Synchronicity, or just a coincidence?


“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho

A time for change

It was October 1994, while waiting to get a bus to work, I enviously watched workers climb the steps of an office building and wished I was going inside with them rather than to the shop I managed.

I had been unhappy in my job for quite a while and often thought about changing careers, however, my thinking always led me to believe it would be too difficult to start over.

My career wasn’t the only aspect of my life I was unhappy in, I was in a five-year relationship that was going nowhere and living in a tiny, one-roomed apartment, with no real hope of moving anywhere better.

Law of Attraction

At that moment I recalled something l had read about the “Law of Attraction”, it said something along the lines of, “ask for what you want and believe it will be given”.

I half laughed to myself as I put out the challenge that I pretty much wanted a new life.

Should I stay or should I go

A few weeks later, while visiting a friend in Scotland, I admitted to her how unhappy I was feeling. I explained how I felt trapped in my life and didn’t know what to do to change it. She suggested I leave Ireland, offering me a place to stay with her anytime I felt ready to start over.

During the next couple of months, I thought about it a lot, varying between fearful thinking about all the changes I would have to make and excitement about the possibilities those changes might bring.

Thankfully, I decided to take a chance and do it. As it got closer to the moving date I was excited at the prospect of starting a new life there, however, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit terrified too.

Worrying thoughts

As I lay in bed on my first night there, I was glad to have the music from my headphones drown out all the worrying thoughts that were going around in my head.

Thankfully it didn’t take me long to settle in and I soon found myself a part-time job in a local bar, which was both fun and a great way of meeting people.

Shortly after that, I got another job as a receptionist, which involved using a personal computer. PC’s were fairly new at that time so as I had never used one, I was sent on a training course.

I remember lighting up with excitement as I began to learn, taking to it quickly. At the end of the training, I knew I wanted to learn more and was looking forward to starting in my new role.

Not all plain sailing

While I enjoyed my new role things didn’t go as I hoped and I decided to return home to Ireland. My parents had moved house during my time away and I remember vividly, waking up in the back bedroom of this unfamiliar house the morning after my return.

I was very aware of the fact that what I had thought was a fresh start, hadn’t worked out how I hoped. Instead, I was left with 2 suitcases of belongings and no idea what was next for me.

Just as I felt myself dropping into despair at the picture my thoughts were creating, the sun began to shine through the bedroom window, I suddenly felt my heart lift and was filled with hope.

Feelings of hope

In those moments I had a growing awareness of how blessed I was with my family. I had good health and strong faith, all of which gave me the strength I needed to face an unknown future.

Realising I was at a crossroads, I knew I could get a job back in retail as before, or as I had enjoyed my time working with computers, I could do a course to build on that experience, which is what I did.

I won’t lie by saying it was an easy choice, I knew I would have very little money and no guarantee of a job with such little experience, but I was determined not to waste this opportunity for change.

As part of the course, I had to do a three-month work placement, which you had to organise yourself. Having become friendly with a lady on the course, she suggested her husband might be able to arrange an interview with his company, which he did.

Blown away

As I arrived for my interview, I was blown away to find myself walking up the steps of the same office building I had been looking at one year previously.

Buzzing with excitement I looked towards the bus stop I had been standing at, remembering the challenge I had set and thinking of all the synchronicities that had taken place to lead me there, once I took that first step!

At that moment I did not doubt that this was just a coincidence.

New beginnings

I am delighted to say I got the placement, which led to permanent employment, and my life to change in ways I could never have imagined.

As I progressed in my new career, I met many wonderful people who are still great friends today, and best of all I met my wonderful husband and went on to have two amazing children.

Growing up, I always believed our lives were planned out for us, and we had to follow a predestined path.

Now, I truly believe we can create whatever we wish to experience in our lives, we just need to decide what that is and take the next best step towards it.

Rather than sitting back and letting life happen to you, let go of your fearful thinking in the knowledge no decision is wrong. All of our experiences help us to figure out what we don’t want in our lives, bringing us closer to what we do want, to that which makes us feel truly alive.

Also know we all have innate Divine intelligence, which will help guide us to the life we want if we allow it.

Trusting your instincts

Learning to trust your instincts, listening to your innate wisdom, and being brave enough to take the path you feel most drawn to, can lead you to create the life you dream of.

I will be forever grateful to my friend Debra for encouraging me to take those first steps on my most profound, life-changing journey.

I am happy to say I am still filled with wonder as my life continues to unfold.

If you would like to work with me to explore this for yourself, consider contacting me at to book a free discovery call.

Thanks for reading,


Namaste – I honour the place in you, in which the entire universe resides. I honour the place in you, of love, of light, of truth, and of peace. And when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.

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