Mother of Pearl Mala
Mother-of-pearl is a precious material known since the beginning of time. It is produced by some molluscs to cover the inner part of their shell. Its colours and iridescent reflections are due to the different refraction indexes of the layers it’s made of. Mother-of-pearl is said to have soothing and protective properties, as it evokes maternal love and tenderness; it’s also meant to enhance the circulation of energy throughout the body.
How to use your mala?
The word “mala” means in Sanskrit garland of roses. It was originated in India; from Buddhism and Hinduism it was passed on to Islam and from Islam to Christianity in times of the Crusades. The malas or rosaries are used to count devotional words when meditating with mantras. Repeating the same syllables over and over again, you will generate specific vibrations. Place the mala on one hand and take a bead between the thumb and the forefinger. For each mantra you recite, rotate the mala and pass to the next bead. It is an effective way to stay in the present moment and to achieve peace of mind and inner silence.
The full rosary usually has 108 beads, as a symbol of the 108 human passions. You can also have 27 beads or any other number usually multiple of 3. Malas can be worn as personal accessories or jewels: they will define our personality and spirit. According to all traditions, they have sort of a magical and protective aura.