Lately life has been flowing like the ocean, or like a water fountain, or maybe just like it should when you get out of your own way. It seems that opportunity has been coming my way for the past couple of weeks. Just when things were feeling like the chips were down, what do ya know? The fresh air blew through the doors that are opening. Some call this luck. But I believe that luck is something we manifest not something that happens to us. Much work has been put into creating space for opportunity and itseems to be on the horizon these days. For those of you that don’t know, I have a secret that I will share….I see hearts…like everywhere in nature. Lately it has seemed like they are following me wherever I go. I saw four of them on a walk on Sunday night. I have seen many of them every day for the past two weeks. If you are wondering…what the heck is this girl talking about, check out my Heart Project on my website at The Heart Project What do I think the hearts mean is usually the question I am asked. I tell people that I believe they are reminders that Love is all around. Yes, just like the line at the beginning of the movie Love Actually. Love and opportunities are all around us, the key is to begin to see them.
Now for the connection with the above song by the Police. Life seems to be in synchronicity lately. It doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is going smoothly or even the way I would expect it. The latter has probably been the biggest challenging lesson to learn thus far. Yes folks, you can put all the energy you want into creating a vision plan for yourself or your career but the details of how it plays out may end up shocking the socks off you over time. So what is this synchronicity that the Police sing of? Well, Wikipedia (you know those folks that are just a step behind Google in the man made intelligence realm) they call it like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity.
Synchronicity, they say, is the experience of two or more events that are meaningfully related but not necessarily causally related. The events
seem meaningfully connected even if they are not happening at the same time.
During our last chat You Are More Than Enough we discussed the topic of Love and neural synchronicity which is when two people connect via face to face, by touch or by hearing each others’ voice. During neural synchronicity oxytocin, the bonding hormone, is released in the brain. This creates that “click” that we feel when connected to another. Oxytocin is known as the “tend and befriend” hormone and is released at it’s highest during the birthing process. Synchronicity in life is kinda like that click you feel with a loved one or friend. It’s just that gut feeling like something pretty wild is occurring although you may not quite be able to put your finger on it. Sounds pretty cool right? I bet your thinking, I want more of that, how do I get it? To that I would say, as I often do, that it starts within.
During a tea time chat with a new friend this morning, someone who became part of this whole synchronicity thing that’s been occurring, we talked about how it’s so key to let go of attachment. This could be attachment to things being a certain way, or attachment to things that no longer service you. It’s the attachment that blocks synchronicity. If we are focused on being attached then we are not focused on seeing what else is around us. Attachment also keeps us from seeing the gifts when they arrive in packages that we didn’t expect. Synchronicity or serendipity which are “fortunate accidents” so to speak, are things that occur when you are dancing with spiritual energy. When you choose to not play along and have fun, this is when the energy gets blocked. This is what I like to call “getting in my own way.” We all can create situations in which our ego takes center stage and we lose sight of what the Universe is trying to offer us. A friend recently told me “Stephanie, something being good for you doesn’t necessarily mean that it feels good. Some of the good stuff can suck.” Ha, that is about as true as the fact that some good stuff actually feels really good:) Typically the not so good good stuff and the really good good stuff come together, hence the window/door analogy. The key for us to remember is that in order to receive the “goods” in life so to speak we must be open. Releasing attachment to the old, to the outcome, or to the way that you think things should be is vital in this process.
For today, how will you release attachment and allow for synchronicity in your life? I will meditate and stay open to things my ego doesn’t want to knowing that whatever happens, the Universe has got my back. The really good stuff seems to be pouring in lately making for a very interesting ride. Letting go of expectations will only make the ride more enjoyable!