“My view is the sky view.”–Pharrell Williams
Hey, sports fans! I’m heading to Arkansas for a couple days to see the “State of the Art” exhibit at Crystal Bridges. I wrote an article about it for ArtDesk magazine and I’ve been waiting excitedly for the chance to see it.
In the meantime, I’m getting ready to launch the big E-Cubed Selfie Challenge with lots of great prizes including an Alaskan cruise and four pair of tickets to next year’s North American I Can Do It! events. Can someone say awesome!!!
So to prime the pump, here’s a guest post from author Nathalie Thompson:
One of the things I love most about playing with the FP (and the more time I spend doing the kind of stuff I do, the more I realize it really is all about playing and having fun with things), the more I love the “personality” of it all.
I especially love the fact that when we just trust our instincts and follow our passions, the Universe seems to go out of its way to line up little surprises, coincidences and synchronicities for us. It’s almost as if the consciousness that underlies all things delights in hiding little gifts for us, as guideposts to let us know that we are definitely following the right path.
About a month ago, for example, I wanted to set up an online system for delivering e-courses through my website. I wasn’t set up for it and had to pick a software system that needed to be installed and configured before I could launch my little “university”.
How to solve a problem before it happens
I had no idea where to even begin and was quite daunted by the prospect of even attempting it (not to mention that I really didn’t want to risk breaking the rest of my site in the process!) So what I concentrated on was building my first course and getting it all ready to go.
Then, shortly into my curriculum development process, I got an email from my business coach (who does not do techy stuff for people). He said that he had actually been wanting to create a set of video tutorials for his own audience that would show them how to install and configure the exact software system I had chosen, and he offered to set the whole thing up for me if I would agree to letting him record the process while using my site for his demo videos! Problem solved, before it even became a real problem!
Becoming a Master of Synchronicity
This type of experience is so universal that I’ve even come up with a name for it – I call it the “Master of Synchronicity” process, and it’s so easy to harness the power of this phenomenon to create manifesting miracles in all of our lives.
So how does it work? I’ve found there are only three things that we ever really need to do to master this process and get into the flow of it: 1) decide what we want; 2) start moving towards it; and 3) look for “magical” synchronicities and jump on them!
Decide what you want
The first step in becoming a Master of Synchronicity, and the cornerstone of the entire process, is to decide what it is that you want. Get absolutely clear on what your desire really is and then commit yourself to making it happen. Because there is a difference between committing yourself to what you want and just being “kind of interested” in it.
It’s the difference between becoming a great piano player and just wishing you were great piano player, for example. You’re only going to take the action necessary to becoming a great piano player if you’re committed to the idea, rather than just being interested in it.
Start moving towards it
The second step is to start moving towards what you want: start taking action, in any way that you can, in the direction of that goal or vision. When you’ve made a choice to commit yourself to your vision, you’ll find yourself getting all sorts of spontaneous ideas about things that you could do. When you get those ideas, follow up on them and start doing! You’ll be surprised at how much progress you can make, in crazy-short amounts of time, when action is inspired in this way.
You’ll be working harder than you ever have before, but it won’t feel like work because you’ll be in that zone where everything is just flowing and you’re filled with energy and enthusiasm for what you’re doing. When you feel that energy and drive to do something, this is how you can tell that you’re working with something you’re truly passionate about!
Look for magical synchronicities
The third step is to look for golden opportunities and “magical” synchronicities. Once you start actively working towards a vision or goal that you’ve committed yourself to, things just seem to start lining up to make it happen for you, as if by magic.
These little synchronicities often come at you out of nowhere, and in the strangest ways; they may come in the form of overheard conversations giving you leads on something critical to your project, or just the right book showing up at just the right time, or someone you barely know may learn about what you’re doing and offer up a key piece of information or a contact that will get you exactly what you need.
Seemingly random, serendipitous events will start to happen as you start moving forward. When these opportunities present themselves, jump on them! They are your signals from the FP that you’re doing exactly what it is that you need to be doing in order to get to where you want to be.
Summing it up
That’s all there it to it! The next time you want to manifest something really important to you, try becoming a Master of Synchronicity: decide what you’re going to manifest and commit yourself to your vision; pay attention to any little internal nudges and flashes of insight that give you ideas for action, then start moving; and, finally, be on the lookout for gifts from the Universe – those wonderful, golden opportunities that will magically come your way!
Nathalie Thompson is the author of Seven-Minute Stress Busters and the Head Dream Catcher over at VibeShifting.com, where she helps people master the methods and mindsets of success and transform their dreams into reality. Pick up her free Build Your Best Life quick-start guide and bonus video series and start creating a life you really love, today!