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If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers.
—Ed Sullivan

The Story of the Locket

I recently read this very short but pertient story in the book "Gratitude - a Way of Life" by Louise Hay & Friends. This particular story was shared by Michele Gold and can be found on pp. 90-91. It's meaning is precious and timely.

This is a story about a father who gave his young daughter a simple locket and told her that it contained a very valuable diamond sealed inside the locket, so if at any time she was ever in need, she could crack open the locket, sell the diamond and make it through the difficulties.

The daughter grew into a woman and struggled alone through terrible times of poverty, but the mere thought of the diamond resting safely inside the locket she wore gave her enough courage to pull through. Many years later, she had finally become a success in all areas of her life and no longer had to struggle for survival. Her curiosity had grown to the point that she had to know how much the diamond was actually worth.

The woman took her precious locket to the finest jeweler in the village to have the diamond appraised.  The jeweler eyed the plain, tarnished locket with a bit of disdain, raised a mallet and with one swift blow, smashed the little locket into many pieces, releasing a small shiny piece. The jeweler held it up to the light and said, “Why, this is not a diamond, my lady, but a worthless piece of ordinary glass!” Stunned by the news, the woman laughed and cried and then laughed some more.

“No kind sir, that is the most valuable diamond in the world!” she replied, wipng the tears from her eyes.

Her father had given her a priceless gem…the gift of hope and the belief she would always be all right, and for this she would always be grateful.


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May the abundance of Divine Love flow with all of us at all times.

Sandra Hurlbut is the owner of Spirit Earth Healing in Prescott Arizona. She is a gifted intuitive reader, powerful healer, and engaging teacher who incorporates several modalities in her work. For more information on Sandra or her workshops and their locations, visit our pages on workshops, or calendar events.


Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. —Hippocrates


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