Shining Bright projects work with patients from the Bethlehem Psychiatric Hospital and with local unemployed women. We teach them glass work skills, enabling them to create products that can be sold to generate an income. We also teach key principles of hope from the heart that will inspire their lives and the lives of those around them.
Seeking heart is made up of many colours within, considering we seek many things in life. There are green shoots pointing upwards from the heart which grow in life and vitality as we seek after what is good. Surrounding the branches are pockets of bright yellow light, just like the truth that comes from seeking goodness. On the opposite side the colour is dark purple/blue, as these areas of the heart have not yet been discovered, though glimmers of rainbow purple can be found in between the darkness.
Forgiving heart - the colours here are dark blue, white, lilac and red. The red represents our forgiveness from other people, the blue our choice to forgive, and the white heart is what we are changed into when we have both received forgiveness and then given it.
Intimacy heart - the colours in this design are beautiful. The heart shapes are filled with lilac and fire colours surrounded by yellow with dots of white and deep blue. These colours represent the beauty of learning to more deeply relate to one another and those we love.
Transparency- the hearts have a surround of white, but are not filled with any colour. Instead they are left ‘see-through’ so that anyone looking in can see the candle burning inside. The main colours filling the holder are blue and green representing the life (green) and truth (blue) that flow from times when we have nothing to hide and are transparent.
For more information and how to give to the projects’ continuing work please visit the website: www.bizra.org/handiworks
‘We exist to restore and strengthen Middle Eastern families and communities, empowering them to make positive change within their society.’
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