I am convinced that coincidences do not exist. I base my beliefs on my own experiences and my accumulated knowledge of the universe and the universal laws to which we are all subject. I think we meet precisely the people and the challenges that can help us develop precisely the things we are meant to learn right now.
It is said that the teacher shows up when the student is ready. Or that the book falls off the shelf and lands at your feet when the time comes. Both have proven to be correct in my life. Sometimes this happens in such an intelligent and supernatural way that I have nothing but gratitude and humility towards the universe.
Approximately 20 years ago when I lived in Germany, I had an experience with just that. I had just returned from a long hospital stay due to a severe depression, and I was suffering from fear of becoming ill. I did not know any others who had chronic anxiety at the time. Depression and anxiety were not something you talked about as openly 20 years ago as you do today. It was very taboo, and something you kept to yourself to a greater extent. I lived with the anxiety without telling anyone long before I was admitted to the hospital.
I had signed up for a Tai Chi course to help with stress and anxiety in the local town, which was probably the size of Lyngby. When I arrived, I was the only one there. I was amazed by this but just as I was about to leave, a woman my own age came through the door. She had also signed up for the course. We immediately had good chemistry. We waited for 10 minutes and when no one else came we went down to a small cafe nearby. We started talking and it turned out that she was suffering from exactly the same thing as me. Our stories were similar. She had also been hospitalised and she had been fearing the same illnesses as I. She had even had the same symptoms. We talked for several hours and it felt like we were sitting in our own bubble at the cafe. It was so healing to talk to someone who had experienced the same thing. Here I went and thought I was the only one in the whole world and found out that I wasn’t. I cannot at all describe how relieved I was. My feeling of loneliness disappeared and it was as if I regained my courage to live again right at this moment. I could feel that the exact same thing was happening to her – we healed each other. We parted, and agreed to contact the course venue the next day. When I called the next day they apologised profusely. The teacher had become ill, so the whole course was canceled. They apologised and said they did not know how it could happen that only myself and another woman had not been notified, it must have be a mistake… I never met the woman again and today I can not even remember what her name was or what she looked like. We were both in the right place at the right time and it made a huge difference for both of us.
EVERYTHING fits together and the universe always finds a way when the time is right and the student is ready…