On March 1st my Mom brought in some daffodils from the yard, pictured in the photo with this post. Later that day I noticed that my calendars said it was St. David’s Day. My Dad, who just died suddenly on January 25th, was named David, but I had never heard of Saint David’s Day.
The next day I asked my Mom if she had heard of it, and she said no, so I googled and learned that St. David is the patron saint of Wales. The Welsch people celebrate him on March 1st, the date of Saint David’s death in 589 AD, and one of the traditions is to pin DAFFODILS to their clothing! My Mom and I thought that that was a sweet synchronicity…
And then it got better. The next day our synchronicity had a baby synchronicity! One of my aunts informed us that Saint David’s community ate only bread, vegetables, herbs, and water… So I googled, and, amazingly, St. David is considered to be the patron saint of vegetarians and vegans!
Well, my Dad had eaten a strictly whole foods plant-based diet since having his first “widow-maker” heart attack in 2012, and when they met with the surgeon in January (prior to the bypass surgery that he did not recover from), the surgeon told him that had it not been for his good diet and exercise, he would have been seeing the surgeon four years ago. So, my Dad got four extra years of living because he was dedicated to eating the plant-based diet. I think he would have loved this story about Saint David being the patron saint of vegans!
There is a power inherent in synchronicities. I believe the potency comes from the Great Mystery, and it instills a sense of awe. I mean, just how does the Universe line these things up?
Have you noticed any interesting synchronicities lately?
With gratitude and awe,