Pink, unconditionally loving, reassuring and soft! That's what these Rose Quartz beads feel like to me.
A perfect little Mala, designed especially for keeping count of your breaths during The 99 Breaths of Gratitude meditation. If you are unfamiliar with this meditation you can read how to do it further down this page.
My Malas has 33 beads. By doing three rounds and you will have done all the 99 Breaths of Gratitude. You can also break it down to doing one round in the morning, one in the middle of the day and one in the evening. For example.
You can, of course, use the mala for any meditation you choose.
The beads are made of Rose Quartz
with Rudraksha beads as spacers between each 11th bead.
The Guru bead is also Rose Quartz.
There is a knot between every bead so that if the thread should become weak and break at some point, the beads will not fall off.
Every knot is tied with love and gratitude and blessings while saying my mantra.
The Mala comes in a small (by me) handpainted pouch to keep it safe and clean in your handbag or your pocket. You will see that you will want to bring it along where ever you go.
99 Breaths of Gratitude
The Magic Funnel
Relax and let your body fill itself with air.
Just as much air as is comfortable.
Relaxed and effortlessly.
Feel the air swirl around inside you before you let it flow out again.
Do this a few times to get a feel of the flow.
Imagine that you are a funnel. ( You know, one of those kitchen-funnels that we use for filling bottles and small jars.)
In your mind, picture Life Force Energy pouring into you through the big opening on the inhale and out again through the small opening on the exhale.
Do this also a few times to get a feel of being the funnel.
Now it’s time to add a little magic.
Find a few drops of gratitude in your heart and blend them into in the air inside you before you exhale through the small end of the funnel.
Feel how the texture and color of the air changes.
Now think of someone or something that you would like to direct this flow towards.
It can be your spouse, a child, your pet, yourself, your working place, your house, your neighbor, your clients, your music, your art, your Instagram friends, a situation.
Just decide and choose one.
Imagine directing the small end of your funnel towards the person or object of your choice and exhale.
Now you are practicing The Magic Funnel!
You can practice as many times and as often as you want.
However, practicing “The Magic Funnel” 99 times pr. day
for at least 28 consecutive days will give you the most magic result.
By exercising your gratitude muscle, you will find that your life will change for the better on many levels and in many ways.
Use a tool, like a Mala, to keep count of your breaths.
You can also choose a mantra to follow the exhale.
You can make your own mantra (for example “Thank you”, “I love you” “I bless you”) or choose one that resonates with you. I use the mantra "thank you for the blessings"!
The purpose of this practice is to nurture and grow an attitude of gratitude which in turn will nurture and foster the ability to give and receive love.
You don’t need to be in a special meditation position to practice.
You can practice the Magic Funnel while walking, talking, sitting or standing. Even while lying in bed.
But you will notice that a “straight” spine and open chest will make your lungs fill with less effort.