Abalone is a sacred shell that was traditionally used by Native Americans as currency which gives it an association with wealth. It was also used in sacred ceremonies and in prayer. When smudging traditionally abalone is used for energetic cleansing and clearing of negative energies. It dispells anxiety, negative thoughts and brings a calming, grounding effect that supports the feeling of safety, confidence and nourishing soul food. In women who run with the wolves, soul food is characterised as a primordial creative force necessary for life and feeling alive, making it highly reinvigorating and energetic.