108 beads of matte sand blasted amazonite beads, hand knotted on contrasting orange linen thread with a guru bead and marker beads of hand carved Bodhi seeds. The Bodhi seeds are carved into the shape of a lotus flower. A five tier tassel, with a bead and silver tone bead cap finishes off the mala, which is looped twice around the neck for best effect. The mala has been water cleansed and blessed by Buddhist monks and even if you are a non believer, this necklace brings a sense of calm when the beads are run through your fingers in a simple form of meditation.
Called the stone of courage and truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.
As a metaphysical healer, Amazonite soothes the chakras. It is particularly rejuvenating to the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication on all levels. It balances one’s masculine/feminine energies as well as many aspects of the personality. It awakens compassion for others by allowing one to perceive both sides of a problem and accepting differing points of view.