Monday, August 29, 2011

Mirror Synchronicity: Immortality

Perhaps it was because I sat bedside this week with a dying patient who was 98 years old. It seemed that the concept of living to 100 and immortality kept throwing itself in front of me.

Firstly there was this article about an upcoming book about immortality:

Then, without looking for it, suddenly this WSJ article about living to 100 and beyond pops up in my newsfeed:

Then yesterday I was at the movies and the trailer before Cowboys and Aliens was for a movie called In Time where the rich can buy more time.

I am hoping these are all just mirror synchronicities and not directional synchronicities telling me that I need to be saving more for retirement!

Mirror Synchronicity: Resurrection

So, I do not want to read too much into this, but I had to post that twice in 24 hours, I was spontaneously told a story about a person who was declared dead, and then not.

The first story came from a relative who told me that her mother in law had been on hospice and was declared dead by the hospice nurse. The family all was called, but then she started breathing again a short while later. She lived for another two hours and died again.

The second story came from a hospice nurse while I was sitting bedside for a different hospice patient. We were talking about shared death experiences and she told me about a previous patient who had died but then came back to life when the minister walked in the room and everyone in the room saw a golden light.

I do not claim that any of these synchronicities have meaning, and I certainly hope I am not the one who is going to have a near death experience, but I thought it was weird that two different people told me these stories within such a short time frame.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

On TV: A Gifted Man

Occasionally, I will veer off from my synchronicity posts if something else catches my eye. Lately I have been seeing previews for a Fall CBS Show, A Gifted Man. I could not help but notice the previews when they used the phrase, "Follow the Signs." Of course, since my blog has the same name, it certainly caught my attention! The initial preview clip looks promising. I do love the idea that it is a skeptic who gets these abilities to communicate with the other side, although there is the expected stereotypical exploration of mental disorders, etc. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out. I needed something to fill the gap that Medium and Ghost Whisperer left behind. I will be watching! If you check out the clip, let me know what you think.

Here is the description of the show from the CBS website:
A GIFTED MAN is a drama about a brilliant, charismatic surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the "hereafter." Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) is an exceptional doctor who lives a materialistic life of luxury thanks to his work-obsessed career and powerful and wealthy patients; however, Michael's ordered world is rocked when his ex-wife, Anna (Jennifer Ehle), an idealistic free-clinic doctor and the love of his life, mysteriously appears to him. Michael's off-beat sister, Christina (Julie Benz), a single mom to her teenaged son, Milo (Liam Aiken), is thrilled that Anna's back in her brother's life, even as an "illusion," because Michael was always a better person with her. Curious about Michael's sudden change in behavior is his efficient assistant, Rita (Margo Martindale). When Anna asks Michael to go to her clinic to help keep it running, he meets Autumn (Afton Williamson), a volunteer carrying on Anna's work with the underprivileged. Touched by those in need and accepting of Anna's compassionate "presence," Michael's attitude toward serving the rich and poor is turned upside down, and he begins to see that there's room in his life for everyone. Academy Award nominee Susannah Grant ("Erin Brockovich"), Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs"), Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Neal Baer ("ER") are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Directional Synchronicity: Cows on the Run

So I was surprised that no one in the media has made this connection, but last Thursday August 11, there was an article about a Bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse and went running down Freedom street in Queens. There are quite a few articles about it, here is one with video.

[Call out on street name being a mirror synchronicity too!]

Then today NPR had an article about a cow named Yvonne who escaped from her farm in Germany right before she was due to go the slaughterhouse. Apparently all last week, a German tabloid called Bild has been running articles about this cow that has been on the lam for three months.

Both stories have brought animal issues to the forefront of the news again. In the case of the Queens cow, activists wanted to save it but they were too late. In Germany, there is a fear that once Yvonne is found she will be shot.

Perhaps both of these bovines are telling us that we need to be eating less meat? (For the record, I am having hamburgers for dinner tonight. I would love to be a vegetarian but I do not like vegetables. It poses a problem.)

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Mirror Synchronicity: Somewhere In Between

Just recently I finished writing my first ebook about my Shared Death Experience with my aunt. She died last year and because the majority of the book is about her, I thought it would be a nice homage to her to publish the book on her birthday, August 6th. Well, due to delays with the graphic design, I missed the date. Amazon allows you to arbitrarily set a publication date for ebooks and I had intended on putting the date in anyways when I uploaded it, but I was so excited to get it uploaded that I forgot. I figured that at least it would be published on the anniversary of my mom's death on August 8.

