Sobriety Anniversary Gift, 12 Step Recovery Meditation Beads
This is a larger set of 12 step recovery prayer & meditation beads with a substantial feel in the hands. I've made this set with a mix of natural gemstone beads and a medal with the Serenity Prayer. They are suitable for men (or women), and are well-constructed for rugged hands.
A pamphlet comes with the set which explains a bit about meditation/prayer beads and has some suggested ways to start using them in your Recovery routine.
I've used larger 10mm round unakite for the 12 beads in the loop, which represent the 12 steps of the recovery program. These unakite beads are separated with small pyrite gemstone beads, tiny grey jasper and little silver spacers for ease of handling.
Unakite: calming, increases confidence in challenging and transforming times;
Pyrite: grounding and stablising influences;
Jasper - a stone of healing and independence.
The loop comes together at a silver pewter Unity symbol, originally the emblem of Alcoholics Anonymous but now recognized as a symbol of recovery. The 3 sides of the triangle represent the 3 concepts of recovery - unity, service and recovery - encompassed by the circle of fellowship.
The front of the set also has 3 black agate beads, which reinforce the 3 principles of recovery, and can be used for meditating on the personal meaning of those concepts in your life.
Black agate: protection and success, along with courage to achieve life goals.
The set finishes with a pewter medal with praying hands on the front and the Serenity Prayer in raised lettering on the reverse. It is made with multi-strand super-flexible stainless steel wire, and all ends are properly finished with wire guardians.
Length from mid-back to end of medal: 33.5cm (13.2")
Serenity Prayer medallion: 2.5cm across (1 inch)
Beads: 10mm round jasper & onyx, 6mm pyrite, 4mm jasper.
These prayer & meditation beads come attractively packaged along with the pamphlet.
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