I am a big believer in the power and guidance we receive — when we live with awareness — through signs, signals symbols, and especially synchronicity. I always live with great intention to be positive and to remain aware — it is a way of life for me. But I had an instance of synchronicity the other day that practically took my breath away. I see this as evidence — affirmation — that I am in my intended flow, that everything that is happening in my life serves a purpose (whether I always like it or not).
I have a daughter in first grade. Recently I had placed on the family whiteboard calendar (as well as on my Outlook calendar and my notebook calendar and… ) that this past Wednesday was an “early release” day from school when the students are dismissed at 12:25pm. I told my daughter on Tuesday and Wednesday that it was an early release day and we’d be picking her up early. My husband and I had an appointment that morning, so at 12:25pm we approached the school, but there wasn’t a bus or car in sight. Clearly, it was not an early release day. However, my ever-supportive and dutiful husband – who has great faith in my normal high competency level – parked and went into the school to see if we just had the time wrong.
As he walked into the school front office, the secretary looked up and said to him, “I’ve been trying to call you.” He responded, “You’ve been trying to call me?” “Yes,” she said. Before she could say anything else, my husband repeated, “Wait — you were trying to call me?” The secretary went on to explain that my daughter had just been hit in the head rather hard with a rock thrown by another student and was in the nurse’s office. She was conscious, but in pain, upset, and holding an icepack on her head. As I waited in the car, I wondered what was taking so long. Suddenly they both emerged from the school, my daughter with icepack on head and over the moon that we appeared out of seemingly no where to help her.
And, just like that, we were there to provide comfort and reassurance at the exact right moment to this brightest light in our lives.
When I went home and checked the school calendar, oddly enough there was no mention at all of an early release day in March. It’s unusual for me to get something like this so wrong. However, with the help of a power far greater than me, we got it really right that day.
Serendipity, synchronicity…call it what you may. But it was far more than coincidence. And I am very grateful for it.
Are you living with a high enough level of awareness to notice this kind of grace in your life when it appears?
Tags: Awareness, flow, grace, guidance, serendipity, synchronicity