The idea of anything breaking can be a heart wrenching thought. Most of us have experienced a break - a broken relationship perhaps or some tangible item near and dear to our heart that we watch, in what seems like slow motion, drop to the floor and shatter in a million pieces. Those breaks are hard and can leave us feeling lost and devastated.
The same can be said when our most treasured mala breaks. Our malas become our safety net; our tiny piece of serenity. Do you ever notice how much you touch your mala in a day? It becomes a habit, something that is always there for you, helping you through your day, providing comforting and calming energy. With malas though, no matter how well they are made, it is not a question of if they will break – the question is when.
There is beautiful symbolism behind why a mala breaks and we hope that this article will bring you some comfort and confidence in letting go and moving on.
A broken mala is meant to symbolize a broken karmic cycle – meaning you don’t ‘need’ that mala anymore. It’s a sign to bring new intentions into your life as your current ones no longer serve you. It is meant to teach us the valuable lesson of non-attachment.
In India, they say when a mala breaks you are not supposed to fix it. You are supposed to gather its broken pieces and place the beads on your altar or throw them in the Ganges River. It is time to move on and let them go because you have learned something, or made a breakthrough. New lessons are ready to come your way in this university of life. It’s time to connect with and choose a new mala, new intentions.
At MalaRae, we believe in repairing the karmic cycle for you one time, but remember that it may be time for you to find a new intention. A new focus or direction to send your love, trusting that the universe is on your side and is always giving you hints of which direction to go.
To connect with your new intention, click here: http://malarae.com/intentions/
All this being said, there are some simple practices that you can do to take care of your mala and keep it whole as long as possible. Check out some helpful tips in our blog called How to Care for Your Mala Beads.