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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.)