Care & Love

CARE AND LOVE

All the designs you see on “My Mala Necklace” are handmade by myself using the best materials in order to meet the highest standards of quality.

Gemstones, Seeds, Threads and Tassels are selected carefully to meet your higher expectations. Indeed, they are beautiful and natural materials that need special care.

Here are some advices to ensure your Mala Beads last long time:

*Please AVOID WATER: avoid contact with liquids, chemicals and perfume. Do not wear your Mala Beads during swimming, hot yoga sessions, sauna room, bathing or showering. Contact with water will damage seriously the thread and makes it easy to break.

*Do NOT OVERSTRETCH your Mala and AVOID HANGING: avoid overstretch your Mala Beads and also avoid hanging, as it will damage the natural thread over time. The safest place to keep your mala is inside the soft bag provided or inside a jewelry box.

*TASSEL CARE: the tassel can show some lost in its shape over time, one easy tip is to wet it slightly with water and let dry naturally (hang on the wall for a better result). Also, you can cut the ends with sharp scissors, making it look like new.

CLEANSING

Mala beads are said to absorb and store energy, indeed it is recommended that you cleanse your mala beads from time to time to clear them from negative energy.
Here are a few ways:
— Placing your Mala in the sunlight or moonlight.
— Placing it in a singing bowl, it produces a cleansing sound and vibration.
— Burning sage over your Mala.          

BROKEN MALA


So your Mala is broken….
When a Mala breaks, it is said that you’ve outgrown the intention associated with that piece. It is like a broken “karmic circle”, and you don’t need that Mala anymore…
 It’s an amazing opportunity to take time for reflection and transition.

In healthy practice of letting go, it is suggested to release the intention associated with that Mala and consider choosing to follow a new path …What do you seek in this new step of your life? What are you manifesting? What are your new dreams and goals?

Ask yourself these questions and consider bringing new intentions into your life.

If you consider that you still haven’t experienced a breakthrough, it is perfectly fine. Feel free to contact me to have your Mala restrung, and continue on your journey. You’ll know when the time is right for releasing and moving on.   

How to choose a Mala?

How to choose a Mala?

Malas are so personal and powerful. Choosing a Mala expressly for you or a loved one can result to be a difficult task.

When it comes to designing mala beads, I take great consideration and I imagine the person who might be wearing it one day. Malas are very meaningful.

What will be the use of your mala ?

It is important to consider the use of your mala beads. They serve a variety of different purposes.
Some people use them strictly for meditation, counting mantras and using the Mala as a tool to keep focused. Malas are hanging on an altar when they are not in use.
Some people enjoy wearing Malas during Yoga practice.
Also, Malas can be used as a daily reminder of your intentions, of what we want to manifest in our lives.

What are your intentions in life?

When it comes to selecting material, I take great consideration to use only high quality semi-precious gemstones and sacred seeds. Gemstones are believed to be alive entities and to provide mystic healing powers to those who wear them.

You should consider which gemstones are said to support the intentions you are seeking.

CALMING, BALANCING – Aquamarine, Amethyst, Hematite, Jade, Jasper, Chalcedony, and Moonstone
CONFIDENCE, STRENGTH – Fire Agate, Aventurine, Carnelian, Garnet, Ruby, Sodalite
PROSPERITY, LUCK – Citrine, Jade, Chrysophase, Aventurine
CREATIVITY – Carnelian, Chalcedony,Sodalite
COMMUNICATION – Apatite, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Sapphire, Copper, Prehnite
INTUITION – Turquoise, Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Aqua Aura, Amethyst

One you know how you will use your mala beads and what gemstones support the intentions you are seeking, then browse and let the designs speak to you.

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Healing Gemstones and Crystals

HEALING GEMSTONES AND CRYSTALS

All “My Mala Necklace” pieces are hand crafted by myself with love and special attention to details. I seek to design new manifestations of the traditional mala, exploring the combination of beautiful gemstones, sacred wood and natural seeds to celebrate nature and life.

Mala Beads can be selected not only based on their beauty but also on the healing properties of the stone. All my designs have a lot of thought behind… I try to combine the metaphysical properties of the stones with their natural beauty, to achieve a meaningful piece that is both attractive and cohesive.

Before choosing your own mala, I invite you to read carefully the description of the material used in the design… Gemstones are considered to be alive entities. Each stone has its own special vibration and healing energy. They are perfect tools for harmonizing your body and spirit. Wearing gemstones jewelry can be a manifestation of your intentions. They inspire good vibes and generate positive energy. You will discover that they are a very effective way to improve your health, increase your energy, attract wealth and prosperity, protect, enhance your intuition, your confidence, bring abundance and even attract love.

