Hello beautiful! Selecting the right mala is a very big and personal decision. One of the most frequent questions I get asked is where to even begin when choosing one? Whether you’re here because you want to deepen your meditation practice, benefit from the vibrational healing properties of genuine gemstone crystals, or to offer the spiritual gift of a mala to someone else, this can be a very hard to decision to make! If this is your first mala and don’t know where to begin, or if you’re adding to your collection and are just not sure what you need, I always illuminate these three paths for choosing the perfect mala!
Is there a mala that is just calling to you? A mala design that you keep coming back to and admiring? Then this could very well be the right one for you! Whether it’s the colors of the gemstones, or just the overall vibe that connects with you when you see it. More times that not there is something about that mala that you need at this time in your life and don’t even realize it. Another positive attribute to the “love at first sight” method is that you want your mala to uplift your spirit and make you happy when you see it! Therefore choosing the one that’s calling to you will certainly be a positive source of encouragement on your journey.
This second method is much more deep and focuses on the intentions of your heart. Is there a certain intention you want to focus on? Or is there an element of your spirit you would like to heal? Choosing a mala based on an affirmation you have for yourself right now in your life can be a very powerful way to connect with a mala to receive all the healing properties that are meant for you. Some common intentions to reflect on are: grounding unconditional self love, open communication with someone or yourself, inner peace, protection from negative energy, empowerment and motivation for starting something new, speaking your truth, acceptance, heightening your intuition, or simply finding stillness in this fast-paced world. Choosing a mala based on an affirmation is so lovely because then your mala serves as a reminder throughout the day of those beautiful intentions you’ve meditation on. To help you choose a mala with this method in mind, click onto the “Shop by Healing” dropdown menu to select a healing word that matches your intentions.
This last method to choosing a mala is to focus on what your chakra needs are. Is there one or more than one chakra that you would like to work on? If you are trying to open a chakra lotus within and increase the flow of energy from root to crown, then this mala selection method would be best! If you are knowledgeable about which chakra(s) you need to work then take a look at the Gemstone Healing page where all the chakra lotuses are listed under each gemstone to focus on what stones will serve you best energetically while you wear your mala.
If you would like to connect and talk more on this topic, then please feel free to message me below at any time! I would absolutely love to help you choose the right mala for you! If there isn’t a mala listed that you are connecting with then I would be honored to collaborate and create a custom mala with you!