This Mala is made with
* 8mm Purple Aventurine, Garnet, and Rudraksha,
* It measures 44 Inches (112 cm) in length, not including the tassel, which is 3 inches (8 cm)
Malas are traditionally used for Meditation and Prayer. "Mala" translates to meditation garland in Sanskrit. It is a hand knotted necklace consisting of 108 beads for keeping track of mantras during meditation.
These 108 bead Malas are made with semi-precious stones that hold beautiful energy within each stone. 108 is significant for so many reasons and there are many interpretations for the number 108. Some say that there are 108 stages on the journey of the human soul, while others believe 108 centering breaths will bring enlightenment. Another belief is that one hundred eight is a sacred number with 1 representing the universe or your highest truth, 0 representing humility in your spiritual practice, and 8 representing timelessness and infinity. Say your favorite affirmation or mantra 108 times and attract that healing energy into your life.
In the Buddhist tradition, the tassel represents the petals of the lotus flower and path to enlightenment. The lotus flower emerges from the mud and is a beautiful representation of your own transformation.
While mala beads can be used for meditation, many people simply like to wear them as a necklace to foster serenity and mindfulness, and/or because of the properties of the particular gemstones used.
Whether you're using this necklace to count the repetitions of your mantra during meditation, or simply wearing it as a reminder to stay in the moment and not sweat the small stuff, this mala will be a beautiful representation of your journey. However you choose to use your Mala, may you find peace in the healing energy of the stones and enjoy the beauty it holds.
How to use a Mala for meditation:
1. Get in a comfortable position sitting or lying down
2. Take some deep breaths and relax your body
3. Choose a Mantra or Affirmation that suits you
4. Hold your Mala in one hand loosely
5. With your other hand touch the Guru Bead (larger one at the bottom)
6. Move the beads through your fingers and repeat your Mantra or Affirmation with each passing bead.
Gemstones included in your Mala:
↠ Purple aventurine can be dusty mauve or a deep lavender, and also can be a reddish purple color. It improves the perspective, which enables you to produce good results from a bad situation. Purple aventurine promotes psychic awareness, enhances motivation, and supports you to live as your authentic self. In Ancient Greece, the stone was sewn into the clothes of warriors to inspire courage. In shamanic cultures, this stone was used in medicine wheel rituals to connect with the loving energy of the spirit guides and gods.
All members of the Aventurine family help us heal some aspect of yourself and can clear and balance our energetic field. Aventurine is excellent for ALL types of energy balancing. This helps with its healing abilities. It can balance out masculine/feminine, yin/yang, and physical energies. It you’re feeling “off” physically, a little out of sorts, then this is a good source to help you reset. Additionally, Aventurine diffuses negative energy and situations and turns it positive. This is an excellent stone for healers in general, such a nurses, doctors, Reiki healers, and all those in a healing profession. Not only does it help to balance and heal illness in the patients, but it also helps to protect the healer and keep him/her in balance as well.
Purple Aventurine is a powerful healer of the Spirit. It is especially useful if you are having a crisis of Faith. Sometimes life experiences or world events shake our spiritual beliefs to the core and leave us wondering, “What is the point of this?” Bad things still happen even to the Faithful. Purple Aventurine helps us stand tall and hold onto Faith and its place in this human experience even when are feeling let down by the World.
If you have recently suffered a great disappointment in your Spiritual tradition, the Purple Aventurine spiritual properties help you sit with your experience, absorb it, and observe how it changes your feelings and spiritual path. You may determine that it is only a minor issue that reframes your Spiritual Practice, but doesn’t derail it. Or you may choose to walk a different path. Purple Aventurine will help you tap into your Inner Wisdom and make those decisions.
Purple Aventurine gets its purple color from inclusions of purple mica – aka Lepidolite. It holds some of the powerful benefits of Lepidolite such as relieving intense stress and anxiety, lifting depression, and healing heart wounds. When you are feeling down about the course of life and world events, sit with Purple Aventurine and it will lift your spirits.
↠ Garnet is the birthstone for January and the stone that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of marriage. The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference to a pomegranate. This reference makes sense as small garnets look like the bright red seeds you find inside in a pomegranate. Garnet is a spiritual stone of higher thinking and self-empowerment, it is also a stone of strength and safety. It is a stone of prosperity and abundance, encouraging gratitude and service to others. Associated with the Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras, Garnet is a deeply spiritual stone.
↠ The Guru Bead is a Rudraksha bead. Rudraksha is a natural seed, found within the vibrant blue fruit of the evergreen Elaeocarpus ganitrus, it is indigenous to the Himalayas across India and Nepal. It also flourishes in other areas of Southeast Asia, where the volcanic soil is conducive to its growth.
Rudraksha literally means “the tears of Shiva”. It is said, while contemplating Man’s suffering, Shiva — the great Mahadeva, the Supreme God and divine gift-giver — unexpectedly began to cry tears of compassion. As his tears fell, he guided them towards Earth and transformed them into divine seeds…for the benefit of those seeking freedom from suffering and union with the Divine. It is said Rudraksha can change the karma of the wearer, leading a person naturally to the right path of truth and purpose, making the pace along the path quicker and progress easier. They also help controlling stress, bring clarity, sharpen the mind, and increase the power of Intuition. They create powerful “protection circles” from negativity and remove obstacles along the path to your success. Rudraksha charge the soul with shakti (spiritual power), increasing the soul’s own radiance and its ability to more fully express its divine power & wisdom in the material world. They create a more intimate connection with the positive forces in nature and the cosmos, help to heal the vital energies and bring them into harmonious balance.
All Malas arrive in a keepsake bag, with a mantra, care instructions, and ready for gifting with a sage stick for future cleansing.
Each unique piece is designed and handmade with love and care.
All mala & jewelry creations are handmade in a smoke-free, pet-free environment.
Sending you good vibes.