AMothersEssentials

@Mystic_Moon_Malas

California, United States · 62 Sales

AMothersEssentials

@Mystic_Moon_Malas

California, United States 62 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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I have given myself freedom to explore my artistic side quite a bit this year. I've got a deeply rooted love for semi-precious gems, handmade jewelry, and the strength of a women giving birth. I've taken these passions, rolled them into a magical ball and have created these beautiful pieces of wearable art.

Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning "meditation garland" necklace made of 108 beads (108 being a sacred number) and 1 "Guru" bead, and it is much more than just an accessory. Created in India thousands of years ago, they have been used traditionally to enhance meditation, realign and ground oneself, and help us speak our deepest and truest intentions.

Why the specific number of 108?

The number 108 is a spiritually significant and auspicious number. Here are many reason why…

HEART CHAKRA: Chakras are the intersections of energy lines in the body, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna leads to the crown chakra, and is said to be the path to self-realization.

UPANISHADS: It is believed that there are 108 Upanishads, texts of wisdom from the ancient sages.

1, 0, AND 8: Some say that 1 stands for God or higher Truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.

DESIRES: There are said to 108 earthly desires

TIME: Some say there are 108 feelings, 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and the 36 related to the future.

PLANETS AND HOUSES: In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108.

GODDESS NAMES: There are said to be 108 Indian goddess names.

SUN AND EARTH: The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun

Whoa! Pretty amazing, eh?

When using a Mala, one would recite a mantra 108 times. A Hindu mala is usually worked with by using the right hand. The mala is held resting over the third finger of the right hand, and the beads are brought toward you, one by one, using the thumb. Each bead counts one repetition of the mantra. When you get around to the guru bead, the 109th bead, you don’t count it, and you don’t pass it; you stop there, mentally bow to the Guru, your connection to The Divine , flip the mala around, and start going back the other way. Each time you come to the Guru bead you awaken once more, then you turn around and go back the way you came.

It is important that you cleanse your Mala, as they absorb energy. Put them outside during the New and Full Moons, these are times of clearing away and releasing old patterns and that which does not serve you, and setting intentions and manifesting desires. Burn sage or palo santo around your beads allowing them to absorb the cleansing smoke. You can also use the cleansing and healing music of a singing bowl, allowing the vibrations to radiate through your beads.

I've used my intuition to create each and every piece you see here. They've all been cleansed with burning sage or palo santo, a Throat Chakra singing bowl, helping us all to speak our truth and have been given a blessing.

In Love & Light,
Rachel

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Last updated on Aug 17, 2016

{{Now all items are 40% off!!! Prices listed already reflect discount}}

I have given myself freedom to explore my artistic side quite a bit this year. I've got a deeply rooted love for semi-precious gems, handmade jewelry, and the strength of a women giving birth. I've taken these passions, rolled them into a magical ball and have created these beautiful pieces of wearable art.

Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning "meditation garland" necklace made of 108 beads (108 being a sacred number) and 1 "Guru" bead, and it is much more than just an accessory. Created in India thousands of years ago, they have been used traditionally to enhance meditation, realign and ground oneself, and help us speak our deepest and truest intentions.

Why the specific number of 108?

The number 108 is a spiritually significant and auspicious number. Here are many reason why…

HEART CHAKRA: Chakras are the intersections of energy lines in the body, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna leads to the crown chakra, and is said to be the path to self-realization.

UPANISHADS: It is believed that there are 108 Upanishads, texts of wisdom from the ancient sages.

1, 0, AND 8: Some say that 1 stands for God or higher Truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.

DESIRES: There are said to 108 earthly desires

TIME: Some say there are 108 feelings, 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and the 36 related to the future.

PLANETS AND HOUSES: In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108.

GODDESS NAMES: There are said to be 108 Indian goddess names.

SUN AND EARTH: The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun

Whoa! Pretty amazing, eh?

When using a Mala, one would recite a mantra 108 times. A Hindu mala is usually worked with by using the right hand. The mala is held resting over the third finger of the right hand, and the beads are brought toward you, one by one, using the thumb. Each bead counts one repetition of the mantra. When you get around to the guru bead, the 109th bead, you don’t count it, and you don’t pass it; you stop there, mentally bow to the Guru, your connection to The Divine , flip the mala around, and start going back the other way. Each time you come to the Guru bead you awaken once more, then you turn around and go back the way you came.

It is important that you cleanse your Mala, as they absorb energy. Put them outside during the New and Full Moons, these are times of clearing away and releasing old patterns and that which does not serve you, and setting intentions and manifesting desires. Burn sage or palo santo around your beads allowing them to absorb the cleansing smoke. You can also use the cleansing and healing music of a singing bowl, allowing the vibrations to radiate through your beads.

I've used my intuition to create each and every piece you see here. They've all been cleansed with burning sage or palo santo, a Throat Chakra singing bowl, helping us all to speak our truth and have been given a blessing.

In Love & Light,
Rachel

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amber kelley

amber kelley on Apr 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping, packaged well. Item just as described. Thank you!

Desiree Foy

Desiree Foy on Mar 31, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Quick shipping. Product was what I ordered. Packaged properly so it didn't break! Thanks!

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