There is often a direct relationship between meaningful coincidence and a profound life question or significant theme in your life. In my earlier blogs I explain that there are two types of meaningful coincidences. For me, ‘meaningful coincidence as confirmation’ is a gift that confirms that I’m on the right track.
Your wish points you in the right direction, your desire gives you energy
If you’re engaged in a process of personal change, the key question you will be asking yourself is: ‘What do I really want in life?’ As a coach I’m convinced that you can’t change people. But what you can do is help bring people closer to their true selves.
You come closer to your true self by discovering what you really want in life. By becoming aware of what gives you energy. Your wish points you in the right direction, your desire gives you energy. This wish doesn’t necessarily have to be the same as what your rational mind is telling you. Or what you think other people expect from you. So it’s always good to have your wish confirmed in some way. Especially because it’s about such an important theme in your life. What meaningful coincidence is trying to tell us is usually very explicit and can be interpreted literally. But sometimes the message can be just under the surface. And the meaning clothed in symbols.
My husband is about to experience a major change in his life – in a few days he will be starting a course that will improve his chances of employment. I can’t recall ever seeing a dragonfly in our home, but in the past three days I’ve seen six of them in the house. And two pairs of these were actually mating. This in itself is unusual, which is why we noticed it. But it turned out that the dragonfly was present in our lives in other ways too. On the second evening of the three days, my husband was watching an enthralling film on TV featuring Kevin Costner, in which the dragonfly appears in all kinds of forms. The title of the film? ‘Dragonfly’. Which is also rather striking, because my husband has always felt a special connection with the dragon. On the third day, after I had just guided the sixth dragonfly out of our home, I discussed this with my husband and he decided to look up the symbolic meaning of dragonfly. And what did he discover? The dragonfly is a symbol of change!