Last year, my friend Ronda Snow surprised me with a gorgeous wooden mala she'd made, and a copy of Serene Beads: Meditation Made Easy. Meditation has never been easy for me (my mind just goes and goes!), but using the mala gives me focus for a while and has helped.
Recently I received a package in the mail, and there was another set of meditation beads! It's beautiful, with small black beads, and she wrote in the accompanying card, "This mala is called Shaman, and it wants to be with an energy healer like you. Cooling, yin, and soothing, it wants to bring you calm and restfulness, especially in times of anxiety or tremor." Isn't that lovely?
The wooden mala has the traditional Buddhist 108 beads, I've not counted the Shaman's beads, and the smaller rosewood bracelet mala has 27 (go round 4 times and you have 108). Now I really have NO excuse not to meditate. ;)
Check out Ronda's Etsy shop: it has the very Potter-ish name, Quirk and Flotsam. She also offers tarot readings on her website, Modern Oracle Tarot.
©Pip Miller - May 2016