What's your role in synchronicity?
Do you have a role in synchronicity? Well at first, it wouldn't seem so. Isn't synchronicity all about random events that just...happen? Like the call you receive from a friend you have been thinking about? Or the subject of a blog post that then seems to show up in conversations or books or a movie?
It's hardly as if you have any control, or at least not a conscious one. Here's the thing though, you do.
Where you put your thoughts, is where your attention and your energy flow.
Take for instance this blog post subject.
Perhaps you're thinking about alternative ideas of creating a purposeful and fulfilling life. You start to search out books and articles. Your web search lands you with a result pointing to this blog post. Then you find even more information on the site itself, that seems to be right on the mark for what you're looking for.
You search, you find and like magic, more and more options come your way.
What's remarkable and the piece of synchronicity that makes this all so much fun, is when the particular desire or thought comes across your line of vision repeatedly, in a matter of days. You turn the page and there it is. A new show you're watching references something about it. A podcast host mentions a topic related to it. Or you follow a hyper-link on a marginally related web post and it takes you to the exact thing you were thinking about.
Then there are the people interactions.
You want to meet more people interested in a topic you enjoy. You go out to a social function and meet someone involved in that subject.
Or maybe you've experienced something similar to this example in my life.
Synchronicity is about being attentive to the flow of opportunities and messages coming your way.
A few years ago another friend told me she was moving away.
My meeting and subsequent friendship with her had been its own synchronicity marvel, which is a tale for another time. I was happy for her, yet knew I was going to miss our thoughtful and in-depth conversations. I left our coffee date feeling despondent, wondering how I was going to fill this new friendship hole.
On the weekend the walking/hiking group I joined was going to go for an urban walk in a nearby city park. This seemed a great chance to meet some new people, but the forecast was for rain and the option to stay in my cozy apartment was appealing.
I resisted the pull to stay home and said yes to the opportunity for something new. The result was that and more.
Over the course of our 8 km walk, I met someone who shares my propensity for chatting about personal growth and spirituality. Then, yes, synchronicity came to hand.
Her daughter is facing a life challenge as she prepares to give birth to a baby with Down's syndrome. My job at the time? Volunteer coordinator at a local riding facility for people with disabilities.
I admit to absolutely loving that I was in a position to make a difference in she and her daughter's life. If I'd yielded to the temptation to stay at home, it would never have happened.
Synchronicity flows when you're open to new and unknown
Saying yes is the way to invite the new and unknown into your world.
Doing the same old thing, results in more of the same old thing.
My friend moving will mean one less person in my rather small, close range friendships. One less person to go out for an impromptu coffee or lunch or walk. One more gap if I allow it.
The prevailing factor around synchronicity is the openness to new and unknown. Of creating intentions or desires and then saying yes to opportunity. If you want a more interesting and more surprising life, then it requires you to start stepping more into what is on offer.
Thinking of a friend? Call them. Have an idea floating about your mind? Research it. Wondering about a new activity? Try it out. Looking for a new place to live or a new job? Start talking about it, thinking about it and detach yourself from the when and how.
Synchronicity and the universe work hand in hand, if we allow it. (How else do you think I ended up on a street with my first name, in a charming new village?)
Say yes and prepare to see where synchronicity takes you. It's a lot of fun, I promise.
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