Rocks and Anchors, Touchstones and Talismans

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Throughout our life, we often find there are times when we need someone to be our “rock” and our “anchor.” For many, many  years, my husband and my dear friend Masil were always there as strong rocks and anchors, just as I was for them. However, with age and infirmity, and then with Masil’s passing, neither has been able be those for me over the past several years. My beloved son has stepped up and often is a rock and anchor in so many supportive ways.  We all need someone who will hold on to us, and for us, when we cannot do that for ourselves; someone to lovingly anchor us when we haven’t the strength to do it alone. These beautiful people, be they family or dearly loved friends, become our “rocks” and our “anchors” in those times of struggle. I have a dear friend who was my emotional and spiritual  “rock” and my “anchor” during a critical illness when I so needed that lifeline she offered. Although I barely knew her at the time, my gratitude overflows when I remember the compassion and heart that held steady and positive when I was totally incapacitated and could not do it for myself. She recently sent me a picture of a large heart-shaped rock she saw while on vacation. She said the rock was too big to bring home, so she took a picture and sent it instead. That heart has rich meaning, for it symbolically reminds me of the Universal Love or seed of God that lies in every single aspect of creation. And it is the heart (which is both the second and the most important brain) where true connection and “Coherence” happens between people. When we establish coherence between our own brain and heart, or with another person, we have reached the highest vibrational energy possible, according to the scientific studies by the HeartMath Institute and its researchers.

That single picture of a heart shaped stone leads me into looking into and at the value of using “touchstones” and “Talismans,” in a positive and healing way. For many of us, touchstones and talismans have been in the realm of myth and superstition. Most of us haven’t even given them much, if any, thought most of our lifetimes. It’s only been in recent years that I’ve come to understand the richness of meaning that can lie hidden within those images. However, the more deeply I look into the Quantum Sciences and delve into the concept of the power of thought to alter or create both our personal and the larger world, the more I’ve given thought to the usefulness of touchstones and talismans to remind me of what I am creating  and to aid me in reaching for higher states of consciousness. They are certainly not necessary, but they can be used as an aid.

For those not familiar with them, a touchstone is defined as a guide or reminder, and a talisman or amulet is defined as a lucky charm. I think of the touchstone as a potent reminder of my “Intentions,” and the talisman as reminder of the limitless creative power of love and the infinite possibilities that lie before us,  and are yet to be  discovered and utilized fully. Some people use them as an object they can carry in a pocket to remind them of their intention every time they reach into that pocket. Some use them as sacred objects on their personal altars.

I prefer, for the most part, to use pictures. While my iPhone is not my touchstone, it does carry the pictures and music that I frequently use as touchstones, and it is always handy and convenient. That picture of the heart shaped stone is becoming my touchstone to remind me of the power of coherence when I connect my mind and heart. It is also becoming a reminder that all creation, animate and inanimate, has a heart sense and I need to connect in love with all that has been created. Another picture is of the friend who was with me during that critical time I mentioned earlier and who was my rock and anchor!  In that dimension, I had a NDE  and an experience with her that I have described as a Namaste (God greeting God) experience of overwhelming, all-encompassing, Universal Love.  Now, just by looking at her picture and into her eyes, I am instantly transported back to that dimension where there is nothing but love. This touchstone helps me enter into a deeper state of meditation, and from that state, I send out healing love, affirmations, visualizations and prayer. In the end, the deeper we can reach into our hearts and touch Love, the more we will heal ourselves, others, and our world!


(This new thinking, which is science and spirituality connecting as they never have before, is rich, and I’ll be writing more about this in the next posts. I’ll also be exploring the importance of thought and belief in shaping our lives and our world. Cell biology, epigenetics, and the Quantum sciences, are demonstrating incredible evidence that shows we are more powerful than we have ever thought.)




  1. cathy mary on August 20, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Thank-you so much for sharing this. It touched my heart and moved me emotionally. I can relate to everything you described (except the NDE).

  2. Ione on August 20, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Thank you Cathy for writing and letting me know that what I’m sharing is beneficial and helpful! I appreciate your comments.
    Ione Jenson

  3. Cheryl Rancourt on August 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Lone : thank you for your writings
    I learn something from you with every piece you write .. I am that person that loves deeply , but understand it now, the gratitude of loving deeply is undescribable and i feel that many just don’t understand it – I don’t see it much around me and a lot of people are scared to open their heart for such love , they think they do – I love this place I’m in , it’s comfortable for me now .
    Looking forward to reading your writings what you just spoke of …..
    Blessings to you my dear xo

  4. Ione on August 21, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks Cheryl, You’re right, most people find it hard to understand or to trust love, however, we are growing more and more in the right direction. When we reach out to others in love, without expectations, we are increasing the vibrations and that is an important step in the process of becoming the love we are! Have you read,.

  5. Cheryl Rancourt on August 23, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I just read it now – thank you for that Lone :
    Are all these articles in your book ?
    It’s amazing how life lines up , because this is exactly what I’m working on now –
    Valentine De Francis has a couple groups on Facebook – she is phenomenal teaching this same work you do – she actually is helping me understand this very topic –
    . Look her up if you can ,
    Thank you so much for what you do

  6. Ione on August 23, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    No, Cheryl, these articles are not in my book, although many of these same topics are discussed in Coming Full Circle. The blogs are written as they come to me in dreams or meditation. Some come from events I’m experiencing in my own life and that seem universal enough to share. Thanks for you good words!

  7. Travis Fenk on March 13, 2017 at 10:23 am

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  8. Ione on March 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I appreciate you taking time to comment on the post.

  9. Ione on March 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you so much….

  10. Susan Delaney on April 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Dear Ione. I remember you from long ago in Tallahassee. Glad to see you are still inspired and inspiring.

  11. Ione on April 23, 2017 at 4:01 am

    Yes, your name is familiar, but don’t remember how we met, except probably through Julie and the Unity Church there!!

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