Article by Patti Deschaine
Wikipedia defines Synchronicity like this: Synchronicity is the occurrence of two or more events that appear to be meaningfully related but not causally related. A simpler definition is: synchronicity is a loving communication from the universe. If you are reaching out with energy, prayer, or mediation, you can be assured the universe will respond in kind. Communications arrive in the form of signs or omens, be it a loving nudge from a higher power or daily guidance to point you in the right direction. These can be large and life changing, or just the universe’s gentle way of expressing its sense of humor and letting you feel its presence. In any case, you will want to take note of things that give you pause.
Use all of your senses. Listen for sounds in nature and on the land where you live. Become aware of the breeze on your skin. Connect with trees and breathe in their fresh scent. Watch for small creatures or birds and notice when they show up for you. Send loving energy to the moon and the stars. Practice awareness in your everyday activities and you will become more adept at communicating with the Universe.
You may receive information directly or through channels such as these:
Timing – universal timing always flows perfectly and influences the outcome of everyday situations. Even a small change affects every interaction with others. Notice the small nuances of your day, the people who cross your path and the way events unfold. Consider how your day might have gone differently except for the gentle influence of universal timing.
Number sequences – particularly repeating ones, such as 11, 22, 33 on digital clocks, license plates, or written communications. Numbers that have special significance to you will often show up in your day. When this happens pay attention to what you are doing or thinking about at that moment. There may be a message for you there, though often it’s just the universe telling you that it is aware of you! Have you found yourself glancing at the clock when it reads 11:11 or 2:22 and had this happen often over time? If there is a number that catches your attention, look up the corresponding page in your spiritual reading material and see if there is something helpful there.
People who come into your life at critical points – It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Just when you may be struggling with a life changing decision, you connect with an old or new friend that offers insight. The universe works through people as well as through nature and other mediums. Be aware that you may not always like the message. Sometimes the message compels us to let go of situations that no longer serve our best interest. If you are getting messages you don’t understand or are conflicted about, seek out a spiritual advisor or caring friend that can help you work through the decision.
A written message on a billboard that resonates with you, special meaning when applied to your life circumstance or a situation that has been worrying you. A passing thought or fleeting image of someone. If you find yourself thinking of someone for no apparent reason, perhaps you should reach out to them. Messages can also come in the form of the words of a song that you hear in passing or suddenly find yourself singing for no reason.
A knowing, when you have no previous experience with and no rational explanation of how you came across the knowledge. Suddenly you simply realize the answer.
Finding a feather at your feet on your afternoon walk means the universe is paying attention and wants you to know that it sees the divine light in you. Feathers can also represent angels and remind us of their presence.
Animals very often carry communications from Spirit. If your cat or dog crawls up into your lap for no apparent reason, ask yourself why. Animals are sensitive to our feelings and can detect stress and even physical maladies. Perhaps it’s time to take a break for walk in nature or just spend some time in play.
Synchronicity is very personal and the universe will communicate in ways that are meaningful to you. Energy is interwoven with synchronicity. The more you practice Reiki, the more aware you will be. Use Reiki and your guides in daily meditation to increase your awareness.
A final word on synchronicity: everyone who seeks contact can effectively communicate with the universe for wisdom and guidance. The key is to not be distracted by worldly events and watch for subtle signs. Turn off your television and social media apps and get out in nature. A higher calling awaits.
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Patti Deschaine is a traditionally trained Usui Reiki Master, Lightarian Reiki Master, and owner of Maja Energy Works and Reiki Healing. She resides and practices in Wilmington, NC. She enjoys all types of Reiki and particularly loves using Reiki on animals. Patti can be found at MajaEnergyWorks.