Daily Archives: September 17, 2011


Do you know how to pay attention to the signs and omens all around you? Synchronicity is more than just a song by The Police. It’s when you notice things surrounding you that correspond to your mood or answer questions you were thinking about. It’s almost as if you’re getting messages from the universe. The ancients called them signs. You might know them as affirmations. They come when you are paying attention and listening with your heart. I’ve written about this before.

Photo courtesy of Deer Isle Chronicles.

This week I left the island for a few days to take a short road trip. I had been feeling stressed out for various reasons and needed to get away so I seized an opportunity that came up suddenly. While driving along the road, feeling anxious/depressed/tired/ and emotional I began to cry a little. Within moments there was a sign ahead of me on the right—an actual sign that I wish I had stopped to take a photo of. It was written in black letters on a white board and said “Recover While Away”.  Talk about instant karma! I pondered the words for awhile wondering what the actual sign’s purpose was other than its hidden message for me. It was a few days later that someone told me the sign advertised upholstery recovering for summer people who go to winter homes! On my way home (after the requisite recovery I made on my retreat!) I seemed lighter and happier. I even saw an American bald eagle swoop down across the highway in front of me and a few minutes later I witnessed a great blue heron going in the opposite direction. Both are wonderful omens of Spirit.

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