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Angels and pennies

I was at the Community Market with my books today, trying not to feel discouraged by how slow it was, and the most amazing thing happened.

the angel and the penny poem

I had a pocketful of pennies that I brought to make change when I sold a book. The first one that I gave to someone caught my eye because it was very shiny. I thought, maybe it’s a lucky penny!

I emptied all the pennies out onto the table. I had the idea of separating all the very shiny pennies out and to only use them to make change, so I did that.

I had the idea to send some energy through the pennies to charge them up to be lucky for whomever received them, so I did that.

I carefully stacked the pennies up next to the deck of angel cards I had brought with me.

And then, I happened to glance at Facebook, because I was waiting for a message from someone who was due to come to the market, and I saw  that my friend Barbara had shared a poem posted by The Italian-Sicilian-American Page entitled–wait for it–The Angel and the Penny.

I know, right?

I am including it below (from The Italian-Sicilian-American Page on Facebook)

angel and penny poem

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BOOK REVIEW: A Still, Small Voice by Echo Bodine

I was in the middle of two other books when I suddenly felt an urgency to read this book. Echo Bodine still small coverI picked this one up and put the others aside. I read another book by this author last year, Hands That Heal, and enjoyed it very much. This book popped up in much the same way, out of the blue. I forget how I even learned about it!

So right at the beginning, Echo talks about listening to her mother. This resonated with me because just this week, I was talking someone (My husband? My daughter? My higher self? I forget!) about how I never listened to my mother. I have no idea why I didn’t. But my mom, as Echo describes her mom, “…always had an uncanny knowing about everything that happened in our lives.”  It was unsettling, I always thought. Now I know why: it was her intuition.

As has been happening so often to me lately, a few things fell into place for me as I read this book. On page 62, Echo talks about when you hear a voice call your name out loudly and distinctly and then when you turn to see who it is, there’s no one there. This has happened to me! The most dramatic instance was when I was awakened from a sound sleep by someone yelling, “Karen!”

I woke right up. There was my husband, clearly out cold, next to me. I waited but then I asked him in the morning anyway if he had yelled out my name in the middle of the night. Of course, he had no idea what I was talking about. He was asleep! Echo describes this as hearing with your psychic ears. Aha! This really does happen! It has happened to other people, too!

The bright white light I have recently  begun to see in meditation also was als clarified for me in this book, on page 84.

Anyway, I enjoyed this book very much and I think you will as well. I highly recommend it.

Which crystals to bring to your book sale

I was packing up my stuff to bring to my book sale and signing, when it occurred to me that maybe some of my crystals wanted to come with me. Which ones, though? I could see that the rose quartz was dying to come with. Rose quartz is all about love, and so is my book. Loving others, but also loving oneself. Rose quartz? You are so coming to the party.

book sale crystals

Citrine was another no-brainer. Hello? Prosperity!!! Abundance!!! Bring it.

Celestite: Calming. Aids communication. Yes, I need that. I added it to the pile. I also wore a blue lace agate necklace. This stone helps with clarity and communication as well. I love it!

blue lace agate

Finally, orange calcite. Helps balance shyness and brings joy. YES! I need that too!

Oh, there was one more: moss agate. Just because it wanted to come. And it’s green. You know. The color of money.

It is a book sale, after all.

🙂