I arrived into Toronto, Canada last night after a long day of traveling. Groggy and a bit spaced out (!) this morning, I begin with my cup of coffee and computer in hand. Looking at my schedule filled with "to do's", I'm also going over all the synchronicities/coincidences which had occurred over the past week in California. Before I had left, I had a couple of weeks chalk full of personal questions that I needed answers to; mainly around whether or not I will move and if I should expand my workshops into California. Not sure and indecisive about most of which plagued my 'thinking head' for the past few weeks, I needed some answers. Strangely enough, I didn't panic or rush around to get the answers I need.

I wasn't aware of how fast my answers would 'come' to me and in which way it would come.

Prone to make moves toward resolutions, it was interesting how I didn't feel overly anxious this time around about needing to 'find a way' toward getting the answers I need! Being inclined toward planning and utilizing any means (left to right brain) to help me get where I need to go, I absolutely let it all drift by the way side. Usually my brain starts working overtime, I ponder upon a problem and am determined to find an answer. I go out of my way to seek solutions and for the most part, it causes more anxiety and nervousness. Feelings of being out of control set in shortly afterward and all the negative sorts of emotions filter in. But, this time, I simply didn't react in the usual way and it felt strangely wonderful. Little did I know most of my 'answers' would come in synchronistic ways!

I still am in awe of the way this amazing universe works. I work in the metaphysical realm and help others in 'unusual ways' but it never amazes me when events take place at the right time, at the right place. An event/situation/occurrence which would appear random but you know is not because you are perceiving the event/situation/occurrence as significant. This is what separates the mundane with the extra-ordinary, and it's also what makes you consider the possibility that there is more operating then we know (especially for those who are not metaphysically inclined and yet your attention has also been aroused by seemingly interesting and fitting events) I don't necessary care to find the exact science of how it works, but it does work. That's the point. It only requires that you see it and as if magic can help you see your path with more clarity as well as provide much needed answers.

I have to add that in the letting go of having to come up with a solution or worry about that which plagues you, that's when you notice the universe working for you. We can't be efficient or productive if we are blocked with a lot of stress and worry. You can't see past your 'pile' of worry to even see a solution with clarity. It's like trying to make a clear decision when angry or in fear. It will probably lead you off the path and ultimately that decision will have more problems attached to it. I find it works against me. I receive more of what I put out, and it's not helpful. My answers to my inquires in this state come very slowly and with significant amount of energy. This is draining. More problems arise and more stress occurs. Health suffers and how you see life suffers. When you truly let go of how you will find a solution, solutions arrive. This is how I started my trip to California. I let go and focused on having some fun and taking care of some business. Without anxiety, fear or worry.

Synchronistic events began almost immediately. On the way to the airport, I received an impression of my late grandmother, on my mother's side. In my thinking head I said "I hope you are with me, I need your help now more than ever". Once at the Toronto Airport, after going through the security, I sat down at my gate and looked forward to reading this book which had been sitting on my book shelf for over 6 months! I opened the book to about the 3rd page and the first thing I read was- "To My Grandma Rose, Whom I Know Watches Over Me In Heaven". I paused and thought how wonderful! I had a vision of her on the way to the airport! And, her name? Rose! I do feel she is with me from time to time, but sometimes I get so busy doing and being, that I don't recognize her presence in my life. Could she be helping me at this time in my life? Hmmmm, I thought and read on. Then, at 1:23 p.m my cel rang- which by the way, are a set of numbers I have been noticing over the past 2 months have been 'popping out at me' only changing it's configuration along the way; 12:23, 1:23, 2:23, 3:21 and so on). I let it go to voice mail because I didn't recognize the caller ID. I would retrieve the message within a few minutes. An older lady (sounding) left me a message: "Hello my dear, I'm just checking in with you, I will call you again later." It was enough to make me smile and a knowing set in with me. I knew my grandmother was with me and that she was helping me take care of business!

After a couple of days of settling in once I arrived in California, I finally got around to checking my email. I received an email confirming space at this well known Hotel and Spa and they wanted to set up all the particulars to make it happen. I thought, well, that's only two days from now! I don't have enough time~ I wish they would have responded back sooner!~I let that email go and went on with my day. I figured this place was not a place to gather people because of when I received the email and the timing. I put that hotel out of my mind and went on with my day. It would be on my flight home that I sat next to this striking woman (who happen to be reading 'The Secret') and we began conversing about all things metaphysical. Right down my alley! One conversation lead to the next and then she gave me her business card. She is the director of convention/catering at the same well known Hotel and Spa I passed up! I couldn't believe it! I knew I have to re-visit that hotel and certainly include it in my future plans for workshops.

