This is a fantastic stone to have if you’re looking to cultivate feelings of safety. It’s said to protect the wearer against negativity and shadow traits like addiction (which includes addictive, or obsessive thoughts), fear, anxiety, and anger. If you’re looking to do shadow work (or learning to accept your darker attributes this will help. It is also said that this stone will help you ground yourself if you’re feeling spread a bit thin. It’s recommended that you meditate daily with this crystal for around 20 minutes, which makes this mala, in particular, a great additive to have.
I made this Mala completely by hand. The beads are 10mm and there are 108 of them. Malas tend to have 108 beads because 108 is considered a sacred number in nature and in several religious beliefs.
I tied a knot after each bead not only to make the necklace last longer but to give it a good hand feel for when you’re moving each bead through your fingers for prayer or meditation. Also, should in the even your Mala break you might lose one bead as opposed to all 108. It also has one silver bead called a guru bead which is symbolic of enlightenment.
I chose red string for these not only because it made the beads really pop, but because red is the color of the root chakra which is responsible for grounding and feelings of safety. Considering this is a protective stone I found that the addition of the red string seemed to enhance the feelings of protection and grounding that these stones already have.
If this necklace ever does break please know you can always send it back to me and I will restring it for the cost of shipping. Just shoot me an email to arrange it.
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