Coincidence: A situation in which events happen at the same time in a way that isn’t planned or expected that brings about something positive in your life.
The Miracle of Coincidence
You've most likely heard of coincidence and may have had your own amazing experiences that have left you saying, ”How'd that happen?”
In the book When God Winks, author SQuire Rushnell describes these coincidences, or signposts, as “God Winks.” He also talks about how coincidences in your life often increase when you’re going through change.
A Personal Story
Gradually emerging from quicksand-like grief triggered by personal and work losses, I’d faced the pain head on and hoped I’d managed to pull out every ounce of life lesson I could.
Then began the huge task of how and what to do with what was left of my life. An overwhelming To Do list defined days as I tried to figure out which way to go.
About the only thing that became clear was that trying to grab some kind, any kind, of lifeline from the past wasn’t going to work.
Reaching the point that losing myself in a grocery store tabloid seemed like a worthy intellectual pursuit, I finally sat — just sat.
Quieting down mind chatter to a dull roar, I asked my inner Self for guidance about what to do next. Frustrated and scared, I was open to listening.
The First Message
When I eventually heard on an inner level “empty yourself of your personal agenda,” there was relief. Then the feeling that I was rushing head-first over a cliff. Really?
I knew a quiet walk in the woods would help the message anchor in. Mentally scanning a handful of possible places to walk, one destination felt right.
A rustic path wound through ravines through a primeval woods of beech trees that were naked in mid-December light. Rounding a turn, I saw a tiny red spot in the distance somewhat veiled by the grey leafless saplings lining the forest floor. Huh?
Drawing closer, I realized a bright red holiday ornament was hanging from one of the spindly branches! As I continued walking, there was another, another, then several others, marking a path that led out of the woods.
I'd walked that path in different seasons for years, never having seen anything other than, uhm, trees. This was a charming “signpost" showing that, with the guidance received, I was heading in the right direction.
3 Ways to Read the Signs
1. Coincidences or “God Winks” are signposts that help you know you're on track with your life path and purpose.
2. Remembering coincidences you've experienced in the past can help you prime yourself to recognize new signposts as they appear in your life.
3. Opening your awareness to these little miracles helps you know you're right where you need to be.
Life changes aren’t always easy. Give yourself the gift of being open to your inner Guidance while increasing your awareness to recognize the meaning of coincidences in your life.
Can you remember a coincidence in your life (could be someone you met, something you heard, saw, or felt that impacted you) that helped you through a life change?
To beautiful signposts lighting your way!
Photo by Erika Cristina
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