The Ancient Meanings Of Gemstones Interpreted From A 12 Step Point Of View
BLACK ONYX is even more powerful for people in recovery when combined with Amethyst – The Stone of Sobriety.
FIRST STEP STONE: Determination, self-mastery and self-control. This can be applied in not taking that first drink, or making a commitment to attend meetings on a regular and consistent basis, or call your sponsor every day. Although you are powerless over Alcohol, you are NOT powerless to make the decision to not take that first drink.
Onyx can be used to “repel” bad influences of “people places and things” and help you avoid those relationships that are unhealthy and lead you away from your intended goal of Sobriety.
This includes people in your life who unconsciously sabotage your success in recovery because they are used to the “status quo” – they are used to chaos, fear change, or resent or do not understand the influence of your new found sober friends.
Carry a nugget in your pocket to remind you to keep on track, and stick to your decisions. BLACK ONYX helps you to become a man or woman of your word.
THIRD STEP STONE: “Made a decision… ” An aid and reminder of your decision to not drink today, and that you have made the decision to turn your life over to a Higher Power.
FOURTH STEP STONE: Black Onyx will help with the Fear of taking this step.
EIGHTH STEP STONE: Keeping you Honest and on the Right Path: “Continued to take a Moral Inventory” Stone