Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Directional Synchronicity: Highly Recommended

Recently I moved into a house that needed some roof repairs. I remembered last year when we almost bought a different house I had a conversation with a roofer that I had found on Angie's List (A recommendation website for services). I was so impressed with my conversation with Bradley from Bradley Builders that I decided that I wanted to call him again, a year later.

Because he is highly recommended, it did take a few weeks before he could get out to our house, which was okay because it was not an emergency. He was outside working when I heard a knock at the door. I went to the front door and saw him pounding so I assumed that was what I had heard. Then I heard another knock. He was still out the front door and did not look like he was trying to get my attention so I went and looked at the back door. No one was there. I remembered that my garage door was open so I went to the door to the garage and my dad was standing there.

I was surprised to see him. Since I moved to this house in May, my dad has not ever "dropped by." My dad immediately said, "What's Brad doing here?" I said, "You know him?" and he said, "Yes, he was my next door neighbor 15 years ago." Now here is the synchronicity. I had just seen my dad the day before but he decided for some reason that he needed to come over and bring me some magazines that he had for me. Were it not for his random drop-in on the same day at the same time the roofer was there, I would not have known that they were neighbors. I had already received excellent care from the roofer, but when he found out my dad was his former neighbor, I think that was the icing on the cake!

We're going to need a new roof in a couple of years and even though it's not the type of roof that Bradley would do, he still spent a significant amount of time walking me around and showing me what I will need to tell the roofers that come.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mirror Synchronicity: The Four Winds

This is my friend Ross's powerful synchronicity - in his own words:

Tribe of the Four Winds:

Ever since I was in outdoor drama back in 1982, I have regarded the arrowhead as a good luck piece. I have a keychain with a fob in the shape of an arrowhead which I have used for close to 30 years. The morning I bought a car after years of riding a bicycle, I found an arrowhead in a field where I was working. I have worn an arrowhead pendant on a necklace for years


Within the past two years, I have become more aware of my spirituality, and my interest in all things metaphysical has grown. In a dream, I was told by one of my spirit guides that I needed to start praying again, and my guide gave me a prayer to use, “As the Eagle spreads its wings to protect its nest from the storm, so protect this house from evil.” I was to say this prayer using the pendant around my neck. In my dream, the pendant was silver and in the shape of an eagle, and it was inlaid with turquoise chips. So the next day I started searching online for an eagle pendant with inlaid turquoise.

After much searching, I found an eagle motif with inlaid turquoise chips, and as an extra bonus, it was in the shape of an arrowhead!

So I bought it! [I have since learned, too, that my Power Animal is the Goose, and a representation of the Goose is the Arrowhead because geese fly in chevron patterns.]

When my best friend Michael saw it, he wanted one, too, but he wanted one with a wolf design. I remembered seeing one with a wolf design when I was searching for the eagle. So I bought him one with a wolf. He loved it!

Months later, one of Michael’s army buddies, Brian, came to Ohio for a visit, and he noticed our matching necklaces. He really liked them, but he wanted one with a bear. So I got online, and sure enough, there was one with a bear!

Michael paid for it and sent it to him, and Brian loved it.

Last summer, Michael and I took a trip to North Carolina to move his teenage daughter to Ohio. While down there, we met up with some of Michael’s other friends. One guy, Steve, really liked the arrowhead pendants, but he wanted one with a monkey (that’s a story for another time!). So the search was on for an arrowhead with a monkey on it.

Knowing that the chances of find one were very slim, I thought the best course of action was to take a generic arrowhead and have a jeweler fasten a monkey it. I remembered seeing a generic arrowhead that was similar to ours, so I bought it, and then found a pair of handmade silver monkeys from Peru that were shaped like the Nazca monkey.

So I bought them and took them to a jeweler, and even though the picture doesn’t do it justice, the result was fabulous!

I sent it to Steve, and he loved it!

