It’s happened to all of us. Those moments where we gasp with excitement or call something spooky. We laugh about how weird it was and then carry on. Sometimes if it’s a particularly large coincidence and we’re feeling courageous we will take the said coincidence as a ‘sign’, listen to something outside of ourselves, and take a leap of faith. This is synchronicity. Meaningful coincidence. The meaningful part is important.
Coincidences helped form the universe. Think about that for a second. A coincidence formed the UNIVERSE. Then you came along. Another massive coincidence. That sperm. That egg. At that moment. Out of millions. Thats a pretty big deal. But it was ‘just’ a coincidence. So if coincidences are at the core of creation… Shouldn’t we be paying a little bit of attention to them?! According to Deepak Chopra, synchronicities are manifestations of our deeper self. Our soul, or whatever you want to call it yourself.
We should be paying attention.
My friend suggested that ‘Synchronicities usually occur when you’re on the right path’. I can see that with hindsight. Perhaps a particular song plays on the radio every time you are thinking about a particular issue, or the same person crops up throughout your life for no apparent reason. Maybe you’re considering volunteering for a charity and everywhere you go, you see a sticker or sign for a particular cause. We can brush these coincidences off, or explore them. We are usually too stubborn and/or stressed to be able to listen to our gut feelings. We have the urge to approach a stranger or do something outside of our normal routine and we ignore it. We aren’t comfortable with it. We haven’t got time. But what would happen if we did pay attention to all the small coincidences?
Fifteen years ago, I started drinking in a bar in the city where I live. I’m not that old. I was very young. It’s pretty gross. Regardless. There I was. Having a great time. The bar staff were pretty memorable. As were the ice cream cocktails. What else are you going to drink at 15?! But that was that. It was a fun time. A large part of my life. At that time.
Eight years ago I was eating pizza. I was with some friends in a restaurant and we were talking about the world. The beauty of it. The trouble with it. We were talking about how everything unfolds. Our waiter was one of the barmen from the above mentioned bar. Not that odd really. It’s a small enough city for that to happen. It was nostalgic to see his face. When we came to pay, he said ‘Your friend has already paid for you’. None of us had paid. An old man on a table close to us, who we hadn’t seen or spoken to, had paid our bill. He said to tell us, ‘The Lord works in mysterious ways’. That memory, for obvious reasons, has always stuck with me. Our conversation mixed with the strangers actions was a bit too much to brush off. It was beautiful.
Eight months ago I was sitting beside my boyfriend and he was watching a video of his friend playing the piano. Ha! That’s the same barman mentioned twice above. He’s playing on the piano where I have singing lessons. I have singing lessons with an amazing woman who actually lived my teenage dream. She was Cinderella in Disneyland. Among many other things.
One month ago, Tommy met up with him and pimped me out.
Yesterday, he was at my house, helping me do some music.
Now if that isn’t synchronicity, I’m not too sure what is.
Look carefully for opportunities that are put in your path. These coincidences are there to guide you, to let you know you are going in the right direction. You are following the right path. Unless of course they are bad coincidences then I’d say jump off that train. Try to find the message in the coincidence. Does it resonate with your intuition? You’re not going to find meaning in every single coincidence that happens to you, sometimes the interactions you have are synchronistic for one person and not the other. Sometimes it’s just a little reminder that there is a force much greater than us and to know that everything is unfolding as it should. The more you practice this, the more aware you will become. Its pretty fun too. Everyone loves a coincidence.
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