But it feels like cheating!

I have been exploring with one of my clients the sense of flow that results when we let go of attachments to a specific form and allow life to unfold relatively seamlessly. He recently engaged in a conscious self-dialogue and saw his own pattern clearly. The more attached he is to a specific outcome the more likely he is to find the work difficult and a grind. The more he can let go the easier the project will unfold. ‘It feels like cheating” he told me. “Why should my life unfold so perfectly when all around me I see disaster and mayhem.” His story concerned a hectic day where he had conflicting appointments, which required him to be in two places at once. He noticed the desire to get hooked into the drama, which would have normally led to increased stress and a diminished sense of wellbeing. Instead of going into judgment and resistance, he took a few deep breaths and let go trusting that he could work this out. The idea then occurred to him that he may be able to attend one appointment over the phone which proved to be an acceptable compromise. As he waited for the call feeling totally at ease he got a message that the meeting had to be rescheduled. Coincidence or synchronicity?
I sense that as we shift from what Ken Wilbur refers to as the logical rational paradigm, different laws of the universe apply. In the psychic paradigm we begin to notice synchronicity working to support us. Carl Jung coined the word to describe what he called “temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events.” He did not believe in coincidence only meaningful coincidence. The belief in synchronicity requires an acceptance of some connecting principal. In my worldview we are part of an interconnected universe. As we commence the journey to evolve our consciousness to a higher level then the universe supports us in amazing ways. Once we make a commitment to personal growth and seek meaning in our lives then the universe responds by providing us with meaning. It’s as though we have to buy the ticket before we actually see the train exists. Once we are on the train the journey can begin. Of course this introduces the tricky issue of faith. Kahil Gibran once wrote “Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” My own faith was derived from experiential evidence that was undeniable and was in conflict with the logical-rational world. Proof based on the scientific method is impossible because the precise experiment cannot be repeated however the impact on the heart stays forever. And the more we hold onto belief the more the proof is given to us.

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