I was recently given a profoundly impactful book by a close friend. This book is titled The Celestine Prophecy and was written by James Redfield. While the storyline in the book is completely fictional, its themes, teachings, lessons are far from imaginary.
The book touches on the power of meaningful coincidences. A person’s energy, demeanor, or vibe is said to be the source of these meaningful coincidences. The book goes on to explain that when we are in touch with our energy and emotions (comfortable in our own skin), our intuition (gut feeling) supplies the answers we need. Once we are aware of these answers, we need only watch for meaningful coincidences to show us how to act on them.
About a day after finishing the book, I boarded a plane, heading from Minnesota to Orange County. Unfortunately, I had a layover in Phoenix. I tried everything in my power to avoid this layover in Phoenix and find a direct flight, all to no avail. While boarding the plane, I became eager to dive into my next book titled Quantum Healing by Deepak Chopra. This book explains a new and exciting approach to healing. The book summarizes interviews with various people who have experienced seemingly miraculous recoveries from cancer and other serious illnesses and accidents. These people credited their healing to filling their bodies with positive inputs: pure food, air and water; positive emotions; strong self-esteem; low stress; moderate exercise; loving and supportive relationships; meditation; inner contentment; lack of conflicts; and satisfying work.
As I too my seat on flight #3676, I introduced myself to the guy next to me. His name was David. After a brief introduction, David starts telling me how he got into this horrible accident and was initially paralyzed from the waist down. The Doctors told him he would never walk again. David explained to me that after a period of time that included mass amounts of physical therapy and relentless amounts of ‘positive inputs’, he is now able to walk and his body heals more and more each and every day. Immediately after explaining this to me, he asked me about the book I had in my hand.
My jaw dropped. As you could imagine, in that moment, I was well aware of the power of meaningful coincidences. After explaining the premise, he asked me if he could read the book while on the flight to which I responded “sure.” He didn’t pick his head up from that book the entire flight. After landing, he attempted to give the book back to me. I explained to him that I believe that everything in this world happens for a very specific reason and I was placed on that plane next to him on that flight to converse, gain a new perspective, and introduce to him to that book. I told him to hold onto the book, as it was my gift to him! He told me he planned to read the entire thing the next day. His wide gratifying smile was all the thanks I needed.
I believe people are put into our lives at a very specific time, on a very specific day, for a very specific purpose. Once we become aware of these “coincidences”, they will start to appear more and more within our lives. I encourage each one of you to pay attention to these happenings as you enter into the weekend and strike up a conversation with somebody you do not know. You never know the type of profound impact you can have on a seemingly random stranger.