Definition “the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality” *from Merriam Webster
It was a long time ago that I learned about synchronicity. In my early 20’s, I was introduced to the term by the book “The Celestine Prophecy”. I had certainly experienced synchronicity before I knew it had a label, but it was the first time I started to think that perhaps many of the ideas I had tuned into were experienced by others.
In short, I started to feel less alone.
When I first started noticing these occurrences, they were happening all the time. It felt like such a powerful feeling to know that my life was being guided by something much larger than myself. I also used it as an excuse in my younger days that there were some things in my life that were destined to happen, and that truly I could make no mistakes. The naivete of a 21-year old. Sending love to my younger self …. and a little pat on the head. (which I would have hated!)
In my 30’s, I have experienced fewer synchronistic events, but they have been considerably more profound. Last weekend, I experienced one of these incidents, and it’s too good not to share!
I had made a coffee date with a lovely yoga teacher I met in the Summer on Tuesday, but we had to cancel…
Unrelated, my hubby & I had been meaning to take the kids snowboarding at Harper Mountain all winter, and finally booked it on Friday as they had the day off from school.
The first synchronicity: This lovely yoga teacher ended up being the one giving me a snowboarding lesson. It felt so great to be on a snowboard again, and I had forgotten how much I liked it.
The second synchronicity: After the lesson was over, my daughter conned me into going up the t-bar with her, threw me off balance, and we fell over. My kneecap landed on the edge of her board, and I felt a searing pain … I hobbled over to the lodge, and planted myself on a bench to take a look at it. The little incident ended up benching me for the day … But then I saw the lovely yoga teacher, and she was done with teaching for the day …
Wouldn’t you know it? We ended up having coffee in the lodge!
The Universe engineered all of this perfectly for us! We ended up having a fantastic conversation and visit together – and none of this would have happened if I didn’t hurt myself.
I strongly believe that there are NO coincidences in life. When you begin to believe that the Universe is on your side, working for you, at all times … the World is Your Oyster.
(And the secret is that you are the pearl, being perfectly formed and designed for the highest good of the Universe).