One of the most significant moments of my life came about from a series of synchronicities. Six weeks after my husband Peter, my other half, died holding my hand, I attended a climate change conference at the Dalai Lama Center at MIT in Boston, where His Holiness was an attendee. That night, I stayed at the Taj Hotel, formerly the Ritz Carlton, where Peter and I had stayed for decades. I had planned to see the Dalai Lama speak the following day at the Garden with a dozen or so friends from Stonington Village in Connecticut. It turned out the Dalai Lama and I were both guests at the same hotel, in the same elevator bank.
As I was leaving the breakfast room, I walked toward an open elevator. The Dalai Lama and I encountered each other. I stepped away as he and his entourage walked into the lobby. Four hands became enveloped into one, and I was the first pilgrim he greeted. Our human touching met from a deeper place in our souls.
When we pay attention to all the signals and instincts that prompt our choices, there will be more and more synchronistic encounters. This one-on-one meeting with my living spirit guide lasted a few minutes in real time but has stretched into eternity in my heart, and it has expanded the essence of who I am and who I am becoming.
His Holiness is an enlightened, humble, human. In the Dalai Lama’s immediate and intimate presence, my consciousness was raised to new heights. Because he is a rare divine soul, he inspires all those who follow his teachings to live up to our own potential divinity. As we transform our consciousness, we can transcend into closer connection with enlightened souls.
After we unclasped hands, and in a jolly, relaxed, friendly farewell, he said, “Goodbye.” I’m left with this powerful goodness, his smile, a poignant experience of synchronicity, and his genuine love and compassion.
Being at the right place, at the exact moment of magnetic connection, is how you and I meet.