Alchemist calls them omens. The Godfather refers to them as signs. My sister knows the hand of God places things directly in her path. Karen says the things we see just at the right time would have always been there, we just have to be ready to see them.
I'm certain they're all correct, because everyone sees things with their own eyes. We all have our own reasons for seeing things. Our own sensibilities, our own minds, experiences, history, needs.
I don't know what I think, but I do know I've been seeing things lately. I know that a book a received months ago and never glanced at until two days ago just happens to have a Forward written by a man whose class I will be taking next week. An omen? Maybe. I know a fragile twig in the neighbor's yard was planted on the same day I decided to name the tiny seed of spirituality that I have been cultivating for months. A sign that I'm on the right track? Maybe. I know that a 4 year old's request to have a red ribbon on one pigtail and a pink ribbon on the other pigtail is the simple whim of a child but a grounded reminder to a grown child of how her own mother is battling heart disease AND surviving breast cancer. Ribbons or mindfulness? Both, for sure, if you see it that way.
I thought for a long time I wasn't looking in the right place and that's why I was coming up empty in the inspiration department. I blamed it on a Faith that didn't fit me and a venue that didn't ground me, but that's a cop out. What's true, is that I was searching without looking. Seeing things without really being mindful of what they were telling me. Well, like I said before...I'm seeing things these days.
But then there's the next part. Seeing it AND believing it. Seeing it and believing that it can have an impact on your choices. Seeing it and being mindful. Seeing it and allowing it to nudge you towards your next move. Seeing that it's there for a reason and it's not just a coincidence.
I'm seeing them. I'm believing them.