Synchronicity to me is the way that all things are connected. Its these little moments in life that remind me that there are forces in life beyond my control. An example of synchronicity in my life was when my great grandmother died. I was in New Jersey and my family was all back in California. I got an overwhelming sense that something was wrong and several minutes later I found out that she had passed. It was too much to be a coincidence and I believe it was a spirit visiting me before she went to heaven. It gave me hope that there was a higher power and something greater than me that is in control of everything.
The experience of Synchronicity has been happening to me since I was a boy. Little glimpses of synchronicity, remind me that there’s something out there watching over me. Over the years, I have realized that what I put out there, determines what I get back. Synchronicity happens when I’m grateful for the connection with the ones I’m close to and the one’s who have supported me. I put out a prayer based on a thought I’m having about someone and over time that person’s body language, behaviors & words speak to me and give me the answers that I had prayed about. In a way, showing me that what I put out there to my Higher Power, I get back, in one way or another. One example of this recently was a synchronistic moment I had with my mother. We are both in therapy and we don’t speak much. One day, the topic of therapy was on disassociation and the very next day my mom came to see me and started to talk about what she’s learning in therapy. I asked her if she was learning about disassociation and, she said, “yes”, verbatim explaining the same concepts that I had been learning in therapy the pervious day. Moments like this happen, and they remind me of the importance of spirituality in life and in my recovery. It it reminds me that I need to keep praying and focusing on spirituality because God is out there watching over me.
When I was living in Oregon about 15 months ago, I was up to no good and risking my sanity and life on a daily basis. I was in a codependent and destructive relationship and I had a drug habit that could kill an elephant. On top of all of that, I was also dealing with legal issues related to my ongoing drug use. Life was getting harder and harder to deal with. The only treatment that I’ve ever trusted is South Orange County Detox and Treatment (SOCD) and the thought kept crossing my mind to call them for help but I kept putting it off. Instead, out of nowhere, SOCD called me, which brought me to my senses and pulled me out of my head, realizing I really wanted to get sober. SOCD told me to get down to Orange County immediately to detox and get healthy again. They kept calling me to check on me throughout my trip down and all the way until I pulled out, upside. This experience of synchronicity saved my life and was NOT a coincidence. It was a reminder that God was trying to save my life and he is trying to save all of us who struggle with drug addiction.
I believe things happen for a reason and that synchronicity correlates to some form of spirituality. It reveals itself in any form, but I believe it to be fate. In my addiction, I had an incident at home where I overdosed in my room with the door slightly cracked open. From what I have been told, my dog had pushed the door open just enough for my mom to see me down the hall. You can call this whatever you please, but I believe the events leading up to my overdose were no coincidence. Every action that was put in place that night all came together in the nick of time.
There have been a few occasions over the last few weeks at South Orange County Detox & Treatment where synchronicity has shown itself, as was the case yesterday morning. It was a cloudy morning and I was a bit cold. I asked aloud, in front of some other newly sober people, for the Sun to come out and shine on me. Immediately afterwards, to the amazement of myself and the others around, the Sun came through the clouds and brightly shined down on me! Additionally, on a weekend outing with my family, I was talking to my wife about how much I missed fishing and I would love to go on a fishing trip. A couple days later, without any prompting, I was invited to go on a fishing trip where I ended up having the time of my life! It was so relaxing and fun which made it great and to top it off I even caught two fish.
On a greater level, I’ve had a deep desire to for something good to happen to help my wife and I and our five kids, to begin our new life now that I am clean and sober. After thinking about this fora few weeks at South Orange County Detox & Treatment, I was given the possible opportunity to move to a place called the Village of Hope, where my family and I can get back on track with our lives. A place where I have a chance to get my G.E.D which I’ve always dreamed of and has never been a possibility. These are examples of the synchronistic spiritual events that are huge blessings to me since I have committed myself to sobriety. I believe that these things have happened for a reason and that reason is that God is looking out for me and my family as I begin to have more faith in His process and my future.