Monday, July 29, 2013

365 Inspirations—210: Synchronicity

"Whatever you focus on becomes your life and it creates the reality that you are living right now. What you choose to see depends on you."—Katherine Jenkins

There's a book called Synchronicity: The Art of Coincidence, Choice and Unlocking Your Mind sitting on my desk in my office next to my painting of Pele, the goddess of volcanoes. Also on my desk are a tiki statue, a bronze turtle, a crystal from China and a fortune that reads:

 "Inspiration from within is waiting for you. It's time to go deep."

These various symbols of meaning change from time to time depending on where I am and what I am doing in my life. The book is one that my husband recently picked up from the library.

To say that I believe in synchronicity is not quite right. I feel like I live in sychronicity or more simply in sync.

I don't believe synchronicity is something out of the ordinary. I believe, in fact, that it is very ordinary and can be a part of anyone's life if one chooses to believe it.

Synchronicity is about choice. I believe we all have a choice of how we want to live, but certain patterns and habits make us believe that nothing is changing or that we are stuck in the same old rut.

In fact, things are changing all the time and we actually CAN choose a different way or a new direction or a new way of seeing things.

Whatever you focus on becomes your life and it creates the reality that you are living right now. What you choose to see depends on you.

When I decide on a direction in life, I try to work in that direction. I see things, call them synchronistic events if you will, that support where I am going. Any thought, image, or idea that does not support this direction does not show up on my radar. I'm actually choosing my thoughts and what I see on the inside as well as the outside. In fact everything manifests from the inside out.

Sometimes, when I get lazy, I tune into things that don't support my direction. These may be negative emotions or beliefs, bad news on the radio, gossip, etc. When I do this, I tend to move away from my core and into another reality that does not support who I am.

Lately I've been tuning more and more into my surroundings and actually choosing my thoughts about those surroudings. This makes such a difference in my life.

Sometimes it's hard for me to believe the thoughts I'm choosing to have or the images I'm choosing to see in my internal and external reality. I think old habits and thoughts try to come in and block this new way of thinking. As long as I keep coming back to my core, I'm able to move in the right direction.

I think this is the basis for meditation. We go inward and are able to create from that space outward. So much of life is based on the external and very little attention is given to what is happening on the inside, but that's where every single thought, idea, feeling, impulse and vision originates. Everything inside colors our reality outside and creates synchronic events in our lives.

Do you feel a lot of synchronicity in your life? Is your life moving in the direction you'd like it to go? What is blocking you from living the life you are meant to live?


  1. I really enjoyed this post. Thank you. I call it flow or being in sync. I believe every word you shared.

  2. Katherine, as always - such a perfect concept for today. I'm in a slight "mood" - but I've been seeing events in my life and my dreams reflect each other when I record my dreams. Like Jung - I don't believe in coincidence...but I like your take on choice. I think that's the key to change. Thanks for the post and your lovely inspiration. Love your "Lessons" book too! I'm ready for the next story - adventure in your life...:)

  3. I, too, live s synchronistic life. As a result, my friends started calling me a Syncologist. Reading your piece was like looking at my reflection through a holographic paradigm. Thanks for posting it.

    Barbara, Long Island, NY