Reiki News

Reiki Master Diane Lynn Gelinas, M.S.W., C.H.

104 Douglas Drive, Candia, NH 03034
(603) 483-0132

July/August 2004


Synchronicity, Serendipity and Contacts from the Spirit World

Did the above caption catch your attention this month?  Then it is "no coincidence."  The definition of synchronicity, according to Carl Jung, is a meaningful coincidence of outer and inner events that are not themselves causally connected.  Serendipity is a word with similar meaning.  Serendipity is coincidence with purpose.  The gift of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for on a conscious level, yet, somehow they manifest in our lives. 

When people attend Reiki One and Two classes I always remind them to watch their dreams after the attunements as they will usually be more activated and with more meaning.  I also remind students to pay special attention to the synchronistic moments and/or encounters they have during the 21 days after class.  I remind students, however, that dreams and synchronistic events are Always there and if we are vigilant we can see it happen every day of our lives. 

June was like this for me. Every student, client and friend I would talk to would relay experiences of synchronicity and serendipity in their lives.  Some examples of this; you don't know what summer book to read and one falls off your office/library shelf one morning as you vacuum.  It happens to be a book that helps clarify some struggles you are having.  Or, a phone call or email comes from a friend you have lost contact with for many years.  While you converse with your old friend you hear of an employment opportunity that just "seems to fit" what you have been looking for in your life.  For whatever reason,  I believe that this summer edition of the newsletter needed to be devoted to this subject in the hopes we call can pay more attention to what our Angelic Guides and Spirit Guides are trying to manifest and help us with on a daily basis.

Below are several stories and events that were shared with me this last month.

L.C. Writes:

"I have been in a sort of negative space about work, and not really centering myself at all, which as you know can be draining.  Anyway, the other night I came home from work and there was a book in my mail box sent by a publisher in California with a note to enjoy the book.  Well, the book is a fable of sorts about a guy who is getting bogged down by life's annoyances, and his negative view of his situation is fueling his anger, confusion etc.  He encounters an unlikely teacher along his path including a talking Owl.  The story is a little childish, but still a really great reminder of what you have always said,

"You Can Choose How You See This."

Also, I have been feeling Dads presence and thinking of him a lot.  With his anniversary coming up Saturday I can't help but think he has something to do with this.  So, thankfully I've gotten some perspective, and I am back on track."

Marcel Writes:

"When we lost our first pet, years ago, Dutch, a Weimaraner, we were both devastated and missed him very much.  At times when he needed to go out and we could not go with him, we would put him out on a run which was tied to the house.  When he was ready to come in, he would run up and down the steps.  He weighted about 80 pounds so we could hear him well when he did that.  During the first few weeks after he passed on, several times we looked at each other as we heard him coming up the steps.  I got up more than once to check out the steps thinking someone was at the door.  Of course, there was no one that could be seen."

The above two stories/emails were sent to me after I relayed the following incident to these two friends.

Many of you met our dog Tickles who we referred to as part border collie part angel.  We were half serious about this as she did seem to have a special, angelic presence and energy to her.  Tickles crossed over to Spirit on May 30th at 4 p.m. which is the Numerical Numbers of Angels.  About two weeks later I was searching through my calling ID looking for a student's phone number.  I hadn't cleaned my caller ID out for over a month.  All of a sudden I noticed that on May 30th at 4 p.m. there was a call from "Visiting Angels" and a Candia NH phone number.  Precisely the same time Tickles had crossed to spirit.   I called the phone number to find out WHO this was.  It turned out it is a woman from a visiting nurse agency.  However, she had no recollection of calling our number and could not find anything in her records why she would have called....let alone why she had called on a Sunday and on Memorial Day weekend.  Coincidence...I don't think so.

Still not convinced.  A famous textbook example is when Carl Jung had a female patient who was hysterical and in the midst of recovering her sanity by explaining her dreams.  The woman began to recount a dream, in which a large beetle or scarab played a major role.  At that very moment, Jung was distracted by a scratching noise outside his window and glanced to see its source.  Outside of his treatment room window, Jung and his patient stared in amazement as a large beetle moved against the glass.  His patient saw this as a sign of recovery.  To Jung, it was another clue to how synchronicity may work. 

So take this summer to look around you.  When unusual, or powerful events come about during any transitions or every day life, stop and notice.  Ask what lesson or opportunity does this have for you.

As August is "Vacation Month" this will be the last newsletter until September.  There are a few more workshop in July and a Reiki Clinic/Healing Circle coming up before vacation though.  So click on the designated windows for more information.  Have a wonderful, insightful Summer.


Click on  the link below for Dates and Registration information.
Meet Your Spirit Guides Workshop/Group Hypnosis Session

Thoughts for the Month

"Follow the Events of Your Life,

For they will lead you to people and places

Which will Further your Inner Growth."

Phyllis Lee Furumoto


".....the most important keys in learning to take advantage of the various synchronicities in our lives are to stay alert and to make the time necessary to explore what is occurring,   In order to do this, each of us needs to create in our life a sufficient amount of what I call drift time - time where we are doing nothing but hanging out."

James Redfield "The Celestine Vision"


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And Sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves not step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way lead on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost



Pass it On
Do You Like This newsletter?  Pass it on to a Friend.

Keep Checking Back To This Web Site Throughout the Month As there will be Additional Links and Articles as it is developed more.  Hope you like the new format.


Want to include this, or a portion of this newsletter to your web page?  Please feel free to do so, with a link to this web page included.