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RUDRAKSHA a seed of consciousness
According to the ancient Vedic scriptures, Rudraksha Beads were formed from the tears (Aksha) of Lord Shiva (Rudra). They have always been used by Yogi's, Saints, Sages and Mystics from India, Nepal, China, and across Asia for balancing the mind, emotions and creating the right environment for meditation and peaceful actions to bring about the desired goals in life. Overall Rudraksha seeds are known to assist in meditation, stress relief, healing the body and engendering positive awakening.
It keeps the bodies bioenergy in balance and harmonises the environment around oneself or in the place the seeds are kept. It has been revealed to affect up to100 metres around, protecting the wearer and environmentfrom all kinds of negative energy. This radiance of protective energy is particularly felt at home or where you mostly keep the Rudraksha.
Rudraksha is used for meditation and is the only seed whichabsorbs all positive energy, storing and thus magnifying it over time. We use the Rudraksha in the right hand, and repeat one mantra per bead, implanting in the seed the vibration of liberation which is then kept with us (through the beads) at all times regardless of where our thoughts may dwell.
The longer it’s worn and used for meditation (to repeat mantra) the more powerful it becomes, constantly emitting a positive and pure vibration that settles the energy of any different environment and neutralising the thoughts of others. After some time one feels that something is missing when not worn.
Generally, the different planetary constellations have an effect on the emotions of each individual. It is not unusual for doctors to say the full moon nights are an extremely busy time in the emergency and they dread a full moon on a weekend or holiday because so many patients are brought in. For a spiritual person, this can work in the opposite way to provide favourable, auspicious and magnified positive potentialfor spiritual evolution and transformation.
There are severalsubtle yetpowerfulinfluences that govern our lives that we may or may not be aware of, yet looking back we can see there have been several instances where we lost control of our emotions and reactions in certain circumstances. When our emotions run rampant we are privy to unfavourable outcomes. To harmonise the energy within oneself, and protect against the changeable nature of the world and universe Yogis have always encouraged the use and wearing of Rudraksha.
Wearing Rudraksha gradually releases oneself from the fluctuating emotions and protects against psychic disturbances, to be gifted a Rudraksha is a great blessing and sign of good luck.
This mala has been especially blessed by ancient ceremony and following the tradition of consecration and purification, awakening the powers in the beads and crystals. Priests chant mantras at the river Ganga at a sacred site of Haridwar India, the mala's are sprinkled with water, dossed with incense and lights and divine blessings are invoked to ensure this mala is a vehicle of connecting to a higher consciousness.
Each traditional meditation Mala has 108 beads, plus the Guru or Bindu bead which signifies the attainment of the Ultimate reality.
A mala is a spiritually significant and meaningful item, often worn and used for meditation and mindfulness practices, it is a combination of beautiful crystals or just Rudraksha is worn symbolically to harness an infinite source of energy and tune us into our higher power. A mala reminds us of our inner self and continuously draws our awareness toward meditation.