Talismans, lucky charms and crystals are present in all cultures as tokens for us to be mindful.
Reminders to hold our desires, motivation or to heal have been part of history for centuries.
The Laughing Buddha, is an easily recognizable Asian symbol of good luck, contentment and abundance. Once a historical Chinese monk, the Laughing Buddha is almost always shown smiling or laughing, and is also referred to as the "Fat Buddha". Legend has it that if one rubs the Laughing Buddha’s great belly, it brings wealth, good luck and prosperity.
Mantras are chanted sounds, syllables, or group of words considered to be capable of transforming. One of the best known six-syllabled Tibetan Buddhist mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” is often featured on landscapes, rocks, hillsides, flags and prayer wheels. This mantra loosely translates to “Praise to the jewel in the lotus” is recited continuously to help achieve perfection in the six practices of generosity, pure ethics, tolerance, and patience, perseverance, concentration, wisdom. Once we perfected these attributes we are considered to be enlightened.
Celebrities in recent times have openly used crystals and quartz, which has given the used of crystals a new resurgence. One holds crystals or places them somewhere on the body. Through the interaction with the body's energy field or chakra, it is said to promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
Whatever, you choose as your reminder, the power of suggestion of the human mind is powerful. Therapeutic results can be both genuine and potent. Finding that one jewelry piece that supports the overall goodness inside you, in turn, helps bring a brighter reality for us all.