“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”
~ Charles de Lint
Have you ever wondered how synchronicity happens? It’s a wonderfully magical concurrence of events that leads to an opportunity, a ‘chance’ meeting, a lining up of the stars in some way advantageous to you.
I was at the opposite end of one of these events recently. Let me explain…
Our usual pattern in the mornings here at our farm (when I am well enough) is that I wake up early, meditate, blog, feed the animals and then my husband and I head off to a favourite cafe for some writing time. We’re usually in and out of Byron Bay or Bangalow well before the tourists are even on the march.
But last Friday that didn’t happen. I felt quite average (after a horrible couple of days) and so we stuffed around at home doing one thing or another, and didn’t leave early. In fact we almost didn’t go at all, until Ben decided that a little outing would do me good.
Then we quite spontaneously drove in the opposite direction to price hay for our wiener calves, after which we headed back into Bangalow for a cuppa and some writing.
We’d totally forgotten that it was a) Friday and b) school holidays. By this time it was mid-morning and town was packed. We were almost about to go home when a parking spot opened up miraculously in front of us. Happily we pulled in and then crossed the road to a local haunt.
A girlfriend we haven’t seen for months waylaid us outside the cafe for a chat. People stopped to admire Harry and to pat him. It took ages just to get to a table.
We ended up getting next to no writing done, but had a lovely social time. Then Ben decided on the spur of the moment to go to the Post Office, and I got the idea in my head that I might as well go to the butcher to get some soup bones. By now it was lunch-time, and the main street of Bangalow was thick with people.
“Nicole Cody?” I heard someone say. “I just knew I’d run into you today!”
The face behind the big dark glasses looked familiar, but I was having a bad day, and I struggled for a moment to place her except for her name; Karen.
She’s a beautiful client of mine who used to live here in Australia, but who’s now relocated to the United States. She was down in our part of the world for a few days and decided to come to Bangalow for a look, hoping to run into me.
And I can tell you that on a Friday at lunchtime in school holidays the likelihood of that should have been totally negligible. And yet here we were, in perfect synchronicity – exchanging hugs and happily catching up.
I felt like I’d been pushed around a giant chess board to position me in the street in front of the butcher just for her. And I didn’t mind a bit! 🙂
The Universe has a magic to it – not to be understood by the head, but known by the heart. Trust in that! Who can say what magic awaits you?
Much love to you, ♥ Nicole xx
13 thoughts on “How Synchronicity Happens”
Part of me says that it is just what I notice- and, I want to notice all the beauty, and all the wonder, and all the Love.
Absolutely Nicole! Also, the more I am open to “magic” the more it happens! 🙂
I just love it when that happens. !!!
yes synchronicity is a real and wonderful thing…thanks for posting your little synchronous strand 🙂
Yes so true Nicole. My life is full of those moments of Synchronicity. Makes one feel very blessed. Many comment on how things just seem to happen to me at the right time and place. Having so many of those wonderful synchronicity times here in Saudi. You give me many synchronicity moments when I read your blogs. Sometimes they are just what I need for me, but most times for my friends and family. THANK YOU.:)
My life is bursting with synchronicities –it has just become party of every day life for me. Such fun and wonderfully affirming. 🙂
My mum, sister and I all hold to the belief, if we get a car park (they live in inner Sydney lol) then we must park there, who knows why, but there will be a reason for it. I love synchronicity.
Plus, I have to add, of course Harry lures in his admirers. Yay for unexpected criss-crossing 🙂
Hi Nicole, On Saturday, after reading your post about following your dreams, I just had a feeling that a certain job I have been waiting and preparing for, for over a year would be sitting there waiting for me in my inbox. You wouldn’t you know it – there it was. Since then whilst preparing my application self doubt has been creeping. Your post this morning about sychronicity is synchronicity itself for me. Thank you so much for your always timely delivery of trust and MAGIC in my life. You truly are a gift NIcole.
Perfect! I’m now off to a new yoga class I was almost not going to. Who know what awaits me there…let you know. Love and gratitude Lyn xx
How lovely to catch up with an old friend and even better that it was a surprise.
what a lovely experience!
Morning Nicole, thank you for this post and for your Friday morning synchronicity …… too much overthinking does tend to take away the magic. I am grateful today that everyone who needs synchronicity will happen upon it because it will take them to a warm and heartfelt place that can be shared with another.
It was so wonderful to see you in person Nicole and yes, when we wish for things with true intent it’s amazing what can happen. Love to you, K