"Well, look who I ran into," crowed Coincidence...
..."Please," flirted Fate, "this was meant to be."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt,The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 1
Synchronicity, first coined by Carl Jung, describes a concept proclaiming fate driven events are frequently meaningful coincidences, having no actual relationship, despite their linked appearance.
Jung claims that these certain occurrences, create an "energy for like events" where we, as humans, try to recognize similar patterns. In doing so, we relate one with the other therefore assuming a predisposed link.
In the early days, of our now 25-year marriage, whenever my husband and I would have a follow-up talk about a previously difficult conversation, I would find comfort in saying to us… “You know, at any given time there are really four of us here discussing things – there is you and me and there is your inner child and mine.”
We both agreed that all these voices were valid and then we would do our feeble best to honor them all. It seemed to help us take a step back and appreciate that not everything we were discussing was rooted in the here and now. Much of it went way back to before we ever met each other, and the current issue was prompting us to reconsider....
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Wow! What a ride this year has been so far, and not necessarily in a good way. More days than not I have awoken to great heaviness and have to begin the journey back to myself, because the truth is, when I’m in the place of heaviness, sadness, self-criticism and fear, I am not truly myself, and I choose to go within and find me once again.
This has been my truth for most of my life. I am not inherently a person who wakes up easy, happy and joyful. Actually, the opposite has been my truth. I awaken in fear on some level. But since I was a small child, I have searched for ways to move around this heavy energy and I still am. I didn’t realize what I was doing, I just did it because I had to. This isn’t because I’m spiritual and find God in all things, which I am, and I do, but it’s becaus....
“I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure if you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
Ya’ know, I’ve noticed over the years that people communicate in so many different ways. I’m surprised communication actually happens at all. People learn to communicate from parents, siblings, teachers, and interactions with other people all through our lives. As we speak, old words with new meanings and new words with new meanings are happening so fast, and we try to keep up. Recently, ‘woke’, became a slang word for people who are enlightened. ‘Twerking’, is a recent word in the English lexicon, referring to....