I keep hearing and reading about references to transformation.
From a political perspective people are talking about changing how we relate to a number of industries.
In the energy world from the perspective of astrology and the planetary energies there is talk about transformation:
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From my perspective, I have been writing about using your emotional guidance system to allow a natural transformation in your life to the next big thing, or your next big self.
Using Mindfulness as a way to create a flow into the synchronicity of life.
Those of you on the blog subscription list for the posts don’t usually get to see the comments others make about the posts. A colleague and sister blogger, Elene Gusch, http://elenedom.wordpress.com left the following comment on my blog Home is where the Heart is, where I was attempting to connect transformation and synchronicity: Great, as usual, but this isn’t what synchronicity means, I’m afraid.
It’s true; what I am suggesting is to find your way into the flow using these various mechanisms.
Synchronicity from the perspective of Carl Jung is about how things happen in a synchronous fashion when you are in the flow and connected to the collective unconscious.
Something like this: You enjoy writing and often feel better after doing so, you have a strong desire to write, and you put together a resume and set of short stories to exemplify your work. As you are getting ready for your day, you have a thought to take these writings with you in your purse to review while you are grocery shopping. When you arrive at the store you feel drawn to the vegetable section of the grocery store. You go there first even though this is not your habit. Looking at the fruit you bump into a woman and drop an apple. She picks it up and hands it to you – and as she does so she sees your writings in your hand. She asks to look at them because she notices the title and states she had just been thinking about that phrase. Then she says she is looking for someone to hire as a writer; she reads your writing and offers you an interview for the job….These seemingly coincidental experiences are a description of synchronicity.
In this example an emotional desire guides you to write the stories; an intuitive impulse is responded to by taking the writings with you – then the synchronicity component of the collective unconscious and how the other person, who is also in the flow, is looking to connect with the perfect writer. The flow guides, leads, brings the other person who was following her intuitive and sensory guidance system to find her way to you, and you to her.
Everything falls into place as if neatly planned but it is happenstance – that is synchronicity.
So as you can see synchronicity is good – it is the immediate integrative response to desires. Any one would want to be able to create that clearly and quickly.
I think of Synchronicity and Grace as similar experiences because I see a spiritual component to being in the flow.
I have identified a set of mechanisms, actions, styles of being in the world which brings us into the flow of synchronicity or onto the Path to Grace or connects us with The Tao or The Way.
The use of mindfulness, figure/ground perspective understanding, paradigm shifting and attending to our emotional guidance system all help us to be in our center so that we can then mindfully interact and identify what we want – that which is in our highest and best interests.
Previously I wrote about this as mini-internal cultural revolutions and that these are a kind of transformation from the inside out.
I encourage you to lightly and without attachment start listening to that quiet voice that guides you intuitively.
Use your mindfulness to get you into and keep you in your center so that you can respond from there to the possibilities that present in your everyday life.
Remember that fear and anger can allow you to get clearer about what you do not want, to help you focus on what you do want.
A transformation into a better more fulfilled picture of yourself, your work, your parenting and your relationship, may be just around the corner – maybe, even waiting in the vegetable section of the grocery store.
See you tomorrow.