[Shells will be intuitively selected and you will receive a piece similar to the shells featured in the images]
Size - approximately 8 x 12 x 3cm
Abalone Shells have been used by ancient cultures in rituals over centuries - the native Americans used them as smudge bowls to burn sage - believing that the abalone and sage will carry their messages up to the skies. The Apaches have used them in their Sunrise Ceremony - a ritual that marks the passage of a girl into womanhood. Other tribes have also used them as currency and were highly sought after!
Abalone in healing circles carried the meaning of protection and emotional balance - a natural shield that blesses the person carrying it with tranquility. Its soothing energy is helpful for those undergoing turmoil or having a difficult time in a relationship. As abalone is a strong water element - it is the water that takes out the fire of emotional strife.
As the Abalone shell has been tossed and turned in the ebb and flow of the ocean for years, in this process - its true beauty shines through. As with those who have undergone life changing experiences - in the end, their true beauty shines through.
A perfect companion to add a Water element to your cleansing meditation while serving as a dish to place your sage or palo santo sticks. Please take note that the inner surface of the shell may potential be burned from the fire - it would be best to place a little bit of sand just to cover the surface slightly and to also prevent any accidental damage/burning.