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Monday Motivator – Coincidence?

Posted by Corey Kaster on April 26, 2010

“I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.”

Dalai Lama

Synchronicity is a term based on the Greek words syn, which means “joined with” and chronos, meaning “time.”  Synchronicity is a bond or connection that happens in a timely way.  It is a correspondence between two or more things that is suddenly made clear.

Synchronicity can help us find our right path, or develop ourselves in important ways because it gives us clues to our potentials, and can lead us toward our destiny.

We’ve all heard stories about people who knew each other in childhood and were brought back together through a series of coincidences. They ended up falling in love (for the first time, or again) and spent the rest of their lives together. Pure chance? Or, a series of synchronous events that led them to the place they were meant to be?

I believe we all experience synchronicity every day. We just don’t generally notice it.

In his book, “The Power of Coincidence – How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know”, David Richo suggests several ways we can become more aware of and make use of the synchronous events that happen in our lives. A few of these are:

  • Keep track in a journal of any coincidences that happen to you. Find a personal message from these experiences, one that  moves you along on your life’s journey.
  • Look at the significant events throughout the course of your life, and explore the synchronicities around them.  What message was trying to come through?
  • Pay attention to the surprises that happen to you.  What do they call you to uncover?
  • Notice what images come up over and over for you.  What do you think they are trying to tell you?

All too often, we get caught up in going after a certain set of expectations that we have set for ourselves – either in the way we have to do things or in the goals we set. By rigidly holding onto those expectations, we frequently miss out on important information or opportunities that can make our way easier and more rich.

This week, I invite you to pay attention to the synchronicities that happen in your life and, like the Dalai Lama, don’t allow your expectations to hinder your path. Act on the insights you have and see what wonderful things come your way.

Wishing you some wonderful surprises —

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Cheri Fredrickson, CPC

Small Business Coach

Reiki Master/Teacher



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