Jan 27, 2010

My meditation for today is synchronicity. I have trouble defining the term in words so I looked it up on Websters online dictionary.
"Synchronicity is a term used by the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung to describe the alignment of universal forces with one's own life experience. Jung believed that some, but not all, coincidences were not mere chance, but instead a literal "co-inciding", or alignment of forces in the universe to create an event or circumstance. The process of becoming intuitively aware and acting in harmony with these forces is what Jung labelled "individuation." Jung said that an individuated person would actually shape events around them through the communication of their consciousness with the collective unconscious."
I am thinking about this today because yesterday I believe I experienced it first hand. I haven't experienced this in a very long time... or I might have but was not paying attention. This time it got my attention. Ok, here is what happened...
About 10 years ago I watched a funny woman speaker on PBS. I liked her so much I bought her book. In a nutshell it is basic stuff we all know... coping with life in a humorous way. I gave the book to someone else who I thought could use some good funny advice. Thinking I would always remember the name of the book and the author's name I didn't write it down. Not a smart move.
Fast forward to 2009, I started thinking about this woman again and I could not remember her name (darned menapause!) I searched the internet, asked people, looked in bookstores - but I turned up nothing. I decided to forget about it and hoped someday I would remember her name.
Last night I was on youtube watching one of Lilou Mace's vlogs and she was talking about "living juicy"... soooo I googled juicy living (I don't know why - I just did) and guess who was one of the sites that came up! Yes! The funny speaker I was looking for last year! Loretta LaRoche. That's synchronicity! I know it's also a song by Sting (someone else I admire).
I was soooo happy to find her! and just when I needed to hear her funny wise words again. Here is the link on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tffN2d_qU-k&NR=1&feature=fvwp.
Hope your day is juicy! And don't forget to laugh out loud!
xoxo Inge