“...the energy of my intention into each bead while honoring each of the chakras, and the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and ether..”
The mala’s owner has the power to direct the energy of the mala, by cleansing and reprogramming the crystals with their intentions for that moment. Kara smudges the beads with sage smoke, palo santo, selenite or sound.
“After it has been cleaned hold the Mala in your hand and think of what you want the Mala to aid in. Repeat that over and over again and your will charges the beads with your strong intentions.” Kara recommends cleansing and re-energizing your beads during the full moon, pulling from its energy.
Kara finds an even split between customers who are looking for the malas as accessories and those who intend to use the malas as recitation or meditation beads. Many, like she, were originally drawn to the aesthetic and then intrigued by the metaphysical. “People are sick of modern medicine, people are looking to ancient healing for a different way to look at how they take care of themselves, their bodies, and their minds.”