A passion, a way to meditate… Joy of Life Mala Beads.
Mala beads are a string of beads used to count mantras in sets of 27, 54 or 108 repetitions. They are an ancient tool developed to keep the mind focused on the practice of meditation.
Making a Mala is a beautiful process, you need a thread, beads, guru bead and tassel. All Malas are made out of different materials: gemstones, Rudraksha seeds, woodor any other material you like. I can sit for hours just thinking about the combination of colours and the pattern I will use. I can feel my fingers tingle from the energy each crystal gives away while I’m working with them. Although they all radiate different energy, I love how they feel smooth, cold and calm my mind.
Beautiful colours, silk thread, big beads, small beads…crystal healing!
Once I have chosen the beads and the pattern, I begin to knot each bead with a silk thread; the knot has to be very tight and close to the crystals so that they don’t move around. Sometimes it feels like there is no way im going to finish knotting 108 beads, but suddenly time flies and then Im only left with the last of the beads. Its so exiting to see the almost finished Mala; but after all 108 beads are knotted, the Mala is still not done, I’m missing the Guru bead and tassel.
The Guru bead is the most important part of a Mala, since it holds all the intentions. I like my Malas to have a bigger or slightly different bead for a guru bead to give that one piece the importance it deserves. Once the Guru bead is in place, I decide if I want to add a Bindu or not.
The Guru Bead holds all your intentions
The Bindu is the tassel; not all Malas have a Bindu, but in some cases it is important to have a Bindu. Specially if the person getting the Mala feels like their energy is not flowing or stuck. The Bindu helps release that energy and renew it.
Now, the Mala is done! It never gets old, that feeling of accomplishment and the tingles I get when I see the beautiful new mala.
I wish I could keep them all!
I have noticed that Malas attract their owners; sometimes a Mala stays with me for a long tome, but the its owner shows up and its as if it was meant to be, they are made for each other. It is in this moment when I am confirmed and reassured that nothing is coincidence, seeing the person fall in love with a Mala makes me feel so happy and thankful. How lucky am I to get to see this and to be the one who makes a tool that will help others.
Anyone can wear these beautiful pieces
You don’t have to be religious or have any spiritual practice; anyone can wear these beautiful pieces. You can simply wear them as a reminder of an intention you’ve set and to help you calm your mind, body and spirit.