It’s a Small World

It’s a Small World – Disneyland Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons – some rights reserved by Sam Howzit

How many times have I heard this phrase? And how many times will I hear it again? I often equate “It’s a small world” with synchronicities, especially those events that link us humans to each other in fun and inspirational ways. I’m talking about those seemingly miraculous events that I can’t explain in any way other than through the effects of the Law of Attraction or through the intervention of the Divine (same thing).

One of the things I love about blogging is the wonderful people I’ve met through this process – blooming friendships through the exchange of ideas, feelings, photos, readings, poems, humor. Short comments are always welcome and as I find my favorite blogs, I make more comments of support, agreement, delight, and those who have agreed with me do the same. It’s surprisingly rich and rewarding and has expanded my horizons in ways that I never expected.

This week I was struck by another “coincidence” that touched my heart and brought tears of gratitude to my eyes. I’ve been conversing through comments with Gina V. at Professions for PEACE and over the short few months that we’ve been exchanging ideas, we have developed a lovely friendship. Gina commented on one of my recent posts about the wildfire that is still burning near my home in Northern Colorado. Her revelation blew me away! Her brother is a helicopter pilot who works as a firefighter – traveling throughout the Southwest helping to put out wildfires and he’s here in Fort Collins now!

The local news this week has shifted some of its focus from the day-to-day reports of acreage burned to more factual stories about firefighting. In one of their reports, they talked about the contributions of the helicopter force. It seems that, in this particular fire, the helicopters have played a huge role in helping to contain the fire. They’re small, agile and can quickly pump water from nearby lakes and return to drop it on the fire for repeated runs. And the exciting news is that the fire is now 50% contained!

I’m so grateful for all of the firefighters and their efforts to protect my community and more specifically, my own home. And the connection to this one firefighter through the blogosphere is a powerful reminder that we are all one, all connected through this web of energy that we cannot see. Thank you, Gina’s brother, and thank you, Gina for your friendship and support. And thank you to all of you who read this blog and click “like” or comment. Who knows what synchronicities we’ll discover as time goes on?

What recent synchronicities have you enjoyed? Or what have you noticed recently that caused you to say, “It’s a small world?” Feel free to share below!

With Love,


©CathyUlrich and LargeSelf, 2012

7 comments on “It’s a Small World

  1. Great news about the fire containment, Cathy! And it really is amazing how those “small world” things happen. It’s either “small world” or “what a coincidence!” or something like that. I’ve had a bunch of those synchronicities lately, as you know—and I had the most powerful one yesterday: I got laid off! I’m not unhappy about it—I was planning to quit at the end of the summer but I think this was the Universe’s way of saying, “No, you’ll leave NOW.” The powers that be probably know that I need a good raging fire lit under my fanny for me to act! 🙂


    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Wow, Weebles! I’d be inclined to call that a Cosmic 2×4! And you are one powerful manifester…I suspect you’ll create a new situation just as quickly!
      The lay-off just makes it easy to move on to something that you’re passionate about. You’d be an awesome patient advocate and you’re a darned good writer! And I mean it with all my heart when I say… Congratulations! Love, Cathy


  2. Cathy–I just wanted to say that I feel a strong connection with you even though it’s only been a couple of months and through blogging. I wish I could write more and longer comments–but am too busy between work and taking care of my daughter. Another connection–my sister in law lives near you. Perhaps you two can meet one day. Love-Julie


    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I so understand about the time commitments in the blogging world. I’m delighted when you stop by and love your comments when you have the time, but I so appreciate the “likes” when you’re busy, just knowing you were here. I, too, feel a strong connection to you, Julie. And I’d love to meet your sister-in-law. And who knows, maybe you’ll be out here to see her, or I’ll be in San Francisco and we can share some time and a cup of tea at some point! Love, Cathy


  3. Gina's Professions for PEACE says:

    What a wonderful post Cathy! Someone else hearing that little Disney song in their head as we continue to be given signs of how connected we all are! And we are also women with deep compassion and understand each other when we write of how certain things move us to tears. This post did that for me. Your story, your truth here, is beautifully written. Thank you for sharing this, and I have every confidence that we shall enjoy hugs and tea and stimulating conversations together in person one day! Here’s to building an online family, a community of loving spirits, connected deeply whether lucky enough to meet in person or not.
    Love and Light and Gratitude, your friend, Gina


    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Gina, Thank you for being here! I love the interconnectedness of life and the opportunity to share it whenever possible. Yes! I love our online family, what a rich a rewarding community it is and you are so much a part of that. And I so look forward to our continued adventures! Much, much love. – Cathy


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