As a child I had a very curious mind. I truly believed the public libraries held the resources I needed to solve any problem or answer any questions. In later years as my interests became clearer and more directed I accumulated a resource library, a very useful tool in my toolbox. The majority of my books delve into the various aspects of motivation, inspiration and personal development. In this present age of rapidly evolving technology my curiosity is also nurtured through various subscriptions to newsletters from spiritual teachers of many faith denominations.
I am always seeking answers and guidance to bring more abundance, peace, and fulfillment into my life. When I find something that expands these horizons I want to share it with family and friends.
Today I woke up at 4 a.m. feeling somewhat pressured to find an idea for my weekly blog posting. As I do every day, I proceeded with my daily ritual of writing in my grateful journal and then using the three resources for inspiration and guidance. The following includes today's scripture reading and an inspirational message from one of my three resources.
"And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight." Philippians 1:9
"I have faith that I am being divinely guided toward the right path to reach my goals and fulfill my dreams and ambition."
Immediately following my daily ritual I walked over to my resource library and the book There Are No Accidents by Robert Hopcke actually fell to my attention. “This book is a delicious slice of all those juicy, unexplainable events that shape our lives. Not only is each story riveting in its wonderful complexity of synchronous events, but Hopcke's thoughtful study of the principles behind seemingly chance occurrences is immensely helpful in guiding reader."
Carol Adrienne, coauthor, The Celestine Prophecy
Throughout my life I have had experiences such as those mentioned in this book. However now they seem to occur even more dramatically.
When I returned home from two years of active duty in the military I wanted to find a position in sales. No opportunities opened up so I applied for a job as an office sales clerk. I had an interview at the manager’s house on Friday evening and started working the following Monday.
A few years later I was not happy being confined to the office. I wanted face to face contact with people. I sought out an employment agency. However on that same day when I got back to the office I was offered a sales position with this same company. The sales manager informed me one of his salesmen was leaving and asked if I was interested in the job. In subsequent years that position was renamed Market Manager. I retired from that company 43 years later.
While working for this company I would occasionally walk a few blocks to go to the Noon Mass at Immaculate Conception Church (Jesuit’s) on Baronne Street. I felt like I was ready to settle down, get married and have a family. I prayed to meet the right girl with whom I could share hopes and dreams and have a family. A few months later a friend called to ask if I would go on a blind date to a company dance with a friend of his girlfriend. I did so gladly. Most of my friends from high school and our Teen Timers Club had gotten married while I was away two years in the military. And the rest of the story…I later learned Jeanne often went to that same Mass and was basically praying the same prayer request. Next year we will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, the best 50 years of my life.
Many synchronistic events occur in all of our lives. The key is to recognize they are not accidental. Even though I am open to this kind of thinking when they do happen it sometimes becomes a little freaky. Frequently someone we haven't talked to for a while will come to mind or we may discuss making plans with them and the telephone will ring and sure enough it’s that person!
It is important for me to set goals, to have the visual of my dream board, and to write affirmations. I also have to remind myself that I am divinely guided. I do not have to control everything. Many of the best things just happen.
Much of what is happening in our world today could paralyze us and connect us with fear based people or groups. On the other hand it could also offer us an opportunity to reflect on the wholesome, heartwarming things that have happened and will continue to happen in our lives. Talking to others about these things will make a positive difference in the world.
You may want to write down a few events in your life that were positive synchronistic experiences and reflect on the effect these events had on you. I would appreciate your taking a moment to share one of these events below in the comment section of positive pops blog.