Hi there! First time poster here.
I’ve recently encountered a pattern of events that is too many coincidences to be a coincidence, and I can only interpret as a sign from God.
For context, I was in a “relationship” with a girl that fell apart before it even began because I was expecting more of her than she was willing to give. I was obviously broken up about it, but I’ve (mostly) gotten past it and on the advice of my spiritual director, I’ve been seeing a professional counselor through my college to get at the underlying issues that caused me to act this way and ruin what I think could have been a good and Godly relationship. I’ve also been praying to God for reconciliation and a second chance to be with this girl, and I have reached out to apologize for acting the way I did. What happens next is in the hands of the Father.
Anyway, for the past 6-7 weeks. Her name (I’ll call her “Auburn”) has been appearing in my everyday life in oddly coincidental ways. It’ll be a random person in the comments on Twitter, a random person I encounter on social media, a character in a TV show, an Actress in a movie I’m watching, a book sitting in the corner of my bookshelf, a song in a playlist. It was the name of a slot machine I encountered once. These events have happened at least once a day, almost every day, for weeks. Her real name is not common, so it does stand out. I don’t really believe in coincidences, but even then, it’s too many coincidences to be a coincidence. I honestly believe God is trying to tell me something by placing her name in the circumstances of my life.
I believe it is an answer to my prayer, or an affirmation of an answer He’s already given me, but I don’t know. What is God trying to say? Has something like this happened to anyone? Is there a place in Scripture or Tradition I can go to get some perspective?