I went to the Art Market in Baton Rouge the week before my sisters came for our final time with Daddy. I found three amazing necklaces. After studying them more closely, I realize that they are teardrops. I saw them and knew that they were for us. I had no idea that they were so closely related to each of us. Iolite is my necklace. Lori was garnet, and Lynn was pearl. I haven't taken mine off. I think my sisters are doing the same thing.
The beautiful thing is, we miss one another. Desperately. We are planning a get together before and after we probate Daddy's will. I think that if Dad had been with me that Saturday, he would have chosen the same necklaces for us. Although losing Dad has been decimating (I didn't want to get out of bed today), we have one another. I grieve deeply for those who are alone and leave a loved one.
We are all so different, and yet so much alike. For the first time, we are not competitors, but friends. Sisters. Women who know who we are and love one another. That would have made Daddy the most happy.
If you wait until your loved ones are gone, there will never be any closure. Daddy and I had closure, as did Dad and my sisters. He knew he was loved. He knew he could talk to us about anything. Don't wait. Connect. Love. Forgive and let go.
Iolite - One of its primary functions is to stimulate us as spiritual beings, guiding us to a higher awareness, and awakening us to the inner knowledge that so patiently waits within each of us. Within you already lies the knowledge of the Universe. Iolite will help you open that door.
Iolite helps one to stay in the moment and bring harmony to the self within, which is really helpful in not getting distracted when you are trying to meditate.
Iolite also helps eliminate and release discord in relationships.
Garnet - The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. The information released in a search may be painful, but it will always be what the searcher needs. The Garnet will help everyone's security level and spiritual awareness.
Pearl - The pearl is an astral stone for the signs Gemini and Cancer, and astrologers link it to the moon. It was said in some early cultures that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the heart of the oyster. Pearls have been called the 'teardrops of the moon'. Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven.