I talk about Synchronicity and Higher Coincidence (Convergence) in almost every speech I give. Audiences often quietly object to being ‘forced’ to attend my speeches, when in truth, maybe people had a Divine Appointment that their Soul can see, but their conditioned response habits cannot discern.
In early recovery, I read a book, titled, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. He wrote, “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Maybe the Universe is conspiring to give everyone, under all circumstances, the best life imaginable, but we have not yet had the profound alteration in our reaction to life.
The paradigm shift we’ve all heard about might take time to digest until the profound alteration transforms us. Life is often like a time-release medication. Sometimes we have a Spiritual Experience that immediately consummates the Shift, but once our system dissolves the outer casing of a the pill Earth School gives us, that’s when we have a communal Namaste Experience. In recovery, it might be known as The WE Program.
A lack of gratitude for one’s life, however it is manifested at any given moment, can either block us from consciousness or elevate us. The Levitation of ideas must eventually become Alchemical until everything becomes the ideals of creativity.
At 16-years of age, I learned a sales technique as I worked in a shoe store. Explore the objections to buying and address it before the customer says it. Also, ‘sell the sizzle’ was encouraged. But viewing the material world through spiritual eyes is more useful.
Many of us say we can’t afford things. But where is the Law of Gratitude in such a statement? If we are not grateful for having a quarter, how can we be ready to handle a dollar? Every day, I work to find gratitude for everything. A friend of mine was hit by a drunk driver and had major brain damage, but she took her life back, and said she starts every day, “When my feet hit the floor, I thank God for another day of living”, no matter how great the pain and obstacles are. She went through hell to get her life back. She inspired me and I thought, if she can do it, then maybe I can, too. So that’s how I start my day, by taking my power back, too!
Looking for the good is a lesson I learned in early recovery, but it’s more than just The Power of Positive Thinking, like most people perceive as the central power-play that Norman Vincent Peale addressed in his book of that same title.
In prison, I went through his Positive Thinking class 17 times, until one of the facilitators asked if I wanted to help lead a class. I said no, and wide-eyed, he asked “Why not?. I answered that I didn’t believe in what they were teaching, because it left out a core component of conception. They taught, what you believe, you can achieve. I believed what we can conceive and believe, we can achieve.
With Intention, it is useful to be crisp and clear about what we intend, but not in the process of losing our ability to connect to God’s Creativity. Prayer combined with Intention is a “Thy will be done thing”. Selfishness is not a viable component of Intention; scripture reads that we should ‘pray in all things’. When the “i” (me me me) comes be fore ‘e’ like in achieve, it blocks the ‘e’ before ‘i’ in conceive. It’s not all about me.
Creativity doesn’t follow achievement or conception lineally, like a rule, but is present both before and after within every great work of art or school of thought.
You reap what you sow. sow a thought, reap an act. Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap an eternal destiny. Most of the time, faith seems to precede the miracle. We don’t believe what we see so much as we see after we believe. Per the old saying, if God is your Co-Pilot, switch seats. Cool thing about God is, even if you don’t switch seats, you are Loved Unconditionally. God doesn’t bail with a parachute when you are flying straight at an earthly mountain. Giving ourselves the Grace of Love means we get to Pass It On to others and not even wear a parachute.
Exit strategies are plans to fail.