Why Does my Mala Keep Breaking?

Alright universe…what are you trying to tell me here?

I have had two mala bracelets now within three months of each other.

One was a tiger eye and one was sandalwood.

Both of them broke.

The tiger eye I had for a year. Ironically it was one my spouse bought for me on our honeymoon. It broke two weeks before our one year anniversary. I thought, “How symbolic is THAT?” I am no longer a “newlywed” so I could see that mala breaking. It no longer has that same meaning.

But then I felt I needed another mala but wasn’t sure what.

Everyone was wearing mala necklaces at Denver Yoga Fest but I bought a kit to make with my mom when I go see her in September, but I still wanted one now.

When I went to go see my friends Donna & Susan in Arvada, Co I came upon this place called Rolling Sands  that had some very amazing and unique mala necklaces and bracelets. I found this one sandalwood one that kept calling my name. I swear. I felt like it was saying my name “Trixie. Trixie” I even told the girl I felt like it was calling me. She told me this cute story about this singing bowl she wanted and never bought though she knew and felt she should have. She even walked the girl who bought it out of the store and told her that if she wasn’t happy with it , they offer a refund! lol. We got to talking and found we were both from Iowa and had a connection. I left her my card and told her that I have found when you have a connection to an item, that I felt you just have to buy it or you end up having that “longing” feeling.

Mind you. this was last week.

I have been chanting “Om Shanti shanti shanti” with my mala which means…

Om is believed to be a sound of the whole cosmic manifestation. And Shanti is the “Peace”. It means ‘Om Shanti‘ means peace for the all human kind, peace for all living and non living beings, peace for the universe, peace for each and every things in this whole cosmic manifestation.

I was thinking of peace for my upcoming trip, peace for my family, peace for thsoe who I have had negative feelings for lately, peace for those around me, peace in my heart.

Today, right as we were getting ready to leave for our vacation, my mala broke.

So what is the universe trying to tell me I wondered. So I had to look this up and share it with you before I left for my VACAY…

**In Buddhism, they believe that when you mala breaks you have learned something, you’ve made progress and now its time to move on to the next step**

**The history and tradition of mala beads believes that if your mala breaks it represents karma breaking or a breakthrough. (This is not a bad thing, but rather a positive sign of progression.**

A very famous and enlightened yogi was wearing one of our malas for several months when it suddenly broke –

“I think this is a good thing she said.” After we explained the energetic links of a mala to karma she related it back to an experience that she had just had where she felt like a massive block for herself had just disappeared – shortly after – the mala representing this block became caught on something and broke.** (Breath of Sunshine)

There are tons of articles all over the internet and in books to explain this phenomenon…so oddly enough, I was chanting for peace, my mala broke and now I have peace understanding my my mala keeps breaking.

So, what is the lesson here?

I need to restring my mala and I need a different chant, a different mantra to focus on.

For now, at this moment, I am leaving on my journey to spend time with my HUNEPANTS, my sweetheart of one full year of marriage.

I guess he is my mantra for this week. 🙂