A sign of comfort

When my younger son received his vaccination against measles in May 2020, we were worried whether he would have an adverse reaction to the vaccine. He hadn’t been vaccinated as a baby. But in 2020, the vaccination against measles had become mandatory in Germany for kids who go to school. And so, he got the shot in his teenage years.

At the day of the vaccination, I stood in front of our pharmacy and looked down on the ground and saw an angel made from felt. It looked like a Christmas tree decoration item, but this happened in May. So, a Christmas decoration would be rather unlikely.

I walked into the pharmacy and asked them whether this angel was one of their shop decoration items and whether they needed it back.

No, it didn’t belong to them.

So, I took the angel home and gave it to my son. “Here, I just found this. I think it is a sign for you that you are protected and don’t need to worry.” And he felt comforted by it.

It turned out he did have some mild and also not so mild reactions to the measles vaccine, (low fever and a slight skin eruption as expected, but also several heavy nosebleeds afterwards which were totally unexpected), but luckily we were able to handle this well with homeopathy.

Throughout this ordeal, I reminded myself that all would turn out well. After all, the guidance had sent us this little angel and we had to have faith.

I like how guidance uses so many different ways to contact us and to comfort us.

The rainbow: a Mercury retrograde tale

This series of events happened during Mercury retrograde in fall of 2022.

The rainbow and a letter to the wrong address

From our roof window, I photographed this rainbow above the house of one of ours neighbors.

I thought this is so pretty (you can even see a hint of the double rainbow), I wish I could send the picture to our neighbors. But since I didn’t know them that well, I didn’t pursue this plan.

Just a couple of days later, I got a letter from an administration office which did have our address on it, but the name of the receiver was unknown to me!

Now what to do with this letter?

We didn’t open it since our name was not in the address. But instead we checked whether we could find someone with this last name in our street. And luckily, we did.

And what was even more awesome was that this was the address of exactly the house of which I had taken the rainbow picture a couple of days earlier. (What are the odds, really? This seemed too orchestrated to be a mere coincidence.)

So, I went to the house of this neighbour, brought him the letter and also asked him, “I took a picture of a fantastic rainbow over your house. Would you like me to send it to you?”

And yes, he would like to get the picture.

This story in itself was already pretty awesome, just considering the synchronicity between my wish to send the rainbow picture to my neighbor and the letter with the wrong address just a couple of days later.

But there was more to it.

An email to a wrong address

My neighbor proceeded to give me his email address. I typed it into the receiver field of an email with the rainbow picture on my iPad right there at his door. The email would be sent once I was back home and would have Wi-Fi again.

As I walked back to our house, the neighbor came running after me and shouted, “We forgot the number!”

I said, “What number?”

“The number from the email!”

It turned out that his email address wasn’t correct. He needed to add a number at the end to have the correct email address.

So, still standing in the street, I pulled the former email from the outbox folder of my iPad and put the corrected address in. I was relieved to find that the email hadn’t been sent yet to the wrong address.

But after I came into our house, I saw that this rainbow-email had now actually been sent to two addresses, to the correct one and in addition also to the wrong one.

How could that have happened? I had no idea. But I figured that it would probably be good for something. The wrong receiver never wrote back. I figured, who knows, maybe there was a reason he needed to get a picture of a pretty rainbow on that day?

But the rainbow story was not finished at that point.

Meeting an old friend

On weekend right after the rainbow-email-story happened, I met an old friend in the forest. We hadn’t seen each other since 8 years.

And as fate would have it, we started talking about LGBTQ-related topics. Since the rainbow is the LGTBQ symbol, the topic seemed to be connected to the rainbow a couple of days earlier.

I kept wondering about the series of events. The rainbow, the wrong addresses twice, the chance encounter, the LGBTQ topics.

The sign of a rainbow kept coming up again after the meeting with the old friend, for example during the weather forecast of the evening news. Like a closing sign. This story started with a rainbow and also ended with rainbows.


My knowledge of astrology is still close to zero and I can’t talk competently about it, but I found it interesting to notice that this whole series of events happened during Mercury retrograde which is known for communication issues, technological errors, and also for reconnecting with old friends.

But more than musing about how this fits in with astrology, I am in wonderment, joy, and gratitude about the unseen force behind the veil which peeks through, says Hello, and orchestrates things.

Art in nature (part 8)

A rock dressed up beautifully with lichens in various colors and moss. (Picture is processed with a photo app to enhance the colors.)

When I pay attention during my regular walks around the fields, I can find so many extraordinary things in the ordinary landscape.

When I pay attention during life, I can also find the extraordinary in the ordinary, like synchronicities, for example, where spirit gives me a sign from beyond the veil and I am once more assured that the visible and tangible plane here is not all that exists and that we are so much more.