THE ESSENCE OF A MALA
Malas have 108 gemstone beads, plus a guru bead around which the other beads are anchored, and a tassel. (Some of our malas have a pendant instead of the guru bead and tassel.) Each mala is hand-knotted by Kate and Kim and no two are alike.
A mala represents something different to each person. It can be used for setting an intention, as something that reminds you of a feeling, or simply as a beautiful necklace that encourages mindfulness.
CHOOSING YOUR MALA
If this is your first time choosing a mala for yourself, you might be feeling like you don't know where to start. While there is no right or wrong way to choose your mala, we have some tips that can make the process a little easier. It's a beautiful process so be patient with yourself and enjoy the journey.
In choosing your mala, ask yourself, "What am I drawn to?" Often, the one you are drawn to first is the one you are meant to have. It can be that simple. Trust your intuition. Allow yourself to be open to the ease. As Rumi says, "Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction."
Another question you can ask yourself is, "What am I trying to manifest?" Mala beads carry their own spiritual & healing properties helping to guide you with your intention. Are you looking to cultivate more love in your life? Ways to channel more gratitude? More balance and focus? Are you starting something new? Each Radiant Mala has a couple of words associated with it on the website, so that's a great place to start.
CLEASING + CARE
After purchasing one of our malas, you will want to cleanse it before using/wearing. You can burn sage around it (available for purchase on our site) or place in the moonlight overnight. Each time you put your mala on, remind yourself of your intention, and how the energetic qualities of that particular crystal will support you.
If your mala breaks, it is often a sign that you have completed your intention cycle and it is time to celebrate your success! If your mala breaks before you are ready to let go of that intention, we are happy to restring it for you.