Do you Believe in Omens?

If you haven’t already noticed I am a bit of a woo woo type thinker. I do love the metaphysical part to life and the magic we can create when we tap into this un-wordly power and connection.

This doesn’t mean I am not grounded and level-headed as well. I think there is a place for a metaphysical and logical balance in our lives, that is why they exist. Too much of one can be quite disastrous.

I do believe in signs and omens to an extent. I’m not constantly searching them out, but if they appear in my life then I pay attention to what message they might be trying to convey to me.

Craig and I were walking to pick Kalyra up from school the other day. As usual we were planning out our life for the next couple of months. And as usual whenever we do this, Thailand pops up into the conversation. We are both pretty focused on moving there at the end of the year once our new daughter is born.

We absolutely love the laid-back and simple lifestyle of Thailand. For us it is where we find total peace and happiness. We are really desiring this in our life right now.

As we were having this discussion, a shiny piece of metal attracted my eye on the pavement. I saw what looked like a five cent piece. Craig always laughs at me when I exclaim my good fortune and pick up coins off the street, no matter the denomination.

Don’t ever walk over money because you feel like a beggar in stopping to pick it up. When you act this way and walk over the money you are telling the Universe you are not interested in it, and so it won’t bring you more. I always pick them up and marvel at my good fortune.

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Craig did look at me this time as I picked up the silver coin and began shouting “Oh My God. Yeeeesssss!!”

“Caroline you are such an idiot, what is it 5 cents?”

“Craig, this is so great. It’s so exciting. What an omen! I can’t believe this. Here just look at this.”

I passed the coin reverently to him, he looked down and in surprise shouted,

“Yes. What about that?? That is definitely a sign. We’re keeping that and putting it on our wall.”

“Yep, it’s my new totem.”

I looked down once again at my favourite King’s face on one side of the coin, and on the other side, Pu Khao Tong, the Golden Mount, where we lived for 6 months in Bangkok, Thailand. I taught at Wat Saket High adjacent to the Temple at the mount. We lived in an office building and looked at the Golden Mount every morning during breakfast.

For the rest of the walk to pre-school, I rubbed the 2 baht coin between my fingers, thanking the Universe for bringing me the sign to let me know Thailand is not too far away.

posted in: Daily Life

  • Dylan

    As much as I hate to admit it I’m quite superstitious… I don’t interpret ‘omens’ as much as having penchants for symbolism – the Hei Matau, the Maori fish hook pendant that’s supposed to grant its wearer safe travels over land and sea, that I wear all the time for instance. Premonitions I get very often too, and I’m a shameless believer of them.

    Whatever it was, it’s your destiny dropping you a hint – Thailand is calling for you 🙂


    • Caz

      I think it’s so important to pay attention to your premonitions. They bring you so many messages. Your dreams as well, as hard as they are to understand and work out, there is always a message there for you.
      I think Thailand is definitely calling for us.


  • Kris

    I am an omen/prayer/signs from the universe kind of person. And I pick up coins too. I totally need a sign right now.


    • Caz

      It will come- just believe!


  • Andrea

    I definitely believe in omens – how exciting! It has to be, right? How often do you find a Thai coin on the street in Australia??


    • Caz

      I know right? So bizarre.


  • Shanna

    Wow. Your story gave me chills. What a sign. BYW, I am visiting you from the April 2011 Blog Hop on Bloggy Moms! I would love for you to visit with me @
    Have a lovely Weekend!


    • Caz

      Thanks for visiting Shanna! I hope it’s the sign I really want it to be. Just waiting for the opportunity to arrive now. 🙂


  • Courtney

    That is so cool! Thats unbeleivable, that you would find a Thai Baht on your walk. I have a wandering soul, i’d love to live in a few places around the globe to experience them, but at the moment i am tethered here, and it suits me for now 🙂 good luck and best wishes.


    • Caz

      I know. I think it was a fantastic sign. It is not often you would find one of those on the streets of Australia. You can always live in your dream destinations sometime in the future.


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