For myself, prayer is an act that requires all of me. It is a laying down, not only of words, but the truth. It is a raw, real, open, honest, visceral,and humbling act of both release and request. Prayer does not have to be pretty and, I find, the messier it is the more powerful and clear the answers are. I sing, dance, chant, write, yell, beg, scream, and cry my prayers. When I pray, I lay it all down! A dear friend told me that She wants my wounding. My experience praying to Jesus taught me the same thing. No matter who you pray to, They want our wounding in exchange for a fruitful and joyous life.
The Prayer Necklace Collection is inspired by various ways people of the world pray. The design resembles malas of India and rosaries of the Catholic Church. The silk knots, each holding a healing prayer, are inspired by the tzitzit on Jewish tallits. The lava stones are our elders in Shamanic traditions. The turquoise is known for its metaphysical healing properties of protection and for clear communication with Spirit in Native American spirituality and the shamanic Buddhist traditions of Ladakh that hark back to the ancient Bon religion. The turquoise beads spin and twirl like a Buddhist prayer wheel and the pyrite and pearl extensions are reminiscent of the hand held versions. The Swarovski crystal beads are violet and activate Sahasrara chakra while the red coral activates Muladhara chakra; no matter how we pray, we remain grounded while our prayers rise up to Spirit. Many Blessings and may your prayers be answered.