When I think about the wisdom that we attempt to pass along to young people as they grow–whether in schools, in the home, or in other institutions, like church, I wish we spent more time talking about the stirrings of the soul and the very real miracle of synchronicities. I, myself, had noticed “signs” or odd coincidences that would occur in life, but I never understood that those signs were gifts from a loving Universe.
We are taught to reason things out in life, that the power is in our minds and spirit is a dogmatic, distant entity to which we are morally beholden. Bound by religion and rules, I believe we miss what it actually means to commune with spirit–to engage in a present-moment dialogue with a force that lives within us, not outside of us.
But the Universe is kind and so we are sent synchronicities when we need them the most, validating the small voice that we hear inside of us. A synchronicity is not some random coincidence. It is our soul working in concert with spirit to light our way. It is profound magic that we co-create to confirm our journey towards our deepest yearnings.
For the longest time, I used to shame myself for being consistently seduced by the synchronicities and signs that left me locked in a toxic attachment to a former lover. In my healing process, I judged myself for not being able to break free. I cursed a distant God for leading me down a path that seemed to always lead to heartbreak and longing. I kept questioning why I was on the journey, why all the signs kept me there, yet left me unfulfilled and distraught. I believed that I was wrong.
“If there is pain when we follow the whisper, it is for our highest good. And if there is joy, that is for our highest good as well.”
So, I began to question and resist those signs, doubting my own discernment about where my soul was leading me. Instead of celebrating the healing that I had achieved by following the painful path, I proclaimed that I would try to protect myself from it in the future. A ridiculous endeavor to consider as I express these words “out loud.”
Now, I understand that the synchronicities that confirm our way transcend judgment of right or wrong, good or bad. They are neutral gifts intended to show what our higher selves are desperately trying to whisper to our hearts. If there is pain when we follow the whisper, it is for our highest good. And If there is joy, that is for our highest good as well.
In this week’s Mombbatical Mindset conversation, we will discuss synchronicities, how they show up and what happens when we resist them? I invite participants to share the synchronicities that have been the most validating and the most surprising and the ones that even led to pain. Some questions that we will cover are:
- When did you come to understand the power of synchronicities in your life?
- What are some that have been the most life-affirming?
- What are some synchronicities that have created mystery for you?
- Tell us about a time when you have resisted the synchronicities in your life and why?
- How do you stay attuned to the presence of synchronicities in your life now?
For details on how to join the conversation, click here.