Friday, January 23, 2015

Living a more synchronous life

Synchronicity: the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung


Synchronicities, or meaningful coincidences, are there for us to notice, enjoy, invite into our lives.  If allowed, they can transform our lives by bring more meaning to it.

This all came about just before the New Year when I was in our local bookstore looking for a Moleskine planner for the DLP.  A brightly colored book caught my attention.  It ended up being something I wasn't interested in but setting on the shelf next to it was this book:

Since then I have opened myself up to these events, or as the author states, “awaken to the meaningful coincidences in [my] life”.

Just this week:
I have been contemplating getting into Gelli Printing.  I was watching a video for creating pages for my DLP Planner and the artist started sharing how she uses her gelli printed papers to add color.  A fellow blogger leaves a comment on a recent post.  I visit her blog only to find her post is for Gelli Valentine's Day Cards.
Here she is sharing here wonderfully messing desk at Want’s on Your Workdesk? Wednesday
I have been working on letting go of the need for my journals to be perfect.  In A Year of Altered Books course,  we are taught to work in a practice book where perfection and mistakes are welcomed.  By chance I come across another blogger (Bunny’s Girl) working in her journal and she used this quote from  Neil Gaiman:

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.”

Added after posting: And after I posted, I found this on my calender.  It will go on the cover of my practice book as a reminder.  How is that for a meaningful coincidence!

I could go one, so many more have come to light simply because I invited synchronicity in then began paying attention, noticing the little things, being present.

What have you been paying attention to lately?  Could your life use a little more meaningful coincidences, or synchronicities? I invite you to give it a go and let the magic happen.

Sharing the joys and finds of our week with Kim Klassen at Friday Finds.

*A special thank you to Bunny’s Girl and Paper Ocotillo Studio for sharing their talent and beautiful pieces of art.   


  1. It's funny how these things happen. Apparently, on a bigger historical scale, people around the world, in widely different places, 'stumbled' upon new technologies like the wheel at roughly the same time. Perhaps there's a telepathic level on which we communicate that triggers some of these apparent coincidences, which would totally reinforce the wisdom behind your decision to embrace them. All the best, Bonny

  2. I love meaningful coincidences! That bit about making mistakes? I hear that from the kids' school a lot. They encourage the kids to make mistakes, tell them that it's perfectly okay to make mistakes, because it's in making mistakes that you learn, that you discover, that you experience.

    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. It is all about trying, learning and growing. Nothing should be perfect when you first start, no room for growth then.

  4. I totally agree with you that we all have a purpose here on earth and that we sure learn from our mistakes in life. I really enjoyed your blog today and your pictures! Have a great weekend :o)

  5. I'm one that subscribes to the theory that nothing is perfect. Did you get the Gelli plate? I have one and it really is a lot of fun. Nothings ever perfect, but I keep trying and having fun with it.

  6. I believe there are common threads that weave us all together. We just have to learn how to recognize them. Added this book to my reading list. Looking forward to seeing your endeavors in gelli.

  7. Synchronicity is a word that i have long loved, and this looks like a very interesting book. Will check it out. Very nice blog post and really enjoyed it. Thanks you also for stopping by my blog! hope your day is awesome.


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