Fay Vietmeier in Professions, Workers, Careers, Directors and Executives, Creative and Media Professionals Consultant-Customer Advocate-Energy Broker • Aletheia Energy LLC Feb 18, 2020 · 5 min read · 3.4K

“The Synchronicity of Serendipity, Epiphany & Coincidence”

“Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses … especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci “The Synchronicity of Serendipity, Epiphany & Coincidence”

With one breath, with one flow
You will know
Synchronicity
A sleep trance, a dream like dance,
A shared romance,
Synchronicity
A connecting principle,
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible.
Science insusceptible
Logic so inflexible … causally connectable
Nothing is invincible
If we share this nightmare
Then we can share this dream

“Synchronicity II”

“The Synchronicity of Serendipity, Epiphany & Coincidence”

We live in a time when people are more likely to think with their feelings & listen with their eyes. This is a reflection of being focused on externals … living in externals which limits what is fully possible.

… Living outside in is living upside down …

The journey of life should be a journey of growth to be fully human: body, soul and spirit
Human beings are always “in process” & should be open to and able to recognize the moments & the opportunities to GROW.

This sharing is intended to sharpen awareness: to be on the lookout for … to be awakened to “moments” … that may bring enlightenment or growth … what you do with them is up to you ;~)

These “moments” may synchronously appear as: serendipity, epiphany or coincidence.

The concept of “synchronicity” was coined by Carl Jung to describe meaningful coincidences … “a causal connecting principle” that links mind and matter and supersedes cause and effect.

Synchronicity is defined as: the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.

What does synchronicity in LIFE mean?

synchronicity might appear or feel like a chance happening that occurs in almost perfect alignment with your current thoughts or ideas. For example, you might be thinking about someone you haven't seen in years as you drive to the mall and then while shopping you bump into that person ... Meeting up was a synchronicity!

Some may call this “coincidence” … a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent connection

Some may consider it “serendipity” … the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

What does synchronicity mean spiritually?

synchronicity for someone on the spiritual path is that moment in the fabric of time when we suddenly and briefly become consciously aware that we have made a deeper connection with the universe or with something that is Greater than our individual self. They can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. This can be called an “epiphany… an “A-ha! Moment”

… The moment when a person is suddenly struck with a life-changing realization …

The question is: “Do you have eyes to see”

It was this quote by Carl Jung & a combination of thoughts from Professor Ali Anani that caused me to have an “epiphany moment” … to understand and better “see” … there ARE moments to connect & synchronize thinking, IDEAS and communication. They are all around us … “ever-present”

Ali Anani stated:

… “You know that pendulums of wall clocks tend to synchronize their movement, I consider differing views as each a pendulum placed to another one. The beauty is when finding synchronicity between them.”

… “For ideas to emerge many ideas must interact and feedback to each other … This is a core principle” … Maybe synchronicity is the output of creativity”

Output needs a receptor for synchronicity to occur.

There is movement in synchronicity: a flowing out … a point of meeting … a flowing back

The movement of “interaction & feedback” facilitates creativity & helps us find a place of agreement… and synchronicity

… Like the pendulums on a clock …

Picture in your mind: one pendulum swings one way …and the other pendulum swings the other

This principle also is like trapeze artists.

To “to consider differing views” to create harmony … to “find beauty” … the pendulums/the trapeze artist must recognize & lay hold of the moment when they come together to find the synchronicity.

“Recognize AND lay hold of the moment” … from their perch high above … each trapeze artist swings down and then swings back & forth … they build to the perfect momentum & moment when they come together. One artist may catch the other … or they may exchange swings

Perfect timing is required to synchronize this movement … and each must recognize and lay hold of the moment.

“Pendulums” or “trapeze artists” could be: two people or leaders or organizations or countries

“Synchronicity” is possible: even though the “pendulums” or “trapeze artists” are moving & thinking in opposite directions … there are moments presented when they come together

These moments happen with more regularity than we may recognize … the point is be on the lookout … and then lay hold on the moment … like the trapeze artist

Ongoing: communications flow … IDEAS flow … they have to be recognized … received … reacted to

Confirming: “Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who eyes to see” Carl Jung


LIFE is filled with the
Synchronicity of Serendipity ~ Epiphanies & Coincidence

How does one observe acts of synchronicity?

The key is to have an open mind and open heart.

An ‘open mind’ is to be in the place of non-judgment about the information flowing through it. This can be tremendously hard. We are used to forming judgments’ on just about everything & everyone.

We receive over 400 billion bytes of information about our reality in every second however the brain can only process a piddling 2000 of these. To cope with the overload, it filters out only that information that conforms to the idea of reality you may be holding. So by forming judgments’, you will be filtering out the vast majority of your true reality!

If you stay open minded, then the heart begins to open too. You find that not only do questions arise but the answers too.

https://www.esolibris.com/articles/reality/divine_synchronicity.php (interesting article)

Profound wisdom:

“We need to expand internally with *intentionality to see the world expanding and full of potential possibilities. We also live in the error that the heart has no capacity to see for itself, giving credit only to what our eyes see.” ~Ali Anani

This rich quote beautifully affirms the great value of an open mind & open heart … to facilitate “internal expansion” … GROWTH (personally-professionally-spiritually)

Again:

We live in a time when people are more likely to think with their feelings & listen with their eyes

“Develop your senses … especially learn how to see.” Leonardo da Vinci

Engage the mind & heart: see AND perceive … hear AND understand

Live focused on internals & live more fully human (body, soul & spirit)

… Living inside-out helps us live right-side up …

Be willing to GROW … Be willing to know

There is a saying: “what you resist persists” If you resist the opportunities that come to you to grow personally, professionally and spiritually … Circumstances & situations MAY repeatedly be presented until you can recognize them & lay hold of them.

