Every so often we receive an e-mail from someone who recently bought “The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity” or “Synchronicity and the Other Side,” and tells us that he or she has synchronicities all the time. Sometimes they provide an example. But rarely do we get e-mails, as the one below, from Tanya, whose life is entangled in multiple synchronicities – all involving turtles. We’ll let her tell the story.
I just picked up your and Trish’s book, “The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity,” which I came across the other evening. It’s so good! Very perfect timing considering that I have had an overabundance of synchronicities occur since breaking up with my boyfriend in December. So many doors opened after that and I know that I’m on the right path!
Recently I have had a non-stop synchronicity involving turtles and these may be connected to another person. It’s bugging me out a bit because I can’t figure it out! I was hoping that maybe you could give me insight.
A little less than a month ago, I had a devastating and moving experience. I was driving home on a two lane road and in the lane next to me, a turtle had begun to cross. As soon as I could, I whipped around to get him out of the road. I stopped on the side of the road and rushed out of my car.
I was too late. In that 2 minute span, a car had already run over him, his shell split down the middle. I picked him up and went and moved my car off to the side near the creek he had crawled away from. I carried him to the creek, held him in my hands for a minute and started bawling. I was so close to saving him but I had failed. I set him down and sat with him for awhile with my hand over his shell, crying. Eventually I said good by and put a large palm leaf over his body and left. I was so shaken by the experience and didn’t know why. I couldn’t tell anyone about it at first, but two weeks later I let it out.
The week before I told my story, I heard one of my old favorite bands was playing nearby in Tampa and I had to go! I immediately texted my cousin to see if she wanted to go along and since she wasn’t huge on the band, she said she could swing it if we bought the tickets at the show since it would be $7.00 cheaper than buying them in advance. Afraid that they would sell out, I almost purchased the tickets online and ate the fees on hers. I held off though and decided that if we drove all the way to Ybor and they were sold out, we could just go see a movie.
About 3 days before the show, I told my cousin, “I’ll just win us tickets” in a joking kind of way and tried to call in when they were giving them away. Of course I didn’t get through on time. The next day on my way home from work, I called the radio station again to find out if they would be giving away any more tickets. The DJ said he was planning on it, but that if I really wanted to go, he would just give them to me then. So as I told my cousin I would, I won tickets!
At the show I noticed a pretty cute bouncer at the front of the stage who looked extremely bored. I told my cousin that he looked miserable and that’s when she recognized him as a guy she went to high school with. Sure enough after the first band played, he came over to say hello. I didn’t know him at all but felt inclined to hug him as if we had always been buddies. I do that when I’m in a non-insecure fun mood. I’m friends with everyone!
He was a very nice guy and by the end of the show I was pretty attracted to him. Since my break up in December, I had decided that I was not going to get into anything with anyone for at least 5 years or until I graduated from college. I was certainly not looking for anyone at the time I met him. I joked with my cousin that in 5 years she should hook me up with the guy.
Before my band came on, the bouncer shouted out that I shouldn’t leave after the show. He met up with me and my cousin and had something in his hand in which we were to pick a number since he only had one. My cousin told him to give me whatever it was. He dropped a guitar pick in my hand. I put it in my pocket, thanked him and gave him a hug goodbye. As we left I asked my cousin if she thought it was a bad idea to message him on Facebook to thank him or if that would be weird. She told me to add him as a friend but I didn’t want to go that far.
While walking to the car, I stopped and felt compelled to tell her my turtle story. It was the first time I had talked about it and it felt good to get it out. I still didn’t know why it had effected me so much but it did. As we drove out of the parking garage, I started removing items from my pockets to put back in my purse. When I pulled out the guitar pick which was green, I looked at it closer and it had a turtle on it! Such weird timing, I thought. I showed her and she laughed along too.
When I got home, I went on Facebook to thank the bouncer for the pick. I found his page and saw that my cousin had already posted a thank you so I just added to it. I looked at my messages on my own page and found that he had already friend-requested me (only two hours after we left, haha). I accepted the request and started checking out the pics on his page. I came across one that made my heart skip a beat. There was a picture he took of a turtle and the caption stated that he had saved it from being run over. Such weird coincidence again! I posted him about my story.
Since the show we carried on a troubled affair. It turned out that he lives the nightlife and me, being 4 1/2 years sober and clean, could not adapt. I’m not sure exactly what he was looking for or even what I was looking for but either way, I can’t continue hanging out with him if that’s who he is.
Also since the show, turtles have been very prominent in my life. When we talked once, the bouncer told me about how he had always had a thing for turtles and even had a pet turtle that he named after a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle when he was a kid. Coincidentally, I did too! I named him after a different Ninja Turtle, but still…. A week after I knew the guy, I was walking to my car from the beach and passed a car. The window had a sticker of a cartoon turtle with a big red cross on him. I took a pic of it. I also see turtle stickers and license plates everywhere as well.
The bouncer and I had our final straw this past Saturday night and I left never intending to talk to him again. He sent me a text Monday apologizing for what had happened. Instead of dumping my anger on him, I took responsibility for the situation because I chose to continue seeing him even though our lifestyles conflicted. That particular situation involved him being drunk and a girl hanging all over him right in front of me. My intentions of being present that evening were self-seeking. He didn’t respond back.
Yesterday, my cousin (who I work with) came into the office and gave me a bracelet with a turtle on it. She said it was to start over with the turtle symbol not being connected to the guy. I put it on and literally 5 minutes later, I received a text. It was him! He said that I was special and attached a picture that he said he had come across and made him think of me. It was a damn turtle dressed up in a Ninja Turtle costume!
Later, on my way home, I texted a friend from work about what happened and wouldn’t you know that a car with a turtle license plate was next to me and about 5 minutes later, another pulled up on the other side of my car. So weird!
I’m sorry this was so much! If there is anything that may cross your mind after reading this, please let me know. It’s a neat experience, but this particular one has me all sorts of confused. I really appreciate your time and help!
Okay, let’s see. Your story about becoming very emotional about missing the chance to save the turtle seemed intimately linked to your life. The turtle represents shelter and protection and its shell was cracked open. You were in the aftermath of a relationship, and like the turtle shell, the security of the relationship was cracked open. The turtle died just as the relationship did. You were still feeling the pain.
The cute bouncer is your Ninja Turtle, a chance to regain protection from an outside source. But you are finding correctly that self-protection comes from within, not from a new relationship–not even from a Ninja Turtle.
Keep in mind that the turtle is connected with the Earth through the bottom of its shell, and the heavens, through the rounded top of the shell. So keep your feet on the ground and your head in the sky!