Steve made the comment that he was now part of our Tribe. And I got thinking about it, and he was right. We had inadvertently started our own little tribe. I mused about this a while when suddenly I was struck with the realization that the first names of everyone in the Tribe had the same first names as me and my brothers! Obviously, we were meant to know each other!

So now came the hard part: coming up with a name for the Tribe. All kinds of crazy things came to mind, but nothing that rolled off the tongue well or evoked a profound image of what we were trying to represent. I asked my guides in meditation, and the only word that was given to me was “gift.” So all kinds of “gift” names came to mind. However, in the Native American culture, the number four brings with it the symbolism of the Medicine Wheel and the Four Directions which are sometimes referred to as the Four Winds. The Eagle represents the East; the Bear represents the West; although the Buffalo and Hummingbird typically represent the North, I figure the Wolf had to be North because that monkey is definitely South American!

After many days of pondering potential names, I was on an outing with my friends Tom and Lizzy, and Lizzy had me play a synchronicity game: walk into a library, pull a random book off the shelf, open it to a random page, and read a random sentence, and see if the sentence is relevant to something happening in my life right now. The book I pulled was called “The Four Winds.” The passage I read meant nothing to me; it was the title of the book itself that held relevance.

And that’s how we became the Tribe of the Four Winds.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Directional Synchronicity: Twitter Post

I promised I would blog all synchronicities, no matter how small.

For those of you familiar with Twitter, you know that the messages that others post are fleeting. I had just decided that I couldn't hold it any longer and had to go upstairs to the bathroom. I was flipping through to close the tabs on my computer and I came across this tweet:

Are you ever too comfortable wherever you are to get up and take a leak?

I am going to chalk this up to a directional synchronicity, telling me it's time to sign off.

Mirror Synchronicity: Lottery Mistakes

On November 10th there was a lottery story about how a man did not ask for the powerball but got it anyways, which made him win a million dollars instead of $200,000. Here is a link to one of the stories:

What amuses me is that in trying to find the article, I actually came across another article about a lottery mistake which happened in October. The person had asked for a MegaMillions but the clerk issued a PowerBall ticket instead. She paid for it and good thing she did - she won $25 million dollars.

Both stories are each directional synchronicities (mistake=win) and together they make a mirror synchronicity. Wow. For the regular readers of my blog, I'm still seeing lottery synchronicities. Does that mean I should start playing again?

Directional Synchronicity: Right Time, Right Place

My friends Tom and Ross are from the metaphysical group I belong to. They wanted to go on an excursion and a bit of a ghost hunt to Granville, OH. The plan was to have dinner at the Buxton Inn, which touts itself as "America's most ghostly country inn." I cancelled the first trip we had planned because I was not feeling well, so we went the following week.

After dinner we were exploring the basement of the Granville Inn, which is across the street and also known to be haunted. We ran into D., an employee, who just happened to be drawn downstairs at the same time we were there. I was sitting across the room from him and I could see in my mind's eye a spirit attached to him. It felt loving and very fond of him and interested in him. I assumed it was one of the Inn's ghosts but when I told him, he said he had felt that his grandfather was with him. He was having some personal challenges and so it was a comfort to him for me to validate what he had already felt on his own. He expressed delight in meeting us and within minutes we all bonded and exchanged information and D is planning on coming to our next group gathering. When we left the Inn, we remarked at the timing of it all with my having cancelled the prior week and D's decision to walk downstairs just when we were there.

So now, you might be asking yourself if we saw or felt anything, and the answer is yes. I saw movement several times, and felt the energies. But unfortunately (like the first time I had experienced spirit activity when my aunt was dying) I was unsettled. Even though the spirits were benevolent, I really did not enjoy the experience. I will not be attending any other ghost hunts.

Mirror Synchronicity: Very Punny!

