mercredi 25 février 2009

Beads of courage - a unique program for children coping with serious illness.



Lately, I came across this fantastic foundation : Beads of courage. I believe deeply in art-therapy and I was quite pleased to see that beads are now in the loop.

I immediatetly felt compeled to share that one of a kind foundation that is so dear to my heart for 3 main reasons.

1 - I deeply love children who are in fact little adults. They are our everyday teachers and the only reason we are there for them is to protect them as well as to help them spread there wings or to empower them would be another way of saying it. When you really take time to listen to a children's deepest toughts, you'll always be amazed at what's really going on under that sweet face. Big emotions, tremendous curiosity and understanding of the world they observed around them and the lods of love to be given they carrie in such a small body is always outstanding.

How many kids do you have then? I can hear the question. The answer is none to my deepest regret. Somehow, for medical reasons, I cant. And it seems to happen to many women that deeply care for kids. Now, not being able to have kids of my own blood does not mean that I will never have one. Besides that, I feel a responsability towards every kids on this planet and in a way, they are all mine, they are all ours. We all need to take care of them and make them feel secure in this bizarre world.

2- As a massotherapist, I am really concerned about the physical and mental wellness of all beings. If the hurting can be relief for just a little time, every single actions are worth it. If one bead brings a smile in a hurting kids face, it's worth it. If one bead can bring courage to one kid it's worth it. If the kid can wear his beads of courage around his neck and be an exemple, an inspiration for other suffering kids, it's worth it!

3- My passion for beads, beadwork and body adornment is certainly the 3rd reason. Every single bead is special and has a unique personnality. Semi-precious stones were always given some healing powers. Colors are also healing and can elevate your spirit and energise you. Besides the technicals of beadwork, this is really driving me forward, wanting to explore more and give more. Body adornment can therefore have a multidimentionnal definition and Beads of courage is certainly one among the most important to me.

http://www.beadsofcourage.net/index.htm

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