Gifting a Mala
It can be difficult to know what type of Mala beads will best fit the person you're buying them for. You might feel like there are too many options, and they all look so beautiful and different!
There is one thing though: it doesn't matter how fancy or simple a mala necklace’s design is. If it is meant as a gift, then every detail matters in that process. The meaning behind each Mala holds more significance than just aesthetics–depending on the journey of the intended recipient.
Where should you begin? It's really simple.
When you buy a Mala necklace for someone else, there are four things that should come into consideration.
A Mala is like a talisman for the wearer. It captures their intentions and helps them focus on what they want in life, no matter where it may take them or how long that journey might be!
Mala beads assist us in focusing our thoughts on a goal, so make sure you know where this person is currently in their life. What is their current state? What challenges do they face? What problems are they dealing with?
What are things they aspire for? What will make them happy? Wearing a mala is meant to record and keep an intention in mind. Wearing a mala is intended to preserve and record your intention.
After you have settled with an intention for the gift, it's time to consider the physical attributes of the Mala. Some mala beads are strung with 100% gemstones, some with sacred seeds, and some styles have metal embellishments. There is also a variety of tassel colors.
When it comes to appearance, one of the most crucial aspects to consider is “lifestyle.” Are they athletic? Do they participate in sports? Will they wear it casually or use it exclusively for meditation? Do they frequent the beach or the mountains? Match the Mala with the recipient’s lifestyle.
The final important consideration is your intuition, your gut feel, what your heart tells you to give.
After you've considered all three variables, you'll undoubtedly discover a mala that fits, resonates, and reflects your friend's interests–something that they will really treasure because you have considered many things when you bought it.
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