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Oh my... check out all the cuteness! And while you're clicking, don't forget to check out pacifixe, where you'll find a dizzying array of gorgeous meditation beads! Here's just one example of what you'll find there...
Imagine, labradorite 54 crystal gemstone meditation prayer bead wrist mala, Aquarius
This is a long straight mala - about 16" - of 54 labradorite crystal gemstone meditation beads (36 small and 18 medium), with a large focal bead. They will wrap twice and fasten around a wrist - up to about 7", or fasten around the neck choker length - about 15"
Two passes over the beads, turning on - but not counting - the focal bead or the starting bead equals a full 108, and four passes the cosmic 216. The significance and power of these numbers is too vast and complex to go into here, but suffice it to say that meditating on each bead with a mantra or prayer, or just counting breaths can be very beneficial. Breathing 'in' to a relaxed count of 7, and 'out' to a relaxed count of 8 is easy and effective; listening for (or chanting) the sound 'aum' is said to connect you to your authentic self.
Labradorite opens all chakras, but is especially related to the brow chakra, above the bridge of the nose at the location of the third eye. Picture upward-flowing energy opening this portal to insight and intuition, revealing a path toward your purpose in life. Listen for (or chant) the forehead chakra mantra - 'Sham'; affirm 'I see' (and understand); acknowledge the role that a willingness to heed your inner voice - and the Law of Dharma - play in your life; find your bliss and follow it.
Rest the back of your dominant hand (to prevent 'doing' anything else) on your knee with the the large bead resting between your index and middle finger. With each repetition of your chosen mantra, prayer or breath, pull a bead toward you with your thumb (not with the index finger, which relates to the ego) in a relaxed rhythm. If (when) your mind wanders, allow the beads to pull you gently back. In time, just touching your beads will return you with relief to this quiet place.
Labradorite's greens and blacks are lit up by electric flashes of blues, yellows and aquas. It symbolizes fantasy and creativity, and is said to aid positive visualization.
Astrologically, labradorite is said to strengthen Aquarian intuition & memory and to calm restlessness.
The bead loop closure used here attempts to avoid interfering with meditative practices, while allowing the beads to be worn mindfully on the wrist or around the neck when desired.
It is not as secure as a metal clasp but custom orders are welcome.
I LOVE how descriptive Alixe is!
Thanks so much for including my ring in your fun and fabulous treasury, Alixe... you rock!
Hope you all have an incredible Thursday!