SPIRITUAL JEWELRY & RECOVERY GIFTS
12 Steps toward Spiritual Recovery - Twelve Beads Celebrate the Journey
March Anniversary Gift w/ Designer Grade Aquamarine Center Stone
A High Quality, Discrete Anniversary AA Gift that you can be proud to give or receive, and can be worn to work, or anywhere! Gorgeous Genuine Gemstone Bracelets made with Sterling Silver and Designer Grade Gemstones with Unique Center Stone for your Anniversary Month. A card explaining the meaning of each stone, and step it symbolizes is included. Also included is a copy of the AA Promises. You item will be arrive in a jewelry box with gold ribbon.
One of the reasons I designed these without an AA symbol was to remain anonymous. They have no AA signs or numbers to make people ask "What does the 2 stand for?" That means Sober people can wear it all day, every day, including at work. My experience with being sober over 20 years, is that after a while, you prefer to be discrete. Also, after the next anniversary, the number of years wont be valid. What about a little Birthstone at the end as a dangle for their Anniversary Month? We call the day we got sober our Sober Birthday.
STEP 1 - ACCEPTANCE (Amethyst) - is the First Step stone because it symbolizes Sobriety and Abstinence from any substance.
STEP 2 - FAITH (Peridot or Citrine) - Citrine is a good first "Spiritual Stone" for people who have not yet had a spiritual awakening, or are having trouble relating to a "Higher Power" as it helps people who are having trouble relating to the reality of a world beyond the physical world, or that some outside influence is willing to support and aid you in a personal way. Bearer of optimism, joy, and happiness.
STEP 3 - SURRENDER (Azurite, Smokey Quartz or Ruby) - It helps to set aside willfulness (turning over our own self will) and headstrong behavior.
STEP 4 - HONESTY (Turquoise, Apatite or Obsidian) -A truth stone, it symbolizes a time to be honest with yourself. Much will be gained when you become still, and see yourself as your truly are. This stone is a reminder to share your vision and "WALK your TALK!" This step is not a "think it" step... it's a "DO IT!" step. The truth is very motivating to those ready to hear it. By doing so, you make it okay for others to believe and follow.
STEP 5 - COURAGE (Carnelian or Sodalite) - This step calls for some courage. To believe we will still be loved. To walk forward in spite of fear. To take the ACTION of selecting one to whom we will bare our soul. Carnelian is a motivator, as this step seems to be one that many people procrastinate about taking. Sodalite eliminates Shame, Fear and Guilt better than any other stone! Many times, shame, guilt and fear of revealing our past to another human being will hold someone back from being able to take this step.
STEP 6 - WILLINGNESS (Charoite or Fluorite) - Letting Go of Defects: builds purity of spirit and helps to clarify those aspects of our spiritual nature that it is time to release and let go, as they no longer serve our higher good.
STEP 7 - HUMILITY (Quartz Crystal) - The symbol of Universal Wisdom, and Healing. This stone amplifies heart felt prayers, wishes and positive visualizations. Keeps you in touch with your spiritual side, and reminds you that you are a spiritual being having a human experience. All spiritual pursuits can be stimulated and amplified using this stone's energy. It helps you to be receptive to higher guidance.
STEP 8 - FORGIVENESS (Peridot or Agate) - Blue Lace Agate: I personally believe the hardest part of "becoming willing" in this step is letting go of the resentments, anger, and bitterness we feel toward the very people we are trying to make the amends to. Rationalization, justification, and self righteous anger can keep us stuck on this step a long time. Forgiveness: Moss Agate, Amethyst, Rhodochrosite Resentments and Jealousy: Green Agates Bitterness - Blue Agates
STEP 9 - FREEDOM (Rose Quartz or Sodalite) - I believe this step becomes possible when love replaces anger, fear, and guilt. The process of amends releases the burden of guilt and remorse we have carried for so long, and finally sets us FREE. This is the step that gives you WINGS. Rose Quartz teaches unconditional love of self and others, forgiveness and tolerance.
STEP 10 - PERSEVERENCE (Snowflake Obsidian or Pearls) - Snowflake Obsidian is an "ego buster" - reveling the truth about ourselves in a none too gentle manner. Sometimes, an illness can be treated with medication, and other times, surgery is required. Obsidian cuts through all our defenses and exposes us naked to ourselves. Wear obsidian to stay "right size"
STEP 11 - PATIENCE (Turquoise or Iolite[Water Sapphire]) - Higher Awareness - One of its primary functions is to stimulate us as spiritual beings, guiding us to a higher awareness, and awakening us to the inner knowledge that so patiently waits within each of us.
STEP 12 - LOVE (Azurite or Labradorite) - The FLASH will remind you of this stones purpose. Labradorite brings forth each person's strengths and gifts to share with the world, and each other. (To carry the message... to those who still suffer)
SILVER: MIRROR OF THE SOUL Used to bring patience and perseverance to the wearer. Helps to smooth over the rough spots in your personality that might at times be considered "abrasive". Helps us to see ourselves as other see us, which leads us to positive changes.
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