Bodhi Seed and Turquoise Mala

Bodhi Seed – The history of the bodhi tree and its seeds began when Siddharta, a Nepalese prince who later became known as The Buddha or the Enlightened One, sat under it for 49 days in an effort to gain enlightenment and peace.  At the end of that time, he did gain enlightenment and the fig tree he sat under henceforth became known as the Bodhi Tree, or the tree of Enlightenment.  The natural conclusion is that there is something very spiritual and peaceful about this tree and it is thought that wearing beads made from its wood can promote this same peace and enlightenment to those in the  modern world as well.

Turquoise – is a stone that is wise like our elders.  It reminds us to love ourselves without condition, embracing our whole self as a path to self-love.  It’s soft bluish and green tones match the color and energy of the throat chakra.  Learning to speak our truth and align with the Divine Plan helps to create a sense of balance and serenity.  It is one of the most ancient stones and has been used for centuries and in many different cultures to promote wholeness and vitality. Mainly used for purification and protection, Turquoise is a stone for communication.

Prayer Mala – A prayer mala is a necklace with 108 beads. All of our malas are hand-made and have been energized with mantra chanting. Malas help us keep track of the number of mantra repetitions while doing japa meditation.  The ultimate purpose for chanting mantras is to purify the mind. When the mind is restless and full of anxiety, the true self is hidden.  Japa meditation helps promote good luck, protection and prosperity. When worn, malas offer the added benefit of protecting the wearer with the stone’s energy.