As this is the month of love, I’m choosing to write about the most loved gem…PEARLS
When we think of Pearls, the following are the words that should come to mind:
♥ Purity ♥ Honesty ♥ Innocence ♥ Integrity ♥ Concentration ♥ Focus ♥ Meditation ♥ Tranquility ♥ Wisdom!
Interesting facts I have learned and gathered about Pearls, for your reading pleasure:
When a pearl is born, it is the result of irritation to the soft body of a mollusk. The sea animal, trying to soothe the stuck sand or speck, nourishes the irritation with a layer of nacre, followed by another and another until the pearl is formed. This is why pearls are considered to be gems of nurturing and nourishment, as their origin is a result of self-nurturing. That’s why it’s no surprise that pearls have a centuries-long reputation for their healing properties, especially in traditional Asian medical systems, and is also why pearls have many metaphysical properties akin to crystals.
Did you know that you can use pearls as you would crystals? Don’t look a gift mollusk in the mouth (so to speak)! As spiritual tokens, pearls are said to assist in calming and centering, as well as nurture your faith, loyalty, integrity and purity. Sound familiar? They are also strong symbols of femininity, helping women connect with their “inner goddesses” and obtain the ultimate “feminine energy.” Perhaps most importantly, it is said that pearls have specific frequencies of energy vibrations which can re-balance deficiencies in the human body when they are worn, just like gemstones. Different gemstones are used for healing different parts of the body to create balance and provide relief, as pearls do.
In the realm of physical healing, pearls have been used throughout history to help treat the digestive tract, muscular systems and skin. Pearl powder is held to be one of the top tonic herbs for beauty. In fact, Asian royalty have used it for centuries to prevent the development of melanin, which causes dark skin pigmentation due to age and sun exposure. Pearl powder stimulates something called SOD activity, which utilizes powerful SOD antioxidants to help fade colored blemishes, reduce wrinkling and scarring, and even eliminate the occasional pimple. It’s for these reasons and more that the Chinese have relied on the healing properties of the pearl for centuries in treating everything from simple eye ailments to serious heart problems, bleeding, fever and indigestion. To this day, the Chinese still use pearl powder as a skin whitener and a cosmetic, as do many other people around the world. In fact, the pearl is widely considered to be effective in controlling the skin conditions rosacea and acne.
The fame of the pearl as an incredible wellness tool has even spread to hardcore health addicts. Chalkboard Magazine raved about it, “Pearl powder will not only put you en route to flawless skin on the outside, but it will also build precious mineral reserves on the inside. Rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, silica and amino acids, pearl powder can help maintain strong bones and teeth and even help prevent osteoporosis. What’s more? Pearl powder can zen you out. Known as a powerful Shen (spirit) stabilizer, it supports mood stability with its soothing and calming nature. Its spirit-building capabilities can help to relieve the uneasiness, nervousness, anxiety and tension associated with occasional stress, leaving you cool, calm and collected.” It’s no wonder that the pearl has gotten a name for itself as “the matrix of life itself” because of these amazing natural properties, elegance and beauty, and body rhythm-balancing abilities.
Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence. It enhances personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to one’s attention. Pearl symbolizes purity and is known as a “stone of sincerity”. It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a “cause”. Inhibits boisterous behavior.
Pearl treats digestive disorders and the soft organs of the body. It relieves conditions of bloating and biliousness. Pearl increases fertility and eases childbirth.
If you’re looking to follow the more health-oriented rather than the metaphysical route, you don’t have to grab your heirloom pearls. You can get high-quality pearl powder as a dietary supplement and add it to your daily intake. However, if you want to use your pearls akin to the usage of crystals and stones, you will need to decide which kind you’d like. Tomorrow’s blog will be about some of the more common pearl types.
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