When I create a mala there is a meaning behind it. A purpose for each color, bead, and cord chosen. And there must be a flow to the colors and textures that is pleasing. My own personal mala is fashioned with an eye as the guru bead. A lot of my art feature eyes in the esoteric sense. That concept of the third eye has always lit up my imagination and creativity. Seeing clearly what is unclear and all that jazz. Eyes are also a reminder of how easily we can see what we want to.
A friend that is a glass-worker gave me this beautiful eye she made. I've held on to it for a few years waiting for the right thing to create with it. Hello Mala! This eye signifies clarity; observing critically not judging based on preconceptions. The blue glass beads represent calm, bolstered by the blue hemp cording. The spacer beads are a mix of red and blue; passion for compassion.
I find the pieces to create as they come to me. some are meant for myself and some for other people. I love when one of my malas find the right hands that lead it to the correct heart! Including my own ;). Creations are like that, they need not just a good home but also the right home. We should not purchase something just to purchase but because something about an object rocks us to our core and lights up our sparkle. Only get it if you really want it.
Love long and prosper, Namaste.
Jocelynne Lowans is an animated Yogini-Artist on a mission to deepen the creative experience and growth of the world while remaining a crazy cat lady.