There has been a theme to things I’ve been seeing lately, and they all seem to roll together into one perfect storm: synchronicity, angel numbers and perfect timing. In the last week, it felt like all of the podcasts I’ve been listening to, or books that I’ve been reading have touched on one of these subjects and it made me feel a little disheartened. I’ve been feeling that I’m not quite on the right path that I’m supposed to be on. However, when I stepped back and meditated for a few days, I realized that these three things are signs for me that perhaps I’m going where I’m supposed to be going, I’m just not there yet.
What is synchronicity?
The dictionary describes synchronicity as: the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible casual connection. Basically, a series of events that happen quickly that get you to a place or time but don’t seem to be connected at all.
Let me give you an example of a big synchronistic event in my life that happened a couple of years ago that still leaves me stunned. It was around February, and my husband had just landed a job in our current city a few months earlier. We were looking for houses to buy, as we had been renting for about six years not knowing whether or not we were going to stay. All of the houses in our area weren’t exactly what we were looking for. They weren’t in a great school district, they weren’t in the safest neighborhood, etc. In short, things were tough and moving in slow motion.
During this time my boys were going to preschool at one of the best schools in the city. It was a great community and I had met some of the administration to discuss some ideas for how they could help their admissions. During this meeting, one of the directors mentioned that the girl in the front office of the elementary school was getting ready to move and that it hadn’t been announced yet, but they were going to have to replace her. An opportunity of a lifetime for our family! What if I could land a job at my kids school, earn an income to help pay for their tuition and have enough extra to buy a house in the neighborhood we were looking at?
I submitted my resume to her that day and waited on pins and needles to hear something. In the meantime, we were still looking for the perfect house. Time was starting to tick down to when our lease was up and I remember getting a little bit nervous that we were running out of precious time. About 3 weeks later I got a call from the school for me come in for an interview. I thought it went well, but a couple of days went by and I hadn’t heard anything.
One day, after dropping the kids off at school I got the call to come in and talk with them that afternoon. I had a good feeling that I was going to get the job, but I wasn’t sure if everything would work out as far as pay. As my husband and I were waiting for that talk, we were driving around looking at houses and killing some time. I distinctly remember him driving down our current street and pointing to our current house and saying, “That house is the one we want. It has everything we are looking for, it’s just a touch out of our price range.” I agreed that it would be perfect, because we were looking at it on a real estate site the day before. We called up the real estate agent and asked if we could see it that afternoon just for kicks, and surprisingly, she was able to come out and show it to us shortly after my meeting.
To sum up, I went to my meeting, was offered the job, we met with the realtor and discovered that it was the perfect house and was suddenly in our price range and we put in an offer. The owners accepted it shortly and we were able to move in by the end of April, about 10 days before our lease was up. It was literally one of the most amazing, yet baffling, things I had ever had happen in my life and to this day it blows my mind that it had worked out so well. The Universe had us waiting until everything fell into place at the exact moment, and then the events rippled out with ease and wonder. That’s how I knew we were where we were meant to be.
Angel Numbers and Signs
I’m sure you’ve heard of angel numbers and signs from the Universe, it’s trending a bit these days, especially 11:11. I’ve always liked the idea of getting signs from the Universe and was envious of those who got them. It wasn’t until I was listening to a podcast from Manifestation Babe this summer where she said that you have to ask the Universe to give you signs, when it hit me like a ton of bricks. Such an obvious thing to do, but again, something that had never crossed my mind to ask. Immediately, I put it out there that I wanted to see signs, but I knew I needed to be more specific, so I asked for numbers and sunflowers because they are my favorite flower and very specific and easy to spot.
This summer when I was knee deep in getting my mind right with meditation and reading all about up-leveling my life, I was seeing sunflowers left and right! It was very exciting and I felt very much like I was on the right path, then things abruptly stopped. I assumed it was because I had gotten back into my work routine and my progress had halted. I was okay with that, but after awhile the lack of signals from the Universe made me nervous. I decided to start looking for numbers since I wasn’t seeing sunflowers and I started doing research on what each of the triple digits meant, thinking that perhaps I would get back onto the right path.
If you are unfamiliar with what are called angel numbers, here is a brief explanation of each one though they are left up to interpretation and vary to different degrees:
111-Be mindful and grateful because things are happening quickly for you at this time.
222- Stop worrying and have faith that everything is working out exactly how it’s supposed to.
333- Mentors, guides or angels are with you and moving you in the right direction.
444- You are surrounded by angels and are being guided through what you are focused on.
555- Big changes are coming to you soon, so be prepared for that next transition.
666- Your thoughts need to be realigned, focus on gratitude and where you want to go.
777- Lucky number 7 means you are right where you’re supposed to be, so keep on trucking.
888- Your finances are about to increase soon.
999- You need to finish a project or task you are working on so you can go to that next level.
000- New beginnings and fresh starts, a reminder that you are one with the Universe.
1111- You are on the right path and are completely aligned with the Universe.
When I first began to look for triple digits, I was surprised at how tough they were to actually spot, I thought they would pop up for me quickly and easily. Turns out, that’s not the case and at times when I was feeling most lost, I would desperately search for them all around me. I still do this at times because I feel like I just need some kind of indication that I’m not completely off track. It’s a fun exercise, but beware that it doesn’t become an obsession.
After you’ve let go and feel a bit more in sync with the Universe, I’ve read that you can start giving the numbers your own meanings in correspondence with what is going on in your life. I’m not even close to that, but I’m hoping some day I will be.
This past week in particular, I was obsessed with looking for signs when one was dropped in my lap (multiple times actually) and that was the concept of perfect timing. Sometimes we need to step back and take a deep breath and realize that the Universe has perfect timing. We will get what we need at the exact moment we need it. That’s a tough concept to let go of when we are living day to day trying to get to the next level, but it’s also reassuring. At times I can get so caught up in trying to accomplish my goals, organizing my life and trying to fit another thing into the day that will take me to the next level, that I forget to step back and be grateful for where I am at the moment. Mindfulness is a practice and one that I’m still working on daily. Knowing that I’m on the right path at this exact moment is what helps me relax, take a breath and keep moving forward.
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