Lotus Seed Bead Mala
Lotus Seed – the lotus seed carries with it all of the properties of the flower itself. It is known as a flower of perseverance, fertility, abundance and purity. As the lotus flower rises toward the sun, it has to travel through the muddy water of its surrounding environment. When it breaks through the mud and muck and opens its petals to the sun, its beauty is untouched by its ascent. This is a symbology that we can apply to our own lives when we wear the seeds that create these beautiful flowers. As we travel through life toward enlightenment, we can aspire to carry within us, this same energy. Lotus flowers have many different spiritual connections through many different religions. Ultimately, this seed is connected to the energy of compassion, be it Kuan Yin, Lakshmi or some other loving deity.
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.