These beautiful pieces of Paua Abalone shells have been polished to reveal their stunning iridescent sheen of pearly rainbow reflections.
The Abalone Shell is exceptionally strong, composed of microscopic Calcium Carbonate tiles stacked like bricks. Between the layers of shells is a clingy protein substance. When the abalone shell is struck, the tiles slide instead of shattering and the protein stretches to absorb the energy of the blow. Material scientists around the world are studying the tiled structure for insight into stronger ceramic products such as body armour. We can learn much about a stone being's metaphysical properties from it's physical properties. From this shell's strength, we see the how it can help us to connect to our own personal strength.
The calcium carbonate dust created from the grinding of the Abalone shell is a respiratory irritant, causing asthma, bronchitis and even skin reactions in some. I see this quality to be an indication that this being may be a wonderful teacher with which to explore the power of the breath. As a being of the Waters, Abalone dwells in a realm that we cannot fully move into - a place where we must hold our breath to enter. This shell can offer its support in our exploration of breath work. The breath is a doorway to other realms and a pure connection to our Soul and the state of oneness.
I will listen for two Paua Abalone Shell Shell who are singing for you.