I was gifted with the Obsidian and I will tell how that happened in this post.
I work very closely with Black Jaguar. Actually, I have a mated pair of Jaguars, the male is a regular spotted Jaguar and the female is Black. They protect my left direction. That direction is left/female/healing. She controls the Obsidian shield. She is extremely old…ancient. I have worked with her over many lifetimes.
I was gifted with it in quite an unusual way. I was on a trip out West with three friends. We were camping in Monument Valley. When we got there, we asked to be given a group campsite because we had two tents. The one that was given to us was probably the best one in the whole campground because it was on the edge of the bluff looking out over the whole of Monument Valley. I went to sleep feeling fine and woke up with a terrible pain in my left knee. I could hardly stand. It felt as though there was something under my kneecap. I was pretty miserable for the next week, as it didn’t get any better. When I got home, I went to an Orthopedic Doctor who x-rayed it and said he couldn’t find anything wrong with it. It was just unrelenting pain wise. It finally dawned on me that I needed to have my friend that did Native healing work on me take a look at it. Duh! She did a journey, found the Obsidian in the knee, and blew it into my heart space. She said that was what she was told to do. I could feel this warmth spread throughout my body and out of it. Within twelve hours, the knee was pain free. Later, I was with an Apache Holy Man who told me that it was the Crow Mother Kachina that put it there. I do have a very deep connection to Crow as well.