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Is synchronicity working for you?

Been thinking about the magic of synchronicity and how it can transform our lives in just a moment.

Do you sometimes feel as if your life is a little bit off track in some way? Are you not quite sure how well you are doing with your job, or your relationships, or if you have found your true passion in life?

I mess up sometimes, for sure. But I speak from personal experience when I say that no matter what our age, the same synchronicity that guides the planets of our solar system so effortlessly in their paths around the sun can also guide us into lives of ever increasing harmony, well-being and joy.

I would never have believed that when the spiritual community to which I belonged for 35 years collapsed around me, life would have found a way to open a door to a new life of undreamt freedom and happiness – but it did.

I could never have envisioned in a million years the process by which I came to know, and love, and marry my wife, JoAnn.

How could I have guessed?

And how could I have guessed what what would happen when I knocked on the door of a stranger in the townhome complex where I live to say hello? I discovered a writer and kindred spirit, Heather O'Hara, founder of Watermark Publishing. She has unique skills in formatting books for Kindle -- and made it possible for a book of mine I thought had "died," The Raven Who Spoke with God, to find a new lease of life in a Kindle edition at Amazon.

It's a magical power, synchronicity. But how do we access it? What opens the door to synchronicity in our lives? It seems to me it requires that we listen to the nudges of our own heart born of the wisdom of our own true nature and are flexible enough and brave enough to act on those silent messages from within.

How has synchronicity blessed you?

What are some of the ways synchronicity has been a blessing to you in your life? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic. And I am so very thankful for the fulfillment and happiness that I know is waiting to bloom in all our lives as we listen to the nudges of synchronicity in our own heart.

PS Talking about synchronicity, a new guided meditation program called “The Re-Awakening” has just been released by two friends of mine, Steven Aitchison and Angela Artemis (author of a hit Kindle book on intuition). The program is designed to help busy people find calm by listening to soothing words and music for 15 minutes a day. It’s reasonably priced and you can check it out here if you wish. (I receive a commission if you purchase the program).

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Donald Demmy April 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I have tried to order “The Re-Awakening”…not having any luck.

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Christopher Foster April 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Donald, thanks for your heads up, I re-entered the link and it seems to be working properly now. Would sure appreciate it if you could confirm it works for you. Thanks and best wishes to you.

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gibbs a williams ph.d April 13, 2012 at 11:17 am

I have been researching the complexities and challenges of synchroncities for the past 50 years. My findings and conclusions about the process and experience of the awesome events is found in my book (amazon) DEMYSTIFYING MEANINGFUL COINCIDENCES (SYNCHRONICITIES): The Evolving Self, The Personal Unconscious, and The Creative Process. My conclusion is that many of these events are “messages” from one’s own idiosyncratic creative process providing an “answer” or pathway to what intially is experienced as an unsolvable problem in either the area of being (identity) and or doing.

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Christopher Foster April 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Hi Gibbs, thanks so much for your input here. Congratulations on your book, and on all the work you have been doing in this field. It’s a pleasure to share this little synchronicitous (is that a word?) moment with you. Wish you every success with your book.

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Durwin Foster April 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

My simple way of thinking about this topic, in practical terms, is that life seems to often require of me grit, but that being as gritty as I can, according to my nature, there are also sometimes experiences of Grace, which are a form of synchronicity.

And I have borrowed that apparent paradox from the title of Ken Wilber’s book about his wife struggle with breast cancer, Grace and Grit.

Durwin
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Christopher Foster April 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Hi Durwin, thanks for sharing this very interesting approach to synchronicity and also for bringing Ken Wilber into the conversation. What an impressive teacher and man he is. I know Ken has been a big influence in your life.

Yes, life does require grit of us at times, for sure, maybe most of the time. Heck, perhaps even all the time:-).

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Galen Pearl April 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Something just happened to me that falls into this category. A random email prompted me to call a long lost friend and reconnect. It was a miracle.

The other example that came to mind was a momentous career change that happened years ago when I just “happened” to be walking down the hall at the same moment my boss was looking for someone to work on a project. He asked me and the rest, as they say, is history. That chance meeting in the hallway set me on a course for the next 25 years of my career.

When we are aware of these synchronicities, we are more likely to take advantage of the opportunities they offer.
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Christopher Foster April 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Two beautiful stories Galen. Thank you so much for sharing them. I think you’re absolutely right, the more we become aware of these “coincidences” that perhaps aren’t really coincidences, the more likely we are to be open to receive them. And as you say, take advantage of the opportunities they offer. Great to hear from you again Galen. Blessings.

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Hilary April 14, 2012 at 3:09 am

Hi Chris .. synchronicity is certainly out there .. it does happen all the time – just for now I can’t think of anything major happening .. but I know it has. Everything is so connected – big and small .. always amazes me how things work out. Cheers Hilary
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Christopher Foster April 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Hilary, always such a pleasure to hear from you. Thanks for your comment. Truly everything is connected, from the very large to the very small. Love to you.

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Patti Foy | Lightspirited Being April 14, 2012 at 9:41 am

Hi Christopher,

Ha, you already know I’m into synchronicity; even experienced some with your book, as you know. (And hey everyone, it’s a WONDERFUL book! Treat yourself and check it out!) And I like your story about it too. Very cool.
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Christopher Foster April 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Patti, you’re a bit mischievous aren’t you in a very nice way. Thanks so much for your comment AND for your kind mention of my book. You truly are a lightspirited being and it’s a joy and privilege to know you. I wish you every success with all your endeavors certainly including your blog.

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saky April 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

This is a great post .i dont know if we can expect better view than that .thank you so much for that post .
May i share with you some articles with similar contents
http://www.flowmagazine.gr/article/view/giati_h_thetikh_skepsh_allazei_tis_zwes_twn_anthrwpwn/category/personal_development

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Elizabeth Nunn May 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm

While keeping this article in mind, I traveled from my home in Santa Fe to the unknown Bend, OR. The day I left, I experienced such a flow that I felt like I was flying sans planes. In the Portland airport I shared a table, a meal, and deep conversation with a beautiful spirit who was also in the midst of choice and change. On the prop plane I sat next to a woman who lives in Bend and told me about living there. So, I’m thinking that synchronicity comes in the midst of flow. Keeping my focus on flow creates space for synchronicity. How cool is that?

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Christopher Foster May 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm

It is cool. Synchronicity is cool. Mind you, sometimes we miss it. I’m afraid that happened to me relative to this comment that you left at my blog, along with the other one you sent the same day.
They sailed right past me. And I could feel badly about that, but probably that is not going to help anything.
So here I am, just a little bit late, but I am here to thank you for your comment (the other one too), and also to say I am so proud of you for what you are doing.
You are going to be a great gift to Bend and beyond Bend.
I do wish you well.
God be with you Elizabeth.

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Kaylee May 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Oh I love this topic… And funny enough, I was blessed with a huge synchronicity just yesterday. 2 days ago, I requested a quote to redesign my blog. I got the response and as a receptionist, their quote of thousands of bucks just wasn’t gonna work for me. So I decided to put that idea on the back burner for now.

A few hours later, a patient came in and asked how my day was. On a whim, I decided to tell him about my blog and how the design wasn’t what I wanted it to be – but I have nooo idea how to fix it.

Well, guess what? He’s a web designer and would be happy to help me. Isn’t life funny like that? 🙂
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