One night some years ago, feeling exhausted and ready for bed after a late night work function, I hailed a cab and slumped down rag-doll style into the back seat. I asked the cabbie to drop me off at my apartment in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City. The driver began to tell me about himself. His name was John Phillips and he was from an island in the Caribbean – which one I can’t recall now. He then, to my great surprise, began to tell me about myself!
He said very matter-of-factly, “You are a Sagittarius. You practice law, you are a lawyer. But that is not the profession you are supposed to have, that is not your path. You are meant to be a teacher, an educator. Your mother and father are soul mates. Your brother is very musically inclined.”
Ok, so at this point of our one-sided conversation I was pretty shocked to say the least. After he pulled up to my high-rise, he turned around and handed me a card which stated his name, contact information and “Astrologer.” As soon as I got home I popped open the laptop and Googled “John Phillips.” I’m not sure how long I spent looking through page after page for some mention of him until I finally found it – bingo! A personal blog by Sasha Frere-Jones described an encounter with Mr. Phillips in a cab and his amazement at Mr. Phillips’ knowledge of people and places that had touched Mr. Frere-Jones’s life. (You can find the Frere-Jones blog entry here.) Needless to say I was quite speechless.
The next day at work a friend of mine emailed me a profile article on singer Amy Winehouse (may she rest in peace). I called her immediately. “Did I tell you about the cab driver I met last night?” Her answer, “No.” I stared at the screen directly at the author’s name – Sasha Frere-Jones. I couldn’t believe it. It was at that moment that I began to know absolutely that we are psychic beings pulling and pushing certain events either from us or to us. It was also during that time that I learned the word – “synchonicity.”
Eye-and-Eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times.
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Copyright 2013 Ajua Hawkins