Go ahead, say it.
Syn chro nic i ty
I love this word! I love saying it. I love hearing it. I love learning more about it.
Do you know what it means?
Synchronicity (n): the experience of two or more events that are apparently casually unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner; the events should be unlikely to occur together by chance
Remember the time you were thinking about someone that you hadn’t seen in a while and suddenly the phone rings and she/he is on the other end?! That’s synchronicity!
Uncanny coincidence. Unlikely conjunction of events (events that should be unlikely to occur together by chance).
This happens all the time around us, but are we aware? Are you aware? This happens to me all the time. I believe the more connected I am to my TRUE SELF, the more aware I become about everything going on.
In fact, I was talking to a friend a few weeks ago and she pulled out a book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. She suggested that I read it. Well, I had read it ~ about 14 years ago when I was nowhere near where I am today (or was even a year ago). I remembered it and I hated it! I took a college course and we were required to get this book and I just remember all the journaling ~ ugh, journaling, why would I want to learn more about me and understand myself better?!
Clearly, I had a lot of growth opportunities waiting to be found!
Back to my story… so, this friend had recommended that I check it out. In one ear and out the other. No interest. End of story. Until…
about 2 weeks later I was sitting in a “get to know you better” meeting with a friend of mine and she was asking me about my business and I was learning more about hers. Out of the blue she says to me, oh, Jen, you should check out The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. What?!? Wait a minute! Seriously. Ugh, you’ve got to be kidding me! In one ear, out the other…wait, come back. Back in one ear and it sat with me a little longer.
And then, I am completely serious. I received an email from a good friend of mine and fellow coach out of Portland. Love her to pieces! I am on her email list and get updates and fun info from her. I get back from my “get to know you better meeting” and check my email. Would you believe Mindie has sent an email about a study group for, can you guess? Yep ~ The Artist’s Way.
I called her and we talked and what my closed mind didn’t realize was the energy and momentum this book could bring! I told her my story and what had been happening. As it turns out, I’ve been searching for something to help stir my creative juices and it’s been in front of me the entire time! Sometimes we receive it as a whisper, sometimes it’s a knock and if we really need the message, we’ll get it over the head!
As I’m sitting here, I decide to grab my newly purchased book ~ yes, I went and got it that day and the study group starts next week! I am so excited! I looked in the index to see if synchronicity is listed and it looks it is on at least 10 pages!
Synchronicity is first described by Cameron on page 2. “As you work with the tools in the book, as you undertake the weekly tasks, many changes will be set in motion. Chief among these changes will be the triggering of synchronicity: we change and the universe furthers and expands that change. Leap, and the net will appear.”
Julia says, “Leap, and the net will appear.” That is such a true statement. I feel like my life right now is so exciting because I continue leaping and the net continues appearing!