As a member of the Aquarian Women's Leadership Society, we were tasked to create a Wish Path during this Lion's Gate through the Autumn Equinox. Guru Jagat describes it as, "a meditative, physically created pathway that embodies the path you want to create in your life."
She also shared a beautiful quote from Chögryam Trungpa Rinpoche:
The word prayer…is a translation for this Tibetan word which literally means “Wish Path”. It is not a request to an external deity, but a method of purifying and directing the mind. It acts as inspiration by arousing the minds inherent desire for good, and attracts the fulfillment of it’s aim.
I think this perfectly aligns with malas as they are a physical representation of our intentions, hopes and dreams that we mediate on and hold close to our hearts in our daily lives.
For my personal mala, I frequently re-knot my sandalwood beads with new stones and metals when I feel it is time to LEVEL UP. It is kinda of a remix to pull in new energies and new intentions. For the Summer Solstice, I felt that I was strong and safe enough to do some major heart opening. I paired Kunzite and Morganite with white thread and a gold Hematite star. Kunzite ignites joy which is a key to unlock the heart to receive Divine Love. Morganite is one of my favorite stones as it helps cleanses the heart of fear, anger and resentment so that the heart can be receptive to loving words, actions and energy of others.
For the Lions Gate, I was fortunate enough to be in one of my favorite places on the planet, the island of PATMOS. On the eve of the new moon and in the company of some amazing women at my friend Athena's yoga retreat compound, we all set about our intentions for our Wish Path. It was an extraordinary and powerful evening. As I steeped in the possibilities, I swam in the clear, blue waters, meditated in the trees and sang mantras into the wind. The Wish Path that came to me includes PROSPERITY, HEALTH, GRACE, COMPASSION AND BENEVOLENT LEADERSHIP. On the 11th day of Moon, I sat on our veranda and I knotted my new wish path with Jade, Morganite, Malachite with burgundy thread and Silver moon, star and heart. When we returned to Athens, I felt compelled to climb to the Temple of Athena in the Acropolis to soak up the ancient but very powerful feminine energy.
I am looking forward to this new season, this new age, this new wish path.