Maybe it's just me and I look at things superficially, but I have a friend who said she found a snake in the kitchen and it meant that the 'universe' was sending her a message. Why do simple observations of phenomena have to have a meaning? To me, it means , yeah the universe says plug up the hole leading to the kitchen or clean your kitchen better so that the smell of food doesn't attract rodents, etc.
Why do people attach imaginary meaning to simple occurences? Can't things that happen just be meaningless and just be things that happen? Isn't this just another form of 'a higher authority is watching me and wants to send me a message?' Or do athiests and agnostics do the same and I'm the odd ball out? (Which I'm getting used to .