I am a fan of the fabulous Facebook group, Wear Pearls on January 20, 2021. ‘Never heard of it? It only has 410K members, and it’s growing. (Y’all know that after this post, you must check it out). This group has the direct mission of supporting our Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, the pearl-wearing, fierce AKA and HBCU graduate; the former prosecutor and Senator who slam-dunked her office as second-in-command of the USA. The group page has countless women, children, all colors, and creations sporting the pearls they intend to wear on Inauguration Day. What?!
One of the oldest gemstones, Pearls have always been a delicacy that decorated our dress code to affirm class in a traditional sense. So there’s this. However, Vice President Harris is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first African American Sorority, and its founders are referred to as the 20 pearls. Wearing pearls signifies that Vice President Harris knows who she is; she is intuitively and literally bringing her pearls of wisdom to the White House. I wonder does she know that pearls carry even more significance?
Pearls have a spiritual connotation that symbolizes a calling of the new dawn for our country:
“The pearl is a symbol of perfection and incorruptibility; it is a symbol of long life and fertility, and because of its luster it is often considered a MOON symbol. Buried within the OYSTER shell, the pearl represents hidden knowledge, and it is highly feminine.” sparknotes
Pearls represent the gift we have long awaited, an opportunity to fall away from the wretchedness of our past to birth a country accountable to all it serves. Women have significant intuition; we nourish, sustain, and we know. We have been “buried within the oyster,” learning and growing, but we are the treasure we have been waiting for. Yet, there is another layer.
Vice President Harris represents the Black pearl. Always significant, the color black represents love. In the midst of the new administration wrangling out the challenges, made processes, ready to transform, love is personified. If we can start with love, we are destined for limitless potential. This symbol, the pearl, is for all of us to remember who and what we are as individuals and as a nation.
So why did I give the pearls my deceased husband gave me to my daughter, Camille? I guess I knew/know her destiny. (She is also an AKA). It’s OK though; I have my mother’s fresh-water pearls, symbolizing faith, truth, and integrity. I’m non-phi-non, but I’m just as fierce. What?!
I hope you have your pearls and wear them on January 20th, even if you are in your PJs. In this representation of a new reality, pearls are not gender-specific. Remember, no limitations. They mirror a new day.
Congratulations, Vice President Kamala Harris and the USA.
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Take a holy breath, I think we are on our way. Wearing pearls, we affirm Mother God is working. This symbolic gesture can serve as a reminder of the true treasure we possess within each of us, accessible through the One, the ability to love.
“.6who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it,” Matthew 13:46
Buddhist tradition: “Śarīra is a generic term referring to Buddhist relics, although in common usage it usually refers to pearl or crystal-like bead-shaped objects that are purportedly found among the cremated ashes of Buddhist spiritual masters. … Sarira are also believed to ward off evil in the Himalayan Buddhist tradition.”
Pearls carry a significant tradition throughout the continent of Africa. Origin and History of Pearls in Africa
It’s all good/God/Love – Victorine
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