As I learn more about cultures and practices other than those I have been rooted in, I am regularly surprised and in awe of the synchronicity between them. •
The ferns in Portland are growing, and is a reminder of the significance of the koru in Maori culture. The unfurling of the new growth of the silver fern symbolizes new life, strength, and peace. The first time I spent time in New Zealand, my mentor gave me a poa koru pendant. At the time, I didn’t realize the symbolism of the poa/abalone shell either.
Spirals appear in all kinds of cultures and historical narratives. It was part of a symbol in my Reiki II class this weekend. This word/symbol is meant to amplify healing and break up blockages. Similarly, abalone/poa is used in numerous traditions throughout the world.
I am profoundly amazed about the interconnectedess of humans, traditions, and symbol throughout time and location. It provides hope in that we all matter and have a part in the harmony resonating throughout the Earth.