Telepathy: The term was first coined in 1882 by the classical scholar Frederic W. H. Myers, a founder of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), and has remained more popular than the earlier expression thought-transference. (Source: Wikipedia)
Sigmund Freud apparently said towards the end of his life that if he had his time over again he might have been inclined to study thought transference.
Although small, the following incidents are still amazing to the inquisitive mind.
I frequently find myself in the position of cooking three separate meals for our little household, it is annoying. Hence I spend quite a bit of time trying to come up with a meal that both the other house occupants will eat happily just to save me from this annoyance. It was very gratifying when recently they agreed, admittedly not enthusiastically, to eat chicken kiev for their evening meal. This came with the understanding that the last chicken kiev purchases had not been up to scratch. It was quite frustrating that I couldn’t recall where the less than pleasing kievs had been bought, or at least what stores I hadn’t purchased kievs from yet.
Off I trotted to town, stopping at the petrol station to fill up the car on the way to the supermarket. At this petrol station they always have chocolates and sweets at low prices at the checkout and invariably try to tempt you into purchasing a little sweet treat. This time was no different and I declined, adding that I had been indulging my chocolate love a little too frequently of late. The very pleasant man serving me smiled and rubbed his stomach saying his big weakness was chicken kiev. He added that after sampling many, from sources various, he had decided that the best ones were in the freezer of a particular supermarket close by.
Coincidence I hear you shriek, but seriously, when have you ever been told, unasked, by the station attendant that he loves chicken kiev and where to buy the best ones? Even if such a conversation has come your way unsolicited were you, like me, literally thinking about where you should go to buy chicken kiev? Imagine how easy life could be if this happened on a regular basis. Random strangers answering the questions that are uppermost in your mind, except it tends to imply that we aren’t as isolated from each other as we presume we are. Then your brain can’t help but take a furtive look in the direction of telepathy, what is it? How can information travel from one mind to another? What is the means of conveyance and precisely what is being sent? Do our thoughts reach out to other minds on a regular basis, what is a thought made up of? Boggle point for many I suspect but so intriguing. It could be a matter of concern though, what thoughts are travelling into the minds of others, all of them? Why goodness it makes you much more aware of what you are thinking doesn’t it? There are thoughts that occur in my mind that I would prefer didn’t go wafting off into the minds of those around me. Whilst this thought transference can obviously be remarkably helpful it does seem that it might pay to become very observant of just what one is thinking. Spiritual teachers aplenty have advised such observance.
The second coincidence ( I don’t believe in them actually) was again small but very helpful. A friend has lent our family her childhood rocking horse. In return for renovating it we can have it for our grandson to enjoy. It was in a very well loved condition and my husband, Rod, had spent quite some time breathing fresh life into its worn form. It was my job to paint the eyes on and also the horseshoes. Although it looked alright I couldn’t help wondering if fake eyelashes would improve and soften its expression. It was a fleeting thought.
The next day, the day after the chicken kiev incident, I had to go to the pharmacy to pick up prescription medication. It was very busy and I had to wait. I ambled over to the special bins, usually full of makeup and vitamins. Not so very different this time except right on top was the only available set of fake eyelashes, at a very reduced price too. I blinked, once or twice, then grabbed my little gem of a find. It must be said that they really look good on the rocking horse, enhancing its character. Interestingly, I would not have bothered actually going looking for them to buy for the horse but when they appeared right under my nose I knew it was a gift and meant to be.
This type of thing has happened throughout my life as I suspect it has for many people. Over time it tends to lend credence to the concept that life is fashioned with an incredible attention to detail and desire. I love to marvel at these seemingly small things because what is fundamental to their occurrence is not small at all. Rather it seems that awareness is huge and we exchange our thoughts with each other and with the universe itself with great regularity. These little coincidences are the fruit of a huge tree, the tree of life itself, we don’t see the tree because its very vastness is beyond our earthly understanding while we remain a materialistic society. I find that by honouring the small miracles I am telling the cosmos that I see it, in all its glory, and that I know I am loved. This honouring paves the way for more miracles.
Copyright Kim Parker 2021.