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Several years ago, I told a young man that although his current job would soon end, another significantly better opportunity would quickly come his way. Soon afterward he informed me that he did indeed lose his job, but through no fault of his own. He was angry, bitter, and despondent. I reassured him that he was supposed to experience this loss in order to receive a much greater position in the very near future. I asked him to set his bitterness aside, to watch for the opportunity, and to act on it immediately.

Several weeks later he reconnected to share his good news. Although still angry with his previous employer, he changed his attitude, watched for opportunities, and had just landed an extremely good management position. The job was quite senior to his previous role and much better suited to his creative abilities. He was ecstatic!

He recognized that had he continued to sit in his bathrobe and angrily dwell on what was already done, he would have missed his chance at acquiring his current job. If we constantly look backward as we walk, we don’t see what lies ahead and can miss wonderful ‘forks in our own road.’

Similarly, a woman desperately wanted to buy a particular house that was up for sale. Unfortunately, there was already an offer on it. She was adamant that she was going to submit an offer anyway hoping to ‘bump’ the current offer. I suggested that this was perhaps bad karma and that there would be another more appropriate home in the offing if she would just hold off. There was no swaying her, her heart was set on this specific house. I encouraged her to wait twenty-four hours before acting on her impulse, which she begrudgingly agreed to. I also asked her to take some time to drive down the street and around the corner, on the off chance that a comparable house might also be for sale.

The following morning, on her way to present her offer, she humoured me and drove around the block. To her surprise, a For Sale sign was just being placed on a lovely home that she quite liked the look of. On impulse, she called the realtor immediately and arranged to see it that day. The house was newer, larger, had more amenities, with a lower asking price, and she fell in love with it. She submitted a respectable offer on it, which was readily accepted. In retrospect, she admitted that had she pushed for the first house, she may very well have missed out on a much lovelier and more reasonably priced home.

In so many cases synchronicity lends a helping hand by actually giving us a negative situation, such as a job loss, or a house with an existing offer, to reroute us to a much greater opportunity and positive result. My grandmother had a wonderful saying, which I’m sure many of you have heard, “don’t cry over spilled milk, it’s already done, so just wipe it up and pour yourself another glass.” Similarly, “if you fall down, just pick yourself up and dust yourself off.” And of course, that old adage “when one door closes, another one opens.”

Take some time to briefly ponder over your past; note the negatives that have occurred, and how you dealt with them. Most importantly though, note what you gained that was positive, where those experiences have led you, and how synchronicity played into it all.

Some of the greatest accomplishments and inventions have come from repeated failures attempts before success is achieved. Ask any successful individual – I bet they all have interesting stories about the twists and turns in their journey to accomplishment. Recognize your own twists and turns as purposeful, acknowledge the positives that ultimately come from them, and acknowledge how the wonderful world of synchronicity lent a helping hand.


Deborah Johnson

Clairvoyant, Medium, Author, Speaker


  1. Hi Deborah,

    I hope all is well with you.

    You have been in my thoughts….hmmm.

    Thank you for this reminder and insight to reflect on the past twists and turns of our life’s negativity leading into synchronized positive opportunity .

    I love these reads from you.

    As we flow…


  2. Thanks Deborah. Very helpful reminder. Appreciate that perspective more so, after that message. Warmly, Kevin.


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