Why How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) Was One of the Most Spiritual Shows on Television

Spirituality and television, I love it

If you are a hardcore fan of HIMYM like me, you’ll really enjoy this blog. Not only have I always known this show was spiritual (why do you think it’s one of my favorites?!), but I came across this article the other day:


After reading that I nearly cried (SENSITIVE SALLY). The show’s writers put WAY, WAY more thought and synchronicities into this show then one can even imagine.

What’s synchronicity?

Synchronicity is the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection. Those that believe in synchronicity don’t typically believe in coincidences.  Every moment in your life is part of a bigger picture the universe is trying to paint. It’s up to us to figure out the meaning behind it.

If you’re a hard-core fan of the show like myself, you’ll know that Ted is the ultimate hopeless romantic. I actually feel as if he is the character on the show that I most resonate with. I’ve actually been called Robin Scherbatsky a lot, but I am WAY, WAY more emotional than her. Basically, I am Ted, a hopeless romantic looking for signs from the universe that THE ONE will appear, and it would be CLEAR.

That song, that beautiful, beautiful, song that Ted’s future wife Tracy plays on the ukulele, is just that, breathtakingly beautiful. But little did all HIMYM audiences know (except a very intelligent and observant Reddit user), that it was first heard when Robin and Ted kissed on that frustrating and confusing New Year’s Eve night.

Coincidence? I think not. The writers are clearly evil geniuses planting the synchronicity seed all over this beyond perfect show.

Another spiritual lesson I’d LOVE to point out

I was FaceTiming a friend the other day and I had mentioned that something did not feel right. I was trying to listen to what my intuition was telling me. I deemed myself a tad lonely because I had been spending a lot of time alone. But then I realized, I really wasn’t, so that couldn’t be it. I came to the conclusion that it was the TYPE of people I was spending time with. There’s NOTHING wrong with these people, but they are coworkers and acquaintances. I realized it has been awhile since I have been around my loved ones, due to my workaholic ways, and it was making me feel a certain type of way.

My FaceTiming friend brought something else up. He said, maybe you feel like you are missing a man in your life. Maybe I wouldn’t work so much if I had a steady man in my life. I thought about what he said, but then it dawned on me that that couldn’t be true. It couldn’t be true because I’ve had consistent men in my life. I STILL had a drive. A hungry sensation for something MORE out of life. He quickly added that by me working so much, that leaves little room for my chances of meeting someone and dating.

Valid point but he’s forgetting one more thing...

I’ll never forget the episode of HIMYM when Tracy (Ted’s future wife) was letting out her dating frustrations to her roommate. WHERE THE FUCK IS HE (don’t we all wonder that?)? The advice she receives is fundamentally BEAUTIFUL:

"Do what you love, and I promise you, everything will fall into place."

This can’t be any truer. If you satisfy your deepest dreams, the people who you are supposed to meet (be friends with, work with, start a business with, love, etc) will show up. All you have to do is go after your dreams. It’s the unwritten law of the universe, and HIMYM is showing up and proving once again that spirituality is present and so profoundly beautiful.

This is what I do every day and this is one way in which I trust the glorious universe. I began trusting the universe when the universe gave me no choice. It showed me its infinite ways. I trust you, universe, I have no doubts.

Oh HIMYM, I love you dearly. So many lessons, so many synchronicities. If you haven’t seen this show, it’s never too late! I suggest watching it for some spirituality fixings.  Oh, also for the entertainment value as well :)