The essence of the Divine Feminine is powerful, it is receptive, intuitive, wise + life giving. Goddess Durga is the epitome of female strength and Shakti. She is the goddess that is revered as Divine Mother, wife of Lord Shiva and the fierce mother protector of the moral order of the cosmos. She embodies purity, self power, strength and the highest truth, known as supreme consciousness.
Black Lava, Labradorite, Rutilated Quartz and Garnet are the gemstones that make up the Durga Mala with a 9 Mukhi Rudraksha. The 9 faced Rudraksha represents the Goddess Durga and contains the power of the Nine Deities. This special Rudraksha increases self-power, helps to concentrate the mind and with the protection and blessings of the Divine Mother, evokes fearlessness, dynamism and and an increase in energy.
Lava Stone- A stone composed of the elements of Fire and Earth, this stone is birthed out of the core of Mother Earth in the form of molten lava, and is hardened overtime until it reaches a solid state. Rising up from the center of the earth, this stone carries with it the properties of purification, rebirth, strength, vitality, courage and is grounding and rooting to any scattered energies or emotions. This stone strengthens ones connection to Mother Earth, and is calming to ones emotions with a supportive energy, helping to shed any unwanted layers of emotional attachment.
Labradorite is the stone of inner magic, it represents the transformative unseen forces that bring miracles into being and joy to the world. It is a stone of the mystics, awakening the intuitive nature of the heart, psychic capabilities and deep inner knowing of the cosmos. Labradorite is also the protector of the mineral kingdom, providing stability and rootedness when partaking in ventures beyond time and space. It is the stone of transformation and a stone of dharma, helping you awaken your destiny.
Rutilated Quartz- Intensifies the energy of Quartz, it provides access for one to get to the root of a problem or dis-ease, so that one can remedy the situation. The ethereal aspects of Rutile when found in quartz bring about strength of love, ease in transition, growth in ones own development, calm, reason, clarity and order.
Garnet is the stone of royalty, it emits the energy of life force itself and is found to stimulate creative energy and passion. Representing commitment, this stone helps one commit to the visions of the heart to bring them into the earthly plane. It represents the passion and fire for that which ignites your heart, and brings with it the essence of purification and the power of the mystical Phoenix. Just like the Phoenix, one must catch on fire to rebirth, therefore igniting oneself with the passion of life will lead you onto your path of purpose, burning away all that which is no longer serving you. Because this stone is also rooted into the earth, it is grounding to the fire and brings with it the motivation of movement within the body. This is the stone to work with if one is feeling stuck or without luster for life. Garnet restores the primordial fire of life force, passion and sensuality that is the very creative essence of life.