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Malas & Mindset Magic


A Japamala or mala is a string of prayer beads commonly used in Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Shintō, and other traditions for the spiritual practice known in Sanskrit as Japa. The main body of a mala is usually 108 beads, In addition, there is often a 109th bead (often of a distinctive size or color) and/or tassel that may be decorative or used for counting rounds. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra.

*Custom made Malas in photo by Stars & Hearts Healing


Think about it this way: Have you ever had a blanky as a baby that you just couldn’t sleep without? Or have you ever had a lucky penny, or pair of pants or keychain? And whenever you had (insert whatever item here) then beautiful, amazing, and seemingly miraculous things would happen?

Here’s why.

It is not about the physical thing. It is about your belief in what that physical thing represents.

For example:

For that baby, the blanket is not causing the sleep. It is the baby’s belief that the blanky helps with sleep that causes sleep. That blanky is not just some sewn together, piece of cloth material to the baby. It is a physical representation of an internal state of peace.

The penny is not causing the person holding it to find extra money on the floor, get a free coffee at the shop, or receive a random check in the mail from something he or she overpaid 2 years ago. It is the person’s belief that when they hold this penny, they are abundant in all forms! That penny is not just a one-cent coin to the person carrying it around. It is a physical reminder that he or she is already an energetic current that can attract currency.

Same concept for Malas. Mindset is the common denominator.

When you hold the belief that magic will start unfolding in your life if you meditate holding a Mala in your hand and a mantra in your mind, then you will absolutely be right!

In other words, we are but mere humans. Our brains are funny and they operate on the premise of “I need to see it to believe it.” So having physical, tangible objects to hold onto in order to appease our mental, like Malas, can still create the magic of faith. Faith says,

“I believe it, so I will see it.”

Either way, the point is to simply believe.


Malas are more than just pretty, fancy jewelry. When wearing one, you are reminded of the gifts you already wear at the center of your heart. When you wear a Mala as a necklace, it makes more than a fashion statement! On your body, it embodies that you no longer allow negative thought patterns to hang on your shoulders and that you understand you are never “chained” to your limiting beliefs.

You are a creator, a manifestor, and a spiritual being having a human experience. You are powerful AF! The middle bead on a Mala is often referred to as the “guru” bead. That’s because YOU put the “U” in guru! You are the center of the YOU-niverse!

Spiritually, creating a beautiful life is always in your hands. BUT, it definitely helps to physically have a beautiful Mala in your hands too.

And, I know the perfect spot for you to get yours- at the Stars & Hearts Healing Etsy shop!

*Custom made Malas in photo by Stars & Hearts Healing


Here is a picture of me wearing a custom, hand-made, Reiki-infused Mala from Stars & Hearts Healing. I would wear this Mala every time I had a recording session in the studio for the audiobook I produced (which is now live on AUDIBLE) because I infused it with intentions, affirmations, mantras, energy, and beliefs like:

"When I speak, people want to hear what I have to say"

"I speak gracefully & at the perfect pace"

"My voice lifts other people up & heals"

"My voice matters. I honor my voice"

Basically, I am using my voice now to tell you just how obsessed I am with it. I know you will be with yours too!



Renee Leblanc, owner of Stars & Hearts Healing and Mala Making Goddess is a certified Reiki Master, 200-RYT Yoga Instructor, and Facilitator of Healing.

Find out more about Renee, her services, and additional products on her website.