A mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. They are sacred and beautiful and can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around your wrist multiple times. Malas are made with 108 beads and a guru bead. They can be made with fewer beads, such as 18, 27, or 54, which would require the user to make several rotations to complete their full meditation. The number 108 has spiritual significance as it is believed that we have 108 lines of energy in our bodies which converge to form the anahata, or the heart chakra.
This mala is made with 6mm Red Creek Jasper beads and an oval Red Creek Japser guru stone. Lantern cut Lodalite Quartz marker stones are placed after bead # 27, 54, and 81. The silky luxe tassel is rich brown and 3.5" long. The mala is strung on nylon thread and is hand knotted between each stone.
Red Creek Jasper is full of grounding Earth energy, helping you connect deeply to the vibrations of the Earth. It is a wonderful stone for helping you to understand the connection between humans and nature. Lodalite Quartz is a great stone to meditate with. It has soothing energy and can help you connect with your higher spiritual self or with spirits from other realms.