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The Inspiration behind the new Dark goddess Mala necklace

The Dark Goddess Mala is inspired by the Hindu deity Kali and aims to bring to its wearer:

  • Clarity
  • Protection
  • Objectivity
  • Courage
  • Order

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ e.e. cummings

Kali, whose name comes from the word ‘time’ in Sanskrit, cleanses the old and make way for the new. She brings death of the ego and of the blinding self-centered view of reality. She empowers us to reach our full potential.

Kali is described as carrying a sword of knowledge with which she slices through delusions and frees us from any limitations. She has a necklace made out of heads which symbolizes the ego and a skirt made of human arms. Kali is often portrayed as black or dark blue in color. She has four arms. Her eyes are red, filled with rage. She has fangs and a split tongue.

Illustration by Junior Beckley

Despite of her terrible form, Kali is often considered the kindest and is also seen as a great protector against evil and negative energy. Kali provides clarity and insight which help us to firmly make decisions, to let go of fantasy, and to move toward the truth.

Affirmation/ Mantra

“I let go of worries or emotions that drain me.”

Let go of worries and emotions which clog up your mind and fog your heart. Release all negative emotions and be open to love and goodness. Don’t allow the ego to get attached to negative thoughts or feelings.

“My heart is open and my mind is clear.”

Remind yourself to let go of any negativity. Let go of judgement. Open your heart and see the goodness in the world and you will free your mind to be clear and focused.

Thank you for reading and hopefully this article reveals a little bit of the process and inspiration behind making this necklace. Check out the Dark Goddess Mala available now in our Etsy shop!

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Inspiration behind the New Agni Bliss of Inner Fire mala necklace

“… 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.

agni godAs 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.

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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