

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