Abalone Shells

Protection, Tranquility, Emotional Balance, Increases Intuition

Abalone are a type of mollusk, like clams and oysters and for as long as they have been nourishing human appetites, their ear shaped mother-of-pearl shells have been used in ritual ceremonies to replenish our souls as well. Abalone Shells are a thick seashell with a beautiful, iridescent inner lining and unique colors and markings. Not only are they a beautiful gift from Mother Earth, but these shells are also a great healing tool; make beautiful jewelry and decorative items; and are also used to catch hot cinders during a smudging ritual.

Abalone shells have many names: Haliotis Iris, Paua Shells, Nacre, Mother-of-Pearl, Aulon, and Sea Ear to name a few. This organic gemstone is in the same category as amber and pearl. Made up of microscopic pieces of calcium carbonate, stacked one on top of the other, these brick-like layers have a clingy protein material between them. This adds to the exceptional strength of the Abalone shell.

Along with their ethereal beauty, the Abalone Shell is said to enhance feelings of peace, compassion, and love. It has a lovely warm, gentle vibration and is an excellent companion when needing guidance in relationships as it enhances and supports communication, cooperation, commitment, and compromise, which in turn leads to harmony and balance. Garnering power from its connection to the ocean, Abalone shells guard against negative energies and influences while reminding us to be loving and gentle with our loved ones. The calming and healing properties help one open and expand their consciousness, which can be very beneficial if you are having relationship issues.

How to Use

To access the full healing power of crystals, including the Abalone shell, combine with an intention. The abalone shell magnifies the energy around it, so with a specific intention, your words and thoughts are further amplified. Write down your intention, your thoughts before and after smudging, be sure to include the date. This will help you recognize any changes in your life and allow you to focus your intentions where needed.

Once you have set your intention, prepare your smudging space. Choose a well-ventilated area that is within a clear distance from children, pets, fire hazards and obstructions. Be cautious of where you place your items so that nothing is disturbed or knocked over. You may choose to place crystals and other objects with meaning around your Abalone shell to focus and amplify your intentions and the power of the shell. Remember to place objects a safe distance from the shell, smudge, embers, and heat.

Practice Visualization Magick with Mindfulness Meditation while smudging to assist in centering oneself and clearing away cluttered thoughts allowing your energies to be used focusing on your intention and manifesting the changes you desire. The basic laws of manifestation give us the knowledge that what we think in our mind we can manifest into reality. This is also a perfect time to take a moment and thing about what actions you can take to achieve your goals.

Abalone Shells & Smudging

  • Abalone shells are a common and traditional choice for use as smudge bowls, there are alternatives such as tempered glass, stone and metal (like cast iron) bowls that make great replacements especially if you intend to burn powders, botanical blends or use charcoal tablets.
  • You may wish to use a layer of Salt, sand and/or ash inside the abalone shell to protect the natural shine from heat and hot embers. Remember that Abalone shells have naturally occurring holes in them, so ensure any hot embers don’t fall through onto flammable materials. You can use a fireproof trivet, mat or coaster beneath the shell and its holder.
  • Using a candle or other fire source, light your smudge stick. Rest stick in the abalone shell, using it to collect any ashes or embers as the sticks burn. If the smudging sticks have been resting in the abalone shell for a while, the shell may get hot, so use caution when handling it.

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