It’s February! It feels like 2013 started just yesterday, but here we are, already 1/12 of the way through this new year. In Montreal, it’s a brisk -24 degrees celcius (with windchill) – and nothing warms my heart on a cold winter day like giving away stuff to beloved IAYB readers!
So I’m pleased to offer a beautiful Ray mala from Wear Peace. This 16″ mala is made of rudraksha beads and citrine gemstones, and bedazzled with a 22k gold plated silver “om” symbol and a tea stained tassel. Citrine promotes success, increases creativity and relieves self-doubt. Rudraksha beads are believed to destroy negative thoughts and grant the wearer peace of mind, clarity and purpose. A mala is a string of (usually) 108 beads used for chanting or reciting mantra in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
Ray malas are handmade in Bali by Aum Rudraksha Designs and distributed by Boulder, Colorado-based small business Wear Peace. The rudraksha beads (made from the seeds of the rudraksha berry) are sustainably harvested, fairly traded and ethically produced.
With a retail value of $163US, I have just one of these beauties to give away to a lucky IAYB fan. To enter, simply sign up for the IAYB mailing list (if you’re already a subscriber, leave a comment below). Sign up by 5pm EST, Tuesday, February 5. One name will be drawn at random and notified by email.