One Large Abalone for incense or smudging. *Tripod not included.
The Abalone shells are quite often used for a smudging bowl with smudge bundles resting in the shell's bowl during burning. Herbs and resins can be placed in a small pile and burned. If burning loose herbs, charcoal can be placed in the shell. The shell is not fire proof. Place sand in the bottom of the shell first. The shell will still get hot and should not be left unattended while burning.
NOTE: Some feel (including some Native tribes) that abalone shells should not be used as smudge bowls. Abalone comes from the sea and is a symbol for the Goddess, it also belongs to the element of Water. When you smudge with an Abalone shell you are mixing elements. Abalone should be used in water ceremonies or rituals. Use a clay bowl or a metal brazier instead, remember to line the shell with sand and do not leave unattended while burning.
Metaphysical and Healing: Abalone is very colorful and contains the beautiful colors of the Sea. The shells carry the vibrational healing Capabilities of the earth (Love, Caring, Beauty, Compassion, Caring and Peace) .
Abalone has been used in jewelry making and religious spiritual ceremonies for countless ages, is known as “the Sea Ears” because of it’s flattened, oval shape with iridescent interior. It was used by Native Northwest American Indians for cleansing, offerings and prayers. Usually Abalone is found off the coasts of South America, Japan and China.
On an intuitive level, Abalone helps to stimulate psychic development and intuition while promoting the power of imagination. It has a soothing vibration that can help calm emotions during deep healing and will emotionally support the growth of Self.
Abalone can heal the body within the Chakras but resonates most with the Third Eye, Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras. Within Third Eye Chakra, it will stimulate psychic intuition. Within the Heart Chakra it will help to gently clear and release emotions of fear, sorrow or any other negative feelings held. Within the Solar Plexus, it will use the power of Nature to re-instill the Power of Self.
Abalone will help with anxiety and stress related issues in high strung individuals. It will also help with relief with arthritis, joint disorders, muscular problems, the heart and the digestive system. It is very helpful for athletes that would like to help build and protect healthy muscle tissue while strengthening the heart muscles!