Gaia Stone is just one of the names given to the gorgeous volcanic glass associated with the 1980 Mt. Saint Helens eruption. It also goes by Green Obsidianite, Helenite, Emerald (or sometimes Ruby) Obsidianite, and Mt. Saint Helens Emerald. The eruption itself produced no obsidian, but it was discovered afterwards in an interesting way: workers trying to salvage equipment buried in the blast noticed that the heat from their acetylene torches transformed the surrounding ash to brilliant glass — sometimes green, other times bright red. While the Gaia Stone we see now is man-made, it’s colored by the same trace elements as the original: aluminum, iron, chromium, titanium and copper. Because this lucky find seemed like a gift from the Earth herself, it came to be known as Gaia Stone, after the ancient Greek Earth goddess. This connection helps us discover the stone’s heart-chakra properties of love and connection with Mother Earth.
Care and safety: Since this is a form of glass, it’s highly breakable.
Properties: Use at the 4th Chakra (Heart Chakra) to enhance one’s connection with nature and with Mother Earth herself, to encourage love and compassion for all beings, to enhance all earth healing practices, to facilitate communication with beings of the animal and plant realms, to open one’s heart and mind to the importance of environmental activism, to encourage one to “think globally and act locally”, and to promote harmony and balance for the good of all beings in the universe.