‘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.’
I agree wholeheartedly with that quote and I’m going to attempt to write about my experiences with synchronicity, serendipity and the Law of Attraction. This is far bigger than me and very difficult to explain but, I’ll give it a go!
Over the last few years there have been too many coincidences in my life for them to just be purely fluke. There have been huge ‘oh my goodness’ moments that have been so poignant that they’ve made me believe in miracles and smaller moments that have been, I believe, a simple nod from the universe that everything is on the right track.
I have always been a ‘this is a sign’ kind of person but up until my mid twenties, I didn’t really believe that the universe had my back. There were several moments that lead me to the conclusion that I was part of a much bigger picture and once I began to believe, the more wonderful things started happening around me. This all links in with raising your vibration and redirecting your energy (which is something I talk about in this blog a lot!).
Over a year ago I got a Florence and the Machine tattoo. It says ‘you’re the only light.’ and I got it because a) I’m a huge fan b) her music has seen me through some difficult/fantastic times over the years and c) because for a really long time I’d forgotten/erased who I was at my core and this tattoo was, in a way, me regaining some control over my future and a step towards finding myself again.
It was to remind me who I was and the incredible strength I possess within myself. So… I got this tattoo along with the alchemy symbol for fire which is included in F+TM’s artwork.
A few weeks later, I was walking home from work in the sunshine and, for some reason, was compelled to look down at my arm and at my tattoo. I began to think about Florence and then looked up to see the word SPECTRUM glistening above me (which was the name of the flats I’d moved in to – but never noticed the significance of before) and as I took about 10 more steps towards my front door, Spectrum by Florence and the Machine began blasting out from the doors of the gym opposite – no joke – I turned my head to see my flatmate in there and he gave me a wave.
I remember sitting on the wall outside the flats, chain smoking for a while whilst I attempted to wrap my head around the sequence of events that had just taken place. Now, this might seem totally far fetched or even like a nothing story, but I felt such a reassurance at that moment that I was exactly where I needed to be and, because I was in the midst of such a turbulent time of my life, it reassured me that I could trust in my thoughts and gave me the belief that everything was going to be ok.
Another memorable moment was around a year later but I need to paint the picture first… so, a long time ago, I used to pass the same bridge every day driving back from work, and on this bridge it says, in large graffiti, ‘BE HAPPY’. This was during the time that I was still in therapy struggling with anxiety, self harm and depression and I remember feeling agitated by that huge ‘BE HAPPY’ sign every time I drove past it – it was like a kick in the teeth. The thing with depression is, you can have brilliant days, weeks even months, but you are never truly happy. I heard this described recently like an apple; it doesn’t matter how good it looks on the outside, there is a part inside which is rotten. That was how I felt and I wanted so desperately to cut it out, but I didn’t know how – so I found this sign infuriating.
Fast forward to June 2017 and I’d just moved out of Spectrum and into a new apartment – something I was incredibly proud of because I couldn’t believe I was able to live somewhere so amazing (!!) and it was just after I’d finally gained closure on everything that had been causing me a huge amount of stress so I was excited beyond belief to be starting this brand new chapter of my life. I walked to work from my new home for the first time and was SHOOK (I’ve never used that word before haha but it’s relevant here) because, there, across the canal, right above me, was the exact same ‘BE HAPPY’ sign that I used to pass every day in my old life. My sense of direction is absolutely horrendous at the best of times, but I didn’t realise that there were canals and walkways beneath the bridge I used to drive over. Little did I know, when I was depressed as hell and crying in my car on a near daily basis (lol) that I would one day in the future be coming at life from a totally different direction, walking beneath the cars and the city, smiling from ear to ear. It was at that exact moment that I realised the enormity of the fact that the rotten part of apple within me no longer existed. Another (literal) sign from the universe than I was (literally) on the right path. ‘BE HAPPY’ – I am, I am, I am.
The final example that I’m going to give is that a long time ago I used to work for a company that had several venues across the city. During the time I worked for them, I asked one of these venues to host a few events for me and after a recent conversation with my boyfriend (DA), it became clear that we had met before because he was the bartender for those events. I remember taking a couple of photos on one of the event nights so went back on my Instagram and found that I had actually taken a photograph of him back in March 2016 (just as my engagement and mental health were beginning to fully break down) and he’d been hiding in my phone ever since. When I think back to the nights I thought I would never make it through, it makes me smile to know that the universe already knew what it was doing and that I wasn’t ever really alone. That venue was the catalyst to so many things (it’s really weird, I won’t go into it all because it’s not really my story… but, yeah…) and it’s funny how, once everything was tied up, he was offered a job somewhere else. Everything connects. I know some people don’t believe in fate and things because they think if everything is meant to be then why don’t you meet people sooner… but you can’t, it’s to do with Devine Timing. Just before DA came into my life properly, I feel like the universe recognised how much I’d changed, that I not only knew who I was but that I loved who I was and that I was finally ready. Without everything I have been through, and everything he’s been through, we wouldn’t have worked. We met at exactly the right time – and I was wine drunk, obviously, haha.
All of this is to do with the vibration you’re putting out into the world, being true to yourself, loving yourself, standing up for yourself, recognising synchronicity, having gratitude, realising we’re not infinite but that everything we put into the world can most definitely be, being kind, loving those around you, forgiving (but distancing yourself from) those who hurt you and generally just tapping into your intuition. Blah blah blah, I’m like a stuck record – but it works. There is nowhere you could be that you are not meant to be and no person who is meant to be in your life will leave (this is so important). Believe in yourself and watch everything change.
‘You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars, you deserve to be here.’