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Experiencing Syncronicity

Updated on December 19, 2012



Syncronicity as definied in Wikipedia is: "the experience of two or more events that are casually unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, and yet are experienced as occuring together in a meaningful manner".

My world has changed in these two years since I lost the love of my life, my husband and soulmate. Or has it really? Has this " syncronicity thing" not been happening all along and I just didn't realize it. Think about the times you have been wondering about a friend, the phone rings and there he or she is. When I even think now of how my husband and I met in the first place I realize that "it was meant to be". We were in perfect syncronization. But this in and of itself is another part of the story that I will share another time. Here I would like to share some of the things that have been happening to me since he passed on September 4 of 2010.


No Such Thing As Coincidence

Right from the first week of my husband's passing I started seeing and feeling things happening in and around me. There is so much to tell really that I have written a book on it. But here I would like to talk about the feeling of things happening just at a time when I needed it most.

In that first week I decided I had better get out and go to the grocery store and try to carry on in as normal a fashion as I could. So this day I headed out and was driving along the main road to the grocery store when all of a sudden I realized I was following a burgundy Buick LeSabre - the very same car - colour, year, make and model that Craig had last driven. I don't recall following this car out of my community; in fact there are none like it in my community. This day, I was reminded of the times that we would be going off for the day, each in our own cars to do something, but we would usually follow each other to a Tim Horton's first to have a cup of coffee beforehand. And I simply looked at it as a coincidence.

Perfectly in sync with each other


Other Examples of Syncronicity

In the following weeks and months I would start to experience different things that would happen, things that gave me a jolt and made me think of Craig. They say if it hits you, then it is definitely a sign or message for you. And Syncronistic Events is one of the ways that this can happen. It can be a message in a song that pops up on the radio just when you need it most, one that gives you a definite message.

One of my favourite song messages that I received occurred a day after I had put a message on an After Death Communication message board that I had joined. I had asked if anyone had a favourite song that meant something to them and their loved one. I went on to say that our song had been "Let It Be Me". This old Everly Brothers tune was being sung by Willie Nelson in 1983 when Craig and I were trying to get together and he would often sing it to me and along with it when it came on the radio - if we were together. I lamented that I had been waiting to hear this song but it had not yet happened. The very next day I was in Shoppers Drug Mart and just as I was making my way out of the store all of a sudden I heard the words "I bless the day I found You' very faintly on the store's sound system and I stopped dead in my tracks. It was our song - and it was perfectly timed.


The Universe at its Best

Over the next weeks and months the Burgundy Buick LeSabre would continuously show up either in front of me, or passing across my line of vision and I began to realize this was no coincidence. It was meant to happen and it was a sign for me that my loved one was still near and in some way, a way that I did not yet understand, the Universe was in perfect syncronization around me.


My Final Lightbulb Moment

But the experience that finally hit me right upside the head and left me with no more doubt happened while I was reading Mitch Albom's book "The Five People You Meet In Heaven". There is in fact really more than one syncronistic event attached to this. I had bought this book back over five years ago after having read "Tuesdays With Morrie". However when I got it home for some reason I did not feel like reading it and instead put it on my shelf and forgot all about it.

Fast forward to 2010 and the passing of Craig. While at a grief group one night with my stepdaughter, a lady mentioned to me that this would be a good book to read. I immediately remembered that I had it, went home and found it on my bookshelf and began reading the next day.

My favourite chapter for obvious reasons was the fourth chapter, where the protagonist meets his wife, who had passed a few years before, in Heaven. I read along as they reminisced and got reacquainted in Heaven. Then it switched to their time on earth and started recounting different events and things they had shared.

I got to the bottom of a page on the right hand side and decided at that moment to get up and grab myself a popsicle. A bit of history here: I am what you might call a popsicle addict and it was always something that Craig teased me about. In fact at one point he asked our local variety store to put aside a box of popsicles for me - orange please - when he got his order in because I was always running back and forth and buying six at a time. Craig used to say to me "you and your lollipops" with a big grin on his face.

So before turning to the next page I got up, got my popsicle and came back to read on. And on the next page the very first sentence was "One July evening, they found themselves walking by the ocean, eating grape popsicles, their bare feet sinking in the wet sand." Wait a minute!! What did I just read? I went back and read it again and then looked at the grape popsicle that I was holding in my hand! I put the book down at that precise moment and simply said "OK Craig, I know you're here."

