12 Step Recovery Meditation or Prayer Beads with Matt Talbot & Unity Medals
This set of meditation or prayer beads has been designed for members of 12 Step recovery programs. It features a medal of Matt Talbot, the patron of those recovering from alcoholism, and a Unity pendant - the symbol of recovery from alcoholism. The beads can be used as an aid to prayer and meditation, or simply as "worry beads" to help relieve stress in challenging times.
There are 12 clear sapphire blue Czech glass beads (8mm round) in the loop, one for each of the 12 Steps in the recovery program. There is a small yin-yang bead after the 3rd Step bead, so the first 3 steps are easy to locate by touch. The yin-yang symbol represents balance between opposites - life and death, male and female, lightness and darkness.
The loop meets at a braided circle, again referencing the continuity of the cycles of life. The front drop contains 3 faceted lampwork glass beads, one for each of the 3 principles of recovery.
The beads begin and end with a medal of Matt Talbot, and a silver pewter Unity symbol. Matt Talbot was himself a recovering alcoholic, and a man of extraordinary Christian faith. This set of recovery beads would make a great gift for any Catholic or Christian in recovery, as well as those that identify with the struggle of overcoming addiction.
These prayer beads can be personalized with the addition of letter charms, which can hang along with the medals or from the center ring - perhaps initials of the person using the beads or to be remembered, or the letters of their Fellowship. Details are here: http://etsy.me/1j69AiZ
Length: 22.5cm (9")
Medal: 2.5cm (1")
Unity symbol: 2cm (0.8")
The beads come attractively wrapped along with a pamphlet that explains their purpose and has some suggested ways to start using them, along with a copy of the full Serenity Prayer.