You've found me. That means we were meant to connect. I believe that everything that happens to you and to me is part of our karma and part of our destiny. This blog is my attempt to keep a record of all the weird coincidences and meaningful synchronicities that happen in my life. Sometimes I will go for weeks and not notice anything and other times there will be several in a day. If you have a story to tell about a coincidence or synchronicity that's happened to you, I'd love to hear it.
In case any of you synchronicity fans missed this story, I would be remiss not to mention the latest coincidence that was in the news. Steve Flaig, who was adopted, set about to find his birth mother and he ultimately found her at work - they both worked at the same Lowe's!!!
They made the talkshow circuit. I love it when synchronicities make the news!
A month ago I had mentioned how three different psychic readings had indicated my father should have his heart checked. A couple of weeks ago I was visiting my cousin and started telling her the story. The next thing I know, she started sobbing. She had just had a dream about her mom (my dad's sister) telling her about a man who needed to get his heart checked. Until I told her the story she didn't know who her mom was referring to.
Incidentally, my dad did have his heart checked and there was an abnormal EKG, so he had to have further tests. Pray for him for me.
My father decided to switch dentists and asked a friend at lunch if he had a recommendation. The friend recommended his dentist, Mark Foster. Not 30 seconds later, it turned out the recommended dentist was having lunch in the same restaurant and walked by. My father took it as a sign that this was the one he should choose!
This is kind of a directional and a mirror synchronicity I think.
For the first time ever, I had a reading that was primarily based on astrology and can I tell you it was the most amazing thing ever! The woman nailed personality traits, events of the past and events in the future. (how embarrassing that she could tell from my chart that I was dating someone else when I met my husband 9 years ago!) She mentioned specific dates that coincided with major changes in my life including the death of my mom and when I got a new boss at work.
My stepmom had a reading with her as well and had a very positive experience too.
I'm not sure if this astrologer is looking for new business, but I am putting her name out to the universe to help her because she has an amazing gift.
Her name is Theresa and her phone number is 440-943-1814. Call her if you're in need.
My father and stepmom went with me to the Universal Light Expo in Columbus, OH. My father and I decided to go to a seminar while my step mom got a reading. The seminar was a mediumship session and about 25 minutes into the hour, they called my father out of the crowd. Among the bits of information they told him was something about a health issue with his chest. When we got out of the session and met up with my stepmom, she said the psychic that she went to mentioned a chest issue for her husband (my dad!). THEN, when I went to a different session, they said my dad had a health issue with his chest. Three different sessions, same message. It's kind of scary.
I was in my car, alone, on my way to the Universal Light Expo in Columbus, Ohio. I read somewhere that if you're going to see a medium, you need to ask the spirits ahead of time to come join you for the session. So basically, I was talking to all my loved ones who had passed on and asking them to come to the readings that I was going to attend. Then I started crying. I was thinking about all the people who I've loved who have died. I cried out loud, "why have all my loved ones left me behind?" JUST THEN I heard a car horn honk and I turned to look and it was my dad and my step mom in the car next to mine, waving and smiling. They were on the way to the expo too - which I knew, but when I had last talked to them, they were on a different highway. That was the first of many strange, strange things today.
Tired and weary from a 3 hour drive, I stopped at Garcia's, a Mexican restaurant in Flagstaff, AZ to have dinner. It was late and by east coast time, it was nearly midnight. Dinner was good but I was hardly able to eat because I just wanted to go to bed. I walk out to my rental car and from across the parking lot, I see my car trunk is open halfway. My hard started pounding. Inside the car had been my work laptop, my camera, my suitcase...everything. And... it was all still there. Amazingly. Not only had I somehow left my trunk up, I didn't even lock the door and my digital camera was still sitting on the passenger seat. Immediately, I thanked the Universe. Seriously, it was a miracle.
Still in shock, I drive across the street to my hotel, a Fairfield Inn. The parking lot has warning signs about securing valuables and how they're not responsible...yada yada yada.
I walked into the lobby, and still in shock, I shared my story with the desk clerks. One immediately said, "In Flagstaff? You must have really good Karma."
I smiled. "I do." I said.
I have been trying really hard to be other-centered lately. Big tipper, letter writer, hospice volunteer... I guess the universe noticed.
My husband and I had a conversation about satire. At the time of the conversation, I recalled something I had to read in high school English class many years ago that was satire 'about children'. I couldn't remember the title or the author. Later that day I was on a flight and the airline magazine had an article about hoaxes and had a paragraph about Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal. I was quite shocked, as that was the story I was trying to recall.
