The Neverland mala, handmade by Livnam Kaur, is made up of 106 green wooden beads and two rudraksha beads, making it a traditional 108 bead mala. It also features a Tiger’s eye guru bead, strung on hemp with a hemp tassel and a star in the neck. Green is the colour of hope and health, rudraksha are the oldest prayer beads on the planet and are said to increase clarity and bring peace. Tiger’s Eye is known for removing fear and anxiety and promoting joy and happiness. So just follow the second star to the right and straight on till morning…off to Neverland!
From Livnam, “When I think of Neverland, I think of Peter Pan, Michael Jackson, joy, happiness, youth, childhood, exuberance, playfulness, sunshine, laughter, smiles….Life. With a capital L. Life as it should be lived and enjoyed. That was my intention when creating the Neverland mala; to inspire people to live Life as they want it. A Life well Lived.”
What is a mala?
A mala is a set of beads to be used for meditation and prayer, but it can also double as a necklace. A mala is not a toy to be played with. When you hold your mala, turn it by using your thumb and middle finger. Holding the mala in your hand turn each bead with your thumb and middle finger. Once you go around all 108 beads, you arrive at the beginning and at the guru bead, and this is not a bead to be counted. You have reached 108 and are finished. Take a deep breath and relax.
108 is a very significant number all throughout the ages. No matter your tradition and belief. Some affiliate 108 with something in their religion, others do not. I think 108 is a magical number and you may disagree. The meaning of 108 is open to interpretation, which is pretty cool anyway.
These beads are a wonderful help on your spiritual path and you’ll find the craftsmanship beyond compare.