Large Gifts in Small Packages
The lofty vision to "Healing the world one piece of jewelry at a time", is just that....lofty. Many days I am in my home studio working on design or writing, disconnected from the experience of my P.R.A.Y. customer. What I would love, and what is in large part the truth, that P.R.A.Y. customers are a community of their own, and a large community at that. People who may one day reach out to one another from the other side of the world to connect, perfect strangers. I believe seven-year-old Amaya is my inspiration for this idea. Thank you, Amaya.
A few days P.R.A.Y. Jewelry launched its' inaugural P.R.A.Y. Ambassadors Rock! Campaign. In the works for over six months, conceptualized nearly one year ago, I felt we are in need of community leaders, people who inspire others, teachers, who love P.R.A.Y., believe in the work, to share our message as they teach and inspire around the globe. What resulted from the launch has been an astounding return of support, praise, and sharing of individual's experience with P.R.A.Y. Jewelry.
My favorite arrived in the form of an application to join the P.R.A.Y. Ambassadors Rock! The team, by seven-year-old Amaya. Reading her email melted my heart, brought tears to my eyes, and reminded me why I do what I do, day in and day out. She reminded me that not one second of my time and efforts are misappropriated. The work I do, the vision I am building through P.R.A.Y., is happening.
The message I received from Amaya:
"Hi, my name is Amaya. I am 7 years old. I am changing the world with healing people with my crystals, touch, and yoga. I go to yoga with my momma, and sometimes I get to help the teacher assist and help people heal. I also got one of the necklaces that you made from my Auntie for Christmas. It has helped me so much since I got it. I sleep with it by my head every night, and it healed my nightmares that I was having. I also wear it all the time. People ask me all the time where it is from. I would LOVE to be apart of your Ambassadors Rock Program and rock more of your jewelry around all the time and help promote your jewelry because I believe that it has helped me heal and will help others. Thank you. xo Amaya"
ZJ: I would like to hear more about how you are helping to heal the world through crystals, touch, and yoga: What specifically do you do with crystals or touch to help heal?
A: I hold my crystals in my hand. The power of the crystals go thru my heart and come out my other hand that is touching the person that I am healing. I also smile or hug people to help heal them.
ZJ: Which piece of P.R.A.Y. Jewelry do you own & how has it affected you?
A: I have the duality crystal bullet necklace. I'm so in love with it. When I wear my necklace, it brings so much joy and love into my heart. When I first got it I was having nightmares, I started to sleep with it by my head every night, and my nightmares went away.
ZJ: Why do you believe PRAY Jewelry will be useful as healing to other people?
A: I believe that PRAY Jewelry will help heal others because they are powerful crystals and filled with so much LOVE. Plus they are beautiful.
ZJ: What is your favorite thing to do?
A: I love being a competitive cheerleader. My favorite part is flying and tumbling. I also love playing outside with the fairies. I make houses for them and play with them. The fairies are amazing and help me in so many ways.
ZJ: Do you have a pet or favorite cartoon or stuffed animal? If so, what is their name?
A: My dog named Karma. When I'm sleeping Karma meets me in dreamland, and he talks to me. He is special. I love him so much!
ZJ: What would you like to do when you grow up?
A: When I grow up, I want to be a yoga teacher.
Thank you, Amaya. It is because of you and all of the beautiful souls around the world like you who co-create to make our world beautiful, to make P.R.A.Y. possible. Thank you for sharing your story, I am honored to share it with the world. Love, Z.