Another day, I set out to meet my very good friend who lives about 4 hours away from where I was staying. My drive to her home was relaxed and I listened and sang away to my favorite tunes. I had to stop along the way to fuel up so I made my way off the Freeway and ended up at this gas station I hadn't visited before. As I parked the car at one of the pumps, I opened the car door and proceeded to get out of the car. Around the car and to the gas pump I inserted my credit card to start the transaction. Something caught my eye at the base of the pump and I looked down. There was a beautiful fresh cut red rose! Only one! I looked around and there was no other rose lying on the ground. I picked up the rose and I knew, this was another sign from my grandma. This was her favorite flower as well, which clearly told me she is helping me. There was no question at this point!

One of the areas I was needing answers to was whether or not to expand my services in California. And, if so, where would I look? Where would be another place I can conduct workshops and seminars. I wasn't sure. I felt like there are more places here that I should look into, but no significant city/town popped into my mind. I silently asked for guidance. At this point, I directed my inquiry to my grandma since I felt strongly she was with me on this trip (!) I asked to be given a sign. Let someone reach out to me from where ever I might be needed. One of the days and before I met with my good friend, an email came through. Out of the blue, this woman wanted me to come to Santa Barbara where she wanted me to conduct my developmental workshop. She had 'heard' that I was expanding my developmental workshops and she would love to have me conduct these workshops in her city! How interesting!

Again, this was intriguing because the night before I had put out a thought that if it was meant to be to expand my services here in California I would need to be given a sure sign. Then the next day this email arrived. What's more, once I met up with my friend, again 4 hours away, we spent some quality time together. We also ended up visiting a metaphysical shoppe where we met two very nice women. We all hit it off right from the start and began mingling. One of the women I spoke with had a similar background and worked with others the way I do. Upon speaking with her, she knew the same people I did in England and she wanted to conduct future workshops with me in that town! Again, another answer to my questioning whether or not to expand here or not! I have my answer!

Other occurrences were symbolic but just as powerful. Whenever I get locked out of a house, for example, it would seem that I would move not long after the incident. Again, seemingly random but it happened often enough and I linked movement whenever I am 'locked out'. That's what normally happened! While at my other friends place, where I spent the night the oddest thing happened. I was the last one to close the main door and lock it. It was locked and it was closed. That evening while we were enjoying a program on television and engaged in light conversation, the door swung wide open! We looked at each other and with some reservation and after checking that indeed the door was still in lock position, we continued our evening without much fuss or analysis of what happened. Later that night, my friend fast asleep I was still up. All of a sudden another door slammed shut! "One door opens and another one closes" came to mind. Fast forwarding to the airport and upon my arrival back into Toronto, we all slowly made our way out of the plane and walked towards the building. By then, still engaged in conversation with this striking woman, we all came to a stop in front of these double doors. Normally, these doors are open for passengers to enter the building. This time is was closed shut and locked!!!! We stood there a bit longer until it was opened by an official. Again, it popped into my head "Door locked" you are moving. This was another great sign along with the door incident at my friend's home. I had been feeling like I will be moving again, but wasn't sure. I know now that these occurrences were in place to answer my other most pressing question - will I be moving? There is no doubt anymore.

Some of the people I met along the way in California also had similar lives to my own. Coincidence? No. The names mentioned and places mentioned all resonated with me and gave me more insight into my own inquiries. It is amazing what happens, truly, when you let go of having to 'run the show' in your life. Being in this type of flow is very rewarding and it was another reminder in my own life that yes indeed, things are being taken care of. I always said praying is for the asking and meditating is for the receiving. Noticing synchronicity or coincidences is a form of meditation. You are open to not only receiving but will notice small miracles when you let go of major stresses. There is more room, more energy to receive.

When we are at peace and allow for the universe to come in and help us, it does. It's a matter of paying attention, being 'still' and really enjoying your life from day to day. If we can look upon life as an adventure and see our everyday life as a potential to receive small miracles, to receive the next piece (solution) to our puzzles (problems), then I believe more people would understand the significance of synchronicity or of coincidences. Which of course is only a label or term coined by Jung. It is real and the only way to really see it unfold in our lives is to be open to it. The trip to California was refreshing, entertaining, and another reminder to stay out of my own way!

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