“Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.” -Author Unknown
As I began to walk the true path of my life, I would often come across coins, more specifically dimes and quarters in the most odd places, but obviously placed where I was meant to find them. I would stoop down retrieving the coins saying thank you, giving gratitude and place them in my pocket or purse. I remember speaking with a friend about my experience with coins and she too shared her story where, after her Grandmother passed away, she would find pennies and dimes. She instinctively was aware that these were gifts left by her Grandmother bringing her comfort and joy. For myself, finding these coins were clues and reminders that yes, I am walking the true path of my soul. When I am unsure and disheartened, I continue to find dimes and quarters, brightening my path, comforting my soul.
There is spiritual significance to finding coins. They are signs from your spirits, your universe, your deceased loved ones, that they are looking out for you and are always near. They are a way of offering guidance and support and are considered synchronised events. Dimes, often appearing out of nowhere, are reported by people all over the world. The number 10 is considered a holy number representing beginnings and totality. Pennies and the number 1 is associated with Oneness where the human body and human spirit are in essence the same being. Therefore, pennies are a reminder that there is unity in the afterlife, unity with yourself and your loved ones.
Aware of the spiritual significance of the coins I find throws me deeper into shedding light on the two sides of every coin. Each side unique in its representation of the same coin . The same story, the same person, the same anything viewed differently by two people. I see heads, you see tails. I see tails, you see heads. And yet, as we each hold the coin in our hands, the energy of the coin remains the same. The energy encompassing and defining all of the elements that bring into being the coin. So, how is it that two people can see the same thing so differently?
Our world view, our view of self and others is defined by our past experiences, our present, our genes, culture, traditions, values morals and ethics. The list is long and varied and unique to each individual. At every phase of life, through the culmination of our experiences and relationships, our views change, mature and grow. Each view is correct and once you come to this realization it is then possible to see things from the other’s point of view. This ultimately leads to compassion, understanding and empathy.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.”-Anais Nin
So ask yourself the next time you hold the coin in your hand and you see heads while the other sees tails, if it worth the expenditure of your energy to engage in an argument about the matter. Can you respect the others view of the coin, while still valuing your own view. Can you adopt the stance that both views are correct and have merit. If so, you will then be able to experience all the coin has to offer, both sides, the essence and the energy, the two sides of every aspect life has to offer. Flip the coin. See where it lands. Watch for coins of abundance and spiritual guidance to fall upon your path. Give gratitude for someone is watching over you.
Photography by Christine Wasnie, “Nature speaks”