My Sacred Process of Creating Meditation Malas

Many people have been asking about the custom necklaces that I make, so today I would like to share more about the ritual around making these unique gifts.

The process of creating a meditation mala begins long before its strung on beautiful silk. I hand pick every material that is used to make the malas; carefully selecting each centerpiece and it’s complimentary beads and metals. Once everything is gathered, it is cleansed and energized by the moonlight.

When someone wants a custom mala made for them, I ask what their intention is for the piece. An intention could be something they are working on in their Spiritual journey, like connecting to the Divine or cultivating Self-love and often it is for amplification of their unique gifts and talents like teaching or healing. I also get a feel for the colors, crystals or other materials that they love.

After I have gathered the information I need, I sit and allow the design process to be very intuitive. It is so much fun to watch as the pattern of the mala takes form. And then I weave. I choose a mantra that supports the intention, and in between each of the 108 beads I tie a knot and chant the mantra.

Once I have completed the mala, it is then set overnight on my large amethyst geode to cleanse and amplify its energy. In the morning I bless the mala with Reiki and a prayer and then it is ready to make its journey to its owner. This can be the tricky part as we live in the remote jungles of Costa Rica and there are no street names let alone mail service. So it takes a friend or family member to visit and hand carry the mala back to the states where it can then be shipped off to its recipient.

I love this magical process of making Sacred malas for people! It is such a gift to be able to share something so rich with loving energy and know that it will be a part of that person’s Sacred meditation practice every day!

To view Sacred meditaion mala’s currently available for purchase or to place a custom mala order email:

What is a mala?

A mala necklace is made of 108 beads and has traditionally been used in prayer and meditation. They are great tools to center and focus the mind. Simply sit quietly with your eyes closed and take one breath for each bead. It also offers a great way to time your meditation practice without needing to check the time.

In the video below, learn how to use a mala in meditation.

  • Angelica

    Beautiful sacred Process! I love my mala –still use it daily. Thank you Alisha!

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