I had an interesting synchronicity experience earlier this Summer at the end of June that is worth mentioning.
We were invited to a wedding that was to be hosted in Big Sur. However, due to the fires that were spreading across California, the wedding had to be relocated the week of! Our friends sent an e-mail out to a bunch of us to update us of the new location, etc. This e-mail was sent to my fiancee, and I just happened to look over her shoulder while she was reading the e-mail. Now, this was going to be a kind of wedding where you go and you only really know the folks getting married, but I noticed that I recognized one e-mail address.
The e-mail address belonged to an ex-girlfriend of mine. Not just an ordinary "ex," but perhaps the most significant "ex" in the history of my development as an individual growing into the bewildering world of love and finding oneself's place within that realm. She was my first true love, and the first girlfriend that I lived with. She was also the first girl to truly break my heart. So, in many ways, a first, and a relationship of that nature is sure to be stamped heavily into your psychic makeup. I hold no ill will towards this person and think she's awesome, by the way. We haven't really stayed in touch that well but we are on good terms whenever we do communicate, see each other, etc., although that is very infrequent.
So, anyway! I saw her e-mail address and was very excited to see that someone I knew was going to be there, but was also tripped out quite a bit - it is a "small world," as they say. Perhaps more delightful to me was the prospect that I knew something that she did not and that I was going to surprise her at the wedding. I was feeling quite mischevious about this. Now, it should be noted that at the time I was getting all worked up about this was about 2 or 3 days prior to the actual wedding.
When we got to the hotel to check-in, I saw her at the check-in counter as we were coming in - she's even staying at our hotel, OK. I was silent and being invisible and stood right behind her, certain that she'd turn around and see me and we'd all have a good "WTF" moment and laugh it up. But! She left the counter without turning around and walked right past us to the side of us, and didn't notice us at all! OK, so I'll have to wait.
I didn't wait long. There was a shuttle from the hotel to the wedding, and I had the pleasure of my surprise. It was then that she told me that she had had a dream about me a few nights before. In the dream, I was disguised inside a costume whose shape had shifted between a few different animals: coyote, squirrel, and fox. She approached this mysterious and frightful figure that was a man inside a costume with a slight amount of trepidation, but when she was near enough to me, I removed my coyote head and revealed myself, and we embraced in a very warm hug and there was great merriment.
I find this really amazing among several dimensions. As I mentioned, we rarely speak, she never dreams of me, and yet my impish knowledge of her attendance corresponded temporaly with her dream of me as a shapeshifting animal. The animals in question - fox and coyote (not sure about the squirrel) - are well known animal symbols for the trickster in folklore and mythology. I think that, psychically, she had my number! By the way, the picture at the top of this post is of a coyote that I took that weekend after the wedding while we were hiking around Santa Cruz (it's a stuffed coyote at a visitor's center in the park).
I think that it was also very symbolic that this was taking place at the end of June, and in the beginning of June I became engaged myself, and that we were meeting at a wedding - my first girlfriend and my "last" girlfriend (she's ceased that role as she transitions to "wife") together at a wedding - all around the summer solstice (the solstice is traditionally celebrated on June 24th; this year it was technically the 20th; the dream/email stuff happened around the 26th). Transitions, life, love, and the links that bind us together - so interesting!