The History of Malas
Malas are Buddhist prayer beads. The most common Malas have 108 beads made of an array materials such as wood, Rudraksha seeds, shells, pearls, bone, saffron, gold, silver, copper, amber, and semi-precious stones. Depending on if you are trying to recite mantras, count your breaths, overcome obstacles, purify and cleanse, or increase abundance and prosperity different materials and number sequences are suggested.
It is often said that the mantra used for our intent does not have to be traditional. If we did not grow up speaking Sanskrit, then do not worry about memorizing 108 Tibetan mantras in that tongue. One of my gurus of sorts told me if I want peace and calm, then recite “peace and calm” with each passing bead. The purpose is to ingrain your intent into your subtle bodies by using repetition.
Stones and Properties
Each stone, crystal, and “rock” has various metaphysical properties. Many overlap, but no two are the same. In the creation of the Inner Goddess Mala, I selectively chose these three stones based on the energies needed for every Goddess.
Tibetan Turquoise is the most efficient healer, and enhances communication. It is a purification stone that balances and aligns chakras. This allows us to speak our truth with a gentle honesty as our subtle bodies are purified and balanced.
Hematite harmonizes mind, body, and spirit. It dissolves negative energy, and restores peace to the body. Hematite also boosts self-esteem and survivability. It is said to be grounding as well, however, some find hematite to be such an energy booster that they do not feel grounded.
Onyx offers support during difficult times, and heals grief and sorrow. It gives strength, vigor, and stamina, and alleviates overwhelming fears and worries. Extremely grounding and protective, onyx absorbs energies from the universe to heal its owner.
Numerology is the study of numbers and the vibrations each produce. These numbers were chosen based on the energy they harness for the Inner Goddess Mala.
4 is the number of the Archangels revealing their presence. It is also ruled by Uranus, which is the rebel. Uranus symbolizes breaking down the infrastructure at hand to create a new, more efficient way of life. The number 4 brings qualities of stability, security, logic, patience, and loyalty. This is the phase in life where we shift from awareness of groups of people to our own foundation. We must tend to our roots before we can grow.
6 is the nurturer of the numbers, and is ruled by Venus. This enhances the compassionate, empathetic, and selfless nature of the 6. During this phase of life we are often becoming more domestic, and entering a life of parenthood as we become teachers for our young ones.
8 is the number of prosperity and abundance. It is ruled by Saturn and Karma. Saturn is the planet of rules and limitations as we begin to set boundaries for what we do and do not want in our space. Karma is often accrued during this time with the misuse of the abundance we receive. The number 8 represents strength, confidence, and success. This is often a time in our lives when we are able to make great strides in our professional life and receive accolades in the form of material gain.
11 is the master manifestor. It is the first of three master numbers, and pertains to individual enlightenment. We become connected to our higher selves and begin to know and live our life purpose. 11 amplifies the divine male energies of the Sun, and when reduced equals 2, which is ruled by the Moon and divine female energies. This brings a balance and harmony to the two dichotomies represented. We are able to combine our intuition and subconscious to our conscious mind of assertion and creation.
12 is the number of completion, and is represented as such due to the number of months in a year, hours in a day, and astrological signs in both the western and eastern zodiac. It is a spiritually developed number since it is already balancing the Yin and Yang of the divine feminine and masculine. When reduced, 12 adds up to equal expansion and growth.
Qi is the life force or prana. It is the energy within and around us that flows to ensure balance and harmony between the Earth (Yin) and universe (Yang). If you haven’t figured it out yet, Yin represents the divine feminine of intuition, softness, time, and understanding, while Yang represents the divine masculine of creation, happiness, space, and tenacity. Qi can be drawn from people, plants, animals, elements, crystals, objects, and more. Even though objects aren’t “alive” they do still have an energy.
This particular Mala was infused with heart chakra Qi and grounding, Mother Earth Qi. The heart chakra, Anahata, represents compassion, unconditional love, empathy, and self-acceptance. It is represented by the colors green and pink, the element of air, and the mantra Yam. Mother Earth aids in stabilizing our natural frequency bringing our pure form to light.
If you are interested in purchasing a Mala, please contact me via my contact page. Prices vary depending on stones used. Requests can be made, or I can custom them based on what my intuition and guides think you need.
Om Mani Padme Hum.࿆ૐ
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