“… Be aflame in your hearts and create with love!”
Inspired by the Agni, one of the most important Vedic deities, the Bliss of Inner Fire necklace is made with the power of flame in mind.
Agni represents the vital spark of life and is therefore a part of all living things. Agni was said to be the son of ten mothers who were also sisters and who symbolize the ten fingers of the human hands. Another story suggests that Agni consumed his parents when he was born – a reference to how fire born out of two sticks rubbed together quickly burns and consumes them. Agni is described with two faces, suggesting both his destructive and beneficent qualities, with golden teeth, six eyes, seven hands, four horns, three legs, and seven fiery tongues. His skin is red. He has long black hair and eyes. He rides a ram and seven rays of light emanate from his body.
As an embodiment of fire, Agni can represent destruction and insatiable desires. However, Agni can also symbolize the natural ever awake inner will which aspires for the highest knowledge, for wisdom, for light. It is transformation through life time, energy, and action. Agni is a reminder to do everything with passion and to strive for more. It is a symbol of life and activity.
Agni is deeply connected to the earth because his birth brought light into the darkness. The earthy shades of the Agni Bliss of Inner Fire mala remind of this connection with gemstones like Snakeskin Jasper, Onyx, and Quartz. Snakeskin Jasper, for example, is a stone of courage and determination. Just like a snake, it allows the wearer to get rid of old patterns and habits and to embrace change. On the other hands, Gold Quartz, Fire Agate, and Carnelian remind of the fiery power of Agni. They enhance personal power, courage, and vitality.
With the use of the Agni Bliss of Inner Fire mala in meditation the practitioner can awaken confidence, energy, and vitality. The necklace represents enlightenment, disappearance of empty illusions and destruction of fears. It is approaching life and whatever it may bring with no fear.
Image and thanks to Ancient History Encyclopedia