The dictionary defines “synchronicity” as the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection. I like to think of it as Spirit’s way of reminding me to stay in the wonder of infinite possibilities and to remember that there are no accidents. Have you ever thought about a friend you haven’t spoken with for a long time and then suddenly received a phone call or text message from that friend? Have you ever heard about a book from several different people and then noticed that same book on your best friend’s coffee table? Have you ever thought about visiting a specific city only to discover a travel promotion for that exact destination in your mailbox? These are just a few examples of synchronicity.
Something interesting like that happened to me this week. I was invited to a pool party on Sunday afternoon, but sadly when I arrived the weather was not pool party friendly. It was cloudy and drizzling, so I decided to attempt a little humor for my grand entrance. I pulled out the Miami Dolphins rain poncho that was wadded up in the side pocket of my car door. One of my massage clients gifted it to me over five years ago when I got caught at her place during a torrential downpour. Honestly, I don’t think I had worn it since. I donned the turquoise plastic and entered the pool area of my friend’s apartment complex exclaiming, “I’m ready for a pool party!” I know. It wasn’t very funny, but it amused me.
The next day I went for my walk along Fort Lauderdale Beach as I do most Monday mornings. To my surprise, I walked right by a pod of dolphins. No, not the marine mammals. It was a pod of football players from the NFL team in Miami. They were doing some sort of training exercise on the beach. I don’t follow sports, but the distinctive turquoise and orange jerseys sporting my favorite animal were hard to miss. True, Miami isn’t far away, but it seemed odd that the team was in Fort Lauderdale the day after I wore that rain poncho. In the eight years I have been walking that stretch of beach I have never seen them before.
Now I’m not saying the Miami Dolphins were there because I wore that rain poncho. It simply amuses me to observe the synchronicity of those two events. You can call it mere coincidence, but I like to think it was the Universe winking at me. Life certainly is more fun when I look at it that way. One of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles says:
Your passage through time and space is not at random. You cannot but be in the right place at the right time.
These words have always been very comforting to me. No matter what choice we make we can’t mess it up. There really are no missed opportunities. What a relief! When I experience a synchronicity like that, it feels like Spirit is just having fun with me. Other times, when something shows up three or more times in a row, or it is related to something I’ve been churning over and over in my mind, it sure feels like Spirit is trying to get my attention! What kinds of synchronicities have shown up in your life recently? Might there be a message for you? Maybe Spirit is trying to tell you something. Perhaps you just needed a reminder that life can be fun and magical!
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Until next time, pay attention to those synchronistic events. It may be a sign that something wonderful and magical is on its way!
P.S. Does anyone know where I can buy a Ricky Martin rain poncho?