Grief is an emotional reaction to loss; mourning is an active response to grief. Bead Blessings are a powerful and beautiful tool for grieving actively. They can help you focus your attention while saying a prayer, blessing, or mantra. Or, you can use it as “worry beads” when the anxieties of grief are strong.
The Elephant Series of Bead Blessings includes an elephant stone bead (symbolizing always remembering the deceased) along with a blessing charm: butterfly, dragonfly, or tree of life. The elephant stones for the children’s series come in red, aqua blue, and yellow.