A few weeks ago, I went to a consultation with a health practitioner. I've been looking for someone to help me manage my health for several years, but aside from my sporadic relationship with my OB/GYN—which, frankly, I only had because I was pregnant when we moved into the area—I've had no one.
Part of the consultation was a general overview of her practice and was a chance for me to ask questions, both practical and less than. I asked about her background, and as it turns out, she has an undergraduate degree in mathematics.
I have an undergraduate degree in mathematics.
Our churches came up in conversation. She's Catholic.
At the end of the session, I made mention of my husband's name.
Our husbands have the same name.
Now, I know that this could be pure coincidence: our husbands' name is quite common (especially for our age group), there are over 66M Catholics in the U.S., and people do earn math degrees. But there could also be a higher power at play here.
Fate, divine intervention, synchronicity. Whatever you want to call it, there exists a higher, orderly power that helps guide us through our lives. Sometimes we listen to it, and it seems like the world opens up to us like a flower. Other times, we ignore it, and we're presented with roadblock after roadblock after roadblock. I recently decided to start paying attention to these so-called coincidences as they occur in my life and see where they take me. So far, every time I pay attention to the signs and pick up on the hints, I've been steered in the right direction.
So having the same religion, educational background, and spouse's name may be sheer coincidence. Or they could be subtle signs that this practitioner is the one that I've been looking for to manage my health. Who knows? I just know that I'm going down that road to see where it takes me.
Do you notice synchronistic events in your life? If so, how do you handle them?
This post was modified on May 29, 2015. Also, I still see this practitioner and she's amazing.