While the Venus retrograde transit failed to bring an old flame back into my field, it did bring back a cosmic collision. I have not had many of these since 2020. Yes, occasionally I would run into someone I know at a local spot while running errands but mostly these sightings were with the usual suspects at their usual haunts or people I barely knew with little resonance. Friday’s encounter was the kind with surprise, sparkle, and Reiki love.
It all started entering Giant to shop this past Friday. This was right before the Venus station. A few minutes into my supermarket adventure. I decided to send Reiki to the store to help me stay safe. I began to feel uneasy about one third into my shopping trip so I decided to ask for signs of guidance or comfort. Eventually I forgot what I wanted, just knowing I wanted some reassurance. A few minutes later I see a woman who looks like a former coworker and friend of mine. I recall running into her at a local supermarket a few years ago, after not seeing each other for awhile. On closer inspection I realized it wasn’t her. I quickly concluded that I am such in need of connection at this moment that I saw what wasn’t truly there. Oh well.
Later on, I am checking out my groceries and it is a long process. The checkout area is rather crowded and my anxiety is rising. Suddenly , a woman standing nearby makes eye contact with me and says hi. It takes me a minute to recognize her, but then I do remember. While I cannot place her name, I do know her face and her Sun and Moon sign! I have not seen this former coworker in about 10 years. I was surprised she even acknowledged me, but we were close when we both began the job at the same time. While we were both masked, we could still each other. ” I heard your voice. ” she said. Maybe it is distinctive, who knows? We caught up with one another and talked briefly about work and some people we have in common. She smiled and wished me well as we parted company. The clerk asked me who she was ( why did he ask? ) I mentioned she was a coworker and how nice it was to have this kind of encounter again. It took my mind off of myself for a few moments. That was a a blessing considering I have never been a fan of grocery shopping, even pre- pandemic. My temperament is more suited for the European habit of going to a small market or stand daily to pick up a few items. But I digress..
A few hours after her name popped into my head. I felt badly when I saw her that I forget her name. I also made the connection later that seeing this other woman first was my hint that the actual collision was imminent. This is common in my experience that I will get some prior “nudge” to pay attention. While I had a mini- collision that I shared in 2021, it was of a different flavor. It was so refreshing to catch up with someone you have seen in years in a place you are not likely to meet them. Unless she moved, this coworker does not live near this supermarket. Plus I have not thought about her recently, nor has she showed up in dreamtime. However, the woo does not require logic be present. It only requires a willingness to be open. I really felt a shift in my energy. I was honed in on the conversation, embodied and present. To call this a gift would be an understatement.
Clearly my prayer was answered and the Reiki was operating , granting me a sign. Since getting attuned to Reiki in 2020, my results have been mixed. Sometimes the heat flows through me so strongly and people report the distant healing reached them. Other times it seems elusive. It is like having a superpower that is latent. While I have not thought of this woman in a very long time, she linked me back with a time and a place that was transformative yet difficult. The job we met at I started immediately after my father’s death. A few weeks later other deaths occurred at the workplace among clients, staff, and family members of the staff. It was death central coinciding with a startup of a new program and a move to a new building. Very Plutonian.
Kinda like now.