This mala's metaphysical properties include:
- Alleviates stress
- Relieves depression & anxiety
- Draws out pain
- Attracts good luck and lasting love
- Protects against negative energy
- Promotes trust & inner-truth
- Grounding energy
- Strengthens immune system
- $35 Tibetan Pattern
- $45 Triratna Pattern
In Baltic religion, earth is sacralized. Thus, the goddess Zeme is named after the direct translation of the Latvian word for earth. Sometimes called Zemes Māte, translated as "earth mother," she holds a very central role in the religious system of the Baltic peoples. Inspired by her undoubtable femininity, Zeme's role is that of a mother, in direct connection with the promotion of fertility. Her purview extends to all things in nature that follows the path of birth, growth, and death. Therefore, even humanity is drawn into this all-encompassing cult, from the first breath to the last. Credited with both the giving and the taking of life, Zeme embodies the cyclical rhythm of nature, showing that what comes from the earth must eventually return to it.
This 27 Bead Pocket mala is part of our Earth Collection. This pocket mala is a quarter the size of a traditional 108 Bead Tibetan mala, it contains 27 beads plus 2 marker beads (not to be counted in meditation), and a guru bead and silk tassel. This particular mala is comprised of Genuine Baltic Amber, with Turquoise marker beads and Tibetan Brass guru bead with Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli inlay. The tassel is 100% spun silk in variegated shades of red and gold. This pocket mala has been hand-knotted with brown color Nylon thread for its strength and durability, especially important when working with natural stones, as their hard edges can sometimes rub against and weaken other threads such as cotton or silk. All of our malas are hand-knotted between each bead, which protects your beads should the mala ever break. It also helps alleviate potential damage caused by beads rubbing against each other.
This design features a scaled version of the same pattern used in our traditional tibetan full size malas, but is broken into three sections of 9 instead of four sections of 27. It is also available in a beautiful Triratna pattern emphasizing groupings of three (Please note that the Triratna pattern has marker beads between each set of 3, to be counted in meditation, and therefore does not feature extra uncounted marker beads). In addition to the sacred symbolism of the number 108 (and therefore the number 27), the number 3 is sacred in Buddhism as well. In Buddhism, the number 3 can be seen to represent the Three Jewels (the Triratna) that make up Buddhism. These are: The Buddha, The Dharma (The body of teachings that describe Buddhist doctrine and belief), and The Sangha (The group of people who follow the Buddha and his teachings).
If you are looking for a matching bracelet to wear without a tassel, please see the link below for our Intention Bracelets!
Note: This Pocket Mala is made with 100% genuine Baltic Amber that has washed up or been fished from the shores of the Baltic Sea. These beads are a Boroque shape, which is an organic shape found in nature, not perfectly round. This mala is available with raw or polished Amber, in a color assortment including clear and opaque white, traditional honey and cognac colors, and a very dark brown as well. If you would like to order this mala in a single shade of Amber, please message me and I can create a custom listing for you, but it may take a little bit longer depending on how long it takes for me to order the beads, as they come directly from the Baltic region in Europe. As these beads are found in nature, not manufactured, their sizes are not all uniform. These beads range in size from approximately 4-6mm. Please specify which finish you would like for your mala at checkout. Some people choose to use them as travel size meditation malas at a compact quarter size of a full 108 beads, while other people prefer to wear them on their wrist to benefit from the metaphysical properties alone. Please keep in mind that because the thread is not elastic, this mala is not adjustable. Therefore, it may or may not fit over your fist to slide onto your wrist. Size is approximately 6.25" (inside circumference) - 7.5" (full length including tassel).
Please note that due to the unique, hand-knotted nature of our jewelry, sizes may vary slightly from one piece to another. Please specify bead size and pattern preference (Standard or Triratna) during checkout.
Sometimes called "Gold of the Sea," Amber is one of the world’s oldest and most coveted treasures, intrinsically formed by light and life, preserved by time and washed upon the shores after millions of years. Known as a talisman of beauty, protection and renewal, Amber is neither a crystal nor mineral, but rather a biological product of nature, a protective resin that once oozed from living trees in dense, prehistoric forests. After millions of years of fossilization in the depths of the sea (Most Amber is 30 to 90 million years old!), Amber washes upon the shores in the Baltic region. Highly prized in the metaphysical world for the strong healing Life Force it carries, Amber is excellent at alleviating stress, depression and anxiety, and increasing energy levels and overall vitality. Amber helps remove the roadblocks we place in our own way, as well as deflecting the negative energies of others, and is a great tool for turning our dreams into reality. Its vibration of life force brings warmth to the inner being and imparts beauty and tenderness, and is seen as a good luck talisman for increasing one's natural radiance and attracting lasting love. Amber is exceptional at discharging negative moods, relieving anxiety, and deflecting energy from others. It warms to the touch, and emits a positive, uplifting current of energy. It is a natural purifier, esteemed for its ability to extract pain and dis-ease from the physical body, as well as the mind and spirit, by absorbing negative or stagnant energies and transforming them into clear, positive energy.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, a talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors alike. It is a strong and opaque stone of protection, prized across all cultures for thousands of years as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Turquoise was considered sacred in its adornment and was used to bring power, luck, and protection, and to encourage us to honor ourselves as a creation and a tool of the Divine. A strengthening stone, it is good for overcoming exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks, providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the body. Turquoise benefits one's overall mood and emotion by balancing and inducing a sense of serenity and peace, while purifying and dispelling negative energy. It promotes self-realization, aids in creative problem-solving, helps stabilize mood swings, and dissolves a martyred attitude of self-sabotage. Spiritually, Turquoise heals and cleanses both the spiritual energy centers and the physical body. It acts to induce wisdom and understanding, and to enhance trust, kindness, and the recognition of beauty. Turquoise helps us moderate aggressiveness and deal with rage, bringing us back to our center, tempering excesses, neutralizing extremes, and relieving stress. Turquoise is a fresh, welcome energy that moves us to serenity as new growth and life emerges, bringing hope, discovery and balance.
In traditions of both the spiritual and metaphysical realm, Brass is relied upon to inspire good and bring out the inner truth. Comprised of Copper and Zinc, Brass has healing properties that boost the immune system and inspire courage. Brass has the ability to adapt to your own body chemistry with repeated use, revealing your own personal energy signature. Simply wearing an old tarnished piece of brass jewelry will cause the tarnish to magically vanish. Brass dates back to the prehistoric period and can be referenced in almost every part of the world. But it really rose to prevalence during the height of the Roman Empire, primarily pressed into currency during the 1st century. After the decline of the Roman Empire, brass production decreased significantly, as well as through the medieval period. Despite its continued popularity in Eastern Europe, production declined in the West. But with the development of new production techniques following the medieval period, brass production increased again, and was produced all across Europe on a large scale. Due to the large presence of copper, Brass is especially good for healing skeletal problems, and aids in purifying and eliminating toxins from the body.