There was a time in my life, over twenty years ago now, when I was going through a particularly difficult time in my life. I was struggling with a lot of life changes and wasn’t really sure what to do with my meandering thoughts and ample extra time. One Friday night, I went to the local movie theatre and saw the movie “Signs.” This movie introduced the concept of synchronicity and my perspective on life has never been the same.
The movie “Signs” starred Mel Gibson and was, at least on the surface, a story about Earth being invaded by hostile alien forces. While the plot line was obvious to most viewers, I picked up on something else that the movie offered. That premise it presented was that there are no coincidences, no random events. You’ll have to view the movie yourself to find out what it was about the movie that made that obvious to me. I’ve included my favorite scene at the bottom of this page.
The world of synchronicity opened wide for me and I began to read all I could about it. From the early works of Carl Jung to more recent studies, all I could devour made total sense to me. More importantly, it showed that during a difficult time in my life, even the not-so-fortunate events could have a plausible reason for occurring as they had.
I began to search in my own life for examples of “chance events” that were a part of my story. As a math teacher, it seemed that numbers held particularly interesting clues as I dug deeper into my life’s narrative. I then realized that the most important events in my life, from the year of my conception to my present situation, had synchronicities woven throughout. There was no doubt in my mind that there were connections, even with those parts of my life that were what could best be termed “bad.”
I’m reading, or should I say, rereading a book, The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity, and am making a concerted effort to be more mindful of synchs that occur during the course of my day. Every day is an adventure and as I make note of the synchronous events in my life, I’m reminded that indeed, it’s all woven together and there are no coincidences and a Power much greater than any of us who’s the master weaver of all of our lives.
“There are no coincidences” scene from the movie “Signs”…