My Uncle Paul is known for his puns - you know - the jokes that make you groan. The other day I was on Twitter and I randomly found a Twitter poster (@omgthatspunny) who posts a incredible supply of puns. I saw one that made me think of my uncle because he has always been into computers. I emailed him a short note with the pun.

Talking to her about computer hardware I make my mother board.

Now here's the synchronicity. His response to my email:
The pun really fit the moment. I spent part of yesterday researching the mother board that I wanted for a computer that I am building. (This will make you board (;>) ) I decided on an Asus P8P67 Pro (Rev 3.1) with an Intel i7-2600K processor. Today Kemper House is having a memorial Service for my mom.

I love synchronicities with humor.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Psychic Reading: Scarves

Before I tell the story, I do need to say that I do not generally go to psychics anymore. Sometime last year, something clicked for me and I realized that I need to look internally rather than externally for answers. I am not against psychics, in fact I know there are some very good ones out there, but ultimately I believe the answers lie within.

That being said, I do enjoy keeping company with people who have a similar belief system. There is a group of paranormal believers that has monthly parties and some of the attendees offer their psychic services for free. I won't generally turn down a free psychic reading!

Last week at the party a psychic named Mazie, who is also a medium (talks to spirits), told me that my aunt came through and mentioned that my aunt and I both were desperately trying to connect but somehow weren't getting through to each other. If you are a longtime reader of my blog, or have seen my book, this is the aunt that I had the Shared Death Experience with last year.

The final part of the reading was that Mazie mentioned a connection to lots and lots of scarves. This meant absolutely nothing to me. I don't wear scarves and I don't particularly connect scarves with my aunt either. Still, I know that Mazie is a good reader so I knew there was something to what she told me.

So last night, my cousin calls me and I mentioned the reading to her. There was a stunned silence on the other end. She told me that her mom had lots of scarves. Not only that, but a couple of months ago when my cousin's grandmother died, she went through her mom's old scarf drawer and carefully picked out a scarf of her mom's to wear at the funeral. Then just this month, while planning a trip overseas, she decided to take several scarves with her to mix up her wardrobe. The whole time she was deciding what scarves to take, she said she was thinking of her mother.

So while scarves meant nothing to me, the symbolism of them associated with my aunt meant everything to my cousin!

On top of all that, now here is a mirror synchronicity. This reading was not 'meaningful' for me until I talked to my cousin, and she found the significance. In a blog post last year, I wrote about a psychic reading that my cousin had (related to my aunt) that was not meaningful until she talked to me and I talked to my dad. It seems that even from the other side, my aunt is encouraging us to talk to one another to put the puzzle pieces together.

Mirror Synchronicity: Koi (Japan Part II)

A little over a month ago, I wrote a post about my multiple synchronicities with Koi fish. I just had another Koi reference that surprised me. I was having dinner with my long lost friend JR who has some psychic abilities. She and I hadn't seen each other for over 6 months and so we had a lot of catching up to do.

Towards the end of dinner, I asked her to 'read' me just for fun. One of the things that she did was ask me if I had a fish tank and I said, "No, why?" She said, "Well I see fish." I asked what kind and without a beat, she said, "Koi." She had no idea that the Koi symbolism had come up in my life several times over the past year.

Directional Synchronicity: Lucky Penny

A couple of weeks ago I was in Las Vegas. For some reason I kept finding pennies on the floor. Perhaps they have so little value anymore that people don't bother to stoop to pick them up. Being slightly superstitious, I always stop to pick coins up, even if my hands are full.

On my last night in Vegas I had to switch hotels. The new hotel had a players card that offered 'free play' if you signed up and gave your email address. I was pretty much gambled out, but I decided it was worthwhile to at least play the $10 in free play that I had. I walked around the slot area looking for a machine that called to me. Finally, I came across a machine called 'Lucky Penny' which was a penny slot. It reminded me of the pennies that I had just found on the ground so I figured this was the one.

Sure enough, in less than 2 minutes, I won $62 on this penny slot. I guess those pennies were lucky!