Open Heart Warrior by Mary Caroline

Mala Love

The Mary Caroline Mala is Ethically Handmade in Los Angeles with the highest attention to detail. Every Mala is cleansed with a selenite wand and infused with positive affirmations, love, and good vibes before it is sent of to you.
All 109, 8mm round (108 plus 1 guru bead) high quality gemstone beads no lower than B grade were carefully sourced and are individually hand knotted with a supple yet durable nylon for long lasting use. Measures 40" long and comfortably wraps 5x around the average wrist.
The tassel is handmade from luxurious silk strands and is soft to the touch. Measure's 2" in length
(tassel care - wet and let dry like new)
The Open Heart Warrior (bow & arrow shaped like a heart) pendant is an original design created from lost wax and casted in recycled sterling silver with Open Heart Warrior engraved on one side of the bow giving your mala a more meaningful intention and reminder of the meaning behind it which is to...
OHW Inspiration:
Inspired by Goddess Artemis, Aiming True, & this Debbie Ford quote--
"You are a HOT, SEXY, DELICIOUS WOMAN of the world whose job as a COURAGEOUS WARRIOR is to show all of your Extraordinary, Goddess -like self and to fill up your reservoir with so much LOVE that you can be rejected by 99 percent of the world and still feel great about yourself."
What is a Mala?
It isn't just a beautiful piece of jewelry you see adorning the necks and wrists of yogis and jewelry lovers alike. The mala was first created in India 3000 years ago and have roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga.
A mala is a string of 108 beads with the 109th bead symbolizing gratitude and connection to the divine / guru. A way to say thank you.
The term ‘mala’ is a Sanskrit word for “meditation garland.” Originally, mala beads were used for a special style of meditation called Japa, which means, “to recite.”
How to use your Mala:
Mala beads are magical talismans / prayer beads used for meditation and have been worn by yogis and spiritual seekers from around the world for thousands of years.
It aids in meditation / prayer. During Japa meditation you repeat a mantra softly, 108 times, using your mala beads to keep track. A mantra is a word or sound repeated during mediation to help you concentrate. And on your 109th bead, you give your thanks, connect,and receive from the divine/guru.
The mala is traditionally held in the right hand but I prefer the left hand because it is your receiving hand. Used in two ways; in one method, the mala is hanging between the thumb and the ring finger. The second finger is used to rotate the mala by one bead toward oneself with each repetition of breath or mantra. In the other method, the mala is hanging on the middle finger, with the thumb used to rotate the mala just as explained; one bead at a time. Either way, the index finger is never used to touch the mala. (The index finger represents ego, seen as the greatest impediment to self-realization in ancient Hinduism).
How to chose your Mala?
Easy. Go with your intuition, with what you are attracted to. You can also chose beads/stones with the healing properties of the intentions you want to meditate on or simply work on in your life. For example-- rosequartz for love, lapis for manifestation, amethyst for transformation, etc. When received, sit and meditate with it and with intention chose your mantra, your affirmation. And let the magical journey unfold.
Mary Caroline