Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mirror Synchronicity: Lois Lane

We were visiting Long Island near BethPage and driving back to our hotel after lunch via a new route when we passed Frankie Lane. My husband thought it was hilarious to have a street name with that name but I didn't know who Frankie Lane was, so it wasn't significant to me.

Then I said I thought it would be cool if there was a Lois Lane - the fictional character from the Superman comics/movies...and sure enough about a second later, we passed Lois Lane.

Mirror Synchronicity: Stayin Alive

My husband and I were having lunch at the Silver Dinner in the Baltimore airport for the first time. I was looking at the jukebox on the table with a collection of 180 'oldies' from the past four decades that anyone could select from their table and it would play over the speakers in the restaurant. Of course since anyone could select a song, the likelihood of the queue working through while you were still eating was slip. I said I would really like to hear 'Stayin Alive' by the Bee Gees. Not 5 seconds later, that was the very next song that started playing.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mirror Synchronicity: Cemetery

This is really two synchronicities in one, which I love!

My friend Janna flew in tonight from Chicago to attend the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) conference. I had met Janna at the death education conference and had kept in touch but I do not know her well. I mention this because when Janna decided to attend this conference in my hometown, I offered to pick her up from the airport and it was important to me to not be late. Her flight got in at 9:50 p.m.

I had a really long day so I decided to lay down for a nap at 7:00 p.m. thinking I would sleep for about an hour. I woke up when my phone rang at 9:35. It was the exact amount of time I needed to get to the airport. In a panic, I answered the phone call from my dad and quickly told him I didn't have time to talk and I would call him back in a little while.

Thanks to my dad's phone call which woke me up, I managed to make it to the airport in a reasonable amount of time. While I was driving Janna to the conference location, my dad called again. Not wanting to be rude to Janna, I didn't pick up the phone.

Once I dropped off Janna, I saw that my dad had called after 11:00, which is quite late for him. I realized he must really want to talk to me. When I called him back the urgent question was:

I'm at the family reunion and I need to know tonight, do you want to be buried in the family plot?

He apologized for such an on-the-spot morbid question, but I had to laugh, since I had just had a long conversation during the drive with Janna about death and dying and memorials before I dropped her off at a conference about cemetery inscriptions!

So really, there were two synchronicities here - the timing of the phone call (Directional synchronicity telling me to get up and get going) and also the subject of the phone call coinciding with the purpose for me ignoring the phone call (Mirror synchronicity about cemeteries and memorializing the dead).

Communicating without saying a word

Last week a new friend of mine, K., mentioned that she has had multiple psychics tell her that they were receiving contact from K.'s grandmother. What disturbed K. was that her grandmother had not yet died. She has dementia. Three days later K. and I were both at a séance where the person sitting next to K. told her that her grandmother was right there and had a message for K. but would only give it to K. directly. This is very frustrating for K. because while she is a healer, and she can also sense spirit, she has not previously had success with receiving auditory messages.

After the séance, I mentioned to K. that my aunt who had Alzheimer's was sending me messages before she had passed. I suggested perhaps there was unfinished business that her grandmother needed to resolve. K. acknowledged that there was and she said that her mother and her aunt were not getting along. I asked if K. was in the position to help mend that relationship, and she confirmed that she was.

In thinking about this experience and about signs in general, I realized that not all messages need to be auditory. I have had a strong desire to receive auditory messages, but when I review my blog history, I know I have been receiving the love and guidance loud and clear without anyone ever saying a word.

Directional Synchronicity: Dragonfly

Ok first of all, I have to say, I hate bugs. Almost to the point where I possibly have a phobia. So to see a HUGE dragonfly on my porch step brought a range of emotions in a very short time period. I was repulsed at first because it was HUGE and it's a BUG, but then, it didn't move when I approached it and I thought it was kind of peaceful. Hmmm... maybe it's good luck? Or maybe it's just a bug that landed on my porch. I thought about it for a bit and then went about my day.

I went out for another errand and when I came back, either the same dragonfly or a different one was on my porch again in a slightly different spot. OK, this cannot be a coincidence, I thought. You might say it was a coincidence, but considering that I am now over 40 and cannot recall ever seeing a dragonfly close-up before and suddenly twice in one day? On my porch where I can't miss it? Enough to blog for sure. So what does it mean? Well a quick Google search indicates that different cultures ascribe different meanings to the symbol of the dragonfly. The comment that I found on dragonfly-site.com to resonate the most for me was this:

"And as a dragonfly lives a short life, it knows it must live its life to the fullest with the short time it has – which is a lesson for all of us. "

This is especially meaningful for me because of my work in hospice. It was a good reminder for me right now.

So once I discovered that dragonflies are positive symbols, I liked them a little more. Then I found out that they eat mosquitoes!!! Woo hoo!! Bring on the dragonflies!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mirror Coincidence: Millennium Wheel

Two of my 319 Facebook friends who don't know each other and live on opposite sides of the country both posted pictures of the Millenium Wheel in London on June 12. I wouldn't go so far as to say this is a synchronicity, but maybe it is...maybe it's a sign I should be headed to London!

The Rosicrucians

I'm going off the map here a little bit to share my experience last night with a local Rosicrucian meeting. First of all, my knowledge of the Rosicrucians is limited. My grandmother was a very active member in the 1940s and later, but she died when I was 11 so I didn't get to hear much about it from her. My recent personal awakening has been quite life-changing and it has been difficult for me to share my experiences with people who are still swimming at the surface... So I felt I needed to develop more local relationships with like-minded people. The library down the street from me was the location for the meeting, it worked with my schedule and it was free... how could I not go? There was an awkward moment in the beginning for me when I man I just met wanted to hug me hello and I blocked him. I worried that I hadn't been there 5 minutes and had already offended someone! He was understanding and the group was amazing. How pleasant to be around others who are so full of love and joy! And how wonderful to be in a room with like-minded people. I am now beginning to understand that although each journey is a personal one, it doesn't hurt to have companions along the way.

Anyways, if you're not familiar with the Rosicrucians, you can learn more about them here: http://www.rosicrucian.org/home.html

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mirror Synchronicity: God is watching (part II)

After the whole penny cross incident where I learned that God IS watching... I asked my dad for a penny cross so that I could write about it in my blog. My dad didn't have any more so I went online. Immediately, I came across crosspennyministries which sells the penny crosses. On the website, when you click on the link to learn how much it will cost, you will find this pop up, which, if you read it, reminds us that God is watching...

Walking in Circles: Labyrinth Style

Lately I have been fascinated with labyrinths. I want to build one in my backyard. This is an article I found on the blogosphere about the therapeutic value of Labyrinths.

Walking in Circles: Labyrinth Style