Synchronicity is when the universe gets personal

Whoa, dude! Righteous!

It’s those special moments that we all have experienced. Something “coincidentally” amazing that happens at a particular moment when you are thinking or considering something important. Now imagine that happening all the time!

A great example for us was when we first started our bookstore. After the first month of free rent, we had enough money to pay the rent on the store or rent where we lived. We stood on the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge, asking each other, “Should we continue with the bookstore?” Suddenly a vibrant double rainbow appeared in the sky! We said, “If that’s not a sign, we don’t know what is!” We moved into our van (just for a month), paid the store rent and here we are 12 years later with a successful business! Chicken skin, yeah?

This is the essence of what Australian author Robert Moss shows us in his book “Sidewalk Oracles: Playing with Signs, Symbols and Synchronicity in Everyday Life.”

“Sidewalk Oracles” explains that what is around us can be revelations to our daily lives making them more exciting and magical than we ever thought possible. We learn that as we begin to notice those little connections and “coincidences” that constantly occur all around us, it will seem as if our personal worlds are guiding and communicating to us, similar to how dream images are hidden aspects of what is going on within us. Moss lays out fun ways of applying that type of awareness in our regular waking conscious reality, so we can begin to notice the “synchronicities” in our everyday life, how to notice them when they happen and use them in our lives to create wonder.

Give a try! See what your life has to say to you!


Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.


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