In another article I put together a list of nine signs and symptoms of spiritual awakening that I found essential to the awakening process. In this article, I discuss in detail one of the signs of awakening that could be called "repeating incidents." This is when you have the same thing (particularly something out-of-the-ordinary) happen to you two or three (or more) times in a relatively short span of time, like, say, 24 hours. The repetition assures that you notice what your higher self wants you to notice. (Because noticing it helps point you in the right direction in your awakening process.)
The following is a wonderful example of this sign of awakening that I came across when I listened to an online interview of Dr. Eric Pearl. Dr. Eric Pearl is a well-known chiropractor and healer and the author of the book The Reconnection who developed a new method of healing after he experienced the sign of spiritual awakening discussed here.
His story goes like this: Years ago he awakened in the middle of one night to find the light in his bedroom on, with the feeling that there were people in his house (he lived alone). He got up to look around the house, noticed some strange things such as a door that was ajar (he was obsessive about having things exactly in place), but found no one.
The next day at his chiropractic office, seven of his patients reported that they felt there were other people in the treatment room and that they could feel Eric's hands on their bodies before he actually touched them during an adjustment.
Having seven of his patients tell him the same thing (plus the fact that it was a bit strange) immediately got his attention, and it was not long afterward that a significant portion of his patients began to report instant healings of a variety of physical conditions. Later he developed a new method of healing called Reconnective Healing, which he now teaches to others.
What I found interesting about what he shared was that about four months before the "people in the room" incident, he began to take a moment to become more present with his patients and to "feel into" their situation before he started the chiropractic adjustment. I believe four months of "tuning in" helped prompt the unusual occurrences and the healings. (A note to those of you who expect grand things to happen after one week of dedicated meditation: have some patience!)
I experienced several unusual incidents, some of which were repetitive. One incident involved an out-of-the-ordinary meeting of another parent at my child's school one morning. The next morning the same thing happened again, as though I were in the movie Groundhog Day. It turns out I was supposed to notice this person--he had a significant role to play in my awakening process.
Another incident involved having the word "volcano" brought up three times by different acquaintances in a span of only a couple of hours. It turns out that two days later, a small volcano exploded in the South Pacific. Furthermore...I would not have known about this volcano had I not been driving in my car playing with the radio when the brief news announcement was made. (In this case, I felt that spirit was teaching me something important: how to pay attention to my environment.)
Please note however that you will have your own unique repeat incidents because you have a unique path to follow and a unique contribution to make.
In summary, experiencing a repeat of something unusual in a short span of time is one of the essential signs and symptoms of spiritual awakening. Like the others, this sign of awakening helps point you in the right direction in your awakening process.