I'm beginning to think that all this traveling I've been doing has been stirring things up in the universe. For the second time in six months, a flight delay has led to a very interesting conversation with (coincidentally) men named Thomas. THIS time, I had two flights that were cancelled and it happened to be my seat mate on my third flight. I'm not sure how the subject came up, but he started talking about Trancendental Meditation. I find this quite odd, because while on the internet it's easy to find like-minded people...it's not so easy in real life. To end up sitting next to someone who has such similar interests...well it's quite a synchronicity. I feel that I was meant to hear what Thomas had to say about TM. I've known for some time that I need to start meditating...to relieve the stress if nothing else... and this was the universe's way of nudging me along.
This happened a week ago but I've not had the chance to blog. Twice in a three day time period, I walked in on someone in the bathroom. One time was at a party and one time at a restaurant. Don't men ever lock the doors? Then not 2 days later, a friend told me that someone had walked in on her. Weird, weird, weird.
Library thing at http://www.librarything.com/ is my new favorite website. You can enter in the books that you read and find others with similar interests. You can also get recommendations for books you probably haven't read. There's so much more to it - if you like to read, check it out. (no pun intended)
Soooo... my friends make fun of me because they think that I'm a wanna-be psychic. Ok - so it's true - I do have a fascination with psychics, but mostly because I think it would be a challenging way to go. You have so much more knowledge of the world out there, but you can't control what you know. Recently I had a psychic party at my house where a psychic named Marc came in and did readings for my friends. I LOVE Marc because he's so wise... I mean he's accurate too...but he's also just a pleasure to talk with.
Anyways...after everyone left, we started talking about his business and how challenging it is to market psychic services. I got the sense that psychics don't usually have other people interested in them - I offered to give him some marketing tips (I have a background in marketing) and he said he was interested.
Flash forward to today and I was chatting with another friend about my helping Marc with his marketing. We were talking about psychic ability and that Marc had told me at one time that I was telepathic. My friend said, "Are you?" and I said - no... I'm just really good at reading feelings. I can notice minute changes in people's faces and I can tell when they're upset but they're hiding it. He said it was a talent and I said it wasn't because most of the time I notice it before people know it about themselves.
I ended up talking to Marc the psychic for an hour and at the end he thanked me and told me that I was helpful. He pointed out to me that I had coached a life coach. Which is pretty funny. So I don't know how this popped in my head because it didn't come from Marc (or maybe he put it in my head) but the word empath came to me.
I just googled it and the first website that I came across had a wonderful description. And low and behold... I 've been 'psychic' all along. I can't read people's thoughts and I can't see into the future or dead people, but this website describes me to a T. It's like everything suddenly makes sense. I've always known that I was overly sensitive to others - which is why I can't even go to sad movies - I've got extreme taste buds...and i just thought I was a freak. Well, I still may be, but now there is a name for people like me (besides freak...). Anyways... interesting website: http://mysilentecho.com/
So recently I had the opportunity to see a psychic who also happended to be a high school friend of a friend of mine. He was very good, and if not psychic, a very good counselor. He saw that I had been asking for protection (and yes, this was a few months ago, right after my "little me" encounter... ) and HIS advice in dealing with people are shooting you negative energy is to think of yourself as an angel and how would an angel react to this person, "without all that judgement crap." It's probably the best piece of advice I've received. It allows me a little bit of an ego boost, which might be against the point, but it does help me to not absorb the energy.
Last year was a rough year. I had to work with someone who I felt was in my life to cause me pain. I met someone, D., who was in a similar situation where she had to work with a difficult person and when I asked her how she dealt with this royal pain, she said something very interesting. She said that she just figured that she was put in the situation for a reason and the universe wanted her to learn something from that person. Sometimes when you're 'in the middle of it' you can't see the purpose, but later, you understand. This perspective helped me get through the worst times last year, and as awful as they were... I now wouldn't change them. It's a cliche, but I do believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Just have to note that I'm undecided about whether I want to see this new Jim Carrey movie, "The Number 23" about coincidences, symbols and the number 23. It's funny, because a few months ago, I read about the coincidences and oddities about the number 23, but I chose not to blog about it because I've no personal experience with the phenomenon. A good article about it can be found on Wikipedia here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_(numerology).
My personal number of coincidence is 515 which happens to be my birthday. Several times a week, at the end of the day at work, I look at the clock at exactly 5:15. Lots of other synchronicities with that number as well.
Also 11:11, which happened today though the number itself has no personal significance, I do have a friend and twin sisters born on 11/11.
I've only met one other person who comments on having a 'number' that keeps coming up. Anyone else out there with a significant number?
I was at the gym locker room after my workout and right before I was turning off my mp3 player the song 'Walking on Sunshine' by Katrina and the Waves came on. I've always liked that song because it's so upbeat. I listened to it for a bit, making a mental note that it would be a good song to listen to while I work out. When I got to my car and turned on the radio, 'Walking on Sunshine' was playing. This wouldn't be quite a coincidence if I had been listening to something current like Justin Timberlake, but to hear the exact song - one from the 1980's... well...it was pretty cool. I thanked the universe for the wink. It's been a while.