Today has been a day of reconnecting with people I haven't heard from in a very long while. And in ways that remind me that there are no coincidences in life, but there IS energy and intuition at work, always.
Yesterday out of the blue, I found myself thinking about Rolf, a Dutch/Canadian man who was one of my favorite life coaching clients of all time, someone I had the privilege of working with for about three years. He jets between Amsterdam, British Columbia and L.A. regularly, but we've never once managed to meet in person. We always said that if I was ever in Europe I would need to let him know so we could meet over here. So I was thinking just yesterday that I really should get in touch with him, and find out what he's been up to in the past few years (it's really been a long time since I've had the opportunity to connect with him). But I got caught up in doing other things, and never got around to sending that email. Then, of course, I totally forgot about it.
Until I got an email from Rolf this morning, telling me HE would like to arrange a time for us to finally meet, and to talk about a book he's interested in writing. So he's planning to come to Paris some time in June from Amsterdam! Is it odd that I was thinking about him yesterday for the first time in many months, and then heard from him today? I don't think it's odd; I think it's intuition at work.
Then I got an email this afternoon from Edie, who was my first life coach and mentor coach, back when I was a neophyte in the coaching industry. We became very good friends along the way, but since I left the life coaching profession we don't get to be in touch with each other much any more, and I haven't talked with Edie in who knows how long, but for sure not since I moved to Paris. She wrote to me to find out how I'm doing here in Paris, and I decided to pick up the phone and call her. During our conversation she revealed that her husband had recently misplaced his favorite "Paris" baseball cap that he got when they were here in 2000, and he was disappointed about losing it; and she wondered if I could pick one up and send it to her back in the U.S. Of course I'd be happy to do that, I said.
But the irony is, I was thinking about her, for the first time in a long time, just an hour before she emailed me, because I was talking to another unrelated person about how I use attraction and intuition in running and marketing my business, and how it works so much better for me than when I used to try to build my business using a competitive business model.
While I was describing my intuitive business model to this other person, I was thinking about Edie. It is Edie who was responsible for helping me tap into my intuitive side. When I first worked with her, I was a very linear thinker, a side effect of working in the information technology industry, and I was very resistant to this whole intuition thing. But Edie was a great role model for how intuition can play such a profound role in living our lives and making decisions, and over time I began to open my mind up to other ways of being and doing, and found that it worked great and felt a lot less stressful. Now whenever Edie is working with a client who is a resistant linear thinker, she tells them about me and refers to me as her "poster child" for just how MUCH a person can shift his/her thinking and approach to life -- and where it's gotten me.
At approximately the same time as I was thinking about Edie, SHE was online trying to find a replacement "Paris" cap for her husband, and not having a whole lotta luck, either. Then I popped into HER head, as she knew I was still in Paris. Our intuitive connection, still going strong!
So, two completely unexpected reconnections with people from my past in the same day. The linear folks might call it coincidence, but I know it's all about the intuitive energy connections between people. Just like when you're thinking of someone you know and the phone rings and they're on the other end.
Being so far away from my connections -- my friends and family -- back home, it sure is nice to know that when it comes to energy and intuition, distance is no barrier. We are ALWAYS connected, even if we can't be in the same room. Cool stuff, huh?
By the way, after I got done talking to Edie on the phone, I noticed that her email contained a quote I'd never heard before, from a highly respected coach and teacher whose work I have followed over the years. I even took a weekend workshop led by this man and have heard him speak on several other occasions.
The quote said:
"A life absent of boldness is a sure path to regret." -- Julio Olalla