For 40 days, I will make it a priority to wake up early or make the time at lunch to meditate and create with positive vibes. Taking the inspiration from my mala making session, I will meditate on my purpose for the day while also focusing on positive energy and the things that I am grateful for (which isn't always easy for me). Since I love the energy of "good vibes", I obviously want to share them with others, so for the 40 days of this practice, I will create a mala bracelet a day, focusing on what I love about them/how I appreciate them and send a note of positivity on to that specific person (and also literally using the USPS). I will also share with my readers about that person and in short what it is about them that I admire. My goal is to bring Prosperity, as in the state of good fortune, comfort and well-being to both myself and my people. I ordered some special beads that had meaning and also decided to incorporate ones that I have been collecting over the years from vintage vendors, flea markets and the like. I wanted these to be special and personal, so that if the recipient did want to use them as prayer beads or worry beads (more likely my use), they'd have something special to hold.
Quiana (you may know her from Harlem Lovebirds) is a great gal. She is fabulously unapologetic in her opinions and is always fighting for what she believe is right and just, not just for her beautiful children but because she genuinely wants to see the world become a better place for us all to live in. I am always looking to her to keep me in touch with important issues even if they make me uncomfortable because it's way too easy to resort to what makes us comfortable. I love Quiana's spirit and I support her in all of her worthy endeavors as a wife, Mama and activist. For Quiana's bracelet, I wanted to convey "Strength" and for some reason I was feeling the dark when putting it together. I used feldspar and Earth jasper for her. Jasper enables one to be more present in the physical body and conscious of Nature and one’s surroundings. It encourages one to celebrate moments of isolation to absorb, reflect, and connect with these energies and kindles an awareness of the spiritual connection we hold with all living things. (<-- I totally copied and pasted that blurb, obvi)
Be sure to keep up with the entire series, all 40 days worth!