October 9, 2017 sufey

THE LAUREN MALA

This sacred mala holds a collection of the first gemstone beads I originally chose for myself – jade, malachite, and a stunning chrysoprase pendant (pictures do it no justice!). This pendant is one I’ve worn on my own heart for the past month, but when my dear Lauren asked me for a mala, I knew that it was meant for her.

Lauren took her 200-hour yoga teacher training with me in 2016, and prenatal yoga classes at the beginning of 2017. Little did I know that they would be the last classes I taught in Prince George — or that I would soon be following her journey into motherhood!

Lauren is the kind of mama (and human) I aspire to be like. Soft-hearted, introspective, and inherently wise. I remember seeing her and her beloved at an outdoor summer festival we held the year before. I remember seeing how gentle they were with each other, how tender, how kind. That’s the kind of love I want, I thought to myself.

I have to be honest: I strung this mala on game night with my beloved – to laughter and light-heartedness while playing Monopoly! I felt it was perfect though, for a budding family. To infuse this mala with the energy of play. May all beings everywhere be joyful and free! ♥

c r y s t a l   m e a n i n g s

JADE
⬩ a tranquil stone of wisdom
⬩ supports happiness and harmony in family
⬩ releases guilt and self-imposed limitations
⬩ inspires love, trust and fidelity

MALACHITE
known as the “stone of transformation”
⬩ draws out deep emotional blocks to be cleared
⬩ protects from negative energies and pollutants
⬩ encourages expression and empathy

CHRYSOPRASE
 a deeply heart-healing crystal
⬩ brings a light, joyous energy to all situations
⬩ promotes happiness, self-acceptance and forgiveness
⬩ the sacred stone of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty

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