Well, the upload processed sooner than I expected, and I ended 'publishing' on August 7th. I was disappointed that I had missed the second date until I realized that the 7th was the date between two significant dates in my life- August 6th and August 8th, and quite fitting for a book titled, "Somewhere In Between"

If you would like to read my ebook for the quite reasonable price of $0.99 you can find it on Amazon.

I have a strong feeling that this is just the beginning of the synchronicities for this book.

Directional Synchronicity: Do it yourself

Lately I have been working towards publishing my first ebook based upon my Shared Death Experience with my aunt last year. I have done some design work and I was originally going to design the cover myself. However, when I kept coming up with drafts and asking people for their opinion, my head was filled with too much 'advice.' Discouraged, I decided that I wasn't a designer and gave up and contacted a professional designer. He said he could do it and then while I was waiting for his design, I had second thoughts. I had told him I wanted a piece of chocolate cake on the cover but then I had changed my mind. I also realized that I probably won't make a lot of money from publishing the book and it would be quite a while before I would even break even.

Well, my desired deadline came and went and despite multiple emails, the "professional" designer was not responding. I realized then that I was back where I started. I had a book but no cover. Yet, I felt that the universe was telling me that I was supposed to it myself, and so I did. I actually am happy with the results. Now, you might not see this as a synchronicity, but I have learned that sometimes when things do not work out the way I planned, they actually turn out better.

I heard a joke the other day, "If you want to see God laugh, tell him your plans."

Oh, and if you're interested in reading the book, it's available on Amazon for $0.99. What a steal!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Afterlife Communication: The Macy's Receipt

This story was posted in a discussion group I belong to and I asked the storyteller, Mel, if I could retell his story. I consider this to be an example of afterlife communication.

I was 19 years old, living in the basement apartment of my parents home one semester while I commuted to college. I awaken one morning and go to my desk where I see a very old, yellowed sales receipt from Macy's Herald Square in NYC. It strikes me as odd, given it wasn't there the night before. I look further and see the date on the receipt is 9.9.55, 15 years earlier.

After a moment's reflection a chill comes over me. On 9.9.55 my parents received a phone call very early in the am alerting them that my grandmother had dies suddenly that night, at the age of 62.

If the receipt had not been as aged as it was I might have written this off as a peculiar coincidence. But it was clearly 15 years old. On that morning, a Sunday morning no one went shopping to Macy's. Firstly, we were in shock and my mother was traumatized. Furthermore, this was a Sunday and in those years department stores weren't open on Sundays.

Mirror Synchronicity: The number 42

Years ago when I filled out a subscription form for Rolling Stone magazine, I scribbled my first name, Liz. Imagine my surprise when I received my first subscription in the mail addressed to '42 miles' . (Miles is my last name.) I didn't bother to correct it because it always amused me. Yesterday I was thinking about that 42 and contemplating whether I would incorporate the number into the logo for my company. It would be my little secret.

Later when I was in my car, my odometer was set on 'trip' and I switched it over to the mileage. The mileage surprised me because it was 42, 142 and I was going 42 miles an hour. Perhaps that was a directional synchronicity... Regardless, it made me smile.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Directional Synchronicity: Distracted Driving

I was talking on the phone to a friend while driving. Completely engaged in my conversation I was stumped when I arrived home and found that my garage door opener was not working. I tried several times and then realized that I had driven to my old house that I had moved out of two months ago. We still own the house, and I still have a garage door opener for that house that works, but I was attempting to use the garage door opener to the new house on the old one.

I continued to talk on the phone as I backed out of the driveway and as I was passing the front of the house, my phone completely shut off mid-conversation. I assumed that my battery had died, but when I turned it back on, I still had 50% power and a strong connection. I could only assume then that the universe wanted me to get off the phone. I asked myself, "What am I supposed to pay attention to?" and I looked up at the house and saw that there was a newspaper by the mailbox and a phone book on the front porch. Both items I would not want to be sitting in front of my house. I also think that the disconnection was a stronger message from the universe to get off the phone and pay attention to my driving.