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      Our Stories | Mexicali Blues Blog — Symbolism & History

      Buddhist Deities: Mahakala–the Protector of Dharma

      Buddhist Deities: Mahakala–the Protector of Dharma

      Mahakala is the menacing & powerful embodiment of the bodhisattva of compassion. His purpose is to help in overcoming negative obstacles on the path to enlightenment, & protecting that path of righteousness (also known as “dharma”) from hindrances. Meant to scare bad spirits and energy away from the place it protects.

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      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: MALACHITE

      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: MALACHITE

      Malachite, unlike stones of the quartz family, absorbs energy instead of projecting it. Because of this, it’s very useful for releasing negative thoughts or emotions. It also helps to foster creativity and encourage self-expression. This stone has vivid dark to light green lines that run parallel to each other in concentric circles. The Egyptians have […]

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      Mandalas: Their Meaning & How to Meditate with Mandala Sacred Geometry

      Mandalas: Their Meaning & How to Meditate with Mandala Sacred Geometry

      Mandalas represent a sacred geometry that emits and attracts positive energy. Sanskrit for “circle”, a mandala represents wholeness and the Divine, our relation to eternity, and unity between the world within our body and mind and the world outside. Used in many spiritual traditions all around the world, the mandala emphasizes the interconnectedness of all life. The circular Aztec calendar […]

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      Elephant Symbolism: Meaning of the Elephant as an Animal Totem

      Elephant Symbolism: Meaning of the Elephant as an Animal Totem

      Traditionally, elephants are considered a symbol of good luck, wisdom, fertility, and protection. Wearing or placing an elephant totem or symbol in your home with its trunk raised is thought to attract good fortune, as it showers its positive energy out of the trunk and into all surrounding beings and spaces. 

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      Tibetan Prayer Flags Explained: What Does All That Sanskrit Writing Mean?

      Tibetan Prayer Flags Explained: What Does All That Sanskrit Writing Mean?

      Our traditional Tibetan prayer flags are inscribed with symbols and words that are said to carry prayers and hopes into the breeze and across the lands. If you’ve ever wondered what all that Sanskrit writing means, read on! The words on the prayer flags are a combination of mantra, sutra, and prayer. They aren’t directly […]

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      Mala Beads: How to Use Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Beads

      What are mala beads? ‘Mala’ is the Sanskrit word for garland or necklace.  For centuries, mala beads have been used as a meditation tool.  Counting the mala beads by moving them through the fingers and reciting a mantra helps to build awareness and concentration on intention and the present moment.  Mala beads were originally created […]

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