The story starts with a twist. And by the end, you will agree: Our minds are in sync!
This story offers a window to peek through—a new view into the interconnectedness of our thoughts with those of people in our lives.
How it all happened:
Around my birthday this year, I threw an impromptu party at my home and invited a handful of neighbors and close friends. One friend came and gave me a gift card to a boutique clothing store in town. And right on the spot, I thought, “This is a store my mom would love. I will take this card to the store and buy my mom a birthday gift.”
Already, you’re probably thinking, “This is weird! Why wouldn’t you use it on something for yourself?”
The truth is, I had a feeling my mom would love the merchandise in the store, and her birthday was only a few weeks after mine. So a few weeks passed, and I headed into the store to find something.
Bear in mind, I had zero what she would want. So I asked the shopkeeper to help me.
She asked, “What is your mother’s style? What kind of outfit would she like?”
I said, “Honestly, she’s interested in casual, comfortable clothes right now.”
First, she pulled out a luxe cashmere wrap. I looked at it and said, “No. My mom won’t use this. I don’t feel it’s the right thing.”
So we kept moving along. Next, she went over to a rack of tops and pulled out a hydrangea blue sweater. I looked at it and said, “I like this! But no, my mom doesn’t wear blue.”
Still glancing at it, I decided it looked like the right size and style, so I agreed, “Actually, let’s get this one a try.”
The helpful sales clerk then picked out a pair of white pants and a necklace, wrapped it all up, and we were done.
So fast forward a few days. I shipped the gift to my mom, and she picked up her phone to call right away.
Excitedly she said, “You’re not going to believe this! Today, this very day, I spent time searching online for this exact same sweater.”
“No way!” I said. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
She then reminded me of how much she enjoyed visiting Ogunquit every fall and that she’d purchased this blue sweater from a small coastal boutique over ten years ago. She loved it because it was so soft and cozy. She’d worn it to the point where it appeared tattered, and she’d been searching to find a duplicate sweater.
Imagine her shock when my gift – that sweater! – arrived in the mail the very same day.
I exclaimed, “You can’t write this stuff! Seriously! What are the chances?”
She added, “I know. Somehow this universe precisely aligned our minds. Our minds were in sync!”
Our minds are in sync. Or ‘All minds are joined.’
I remember reading a section in The Course in Miracles years ago that states, “Forgiveness lets me know that all minds are joined.”
Although this funny anecdote doesn’t involve forgiveness per se, the ‘all minds are joined’ is clearly showing up.
So what do I take away from this? There are no synchronicities in life. A power beyond anything we can understand orchestrates countless details in our lives. And if we can relax and enjoy the unveiling, it’s pretty awesome.