Nurturing comes in the form of meeting your needs rather than indulging your superficial desires. Your body is a good place to begin, and coral asks you to listen to your body, to find what nurtures you and to do it!
The Native Americans often used coral in silver jewelry along with turquoise. Red coral, which emanates from the sea of our Earth Mother, has been seen through out the centuries as the blood of our planet. Turquoise is from the soil of the Earth and is a male element that has been used for protection. For this reason the two are often worn together, to achieve balance.
To walk gently and in balance is an art. Coral reminds us that we carry red blood and are all Children of the Earth. Our needs may vary from one another, but every creature has needs. If we rely on others to supply our needs for nurturing, we can end up following the crooked trail. To learn balance, we may learn to connect with our Earth Mother and receive nurturing from her as well as through our own actions. When we are adept at nurturing ourselves, then we will have a base from which to share with others. Red coral is a tool that can assist in our faith of knowing our Earth Mother nurtures us and she will meet our needs, and this leads to healing. Mother Earth loves and nurtures all relations equally, and this form of unconditional love is the basis of beauty. To walk in beauty is to walk gently with a sparkle in one’s eye, loving thoughts in the mind, and a smile in the heart. Coral is a very special teacher that helps us to listen with open hearts and to understand that to feel is to heal.
Yesterday, I posted a photo to my Facebook page with the saying Live Gently Upon this Earth. If we all respect our Earth, treat it gently and learn to listen to its messages we will walk a more balanced life. The next time you see a piece of red coral, touch it, listen to it, and let it help reconnect you with the Earth just a little more and remember to live gently.
In every forest, on every farm, in every orchard on earth, it’s what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. That’s why placing your attention on the fruits that you have already grown is futile. You cannot change the fruits that are already hanging on the tree. You can, however, change tomorrow’s fruits. But to do so, you will have to dig below the ground and strengthen the roots.” ~ T. Harv Eker