I was going thru a very difficult time in my life and was feeling sorry for myself, a friend recommended that I volunteer and help other people. Volunteering got me to realize that giving back is the best therapy of all. Caring about others less fortunate helped me be grateful for what I have.
Helping others is always in my mind. I don’t know how to approach a homeless person in the street, I am never sure of the right thing to do. Should I give money? and how much? or should I buy this person a sandwich?
Giving to charities always seem so impersonal. I want to see what difference I can make in the world even if it is a very small one.
Then one day I read Mother Teresa’s quote:
This really resonated with me and it inspired me to focus my energy on one person at a time. Make a difference in someone’s life. Something tangible and real, something I could really evaluate, something that would feel like volunteering.
The concept and the mission of The Hearts of Gold was born.
We collaborate with non-profit companies and help them financially with one specific person or animal.
We could be paying for a dog medical bills in a shelter or helping with the cost of furniture for a person transitioning from being homeless to getting into a home. Once the amount of money needed is reached, we move to a new person or animal.
For each piece you buy we give a percentage of our proceed to help others. Check our “Who are we helping today?” page to learn more.
One person at the time we can make a difference.
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About our pieces:
Each piece is handmade with love, smudged with California sage to remove any negative energy and charged with Reiki positive energy to lift your spirit and help you strengthen your bond with mother nature. Reiki energy flows where it is needed the most. It can help spiritually, physically or emotionally.
Some of our creations are limited-edition pieces, each one is numbered using a sterling silver tag. Every piece is truly unique.
What is smudging?
Smudging is an ancient practice used for healing and energy clearing. It is used to clear negative energy, replenish positive energy and purify the body, aura, space and objects.
What is Reiki energy?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Reiki can be done on people, animals and objects.