Thursday, November 09, 2006

Let's Get (Meta)physical ...

Earlier, on the phone, I was talking to Dave.

Dave tells great stories, even when he's just relaying news. There's always a build. And so he got to a point in the story and said, "Coincidentally ..." and I interrupted, which was rude of me, but I had to say, "There's no such thing as coincidence."

"No?" he asked.

"Well, I don't believe there is, anyway."

He laughed. "Well, all right, John Locke!"

Dave and I are suckers for "Lost." Locke, if you don't watch the show, is the one some might describe as "woo woo," the one who believes that destiny has brought them to the island, that the island is alive.

And he's right. It is alive. Not just on the show, but for real.

At its core, everything is energy. Well, if you want to get really technical, everything is nothing. But that's too hard for people to wrap their brains around. Most people, though, can grasp that everything is made up of protons and electrons and neutrons, all spinnin' 'round.

So if everything is energy, some people can be more tuned into frequencies than others. Like a radio. Some can only perceive the static, others get the messages loud and clear. Most are somewhere in between on that continuum.

I have rather keen intuition. Doreen calls it my Spidey Sense. Barbara calls it witchipooness.

Sometimes, it's unsettling, the knowing. Sometimes, you just don't want to know. Everything happens anyway.

But those of us who are tuned into their energy can't turn it off. We could try to ignore it, I suppose, but what good would that do? Ignoring something you know doesn't make it go away.

And so I don't believe in coincidence. Everything happens the way it's supposed to happen. It's not a random chance that Dave's friend happened to call with a request that was directly related to something Dave was experiencing at the time. It's just one more step of the journey he's on, a path to a new place, perhaps. Time will tell.

For those of you who argue that what I'm suggesting precludes free will, it doesn't. Not at all. You can make all the choices you want. But you start at A and you're gonna end up at Z. The variable is how long you take to get there. Whether you make a direct connection or make detours to every letter in between is really up to you.

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