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Synchronicities I: Soulful Love Does Not Die

“Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.”
― Carl Jung

I knew, the first time I met Sara, that she and I were part of a soul family. (Soulmates will be the topic of my July 1st post.) I was a professor of education, and Sara was a graduate student in a couple of my classes. My professional focus was gifted education, and it was obvious that she was a gifted person. She had a great sense of humor, and rather than saying that she was 6 feet tall, she would say she was 5 feet, 12 inches. She had a magnetic personality, and her peer cohort liked her as much as I did.

I attended Sara’s wedding and had a chance to see how much her family and life-long friends loved her. She was a middle school science teacher who was adored by her students, and she was also a member of the Greater Portland Flute Society. Sara had what is known in gifted terms as “multipotentiality.”

When I got a call from Sara telling me she was having surgery for a brain tumor, a blastoma, I felt devastated. I drove up to Portland to be with her on the day of her surgery. I was hopeful that Sara’s surgery would be successful, but the tumor returned, and she needed a second surgery. I visited with Sara during her in-hospital therapy, and it would be the last time I would see her.

I moved to Los Angeles a few months before Sara died. The day I got the news, I went for a walk in our neighborhood. I was looking down thinking about Sara and how much I had loved her when I came upon a great synchronicity. There, pushing up through the ground at the base of a tree, was a root in the shape of a heart. I wondered how hard it had been for that tree to produce this heart, because the love Sara and I felt for each other, and still do, was so easy.


Holly: The title to the Sarah McLaughlin song, “I Will Remember You” is a perfect description for this soulful love you are experiencing beyond the veil. Each time you see this photo, remember that all things are possible with Love.

May you experience deep love for yourself and for others, alive and beyond the veil. And may you see synchronicities in all its forms. Soul Bridge Coaching and Holly (May 19, 2021)

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