LESSON FROM THE BIRTH OF A PEARL

A process or the transition period is best understood when we study how a pearl is created in an Oyster. God’s creation is so beautiful and when we study each one of them we learn new lessons from them.

Other precious stones or metals are cut, shaped and polished to look precious and good but the pearls are different and they don’t need any such treatment. Pearls are beautiful naturally.

A pearl begins its life when an alien object, like a parasite or a piece of shell accidentally sticks itself in an oyster’s soft inner body. That is a kind of irritant and to ease this irritant, the oyster’s body secretes a smooth, hard crystalline substance around the irritant in order to protect itself. The oyster will continue to secrete as long as the irritant remains within its body and creates layer upon layer.

Over a period of time, the irritant will be completely sheathed with the silky crystalline coatings. The result of which is a lustrous and beautiful pearl.

The irritant is definitely a pain to the Oyster and when the defense mechanism of its body reacts to the pain, it creates a beautiful little thing. This happens after that period of transition. 

More interestingly, there are two ways to know the difference between a fake and real pearl.

Firstly, if we rub the real pearls together a small spec of the pearls will come off and it would end up having scratches. But when we rub over the scratch area of the pearl the scratch marks would go, and the pearls would be as if nothing happened.

Secondly, real pearls are fire resistant; they will never melt – to put it that way. But the burn marks disappear just like that when we rub over it.

A thorough process or a difficult transition period makes a pearl BEAUTIFUL, FIRE RESISTANT & STRONG. jewellery-509342_1920

Friends, do not be disheartened when you go through pain and suffering. Stay cool and endure the hardship to come out BEAUTIFUL, FIRE RESISTANT & STRONG after the transition.

Stay Blessed!

BE A ‘HEART-STEALER’

Heart Stealer

Adorn yourself with Modesty and Propriety,
For they would earn you honour and admiration.
Sport the Banner of Truth on your forehead,
For the Truth alone will gift you liberty and confidence.
Bedeck your eyes with Images of Light and not of darkness,
For the eyes are the lamps of the body.
Bejewel your ears with Music that builds,
For idle gossip and mindless squabble spread venom throughout the body.
Season your lips with gentle words of Peace, Love, Understanding and Comfort,
For words have the power to build up lives or destroy them.
Wrap around your arms deeds of Mercy and Love,
For what you do unto others, the same would be done unto you.
Shroud yourself with the garment of Holiness,
For that will give you the courage to stand before people and authority.
If you adhere to the prescriptions of beauty mentioned above,
Charming in heart and Beautiful in mind you shall be,
And thus steal the hearts of countless many!

Rajnandini Sahu