I got introduced to malas last year through my friend, Shia Lynn Toh, founder of The Artsy Craftsy, who was selling them on her creative shoppe. I was attracted to the colours, unique charms and tassel at the end of the long string of beads, so I bought a few to wear and hang as decoration.
I later discovered that malas are strands of 108 beads plus a “guru” bead, traditionally used for meditation, chanting or prayer. I noticed that yoga teachers and students sometimes like to wear them.
I first met Thing Thing at a Clove&Clive, a spiritual meditation centre preaching conscious living and conscious loving. We share the love of a wonderful game called the Transformation Game. We have played the game (together and individually) so many times that I’ve have lost count.
The Transformation Game is essentially a board game, not just any board game, but a spiritual game that guides players to face whatever is going on in their lives with full authenticity. The game is a powerful tool that offers insights into the physical,emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of ourselves.