Illumination Mala

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  • Howlite, Labradorite, & Snowflake Obsidian

    Affirmation: I embrace my shadows and welcome them into the light

    Mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum

    Inspiration for this mala:

    Making the commitment to grow takes immense courage and often the most profound experiences are born out of confronting the darker sides of our consciousness.

    Negative and intrusive thoughts create a tremendous amount of suffering in our lives. Contemplative practices reveal the nature of thought to be nothing more than an illusion created within the mind. When thoughts inevitably arise during meditation, we are taught to turn our attention to the thought itself. Where is the thought? Can you see or touch it? These practices provide a window into the nature of consciousness. When we cast light onto the shadows of ourselves, we are able to break free from our mental shackles and eliminate unnecessary suffering.

    Howlite is a unique stone believed to make a direct connection from the root chakra to the crown chakra, keeping you grounded while getting in touch with your spiritual nature. Labradorite is considered a deeply spiritual stone and is used for spiritual healing and protection against negative energy. Snowflake obsidian is used to dissolve trauma and fear while observing dark and uncomfortable sides of consciousness. The pattern on snowflake obsidian is believed to reveal patterns in our thoughts and behaviors.


Handmade With Love & Compassion

Customer Reviews

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Carly I.

I read the description of the beautiful Illumination Mala and I felt my spirit light up. I live with a severe mental illness that often leaves me feeling as if I am controlled by my deepest, darkest and most intrusive thoughts. After meditating with my very own Illumination Mala a few times, I was so excited to feel relief from those thoughts if only for a little while. Thank you for this beautiful work and energy you are putting into the universe. My tired mind appreciates the break. I love my Illumination Mala so much, and meditating is no longer intimidating. Thanks again, y’all.

Carly, thank you so much for sharing your experience in this thoughtful and heartfelt review. I am so happy to know that you found relief even if it is only for a short while. One of my favorite teachers, Mingyur Rinpoche always says that it is about 'short moments, many times.' I wish you all the best along your journey and may all beings benefit from your practice.

With metta, Mary Lee

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Danni R.
calming

I gifted my 15 year-old daughter with these Mala Beads. She has been struggling for awhile and it was my intention to bring her an offering of Light. It is up to her now. She said they were beautiful and she loved the intention that was beind the bead choices. She has been wearing them very frequently since she received them.
She is familiar with Malas, as she is the one who introduced them to me and gifted me with a strand. She is also familiar with the energies of the stones, so I feel like you created an amazing tool I could bring to her to help her along her path.
Thank you for sharing your gifts and your loving intentions. Continued happiness and many, many thanks.

Danni,
Thank you for this lovely and well written review. I am thrilled to hear of your experience and grateful for sharing your daughter's experience as well. Many blessings to you and your daughter as you continue along the path. May you both be well and free from suffering.

with metta,
Mary Lee

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Emilio
Serenity

I felt a sense of serenity as soon as I put them in my hands. Made like an Italian would with Love.

Emilio, your review made us both giggle with glee! We are happy that holding your mala produced such an intense sensation and that you are happy with your purchase. May all beings benefit!

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Elissa
Beautiful Design and Quality Craftsmanship

The gorgeous mala arrived in tact and on time in quality packaging. I absolutely love the gems chosen and the intention. The team at Mala of Merit provided personal and caring service.

Elissa, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to know that you are pleased with your mala as well as our service. It is our utmost goal to ensure every purchase comes with a personal touch. May all beings benefit from your practice!

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John S.
Personalized Service Like No Other Business

These are the REAL deal! They arrived on time and in perfect condition. The box was a nice touch, it really showed that they care about their products to make sure you get a nice presentation when receiving their mala's. It gives off an excellent first impression from all those who including myself (I am not prone toward wearing costume pieces). Comes complete with box for storage, personalized service like no other company provides these days.

Thank you so much for your kind words John! We take a lot of pride in the quality and presentation of our products, and it's wonderful to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations. We hope your mala brings you continued self-improvement.

FAQ

Yes! Like each of us, we will have flaws and never find another like us, your mala is the same…. and that’s a good thing. Our mala beads are natural and will have slight size and color variations from bead to bead, this is normal and adds character to each and every mala.We only use ethically sourced high-quality natural, never dyed, or treated semi-precious gemstones in our malas. Many of the less expensive malas you will find are using dyed or treated lower-quality beads in their malas to save on costs and make the gemstones look identical in shape and color. These may look better initially due to consistent bead color but over time the dyes and colors will leach the chemicals and fade from the gemstones.

Absolutely!

Our malas are much more to us than just a product that can be manufactured by a machine. A mala made by us is always handmade following traditional mala-making methods. Every mala bead is strung and as each individual knot is tied locking the mala bead in place while a mantra is recited to bring love and goodwill to the new owner. This takes more time, and we are not able to make them at the same cost of a machine, we know that a Mala of Merit means more the moment you put it on and feel our love and energy that comes with it that no machine made mala can replicate.

Every part of your mala was selected not based on cost but by the impact on the environment and lives of those who helped make it in mind first and foremost. Our mala parts are sourced from multiple locations around the world. With each partner we work with that provides parts of the mala we have done everything within our power to ensure that all parts of your mala came from a reputable manufacturer that meets our high standards of ethics.

Note-With gemstones unfortunately we are not able to trace them back all the way to the mines and verify this….we spent hours trying, and to be honest almost anyone who says they have may be stretching the truth, it’s just not possible as beads will come from separate mines around the world.

Absolutely!!! The moment you partner with us and purchase a Mala of Merit, you begin helping others. We utilize the "Shop for Good" application. It automatically donates a portion from your purchase made on our store directly to the “Shop for Good” app the moment you pay.

We have elected to donate all proceeds to The Tibet Fund which is a 301c Non-Profit. If you would like to learn more about The Tibet Fund, click HERE.

We are a small company and as we grow with your help the donation will assist in providing Tibetan communities with solutions to poverty, hunger, education, cultural preservation, and other basic needs.

Good job, look at you helping others!

Our Perfect Moment Guarantee-

We believe in helping anyone we can, and your mala is something you love and connect with that empowers you to improve with the hopes that you will continue to pay it forward and help those around you improve.

We all have ordered things online, get super excited like a kid at their birthday party, open the box and it’s not even close to what we expected, it looks nothing like what you purchased, doesn’t fit, or was not even close to being anything resembling quality.

Don’t worry if you receive your order and, in that moment, you do not feel the love that went into it, it wasn’t what you expected, just don’t like the energy of it or ANY REASON AT ALL. You have 30 days for a full money back refund no questions asked. Well, we might ask a few to see how else we can help you, but you will NEVER be hassled about a refund and getting your money back we only want to see how else we can help you continue on your journey of improvement.

Perfect Promise Guarantee

Don’t worry if you receive your order and, in that moment, you do not feel the love that went into it, it wasn’t what you expected, just don’t like the energy of it or ANY REASON AT ALL. You have 30 days for a full money back refund no questions asked. Well, we might ask a few to see how else we can help you, but you will NEVER be hassled about a refund and getting your money back we only want to see how else we can help you continue on your journey of improvement.