After writing How to Create Synchronicity, I feel inspired to create an ongoing dialogue about synchronicity as it plays out in my life, starting with this entry. I hope that I will inspire you to welcome and look for it in your life also. Such experiences make everything so much more rich and interesting and are a phenomenon not discussed often enough!
I had the idea after reading The Seven Secrets of Synchronicity which featured one story about a guy who chronicles his synchronicity experiences on a blog that I really love called Teapots Happen.
He went all the way back into childhood and made a post for each synchronicity he could remember experiencing. Well, that may be a project for the future, but I thought maybe I would just start with Now.
After all, where is the beginning really?
So many of the synchronicities I’ve experienced are linked to things that happened before, and I really could just keep going further and further back. Now seems as good a time to start as any. Of course, one single moment does lose a bit of its significance when not viewed within the whole picture. I’ve read stories of synchronicities where the ultimate punch line only comes years and years later.
Like the one about the woman who dreams the hospital she works in has been bombed. She thinks it has some sort of emotional significance, like maybe a part of her is suffering and being destroyed by her working there. But then the hospital really does get bombed years later and looks exactly the way she pictured it!
Or the one about the woman who loses the film containing a picture of herself with her son right before World War II. She is never able to get the picture developed, but after the war when film is being recycled, she notices that the picture she had taken so long ago is superimposed over a more recent picture she has developed. Her own film and picture had found its way back to her after all that time!
I believe these stories are so important because they may be clues to what is going on in our reality, whether it’s past, present, or future. But even if they don’t mean anything in particular (because some are just silly, even though very strange), they at least jolt us out of believing that we understand everything about life when it feels mundane and boring. They remind us that we live in a mysterious, playful reality, where the unexpected can happen at any moment, whether we understand the meaning or not.
So where to start with Now?
Two days ago, I met a friend for tea. We’ll call him R. While I was waiting for him in the cafe, there was nothing but music from the 40s playing, like Ella Fitzgerald stuff. As soon as he sat down *my song* came on. This is the song I talk about in the post How to Create Synchronicity. Both of us looked up in shock.Â He actually understood the significance, because I had explained it to him two weeks ago–the last time it came on when I was with him!
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