Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Synchronicity of the Month

Over a period of a few days last November, I experienced a string of powerful synchronicities and decided that I would feature them as my first Synchronicity of the Month listing:

For two days, I kept hearing songs on the radio about breathing, such as Faith Hill’s “Breathe” or Duncan Sheik’s “Barely Breathing.” It was happening so often and at the most perfect times, such as the moment I got into the car and turned on the radio; or it was one of these songs that was playing overhead just as I walked into the grocery store. I was laughing about it because it kept happening. I know the importance of breathing deeply, and, when I think to, remind myself to practice taking deeper breaths.

On the following day, I went to get an oil change done on my car. The guy working at the service station was very chatty with me, and he went on and on about how he is trying to de-stress his life. He said, “you just gotta breathe.” Then he repeated these same words again, looking at me right in the eyes, and I knew he, like the songs, was another messenger, reminding me to breathe! Was I not breathing deep enough, only taking shallow breaths? I wasn’t feeling stressed at all, but perhaps I was about to be? Was I being warned about something?

Just then, another man working on my car came into the waiting room to tell me that one of my brake lights was out. So I had it replaced. As I was pondering all this while driving off, I came to a traffic light that had a red light flickering. Hmmm, just like my brake light, this red light was going out. I can’t recall ever noticing a traffic light flickering ever before.

I drove straight to my local café, named "Dragonfly," to do some work on my laptop. As I drove right up to it, I saw in the reflection of the storefront glass that my headlight was out, now… just ten minutes after getting my brake light replaced! So I went directly to a different auto shop to get the headlight replaced. While in the waiting room, I watched a very dramatic scene from a movie I’d never seen before. The man sitting next to me clued me in to what happened prior to my arrival. As it turns out, this movie is called Dragonfly, which is the same name of the café where I discovered my burned out headlight. In the movie, a doctor’s widow tries to communicate to him from the other side, through his patients, and there is apparently much symbolism throughout the story.

I watched the Kevin Costner character (Joe) in a very dramatic scene as he started to drown but then was saved (this relates to the drowning but will be saved theme as explained in the chapter “What’s with Molly and the Rose,” in my book). By the way, as I’m writing this, “Kiss From a Rose is playing on my daughter’s IPod; also very relevant to this chapter. Anyways, the man who saved Joe said, “You are lucky to be alive, Señor. You were not breathing.”

The next day I found myself in an extremely stressful and scary situation. I got all caught up in it, feeling great fear, and then suddenly remembered to… “just breathe.” To breathe deeply.

No doubt, I was being warned that something was about to occur. When I remembered to breathe, all was well. I could see things from a higher perspective and that things were playing out just as they needed to.

Synchronicities often hold a multitude of meanings and this one was not only giving me a glimpse of the future and a tool to handle the difficult situation, but also mirrored a couple of important themes in my book, I Can See Clearly Now.

I saw the movie in its entirety several months after these synchronicities occurred. Throughout the movie were signs and symbols being sent from a man’s recently deceased wife, urging him to understand her vital message. I won’t give away anymore of the movie in case you haven’t seen it and wish to, but the movie ends with these words. “What she taught me in life, she taught me in death—to trust, to have faith. Because as a friend of mine once said, ‘It’s belief that gets us there.’” This final message somewhat mirrors my most profound message, prophecy if you will, in the chapter “What’s with Molly and the Rose.

May this synchronicity be shared as a reminder for all of us… to just remember to breathe.



3 comments:

Weber said...
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weber said...

Hi Mary, I read your chapter on angels last night and learned the origin of your name Soliel. Very cool.

Maria Weber, author of the forthcoming book "Beyond Death: A Mother-Daughter Journey into Healing," a self-help book about healing relationships with creative writing and art said...

Hi Mary,
I met with Susan Tweit yesterday and that was very helpful. She recommended I sign off on blogs as I will below--so I'm practicing. I wanted to let you know of two synchronicities happening. First, last night. Just before reading your chapter, Connecting with the Heavenly Realms, I received an email from a friend. She sent me a 24-stanza poem she had written for her sister who had lost her 24-year old son through suicide. This is the one-year anniversary of his death. Then I read your story about your friend Cyd losing Josh. All within the hour. I may have to buy a stack of your books to give to friends for various reasons! Then the 2nd thing. This morning I looked at the clock. It read 4:44. I didn't think much about it. But the insights that have been coming to me this morning have been amazing. Maybe the 4:44 was a sign that good ideas were coming.