Today I ventured to the beach for a walk in this rather cool and yet mild daily temperature that has greeted us at the beginning of the Australian winter.
When I arrived at the beach I found that the tide was very low and that there was more of the rock shelf exposed than usual and thus more available to explore. So rather than go for the planned walk along the beach I ventured out onto the platform with a focus on finding a Cowrie shell….well as you can see by the attached photo, I was blessed with finding 10 cowrie shells of varying sizes. Spiritually speaking : Wherever the cowrie shells were found, it seems as if it has been symbolized and has shown up in the form of money, jewelry, and religious accessories in almost every part of the world.
According to African legend, if you are attracted to cowrie shells you could be family to an ocean spirit of wealth and earth. It also represents Goddess protection which is very powerful and connected with the strength of the ocean. Throughout Africa, and South and North America, the Cowrie symbolized the power of destiny and prosperity. Thought of as the mouth of Orsisas, it also is believed to have taught stories of humility and respect.
After my attunement yesterday in my level 1 Reiki, my spiritual friends here may see some profound significance in this message. For others, simply to find 1 or 2 Cowries on our vacation to the seaside makes us feel blessed. These specimens today were actually found over a 90 minute period in a what is a well explored area by tourists and beachgoers alike. It only goes to prove that if you focus on your goal and give it the appropriate time and dedication then you will be rewarded.
‘Achieve your dreams’