Have you experienced the “coincidence” of thinking of someone that you haven’t talked to in a long time followed by the phone ringing and them being on the other end when you answer? Furthermore, they say something that you really needed to hear in the moment.
Have you ever asked your Higher Being to give you a sign to help you make a decision, and then you hear a song, or a random person in line says something that makes complete sense to you for that situation? These are flow experiences, experiences in which you are very connected with your higher self and your Higher Being. They happen all the time, it’s just about becoming more aware of these experiences and developing that personal relationship with the God of your understanding. Some call it intuition; some call in connection with the Universe; some call it gut feeling; Whatever you call it, developing that connection with your higher self can lead to more of these synchronistic events, bringing you closer to your authentic self and happiness in your life.
Our beliefs and assumptions color our experiences, and therefore can affect our unconscious experiences. What this means is that what we believe we create. When we constantly place negative thoughts, images, and beliefs about ourselves, or others, we are asking the universe to reflect that back into our lives. Such is the same when our beliefs and thoughts reflect positively. Faith and trust are an important part of this process. Faith is believing without having to have proof. Faith is trusting in a power greater than you…trusting in the process of life. We create synchronistic “God” experiences by trusting our higher selves and our Higher Power. Having this connection affects the rest of our well being whether we know it or not. Let’s demonstrate this by referring to the Wellness Energy System of health.
In the Wellness Energy system where you have a foundation of self-love and self-responsibility, three energy inputs (breathing, eating, sensing), and seven other energy outputs (moving, communicating, feeling, thinking, playing/working, intimacy, and finding meaning), how does this dimension of transcending through connection with a Higher Being integrate to the others? Well, when you feel connected to a higher source, your self-love is stronger and therefore you are more self-responsible in many aspects of your life. Your thinking is more positive, and you feel and express the full range of emotions in a healthy manner. This affects your ability (and willingness) to communicate in a positive and healthy manner, which promotes intimacy in many of your personal relationships. Also, when you are more responsible, you are more likely to take care of your physical self by eating and exercising. This cycles back to increase your self love. You may also breathe easier, see colors brighter, appreciate birds chirping and the beauty around you more. Finally, when all of these things are balanced and you are maintaining that connection with you higher self and trusting you Higher Power, it is much easier to find meaning in your life and live in your authentic self.
Stop and think about what was just said. Does it make sense to you? Go back and read it again. This is how the Wellness Energy system and balance works.
So how do we develop our awareness to synchronicity? How do we develop our connection with our Higher Being? We start by developing a open line of communication. There are many ways to do this.
Develops a spiritual practice: It can be anything from meditation to church to yoga to journaling and prayer. Whatever it is that connects you to the God of your understanding do it daily. Start with 15 minutes and go from there. An example: Tania wakes up each morning and reads her daily spiritual reader and follows it with a prayer of gratitude and positive intention to do what is God’s will.
Have an attitude of gratitude: One way to really get connected with your higher self is to remember the things that you are grateful for. Here is an exercise: Make a list from A – Z. List all of the things that you are grateful for beginning with each letter in the alphabet. Notice at the end how this makes you feel. Try beginning or ending the day naming 5 things you are grateful for in that day. Notice how this changes your day.
Allow quiet time for reflection: There is a saying that prayer is talking to God, and meditation is listening to God. When we allow time for quiet reflection we allow the messages of our Higher Self or our Higher Power to be heard. Messages are constantly being given, but are we constantly listening? Finding a time for quiet reflection daily will develop our listening skills and eventually we will be able to hear the messages in every moment.
Focus on the present moment as much as possible: In our busy, fast paced society we are often focused on many things; what we did this morning, what we are doing tomorrow, what we should have done yesterday. This takes us out of the present moment where the true connection is. When we focus on the present moment and appreciate what we are doing right now, our stress levels decrease and we can even find some serenity in not having to worry about what comes next.
Stay in reality and Practice acceptance: As mentioned earlier, focusing on what could be or what should be takes us out of reality and out of the present moment. By focusing on what is and accepting what is (without being apathetic) we surrender to the process or our Higher Power and allow synchronicity to happen in our favor. There is a difference however in accepting the present reality and being apathetic. We can accept what is and still do the next right thing without trying to force a solution. When we try to force solutions we often make things worse. Remember this quote, “acceptance is the key to my serenity today”
“God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.”
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