A mala is a wonderful addition to any meditation practice, no matter if you're new to the practice or a seasoned meditator. Malas are often utilized while holding in one hand, and moving one bead at a time through the index finger and thumb. Each bead is meant to represent a breath, mantra, or saying to yourself as you meditate -- with the purpose of the bead being the focus of your meditation, allowing your mind to slow and calm itself.
Traditional, larger malas feature 108 hand-knotted beads. This particular mala is a miniature to the traditional size, and features 54 hand-knotted beads. 108 and 54 are sacred numbers, often believed to carry positive energetic meaning across all uses.
Included with this miniature mala is also a palm stone, which can be utilized in your opposite hand during your meditation practice.
Specific details of this particular miniature mala and palm stone are as follows:
- Hematite, Labradorite, Iolite, and Turquoise 6mm beads
- hand-carved Turquoise Buddha focal pendant
- Sterling Silver and Herkimer Diamond accented tassel
- miniature mala measures 15" in wearable length (if desired to wear as a multi-wrap bracelet)
- miniature mala measures in 19" overall length, including pedant and tassel length
- hand-knotted on a heavy-duty nylon cord that is black in color
- gorgeous flashy Labradorite palm stone that measures 2.5" x 2" x 1.30" in size
Labradorite Metaphysical Properties
Labradorite is a crystalline form of Feldspar, often gray in composition but known for its "flash" or "flame" when it catches the light. When polished, dark gray Labradorite flashes with colors deep within, including blue, green, and gold.
Highly mystical, Labradorite heightens intuition and enhances psychic abilities, making it great for working with the Third Eye Chakra. Intuition and intellect are balanced by Labradorite, illusions are dispelled and true intentions are seen more easily with its use. Labradorite is also very protective against negative energies, balancing, strengthening and protecting the aura and sealing the aura from energy leaks.
Labradorite is a stone of transformation and change. Labradorite enhances the strength of will and feelings of inner worth. It is useful for bringing up and healing old memories, including past life issues. Labradorite can also help prepare the body and soul for ascension.
Labradorite can aid in communicating with our highest self and with the creator. It helps to assists when facing and navigating all types of changes and challenges, attracting strength and perseverance. Labradorite is one of the best stones to use when dealing with any type of addiction or to break unhealthy (physical, mental, etc.) habits.
Hematite Metaphysical Properties
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Those in relationships can benefit from the cooperation vibe coming from Hematite.
Hematite can help one to find their own, unique gifts and to release self-imposed limitations, while still maintaining a healthy amount of self-control. Hematite aids in the Ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. This allows those who are doing spiritual work to still be able to function in the physical world and relate to others.
Carry Hematite when in need of balance and equilibrium, or when having difficulty focusing energies. Hematite is also said to be useful in legal situations, and is thought to strengthen self-confidence.
Physically, Hematite is also used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.
Turquoise Metaphysical Properties
Metaphysically, Turquoise is considered to be a bridge between Heaven/Sky and Earth, grounding us while still remaining open to Spirit. Many Native American cultures believe Turquoise helps to connect the mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe, and Turquoise is considered sacred in many Chinese cultures as well. Turquoise is a wonderful companion to use when removing and releasing old behaviors such as self-sabotage and self-martyrdom that no longer serves in growth.
Turquoise is great for working with the Throat Chakra, to foster honest and clear communication from the heart, and with Water and Air Elements. Enhancing intuition, Turquoise also enhances communication between the physical and spiritual realms. Use Turquoise to release old vows, express freely, and ease nerves when speaking in public. Turquoise is a protective stone, often being used for amulets. Turquoise is also a healing stone, providing strength and purification.