Just the other night, I had a dream about my dad where he showed me gold coins. My deceased father, Shelly, often uses coins as a sign from beyond to get my attention. But typically he drops dimes from Heaven. Since he was showing me shiny, gold coins, it got my heightened attention.

Upon waking, I interpreted his sign as a message about worth. When Dad was alive he struggled financially. Not only did his business go bankrupt, but also he convinced himself that what he was worth on paper determined his value as a person. Thankfully, he turned this thinking around before the end of his life. He realized that his self-worth was the true measure of his worth, and I believe that much of his “work” on the Other Side is to help me shift my thinking around what it truly means to live abundantly.

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When I thought about it further, I wasn’t surprised that Dad was bringing up the subject of money. I’d been wrestling again with my own financial struggle: should I take on more work and bigger projects to make more money, or continue with my steady routine of meeting with clients in my Denver office? Every day when I show up to connect intimate groups of the living with the departed it feels important and purposeful, but sometimes I wonder—should I strive for more? Do more? Am I doing enough?

The day following my dream visitation from Dad, I got my answer. When I asked my son, Jakob, about the money he owed me. He’d borrowed ten dollars to buy a toy online. Jakob said he could pay me, but that all he had were gold coins. Gold coins? Really? Sure enough, he retrieved a bag of gold, $1 coins with Sacagawea and other presidents on them, from his room that he handed over to me.

I thanked him while laughing to myself. I knew Dad was behind this! He was using Jakob as his messenger to tell me— stop worrying about the money! Instead, focus on the value of your worth. Focus on all that you already do. Dad was reminding me of what spirits communicate from beyond nearly every day: During our time on this planet, when we show up in loving service to others by extending our natural talents and gifts, we are doing enough. We’re fulfilling our purpose. When we recognize and honor our true value, the money is not a problem. It will follow. That’s just how the Universe works.

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You Try It! Your Gifts are Priceless

Your value isn’t measured in dollars but by what you offer the world around you. Ask your guides and departed loved ones to help you shift your thinking from worth less to worth more. Repeat the affirmation: The universe is abundant. I am worthy and deserving of its abundance. As I give freely my gifts to others, the Universe responds abundantly. Repeat this affirmation every day, and as you begin to trust it and feel it, look for signs of abundance.

A quick follow up to this story…

As if the gold coins weren’t enough, the very next day I received another sign from Dad. I was in our upstairs bedroom when a gust of wind came through our open window. It blew a card off of our altar and when I picked it up, my mouth dropped open. It was an image of Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Abundance! I went to the top of the stairs to call down to Chris. He had to see this. And that’s when I noticed the play money from Sam and Jakob’s Monopoly game strewn up and down the stairs. As I took in the weird scene, I noticed that it was also STUCK TO THE WALLS! Huh? How did that get there?


Sometimes the signs from the Other Side are subtle and sometimes they literally blow me away. Every day, your guides and departed loved ones surround you. Ask for their support and guidance and then open your heart, eyes, and windows to receive the signs.

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In my latest book, What The Dead Have Taught Me About Living Well, I share more about the true value of your worth. If you have a story about what abundance means to you, I invite you to share it in the comments below. And if you feel guided to share my story with a friend or loved one who may be served by this message, please pass it along!

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  1. I been asking for a sign the other night I woke up to a very bright light it Was almost like a flash light front of me I looked to my left I saw the same brivht ligh.I looked out my window nothing was there.I been asking my dad how much more I can do for my daughter she has 2 girls struggling she needs a job.I feel this light was my sign its going to be ok.I feel it was my dad.I been noticing so many signs scents.We just have to open our hearts answers are there.Universe please hrlp my daughter she has neggative energy attached.Please release this make it possitive.Rebbeca I love reading all your work Thank you for your gift
    Please send some positive energy gor Denise..

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  2. Thank you for Sharing your story Rebecca ! So many synchronicities and similarities to my life as well ❤️ Hope you make it out to Miami Florida one day in the near future !

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  3. Actually your email was my sign today. I have been praying to understand…. I am dealing with physical limitations (that i hope to improve), exhaustion, and confusion (about many things). Money is tight, and there are personal factors. But I keep “hearing” through my own prayer and journaling, as well as intuitive readings from others not to worry about money. I also get that communication is my door. I am not good at chatting with people, nor do I see myself as a self help guru, but I feel drawn to write fiction books, guided relaxations, and hopefully one day speak to kids and others about how I became an author and how to follow their own dreams. The problem is…this takes time and feels a little bit like castles in the sky. But this morning I sat down to pray again and ask…”How can you tell me not to worry about money and am I on the right track?” Well….then your email came in. I”m still not sure I understand completely, but the answer is here in your story. So thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  4. In your last book” What The Dead Have Taught Me About Living Well” , there was part where one of your clients shared with you about his dad Poppy, wanted him to move on with a new relationship. Well I definitely wanted to share that written story with a friend. I said to her, boy I really wish I knew exactly in the book it was. Well, I opened up the book and said, “IT WAS RIGHT ABOUT HERE”. Welllll, holy smokes, there it was, I went directly to that shared message. I feel in my heart ❤️ I was directed, and it was meant for me to share that cool story with my friend. I don’t believe that it was at all a coincidence!
    I had a very thing happen to me, there came a text on my phone that I didn’t write. So this confirmed my question as to how and why that actually occurred! Thank You !

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  5. I recently read that if you ask a question before you go to bed, it will be answered the next morning. Last night, I asked if I am on the right path? I have been making many changes in my life, and it’s all new to me.

    This morning, I went out to check our yard before I let the dog out, and when I looked up, I saw a meteor. We are not having a meteor shower right now. :0)

    Thank you for your posts.

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