We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny. ~David Richo
There's no such thing as coincidence, I say. It's synchronicity. ~Raven Kaldera
What is synchronicity? I would describe it as the love child of "it's meant to be" and "what a coincidence." Synchronicity is based on the belief that things are orchestrated by a higher power in order for things to happen in a meaningful form. Things that seem coincidental are actually happening for a deeper purpose.
Synchronicity can play out on a relatively low level. You and a friend might both show up at a movie theater wearing the same dancing friendly outfit because at the last minute you both independently decided that you wanted to change plans from going to the movies to going dancing. You might be sitting in a coffee shop and look over to notice the person at the next table has the same casual reading that isn't a recent best-seller. In such a case, you're probably meant to meet and talk to that person for whatever larger reason. Perhaps it's your new best friend.
Sometimes synchronicity plays out in a much bigger way. After my youngest was born, I asked my doula to find me a massage therapist who would do outcall because my body was in a lot of pain. The woman she sent was nice, and I enjoyed the massage. Many months later, I saw the massage therapist again at a presentation I was giving on infant loss. Not long after that, I responded to an ad on Craigslist, and the massage therapist turned out to be the poster. Then her daughter ended up in the same kindergarten class as my daughter at a charter school. At that point, I surrendered to the Universe and accepted that this woman and I were meant to be friends. As we got to know each other, we discovered that had I gone to public high school instead of private, we would have graduated from the same high school in the same year in another state! Clearly our paths were meant to cross in this life for a higher purpose.
In another instance of paths trying to cross multiple times, I used to love a certain road in the town where my grandparents lived. When we would visit at Christmas time, I used to love to drive on that road but for no particular reason. It's just a typical suburban road with homes along it. I later learned that my boyfriend and eventual husband lived along that road at that time! Later, as a freshman in high school, I went to an educational summer camp. My parents decided I would be taking physics though I really wanted to take the pottery class. It turns out my eventual husband was in that pottery class. We finally managed to actually cross paths at a youth group at his high school that same fall.
Even Google somehow seems to be tied into higher powers' control of synchronicity, or maybe Google has taken over the higher powers. Either could make sense! ;) During a personal message I received a while ago, I saw a man who looked like John Astin driving a 1950s convertible car on a rural British road. I did quite a bit of Googling on John Astin, but I couldn't find anything that made any sense with regard to this message. A few days later, I typed "William Clark" plus a few other search terms into Google as I worked on another part of the message. One of the first hits was William Clark Gable, known to most of us as the actor Clark Gable. As I looked at his picture, suddenly everything in the message made sense. I'd mistaken Clark Gable for John Astin! Sometimes translating messages is a little too much like playing Pictionary with the other side. However, I'm grateful for when Google helps me to figure things out.
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