Here is a selection of my favorite stones, and a description of their healing properties.

*Amethyst – Highly Spiritual Stone
Purple Amethyst is one of the most spiritual crystal and is believed to have an extremely powerful healing energy. It is known to provide tranquility, clarity where there are troubles and confusion. It is said to be a great guide to our mind. Amethyst helps you to get in touch with your emotions, your feelings and your values. This gemstone is believed to inspire and increase spirituality. It is an ideal crystal for meditation and helps us feel more focused and in control of our thoughts and actions. It stimulates the throat and crown chakras.

*Rose Quartz – Love Stone
Pink quartz is a stone of the heart and heart chakra. It is a crystal of unconditional love. It is said to purify and open the heart so that we know the true essence of love. It is believed to attract love, restore relationships. Pink Quartz helps dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments. This stone is believed to give you the capacity to truly give and receive love from others. It draws off negative energy and replace it with positive vibes. Encouraging self-acceptance and self-trust, it teaches us how to love ourselves.

*Lapis Lazuli : Stone of the truth
Lapis Lazuli is said to be a great stimulant and guardian of personal and spiritual powers. It is a very powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding. It is said to encourage taking charge of our lives and help find inner truth and self-awareness. It is an excellent stone for enhancing memory. A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, and in the spoken and written word. Wear it for all forms of deep communication.

*Amazonite : Calming Stone
Amazonite is appreciated for its soothing properties. It is said to help calm the brain and the nervous system as it eliminates irritating and negative energy. It is said to assist in aligning your body and mind to retain optimal health. Amazonite also enables one to see a problem from another’s point of view or to see both sides of an issue objectively to resolve inner conflicts. Wearing Amazonite during the day is very effective with overcoming emotional trauma as it relieved worry and fear. It is a perfect stone for balancing emotions.

*Fluorite : Stress Relief, Stability Stone.
Fluorite is a great stone to calm and relieve anxiety, tension, and stress by detoxifying the emotional body. It can help get rid of mental blocks and similar mental issues. Fluorite can reduce fear of the future as well as ease anger and depression. Fluorite can remove confusion and mental “fog” to create order and harmony in life. It is a great stone to help organize anything in our life. Fluorite is the stone of progress, known to help overcome difficulties. It is also said to stimulate intuition, objectivity, self-confidence and balance. As it promotes quick thinking and concentration, it is also wonderful stone for study.

*Blue Kyanite : Energy Conductor and Protection
Blue Kyanite is a great stone for healers. It provides a shield around the healer and is a very powerful energy conductor. This stone is believed to align all of the Chakras without conscious effort. This stone is said to raise the vibrations of the wearer to reach a higher state of consciousness. Kyanite has a very strong vibration that creates very rapid transfers of energy. It can bridge emotional blocks between people to assist in the sending of telepathic information. It can also create pathways of energy. It helps restore energy balance and it an effective energy conduit that can balance most systems of the body.

*Labradorite : Calm, Emotional Healing, Strength.
Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. It is a wonderful stone for returning joy and spontaneity back to one’s life. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily routine or being weighed down by responsibility, and awakens a sense of adventure and change.

*Green Aventurine : New Opportunity, Luck, Prosperity
Green Aventurine is a powerful stone for helping you in your new beginnings. It is known as the “Lucky Stone”, it will provide you clarity in new opportunities. Green Aventurine helps you to increase wealth and prosperity. It is believed to increase favor in game of chance or competition. It has a great winning energy that boost someone’s chances in any kind of situation.

*White Howlite : Calming
Howlite is a stone of awareness. It can prepare you to receive wisdom and insight. This gemstone is known to teach patience and absorb anger. It is also used for dimensional travel and healthy meditation.

* Tourmaline : Love, Emotional Healing, Feminine Energy
Pink tourmaline (also known as rubellite) is a gentle stone that directly touches the heart! Relaxing and nurturing, pink tourmaline is associated with feminine energies. It vibrates a deep resonance with the heart chakra. It has the potential to heal emotional wounds with its soft, soothing energy to bring feelings of comfort and safety.

*Prehnite : Love, Awareness, Spiritual Growth
Prehnite is a stone of unconditional love. It is said to strengthen your intuition and recognize truth. Prehnite enhances inner knowledge, showing the path forward to spiritual growth. Used as a stone of vision, it works well during meditation to access higher levels of awareness, stimulating the third eye chakra.

