I’m not going to lie. It was a night of the Pisces full moon, also known as the ‘Harvest moon’, and not only that, it was my first flight after lockdown. I was supposed to be feeling happy and spiritually balanced, but for some reason, I wasn’t.
I previous weeks of lockdowns had really made me feel less in tune with myself, and more stressed and anxious than I’d ever felt before. Everything from my sleeping, diet, grooming and beauty habits had been affected. I even stopped doing yoga and meditation, which had previously been my favorite activities to do in the world, helping keep me balanced and feeling in tune with my inner self.
The truth was, even though it seemed that things were fine from the outside, over the last couple months my inner light had been slowly but surely fading away.
So fast forward until I got on my flight, wiped down the seat and cleaned my hands over and over again… until I was fully settled in. That’s when I glanced over to the person next to me and realized what I had been doing wrong the whole time!
So here’s what happened
During my flight I sat next to a stunning tall beauty (who I’m pretty sure was some kind of supermodel!). She was exotic, beautiful and had a calm, serene look on her face.
The thing I noticed above anything else was what she was wearing. Around her neck she wore the most beautiful and unusual necklace I had ever seen. It was a string of beautiful blue beads that reflected the light in the most stunning way. I’m an avid collector of stones and crystals and I could just feel the energy coming out from it.
As I started to pack up my luggage, I noticed her doing something strange with the beads. She was counting them in between her thumb and her index finger, with her eyes closed as she mumbled words under her breath.
When she finished, I decided to speak to her.
“That’s such a gorgeous looking necklace!” I said to her.
“Oh, I can’t live without this. I used to keep all sorts of stones and crystals of different types and different shapes. But this I can wear when I travel,” she said to me.
I asked her why and she said,
“It’s more than just a necklace. It’s called a mala and it was invented by Buddhist monks in Tibet to keep them mindful when meditating. Because of all the crazy things going around in the world, we really need all the help we can get to keep us in tune with our inner selves and spiritually balanced. This mala is beautiful, has such a color and feel, and is a reminder for me to always practice my intentions.”
“It’s made from Lapis Lazuli, which has been treasured by royalty, priests and holy healers for thousands of years.”
“Apparently, Lapis Lazuli was the favourite stone of the Ancient Egyptions. They thought it contains immortal powers and is all about stories, history and authenticity.”
“To be honest, my life used to be a complete mess. I worked an office job I absolutely hated and always felt stressed out and anxious. I was so focused on making money that I was always unhappy. When I found my Lapis Lazuli mala and started wearing it, it felt like a security blanket that protected and empowered me. It almost seemed to talk to me, and reminded me that there was more to life than spending all my time in a cubicle. The next month, I quit my office job to open a successful yoga studio.”
When it became time to get off the plane, we said our goodbyes and she told me where to get the Lapis Lazuli mala.
If I didn’t feel the aura of the Lapis Lazuli in person and hear the woman’s story, I wouldn’t have believed how a piece of jewelry could have such an impact on someone’s life.