I used to think like so many people that coincidences were just that: a coincidence. And that sometimes I just got lucky. The thing is, when you learn to see invisible threads connecting things, coincidences become synchronicities. And luck becomes magic.
Being aware that I’m guided in life, I don’t necessarily sit in meditation and ask my guides questions each morning, although it’s a lovely spiritual practice many people have. I’ve learned how my guides work with me. For most of my life, I wasn’t even aware I had spiritual guides and I was deaf to intuition, so my guides used what I’d listen to – inner impulses and feelings. They know how to lead me by the nose, get my attention, and put ideas into my head through inspiration.
They know how to drop breadcrumbs I’ll follow.
For the past three or so months I’ve had a mystery pain in my right elbow. It started after an afternoon snooze on our sofa. At least that’s when I remember it having started because I woke up and my elbow was in a lot of pain for no particular reason.
As most of us tend to do I waited to see if it would go away on its own. And after a few weeks, when I had a hypnosis session scheduled I went into the pain to see what was going on and resolve it. Hypnotherapy is a fantastic tool for this sort of thing – pain when there was no obvious trauma or injury. And not unexpectedly I was led to a past life and resolved things.
Unfortunately, the pain didn’t go away permanently.
Since then I’ve had a few other healing sessions where more unresolved stuff from both my childhood and past lives came up. And with each session, I experienced temporary relief. But the pain still comes and goes.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about other modalities I’ve used that help with chronic pain and one is acupuncture. Although I’ve been using energetics to try to heal my elbow, this might need something that’s a bit more physical. I’ve been thinking about setting up an acupuncture session for a few weeks and today I finally decided that I want to go with a local community acupuncture center and not go with an acupuncturist covered by my insurance.
There’s one I’ve used before (but not in several years) and they have different practitioners, so before setting up my intake session I read both practitioners’ bios. Lo and behold, one of the practitioners is an East Coast transplant (me too!). And she got her undergraduate degree from the same university I went to. And there were other similar interests. Sometimes all it takes is some level of resonance with a person for me to go with them. (Synchronicity!)
Although this practitioner’s education is heavily an East Asian medical background with personal experience using homeopathy, I have no idea if she’s ever worked on someone going through an intense Kundalini awakening process. It doesn’t matter a whole lot if she has or not. I’ll put myself in her hands and trust in her knowledge and talents.
I’ve been led to a number of practitioners who were a great match for me by following inner impulses. In one case I was watching a video of a spiritual healer I follow and when she shared part of a hypnosis session she had I knew I had to meet the hypnotherapist. At the time I was looking for a hypnotherapist to work with that would be a good match. I still work with her today.
In another case, I was mesmerized by a beautiful crystal for sale at a local metaphysical shop, and when I went in to buy it I ended up chatting with the shop clerk, who, unbeknownst to me was a healing practitioner. At the time, my regular practitioner had become unavailable and I was looking for someone to work with. I went for a session and still work with her today.
When I’m looking for something, I pay attention to signs and synchronicities. I pay attention to what resonates with me, to what feels right, and I stick with what works.
And if by chance, acupuncture doesn’t resolve the pain, I still have a few more cards up my sleeve. But I think it’s time to revisit acupuncture. That’s the direction my gut is sending me.