Ashes to Ashes.

Coincidence ? Synchronicity? Power? Intuition?

The strangest , mind -blowing event in my life happened this week. I am nearly through Deepak Chopra’s 21 Days of Abundance course . Tuesday’s task was to write a letter of recognition and gratitude to someone who I felt had hurt me .

The only person who came to mind was an ex of mine from some 25 years ago. I have blogged about him in my ‘Descansos’ post so I won’t repeat myself , but basically I wrote a letter of peace and ending. Thanking him for all the lessons I learnt under his rather discarding treatment. I was Young & vulnerable and well he wasn’t .

I have seen him a couple of times in the last couple of decades and it was friendly , we had friends in common. As I sat up my allotment on a hot June night , I put to bed some stuff I didn’t even realise was there. I wished him peace and happiness in the letter . I then burnt the letter with a deep sense of closure and acceptance . Watching it curl up at the ends and turn to ashes.

The next day , our mutual friend rang me . Which he never does . He told me that last night , my ex , died in a house fire . To give this some context , I don’t think about this man from one year to the next but I chose him for this task as he shattered my confidence in my youth. A couple of hours after I wrote and burned this letter ; he burnt to death.

I was and still am freaked out by this. In the abundance course it asks you to start looking for coincidences- well wham bam in my face … but what does it mean?

I’m inclined to believe that it was a way of showing me that the path of love and peace that I’m on is the right one. That it is a way of showing me that grudges , resentments & pain are to be set free . That I have power that is unleashing . And in romantic moments , I like to believe that my part in the universe sent him on his way with goodness & love. But yeah . I’m still freaked out.