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IMG_1866On the hunt for unique and thoughtful gifts this holiday season?  It’s always nice to find something that brings joy and peace to the recipient, while nurturing their mind, body and spirit.

Over the next week here on Kala’s Bohemian Blog, I’ll be highlighting some gifts that entertain, inspire and just might be the perfect stocking stuffer or extra gift that you’ve been looking for to delight that special friend or loved one in your life.

First up is The Buddha Beads Kit from The Enchanted World of Amy Zerner & Monte Farber.  Packaged in a delightful box, this gift includes a 108-bead mala designed by Amy Zerner along with the companion book, Buddha Beads: Mala Mantras for Guidance, Wisdom and Serenity written by Monte Farber. You may know Amy from her Spiritual Couture collection, which is sold at Bergdorf’s in New York and for her work as an artist, illustrator and jewelry designer and her husband Monte, as a best-selling spirituality author and talented psychic.

Amy’s 30-inch mala is a rich burgundy color highlighted with turquoise beads at the end with silver buddha attachment. It can be held in the hand, worn as a necklace or wrapped around the wrist, as I’m wearing it right now.  I can attest to its comfortable fit as I’ve worn the mala all day enjoying the feel of the beads wrapped around my wrist.  The beads are sturdy but yielding, allowing me to type here with no problem.  The mala would make a great addition to a working altar for the practicing meta-physician as well as a fun conversational piece of jewelry to wear.

buddhabeadsMonte’s 36-page book reveals the Buddhist philosophy of mindfulness and compassion and provides tips on meditation, chakra balancing, creating mantras, and how to use the mala to its full benefit.

He explains in the book the significance of the 108 beads in Buddhism, which are said to represent the following:

6 x 3 x 2 x 3 = 108

6 senses of a human being (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, thought)

3 times past, present and future

2 conditions of heart, mind or intention: pure/impure

3 disturbing emotional states, kleshia: like, dislike, indifference

Sold by Sterling Ethos at $19.95 and at Amazon and stores nationwide, this gift is sure to be enjoyed by college students, seniors, yoga instructors and perhaps your favorite Wall Street Banker who could use some inner peace and tranquility in the New Year.

True Confession time: I adore Amy and Monte and they have been my guests here on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show many times. (See EYS shows: Spirits of Ancestors, Soulmate Path, Enchanted Birthdays & Quantum Affirmations).  They did not seek me out for this review or endorsement, but I was provided this kit by Sterling.  I truly love this gift and highly recommend it as a fun, uplifting and inspiring gift for the special light-workers in your life.

May your holidays be Merry and Bright!



About the Author

Kala Ambrose is "Your Travel Guide to the Other Side". As an award winning author, national columnist, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations. A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala teaches and writes about ancient wisdom teachings and how their techniques can be used in modern day living. Her books, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled both cover these topics. In addition, Kala shares her love of history, travel and the spirit world in her books Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina. Her books are designed to explore the history of cities in an entertaining manner while sharing haunted stories and offering travel tips on how to best see the cities to shop, dine, stay, and visit the haunted sites. Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Entrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce's ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, Daily Om and her school, the Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.

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