"... They are finding that the isolation and separation of objects from each other is more apparent than real; at deeper levels, everything --atoms, cells, molecules, plants, animals, people -- participates in a sensitive, flowing web of information. Physicists have shown, for example, that if two photons are separated, no matter by how far, a change in one creates a simultaneous change in the other." From: A Wink From the Cosmos by Meg Lundstrom
"In our lives, flow is obvious in those times when things happen effortlessly, everything falls into place, obstacles melt away, and our timing is perfect. In those times, we feel a deep sense of harmony and underlying order. We know we are in the right place, at the right time, doing exactly the right thing." The Power of Flow: Practical Ways to Transform Your Life with Meaningful Coincidence, by Charlene Belitz and Meg Lundstrom.
When you speak about any situation, be it professional or personal, which words do you use? Do you tend to say, "I think...", or "I feel..."? And your body language, does it change when you discuss something or someone who touches you deeply? How do you feel when you think about that special someone? How do you feel about the work you are doing day in and day out? Does any of it make any sense in the great scheme of things? Is any of it rational? And when it all "flows", the personal, the professional, is this not synchronicity? When you are in the moment of what you are doing, whom you are loving, reaching a bit of perfection, even as so much seems to be falling apart around you...is not this synchronicity?
Thinking about "work" and feeling a certain way about one's career and life's passion are very different. If we choose to support ourselves for practical reasons alone, not allowing for any of the deeper awareness of how and why we do what we do, our body will let us know eventually. We will begin to be forced to pay attention, or perhaps even die. Think of all of the people who worked for decades feeding the machine and never asked themselves why, whether or not they enjoyed what they were doing, or even if what they were doing made any sense. Then one day they retired and were planning to begin living. Then they up and died. Game over.
I recall one day asking my Economics teacher in high school what a certain very traditional student would do the day she turned forty and woke up to find she had spent half of her life with a man she did not truly deeply know, living a cookie cutter existence as her parents had done, never asking herself what she really wanted out of this one and only life. It just seemed like one big repeat. My teacher replied that she would probably never even think about it. He may have been right. I hope not. That kind of life seems devoid of meaning.
But what is going on right now, especially in the West, has many people "waking up" and indeed thinking about why they are doing what they are doing and how it does or does not serve some purpose which makes sense in a world of dwindling assets, economic absurdities including a disturbing wealth gap and great natural destruction. Whistleblowers, Wikileaks, Anonymous, Occupy Wall Street are all coming together somehow to create a cleansing of the system. Their simultaneous arrival on the world scene, along with the "Arab Spring", uprisings elsewhere and general lack of satisfaction with the same old same old, has people not only asking themselves questions, it has them looking at their futures in an entirely different way.
The confluence (synchronicity?) of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (how many people still follow that story now that it no longer makes headlines and is confined to the courtrooms of a very expensive back and forth legal nightmare?), the horrific reality of Fukushima (it will take many decades perhaps forty years total, and billions and billions of dollars to clean up) and the melting ice, polluted water, air and ultimately damaged human beings, is all a part of what might be called "Disaster Synchronicity".
And it can be seen as a Disaster, or, as an Opportunity.
This is the kind of moment in time when Synchronicity can take place and help to create enormous changes for good. This is when one can no longer NOT look in the mirror, and NOT ask oneself how he or she is or is not participating in a better or worse future. We are looking under the veil, lifting the curtain, exposing the lies, the corruption and becoming angry about it. There is a heck of a lot of synchronicity related to anger out there. And it is starting to do some real good. Boardrooms are paying attention (listen to that SOPA supporters!), everyone from abusive Catholic priests to hypocritical car czars can no longer get away with Steve Rattner's excuse of, "everyone else was doing it". Everyone else? Not the guy who was working in the factory you closed down nor the woman at the Alabama Municipal Office which shut down because you credit swapped his/her job out of existence. They were busy making stuff you need and making sure your town functioned, until it didn't because you bankrupted it to pay for a lifetime of timeshares in a private jet.
It sure took us long enough to become really angry!
Everyone, all of us, can do one thing per day to make things better. If we are involved with supporting an unsustainable system, or are aware of unethical actions, we can choose to speak up. I applaud the likes of the pirate groups, those in Germany setting up an alternative satellite and alternative internet which cannot be controlled by gatekeepers. Beware those Gatekeepers. They do NOT have your best interests in mind! They want their profits, your hard-earned money, and could care less about the future of Freedom of Speech!
The algorithms which run our lives, the websites which sell us stuff even when we don't know it, which track our supposed wants and desires...they cannot yet track and preconceive our intuition...and that, along with feeling and not simply thinking, will be humanity's saving grace.
It is what makes actual falling in love more powerful than thinking that one should fall in love. It makes the feeling part immediate, and everything else is removed. It is why a man will step out of the busy office, to take the call from the woman he knows has had a hard day, and why the woman at a conference leaves during the best part of the speech she has been waiting to hear to check on her daughter back home. In other words, feeling sets priorities in ways thinking never can. The rational mind never comes close to the magic which is created by the seemingly irrational synchronicity of events which bring us into one anothers orbits. This is how real exchanges take place, desires are created which all those algorithms attempt to codify, chase and monetize.
What would happen if Wall Street put feeling before thinking, humans before greed, and solutions ahead of profits?
We might actually have a sustainable society. It seems a genius or two agrees that the answers do not come from a rational, controlled place, but one which allows for dreams to bring us to the truth.
"The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why." Albert Einstein