Has this ever happened to you?


Let’s take a walk down memory lane for just a moment and illuminate the path of synchronicity that we are traveling on together…

You find yourself at a crossroads in life- You have no idea which way to turn.

So you pray! You place your trust in the wisdom of the Lord and then it happens…

The door opens.

The path is lit.

A missing piece falls into your lap.

The phone rings and the caller is someone you thought of just moments ago.

They tell you that you have been on their mind for days, and they just had to call to see how you are doing.

You tell them about your decision, and they just happen to have the missing piece to the puzzle that will make your decision easier.

Or how about when you are in a hurry and suddenly the ever-famous “magic” parking spot opens up allowing you to make it to your meeting on time.

I love it when I seem to just bump into someone I really want or need to see.

Lets actually explore that question for just a minute.

There are 1,440 minutes in a day.

What if I had walked a different route, took an extra minute to read my mail, veered left instead of right?

There are 1,439 odds against me bumping into that person…

if one were to simply go by mathematical calculations.

( I had my math wizard son help me with that one…)

I have long held the belief that synchronicity in my life meant that I was on the right track on all levels:

spiritually,

emotionally,

intentionally,

physically,

mentally.

The older I get, the more I believe this to be true.

I have noticed that the more synchronicity presents itself in my life, the more in line I am with my goals and desires.

It’s my equivalent of an “Atta girl!” from the Universe.

I can almost hear the Lord letting me know that He really does listen and answer my prayers. 

BUT…

I also believe that I must do my part in making my dreams come true by believing and behaving in a way that will make it easier for Him to help me.

This is why I have also found that when I make time during my day for prayer and meditation I can almost hear Him whispering that in my ear?

But then there are those times when the whisper is more like a loud yell…In fact, sometimes, it may be desperately trying to get you to pay attention.

Three years ago, I was extremely broke at Christmas time. I had no idea how i was going to pay for the gifts my children wanted. I would cry myself to sleep each night and plead with the Lord to help me find some way to put at least one gift under the tree for my kids.

I decided to take a leap of faith and use the money I had set aside for our power bill and go to Walmart and see if I could find a gift for the kids.

As I was walking into the store I was greeted by the Salvation Army Santa. I have no idea what made me drop money into his can, but it just felt really important that I did. I figured it was just that I was relating to the poor and needy at that time.

But whatever the reason, I dropped a twenty dollar bill into his bucket.

That twenty dollars felt like I was giving a thousand.

I instantly began to wonder what the heck I was thinking by giving away so much money.

But before I could even get my shopping cart out of the line of carts…

My phone began to ring.

It was my oldest child.

He sounded out of breath and excited.

My heart sank.

A million things rushed through my mind in that moment.

I just knew someone had gotten hurt.

I told him to slow down and tell me what had happened.

He then proceeded to tell me that someone had knocked at our door and had left us a million gifts, even a trampoline…

 

I nearly dropped my phone.

Christmas had been taken care of by some very sweet angels in my community.

 

And… it happened immediately after I had dropped that twenty dollar bill into that bucket.

 

Was it a coincidence?

I don’t think so…

 

It is moments like that one that bear witness to me that I am making the right choices in my life.

And the more in line we are with our vision of what we desire, the more it seems to happen.

 

Those blessed moments of serendipity and happenstance are no accident.

I maintain that there are no such things as coincidences.

I find that when I hold clear intentions, a passion for what I desire, and the greater good for those concerned in mind and foremost in my heart –

Let’s take this a step further and categorize these synchronicities.

There are single synchronicities which may be a one-time occurrence (notice I did not say chance encounter) or an occurrence that may repeat over a span of time.

There are series of synchronicities – a succession of them, if you will – when a wake-up call may be needed to move things forward or drive a certain, meaningful point home.

There are clusters of synchronicities, groups of them with varied layers of impact and intensity which educe a deeper, more spiritual understanding along with an awareness that the Lord will keep guiding you, perhaps pushing you, with those events as if to say: “Follow this path. It is best”, until you do so.

My very favorite type of synchronicity is the simple, almost impossible to see kind.

This kind will sneak up on you against all odds (and we know that is irrelevant), and add up in ways that may seem downright uncanny!

Uncanny enough, that is, to make sure you are open, courageous, trusting, and receptive enough to get you to go with that flow and follow that path.

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