I too have my momentos that share that dual purpose. A necklace pendant from my Reiki teacher (that I often wear), a diary that once belonged to my Great-Aunt BeBe (logging her travels across the country as a young woman), a favorite amethyst crystal I bought many years ago when I was feeling quite depressed (now covered in ash from insence), my mother's wedding ring that I wear as my own (mine was swept away by the ocean years ago as I was filling a bucket with water for Belin, a baby at the time...my mother gave me her own to replace it and I've worn her's ever since), and my SoulCollage cards...of course they, like the diary, are too large to place in a pocket or wear, but they are never far from my bedside or meditation altar....constant companions reminding me exactly who I am...that I am indeed safe, wise, complex and present.
As I commented on Janice's post this morning: it is easy to get lost in mindwebs like anxiety, fear, anger (perhaps they are the same spider in various costumes?)...having a tiny treasure to gently guide us back to "this moment" is a creative and compassionate way to herd our divided selves back to the oneness of "now". These objects are like tiny treasure maps that connect us to our past and fast forward us to the present.
The most abundant and easily accesible treasure for most of us, perhaps, is not one that we tend to fill our pockets with (although I can visualize blowing into my pocket...but it would not last there for long) and it is not an object (although we can hold it briefly)...It is of course, our very breath; a constant reminder that we are indeed alive in this moment...that we are connected to all of life...to the Divine breath that flows through each of us and all of Creation. And for this breath, right now, we are safe.