Generally speaking, I prefer proper unwind time before attempting to fall asleep. Tonight, however, I broke my usual rule and watched a movie right up until bed time. I normally try to not do this, as watching movies, especially on a large tv leave me emotionally, mentally and physically stimulated. Then when I retire to bed I still need the unwind time for my mind to settle.
Tonight while I was lying here I had a million things racing through my mind spinning in circles and weaving together into and out of each other. One thing that kept popping up in my mind was the idea of synchronicity.
The wiktionary defines it as: Coincidences that seem to be meaningfully related; supposedly the result of "universal forces".
But is it coincidental? Or is it just the result of a universal force? My belief is that its the latter - as I also believe there are no coincidences....
The reason this idea kept creeping up is because that is exactly what I feel has been the result of a series of messages I have recently received from several different outlets. After receiving the same message from several different sources all with their own twist yet still intertwined, it begins to make sense just how meaningful these messages truly are and obviously meant for me for a reason in my life at this time. It is so fitting too, because it is also exactly what I feel I needed to hear .... And I believe that sometimes God has to send the message through multiple mediums to truly reach someone because just one and it might get overlooked.
It started on saturday in a book store (although I didn't know this until Sunday ). It was @ church Sunday while I was listening to the message from God that I found myself saying "Oh how funny - I was just reading about this yesterday." This was followed by a blog I read by a friend on Monday where I yet again thought to myself "Oh how funny - I was just learning about that in church." Again, followed by a chapter in a completely different book I was reading, I found myself thinking "Wow this is so connected to that other book (just from a different perspective) & the message from church." Which was followed yet again, by another book today, where the very same thoughts crept back into my head.
This was the "ah-hah" moment when I finally realized that this message was meant for me and was exactly w hat I needed to be reminded ... It also fits so perfectly with this quote I just read in this book "God never does anything accidentally, and he never makes mistakes" (A Purpose Driven Life pg. 23) It goes on to explain there are no accidents or mistakes and there really aren't.... It's funny how the world works... How intertwined everything really is, even when we feel like there are a million worlds between two things. When you really start to think about it everything begins to unravel itself into one long stream of eb and flow .... I think this is such an important lesson to remember when something in life happens that makes no sense, doesn't seem quite fair, or is saddening in the moment- to remember that if even impossible to understand in the moment - eventually it all becomes very clear. In my recent read by Don Miguel Ruiz (The Voice of Knowledge) I am reminded that "Everything in God's creation is perfect" (pg. 44). From a religious perspective these two very different books might appear to come from two very different view points, and they do, yet they both refer to ONE God, and in essence are delivering many overlapping messages.