Yes, it is true. Irritants do form the beautiful pearl inside the crusty shell of an oyster. What are the irritants in your life? And yes, WHO are they as well? Can you look upon that which grates against you and see that in the grating you are given the opportunity to shine your soul to a brilliant luster?

It matters not how crusty the exterior of your shell. Inside each of you lies a beautiful jewel—the pearl of your existence—your Pure Essence, expressing always As love … Real Love. There will always be sand in your shell—irritants that cause the ego discomfort. Regard them with neutrality. Send them compassionate love, and shine like the beautiful PEARL that you are.