Hello Yellow Brick Road Signs
I have decided to expand my blog to include a record of my experiments in synchronicity and the discoveries that follow. Famous psychiatrist Carl Jung coined the term in the 1920's. Wikipedia defines it as follows:
Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related, whereas they are unlikely to be causally related. The subject sees it as a meaningful coincidence, although the events need not be exactly simultaneous in time.
I see it as the way the universe communicates uniquely with each of us by giving us a sign or making relevant a connection that is up to us to interpret and respond to. This relationship makes life magical and who doesn't want for their lives to be full of magic?! Although my recent life circumstances have been difficult, I choose to once again believe that the universe is on my side and that I will see my dreams come true. In order to unconditionally trust my future, I must first do the same in the present moment through a complete embrace of all opportunities and a celebration of love, compassion and gratitude for others and self. I asked for signs from the universe that it was listening. I asked to move forward firmly but gracefully. I also asked for financial abundance in relation to my worth. This all began about a week ago. Following are a few documented highlights.
Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was playing on my iPod with the lyrics "Oh I've finally decided my future lies beyond the yellow brick road". I looked down at the train platform and gasped.
I had dinner and drinks with a dear friend and colleague. We are working together to contribute greater value to the world and had been discussing the relationship between spiritual and financial abundance. My friend is studying The Power of Kabbalah and suggested I take a look. At the same time, I tried to use this $5 bill to pay our server a 40% tip, as she had been so generous to us, but my friend insisted on paying the amount and that I keep the $5. It was then that I glanced down at the bill and saw the red "power" marking. I will mention that I had specifically requested the number 5 in my discussion with the universe about abundance. Also note I am studying Feng Shui and in ancient Chinese philosophy, red is a color of power. Bam.
I began reading this book, E Squared by Pam Grout, which popped up in my news feed as a recommended review by one of my heroes, author and metaphysical mastermind Louise Hay. Although at that point, my financial situation didn't support a purchase of any kind, I took a chance thinking maybe I need a new perspective to launch me from the couch back out into the world. Now, turns out this book actually discusses synchronicity, of which I have been writing articles about and studying the past few months. Leading the chapter is an example of a girl with a mystical relationship with the number 222. Anyone who knows me fairly well knows of my almost 20-year affinity with this number and the principles of synchronicity it has always demonstrated to me. At this point, I shouldn't have been shocked, considering the universe is simply mirroring my own beliefs to me, but can I just say: WOW! I highly recommend this book. Pam Grout, you are now on my hero list and I hope to meet you someday.
What does it all mean, you ask? It means that the universe is listening and that if I stay committed to my work and to following my heart, I will live in abundance and contribute value to the world. This has been an exercise in faith and my faith is strong.
Please share any events of synchronicity in your life in the comments below! I would love to hear how things line up for you and how you interpret it. Much Love!