APACHE TEAR / OBSIDIAN Volcanic glass named for those mourning lost Native Americans warriors. An excellent for grounding, providing connection between base of spine and center of Earth. This protective stone shields from physical and emotional harm. Transforms negative energy within one's environment. Carrying, wearing dissolves unloving thoughts from within or directed toward physical self. Eases grief, allows true understanding of cause of distress. Provides insight, acceptance. Promotes forgiveness. Chakras: Root. Elements: Earth, Fire.