Abalone shells are beautiful ear shaped iridescent shells given to us from Mother Earth (Gaia) that are also known as the Mother-Of-Pearl.
For smudging purposes, it is an ideal complement to any cleansing practice due to its positive energetic properties. It is believed that the combined spiritual power of the abalone shell and smudging delivers messages straight to ears of God. It also stimulates intuition development and can improve your ability to express your emotions with clarity.
Including abalone shell in a smudging practice includes the 4 earth elements: the shell represents water, the smoke represents air, the unlit herbs or sticks represent earth and once lit they represent fire. By incorporating these elements into your smudging you invite nature in its totality to envelop the space and remove any unwanted energies.