Why had I bought that book years before and then discarded it until this point in my life? And why did I get up and get that grape popsicle precisely at the same time I was going to turn the page and read about a grape popsicle.

I knew at that moment that Craig and the Universe in general were all at work around me aligning things in perfect syncronicity - and what a feeling that was and still is to this day.


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    • craiglyn profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Violet - I would be honoured if you share this hub on your hub "The Voice". This was a hub I recently tweaked as it was not getting much traffic, and just now when you commented I saw an error, so I have corrected it. Thanks once again for coming by and reading my hub. Like you I love syncronicity - it is such an amazing feeling. Your story is incredible - I will have a read of The Voice. Hubhugs to you.

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      Violet Flame 

      6 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      What a beautiful hub cariglyn! I love synchronicities, they have a way to tickle you inside out or sometimes move you like an earthquake in your soul. Would you mind if I share this hub in my own magical synchronicity story called "The Voice"? The more we notice synchronicity in our lives, the more we realize we are never truly alone. Today had proven to be a somewhat special day. After I chanced upon your hub "A Breath Away" and was so moved to leave you a message, I went out for a walk. As soon as I started walking, a story about a little girl started to play in my head, and it finished right when I reached my front door. It was so unusual I knew I had to write it. I went to a local cafe to do this. Half way through my lunch, a family came in and sat right in front of me. The father was a burn victim and suffered severe burn on his left side, face, arm, permanently curled up left hand. I was speechless. Because, at the end of "my" little story, the little girl suffered sever burn to the left side of her body, exactly as the man now sitting right in front of me. I knew I didn't just "make up" that story. Something else was playing through me, like a master playing an instrument. I was so moved by the "little earthquake" of the synchronicity I was literally in tears, in the middle of the cafe. Thank you for this beautiful hub and blessings xoxxo

    • craiglyn profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Gail for your comments as usual and for your vote. I have learned so much in two years; but one of the things that fascinates me most is this topic "Syncronicity" . The Universe is an amazing place.

      Hub Hugs back at you.


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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      I'm also a big believer in synchronicity and "signs" that seem to be all around us once we tune into the possibility that they exist and there's meaning attached to them.

      I loved your lightbulb moment in regards to the book, The Five People We Meet in Heaven. I do think that Craig was making his presence felt through it.

      Am voting this hub up across the board except for funny.

      Hub Hugs,


    • craiglyn profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Isn't it wonderful when that happens Anne! In that moment we get such a rush and we know without a doubt that our husbands are with us. I look forward to sharing more stories with you and hearing some of yours.

    • craiglyn profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you so much "whonunuwho" and I will be checking you out. It sounds like we are definitely on the same page. : )

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      6 years ago from United States

      Syncronicity, quite a wonderful read and your recounting of this was amazing. I have heard and will always believe that there are no real coincidences in our lives and that everything we see, hear,and do, all has a meaning and purpose. I just hope that what I have to contribute so late in my life is helpful to those in need and who are willing to share of what I have to offer. Thank you for sharing this work.

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      6 years ago from Spain

      Wow Lynda. I know exactly where you are coming from and what you are and have experienced..there´s no way these occurrences can be anything but Craig letting you know he is still with you in spirit. I have experienced so many similar things since the love of my life died over 8 years ago. A month or so back I was feeling tired, stressed and very down. I have to work and when I finished on this particular day the last thing I needed was a long drive into the city to return something I´d bought a week or so before. But it had to be done before the 15 day return policy was up. I was so fed up and so very tired that after returning the article I was almost in tears, and then when I started the car, the radio came on, and one of My husbands very favourite tunes came on. Now this tune is not played very often or in it´s entirety, this time it was. I then had to go to more shops while I was in the commercial centre, otherwise another long drive at some other time, and the same thing happened when I got in the car and started it up. 3 times in total, and 3 tunes that had very very special meaning and memories. I just knew without a shadow of a doubt that my Hearty was letting me know he was there trying to cheer me up and keep me going...and he did. Great hub Lynda, voted up as awesome, beautiful, interesting. And sharing it too.


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