Saturday, February 28, 2009

I will give you a new heart...

A gift from the sea...

Tossed upon the rocky shores of Rye, NH, tumbled by the tumultuous waves, a heart, once lost... is found again. Love prevails. God’s unfailing love sent special delivery…through this gift from the sea.

Ezekiel 36:26
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

~ Kimberly

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hearts in Focus - 2/27/2009

'Hearts in Focus' - A monthly addition to the HRC that will highlight newbies to the Heart Rock Collective. If you stumble upon an intriguing post, story and/or resource pertaining to heart rocks in your virtual travels, please forward the link and/or url so that I can add them to our collective and extend a 'Hearty' welcome.

Please enjoy the latest sites of hearts found and shared...

Heart Centered Blogs:
Kitty's Heart of Nature blog

Gifts from/for the Heart:
Kitty's Heart of Nature Etsy Shop

Monday, February 23, 2009

Romancing the Stone...Adventures in the Namib Desert

A heart rock story guaranteed to make your heart swoon!

Glenn McCrea shares this touching account of his adventures trekking through the Namib desert in South Africa. Determined to fulfill his dream of finding a heart rock for his wife, he refused to leave empty far would you travel to find love?

Nambian Heart Rock


I discovered your site today and decided to share my best heart rock story.

My wife, Deborah, has been a seeker and collector of heart-shaped rocks for many years. Whenever we are out in the wilds we keep our eyes peeled for specimens to add to her extensive collection. Back in December 2000, I spent several weeks visiting my brother, who was working in South Africa at the time. While there, we made a road trip up into Namibia to the Sossusvlei area ( in the Namib desert.

This area is famous for its huge red sand dunes. The plain below the dunes is littered with the most fascinating weathered black rock, which I believe is dolomite. The surface of all the rocks has been carved by eons of wind, and each rock has the texture of a dark Haas avocado.

When I saw these amazing rocks, I fantasized about finding a heart-shaped rock made out of this unusual stone to give as a gift to my wife. I searched for the two days we were there, and just as my brother and I were leaving the area, I asked him to pull over so I could make one more search. It was late morning and very hot, so he sat under a tree while I wandered out in the full sun trying to fulfill my dream of finding the perfect heart rock for my wife.

When I look back on the find I made, it seems almost like I conjured the rock out of the ethers. It was so perfect that it looked like someone had placed it there for me to find. I believe it is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me.

The next time I had a chance, I telephoned my wife from Namibia to tell her that I had a special rock for her, and that if somehow the plane crashed on my way home, she should make sure they combed through the rubble to try to find it. Luckily, that wasn't necessary, and I lived to see the incredulity on her face when she first saw it. The rock measures 5" across by 4" top to bottom and is 1.5" thick.

Glenn McCrea
Santa Rosa, California

Check out Glenn's website
~beautiful nature photography seen up close & personal~

Friday, February 20, 2009

Peace, Love and Be Happy!

We all need know that someone cares about us...that someone is watching over us. Signs of love surround us. A young woman from Long Island, N.Y. shares From the Heart -- a story of how signs of love transcend time and place...

Friday, February 20, 2009

"Gab & her big rock"

"I am seventeen years old H.S. senior from Long Island, NY. In celebration of From the Heart month at the Long Island Children's Museum my exhibit titled "Peace, love and bee happy" is a collection of 25 of my favorite photographs and my entire heart rock collection. I have never counted but I might have 40 heart shape stones which I have found where I live (N.Shore of L.I.). and since my Grandmother's passing eight years ago I keep stumbling upon heart shaped objects. I believe they are I love you's from my Grandma so I started photographing and collecting them. One day while walking on the beach I looked up and said "OK Grandma!! Show me a sign" attached is a photo of myself with the rock I found that day!"

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Heart Rock Day!

Happy 'Heart Rock Day' to all my fellow Heart Rock Enthusiasts!

I received an email from Oriana Green, a fellow heart rock collector, who requested a link back to her blog, Green Meditations: meditation on nature as a spiritual and creative path.

On her site you'll find beautiful images of nature, information on how to meditate, spiritual/inspirational quotes and the following two stories of her heart rock discoveries. Enjoy!

The Earth is my Valentine

Friday, February 13, 2009

A peaceful heart...

John Pettygrove shares with us this beautiful story of his wife's discovery that heart rocks can soothe the troubled soul...

"My wife had breast cancer two years ago and for therapy, she would look for heart rocks and it has become a passion. We have turned it into something we share with others as I have been able to incorporate them into displays. Her awareness started a year before we met, when a painter dropped his paint brush while painting her house two stories high and it hit a rock on the ground and made a perfect heart. Then after this, her printer would spontaneously print out a sheet with a small heart in the upper left corner. I know looking for heart rocks has given her peace during a difficult time and she found what I have not been able to give in these rocks. I have given her your web site but wanted to share her story.

Heart Rock displays