I am a VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS
! I'm small...just one of me! But my intentions are HUGE! I make handcrafted mala beads with one goal in mind. To RAISE AWARENESS about the horrible side-effect of war called PTS
. I have several seva projects
, but my most popular is the Warrior Mala Bead.
That is why I have combined it with my two favorite non-profit organizations. One of which is Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans (MYT).
MYT currently has a nation-wide call to action to help them raise money to pay for their "tool-kit." So far MYT has sent out more than 10,000 of these books to Veterans around the globe. They have a goal of sending 30.000 by 2014. That is where you come in!
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE AND RECEIVE ALL AT THE SAME TIME?
Well...now you can! Through out the entire month of November I will donate $5 for every Warrior Mala you sponsor ($15) to MYT. Additionally, I will send these Warrior Malas to Veterans currently in one of the MYT affiliate Yoga for Vets programs
, or in-resident programs. My goal is to find 50 sponsors. FYI...you too can hold a fundraiser for MYT this Veterans Day.
But that is just the half of it! IF you GIVE...then you will also...RECIEVE! For every Warrior Mala you sponsor, I will put your name into a drawing to win the MYT Exclusive mala, the Support Precedes Action Mala.
This is an amazing mala that I think really captures the essence of what both MalaforVets and MYT is all about. 8mm Obsidian beads make up the majority of this powerful mala. It has six 8mm Grey Ice Flake Quartz beads and three 8mm Orange Ice Flake Quartz beads as spacers. This mala is finished off with a 10mm Unakite guru bead, 6mm Sandalwood bead and an antiqued silver-finished pewter Ganesha pendant.
SUPPORT: Obsidian is a very supportive and protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It absorbs negative energies from the environment. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Unakite adds to the “supportive” nature of this mala by providing grounding when needed.
ACTION: Unakite is also excellent at removing obstacles to your personal growth. Meditations with this gemstone will aid in releasing pain and anger that you are having trouble letting go of. Quartz can amplify both positive thoughts and energy and can stimulate positive action when it is needed. They can strengthen your ability to be a loving person, and can enhance your abilities to enjoy life and accomplish the things you want in life. Ganesha will help you take positive action as he is widely known as the “Remover of Obstacles,” and “Lord of Success.” Additionally, Ganesh is also the “Giver of Success” and is associated with general abundance in life.
I hope you will consider sponsoring a Warrior in support of this Veterans Day fundraiser. I would also be very honored and humbled if you shared the above infographic in hopes to draw more awareness to this Seva Project....Namaste - Chris.