*Malachite : Protection, Strength. Self Confidence
Malachite personifies the deep healing green of nature and represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots and plants. Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies. Malachite promotes growth and builds up strength, which is why it was traditionally worn by pregnant women. Additionally, it is a remedy against heart pains and cardiac asthma. Psychologically, Malachite encourages deeper understanding and spirituality, as well as strengthening concentration.

*Pyrite : Wealth, Vitality, Strength.
Pyrite, often called the “Fool’s Gold”, has a very special gleaming beauty. As an Earth element, it resonates with Fire energy, symbolizing the warmth and lasting presence of the sun. It is said to generate wealth and vitality. It is masculine in nature, a stone of action stimulating the flow of ideas. It gives confidence and persistence to wearer, helping going through difficulties. It is a powerful healing gemstone that can help you eliminate worries about the future.

* Lava : Strength, Courage and Stability.
Lava is a stone of strength and courage, it allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life. If you are going through a lot of shifts in your life then basalt would be a helpful stone for you. Basalt helps to diminish the negative aspects of one’s character.

*Rudraksha : Protection, Healing, Awareness
Meaning the Eye of Shiva, Rudraksha are sacred seeds in Hinduism that have been used to create malas since the ancient times. Rudraksha seeds are believed to possess many spiritual and healing properties. They are known to be a powerful mind stimulant – increasing concentration, improving memory, calming the mind and relieving stress and anxiety. Wearing Rudraksha against the skin is also said to slow the aging process, increase stamina and balance the nervous system. The Rudraksha seeds are believed to possess the protection of the divine.

*Kiwi Jasper
Kiwi Jasper, also known as Sesame Jasper,  is said to give an incredibly vibrant and stimulating energy. It raises one’s spirit and elevates mood. It is known to bring support during period of stress,  giving tranquility and wholeness.

*Rhodochrosite for Love, Balance. 
Rhodochrosite is a stone of the heart. It is a self confidence booster,  allowing the wearer to find balance in his life. Rhodochrosite is said to bring a deep sense of happiness and relief from stress. Use this stone to alivate emotional wounds, to draw off negative energy and replace it with positive vibes.

*Turquoise for protection and communication 

Turquoise is said to provide protection to wearer and to help purification. It helps eliminate negative energies. This stone also helps communication between the spiritual and the physical. Turquoise is said to help finding wholeness and truth. Use this beautiful gemstone to give you confidence for sharing knowledge.

Why 108 beads?

Why 108 Beads?

Meaning of number 108 on a mala necklace

Mala necklaces are usually made of 108 beads or division of that number (18,27,54)
108 number is considered sacred in Eastern Religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Hereafter are the main interpretations :

Heart Chakras : Chakras are energy lines inside human body. It is believed that there are 108 intersections of energy lines in total. When these lines converge, they form the heart chakra.

9 TIMES 12 : Both numbers are said to have spiritual meaning in many religions and traditions. 9 times 12 is equal to 108

8 extra beads: When counting mantras, meditation is considered completed when reaching 100. The remaining 8 beads are said to cover errors and omissions. It is also said that you can offer the 8 beads to God or Guru.

108 Feelings : it is said that there are 108 feelings. You reach this number by multiplying :
6 senses (smell, touch, taste, hearing, sight, and consciousness)
3 manifests (painful, pleasant or )
2 locations (internally generated or externally occurring)
3 times (past, present and future)
6 × 3 × 2 × 3 = you get 108 feelings.

Time : There are 108 feelings : 36 are related with the past, 36 with the present and the remaining 36 with the future.

Desires : It is said that there are 108 earthly desires.

As you can see, there are many explanations to number 108. It is opened to interpretation and that makes it beautiful and inspiring.

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What are mala beads ?

What are Mala Beads?

Mala beads are mysterious and magical

Mala beads or spiritual garlands have been worn during thousands of years by yogis and spiritual seekers all around the world.

A mala is a set of beads that is traditionaly used for counting, reciting or mentally repeating mantras. This practice has roots in Hinduism, Buddhism and Yoga.

The word “Mala” comes from “Japa Mala” and means meditation garland in sanskrit.

A mantra is a word or a sound that is believed to have psychological and spiritual power. During meditation, you have to repeat softly 108 times your mantra. A Mala Necklace is a meditation tool that helps concentration and awareness.

Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads. In Tibetan Buddhism, malas of 108 beads are usually used.

Also, Malas are carried during the day to transform energy of meditation into activity..

 

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