Waking up to Wisdom
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What You See Is What You Get

On Jan 29, 2014 Ammi wrote:

 I was going for a stressful meeting to seek justice knowing that none may be available, when two pennies lifted my spirits, and made me stand taller in still asking for it. A convenient parking spot in an otherwise difficult to park area where the meeting was. And, a lovely bloom laden tree right outside the building,reminding me that there is no justice even in the tree giving its beauty and bounty to all for no return in exchange. I felt well supported as I went in to seek justice because that was all I had to find courage to do. Not getting justice did not matter much. My duty ended with speaking my truth and standing up for what I believed in. Both the pennies facilitated my process in that. 

On Jan 29, 2014 Always wrote:

 I have a friend who is a "professional penny hider".  He actually has a gift for hiding pennies.  Much like Jesus told parables to keep his listeners well tuned, this friend does the same.  I have to listen very attentively to find the "hidden penny".  Sometimes, in no words at all (just by this friends presence) his spirit  was the gift (penny).
God works in mysterious ways.  I am so thankful for the riches gained (one penny at a time) in God gifting  me with this special "brother of mine". Pennies in nature . . . Pennies, too, in people.  
I once was just waiting to go to Heaven.  With this friend, my focus is on finding the next "arrow" to the hidden penny!  What an adventure!


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