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I am connected … to the earth, to my community, to the ancient wisdom that grows and lives in all.

Hello, I’m Marjorie, creator of Shanti Malas.
I am inspired by the power of meditation, ceremony, prayer, and ritual…
by family, friends, nature, travel, books, and profound gratitude.

ETHOS

Shanti Malas is an offering from the heart … devoted to creating meaningful pieces with love, prayer, and consciously-selected goods.

beautiful, with a sense of spirit and energy…

Each one-of-a-kind piece is handmade, and I am in love with each part of the process – selecting the beads, constructing the pattern, meditatively knotting – as it is a conscious extension of my personal journey and mindful life practices.

Stones, cleansing materials, and all of the bits and pieces are ethically-sourced to the best of my ability, to ensure they will hold the highest possible vibration, and to sincerely contribute to a better world for all beings.

Shanti Malas observes socially-responsible, sustainable, heart-based business practices.

the peace in me sees and honors the peace in you

“Cautious people say, “I’ll do nothing until I can be sure.”
Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose.
Don’t be one of those merchants who won’t risk the ocean!
This is much more important than losing or making money.
This is your connection to God! You must set fire to have light.
Trust means you’re ready to risk what you currently have.
Think of your fear and hope about your livelihood.
They make you go to work diligently every day.
Now consider what the prophets have done.
Abraham wore fire for an anklet.  Moses spoke to the sea.
David molded iron. Solomon rode the wind.
Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible.
Be companions with the prophets even though no one here will know that you are, not even the helpers of the qutb, the abdals.
You can’t imagine what profit will come!
When one of those generous ones invites you into his fire, go quickly!
Don’t say, “But will it burn me? Will it hurt?”

― Rumi, The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems

That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need . . . which springs from the soul.
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