JAI MALA ROSE
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Please scroll down to read this beautiful story of how Cira's beads came to be.
Further down you will find a FAQ's page and how to care for your rose petal beads.
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My sister, Cira Felina Bolla, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in the beginning of 2013. The type of [breast] cancer that she was diagnosed with was considered "rare," meaning that only 10% of women had it. It was caused by a mutated gene, which made chemotherapy and other common Western treatments, out of the question. Using alternative treatments, Cira was able to bounce back to (almost) full health, and go from stage 4 to stage 2 cancer.
I traveled to Spain for several months to pursue a teaching opportunity, and during that time my sister and I kept each other updated daily on our lives. We would share recipes, love antidotes, and random daily happenings which inspired us. She was doing better than I had seen her do in over ten years. She was happy, vibrant, and charging at life each day with renewed vitality and force.
In February, I received word that her cancer had once again resurfaced, and this time it had spread to areas that were more compromising. A year to date had elapsed since her initial diagnosis, and this time the results were far worse. In early March of 2014 my sister was told that she had ten tumors present in her brain, and since they were "scattered" all over, the only option she had was full brain radiation. She refused, and even laughed at the idea. "If I'm going to die, I'm going to do it MY way," she said to her doctor. That was Cira. If something was going to happen to her in life, she was going to make it her own and take control of it. I flew home to be with her during this transitional period. I didn't know what to expect, or how to deal with what was to come. Over the course of two weeks, I saw her physical condition worsen dramatically.
The day before she passed away, I lied in bed with her and enveloped myself in her arms, taking in her warm embrace. Since she had lost her ability to speak, I would read her eyes and respond accordingly. I told her how much I loved her, and gave her permission to leave her physical body. I felt the energy shifting in the room, and knew that a change was very near. On March 25th, 2014, my sister and I held hands, and stared at each other pensively. I smiled for her, and she let a tear drop from each eye before exhaling her last breath and joining the spirit world. As I looked around my sister, I realized she had died the way SHE wanted to, on her own terms. She was in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her closest friends, candles of all sorts, incense, and dozens of roses - which were her favorite flower.
Immediately after she passed, candles were lit in all corners of the room, and her favorite music was played. I washed her body in rose petal water, and decorated her in rose petals. I know I honored her body and her spirit as best I could, by ensuring that she was as beautiful in death as she was in life. Over the course of 3 days, her body remained ornamented in rose petals, and surrounded by an array of candles in all four cardinal directions.
With the rose petal crown that I had given her, she looked like the Frida Kahlo of death. She was a work of art, and that was always her intention.
My sister and I were extremely close. She was 19 years older than me, and raised me as both her sister, a mother, and a best friend. We were each others soul mates, and we always spoke about how unconditional our love was for one another. "Do you know know how much I love you?" I would ask. To which Cira would reply, "To the moon and back." That's right Cira, to the moon and back.
After my sister's passing, I reached out to Celeste to share this experience with her. Two days later, I shipped all the roses that were on and around my sisters body.
While my sister was still alive, I was wearing another rose mala that Celeste had given me months prior. Every time my sister saw it, she would point and say "I want my own, tell her I want one. Can I have one?" I ended up letting her wear mine, because she was so persistent every time she saw it on me! Cira, you finally have your own... and it's as beautiful as you could've ever wanted it to be!
Thank you Celeste, for creating the most beautiful rose mala which honors Cira's spirit in every way, and thank you for making it possible for me to hold her close to me every day. My sister had a radiant personality. She was an eternal optimist, who was able to transmute positivity and love to anyone that she embraced. That was her gift. Every day that I wear this mala I will think of her, and use it to tap into her creativity and love. We love you, and we love our mala! Isabelle written, Cira approved.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS FABULOUS WOMAN VISIT HER WEBSITE AT www.SOFAUSTI.COM
ABOUT YOUR JAI MALA ROSE BEADS
Your Jai Mala Rose beads are handmade using fresh Roses and water. One-of-a-kind like the Rose itself, every bead takes on its own unique shape. We do not use chemicals, sealants, or fragrance oils. Just the simple, elegant scent of the Rose. The more they are handled they smooth and polish over time.
Remember that the beads will retain their original scent, however, if you use perfumes or cologne the beads will absorb the scent. If sterling silver is used in your piece we suggest using a soft cloth to polish, never use chemicals to polish, this may damage the beads.
ROSE PETAL BEADS ARE NOT WATERPROOF
NEVER SEAL IN PLASTIC. WHEN NOT IN USE STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE.
It is strongly recommended that you store it in a dry cool place avoiding humidity. They can be stored in a case or keepsake box for extended periods if not in use. This will preserve them from humidity, odors and will help retain their rose scent.
Although these beads are durable and will last for generations, remember that they are organic. Your rose petal beads will last for generations with proper care. Although the rose petal beads are hard and durable, they can be crushed under extreme weight, pressure or if stepped on.
DO NOT store in areas with high humidity or strong odors.
DO NOT immerse the rose beads in liquid of any kind, this will destroy the beads.
DO NOT hang or place in direct sunlight, this will bleach the beads and possibly make them brittle in extreme cold or heat.
DO NOT immerse the beads in liquid of any kind or use cleaners on them. This will destroy the beads.
Shipping and Delivery
All purchases are shipped via USPS. For orders placed outside the US please contact us to estimate shipping fees. Please allow one to two weeks to process your order, each order is custom made, unless otherwise noted for shipment. Orders are processed and delivered Monday through Friday 10-3pm, excluding holidays. Jai Mala Rose cannot be responsible for unanticipated delays, breakage or loss incurred during the shipping period.
A shipping confirmation is emailed to you as soon as your purchase has been shipped, which will allow you to track the status of your shipment.
No Returns accepted. All sales are final.
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