However: it could also be that some opportunities are only before you once … never to return

GROWTH may include change: large or small.

Small changes can produce huge shifts: in individual behavior … or in a culture or country

Valuable admonitions:

NOT all “change” is “good” (history bears this out)

Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

… Discernment and wisdom should be constant companions

… In all things guard your mind & guard your heart

... Don’t allow these moments to pass by because of BIAS or blindness … a closed heart or closed mind robs like a thief.

… A “moment of synchronicity” may be small and subtle … a gentle “nudge” … We must be alert, attentive … able to recognize the moments … and then decide and act

“The ideas are so simple, that we may think they are trivial. If we just consider their effect we know the real value of such ideas.” ~Ali Anani

Always be on the lookout for “moments of synchronicity” … and cooperate with opportunities that can produce growth … this may change your life … and possibly your destiny.

This brief testimony: it was such a “moment” that I recognized & responded to. I chose to “believe” … It changed my heart and changed my thinking and in turn … changed my life. Over decades I became a woman of faith but that journey began with “a moment”

... few things are so ingrained
that can't be open to be changed ;~)

Synchronicity II

With one breath, with one flow
You will know
Synchronicity
A sleep trance, a dream dance,
A shared romance,
Synchronicity
A connecting principle,
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible.
Science insusceptible
Logic so inflexible
Causally connectable
Nothing is invincible
If we share this nightmare
Then we can dream
“Spiritus mundi”
If you act, as you think,
The missing link,
Synchronicity
A connecting principle,
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible.
Science insusceptible
Logic so inflexible
Causally connectable
Nothing is invincible
We know you, they know me
Extrasensory
Synchronicity
A star fall, a phone call,
It joins all,
Synchronicity
A connecting principle,
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible.
Science insusceptible
Logic so inflexible
causally connectable
Nothing is invincible
It's so deep, it's so wide
You’re inside
Synchronicity
Effect without a cause
Sub-atomic laws, scientific pause
Synchronicity



These thoughts are dedicated to my dear Professor Ali Anani ~ a most “brilliant bee” ;~) who clearly does “see” … and began the conversation.

… expand internally … with *“intentionality” ~ @Joel Anderson with thanks for a rich add

"intentionality" is a component of growth as is purposeful & determined attentiveness … a desire to grow ;~) these are as petals on a flower called “Growth”


Songwriters: Gordon Sumner/Synchronicity II lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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On February 17th 2020 these thoughts left my famous “bee-drafts” ;~)

I write: “In His Light”~ Fay Vietmeier

If my words make you think … Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … your feedback is as “honey”

A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” … but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty … I treasure family, true friendships and my loyal clients ... enjoy traveling, learning, good movies, good wine and golf. I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.

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Roberto De la Cruz Utria Mar 9, 2020 · #58

Totally agree @Fay Vietmeier, a deserved happy March 8 to you.

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Fay Vietmeier Mar 7, 2020 · #56

#54 @Roberto De la Cruz Utria
Roberto~ I like your contrasts: chaos and harmony, dark and light
This is indeed “life” ... moment by moment & day by day
Many complexities made even more complex by the unique differences in every person
I often say:
“Opportunity is everywhere”
“Challenge is everywhere”
Outcomes will always be influenced by & determined by:
... “will, sacrifice, intelligence, focus, effort, vision, perseverance” (you identify some very important qualities)
... preparedness, planning, patience, resources, responses, resolve, favor, attitude, wisdom
more ...

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Fay Vietmeier Mar 7, 2020 · #55

#53 @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
Preston ~ sorry for the delayed response ... I’m transitioning to a new lap top ... a painful process and am handicapped to write is a form of withdrawal ;~)
I like the way you set forth viewing synchronicity different ways:
1)
Life does seems to “follow the path of least resistance” ... this is so true of human nature (easy buttons-instant results-lottery mindset-shortcuts)
I often consider how Jesus responded to Satan while being “tempted” in the desert those 40 days & nights /Satan offered Jesus a shortcut to (what he, the devil perceived as a path to glory) “the devil led him to a high place and in an instant showed him all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you their authority & splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me it will all be yours.”
In each temptation Jesus (being the Word) responded “it is written” quoting in essence Himself (the Word) ... the Point was Jesus did NOT deviate from His Fathers plan and path (Christ was modeling how we should respond to temptation)
2)
I always liked this principle: “success is where preparedness & opportunity meet” ... aware –equipped & resolved is this person
This principle can apply in the physical & the spiritual
3)
“have the epiphany seeing the timeline from the First Adam and to the Last Adam” ... beautiful perspective ;~)
Free will is a remarkable compass. Wise is the person who seeks Highest Counsel to find help in choosing the right paths & making the right turns

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Roberto De la Cruz Utria Mar 2, 2020 · #54

#53 Preston, I think life is about chaos and harmony, dark and light situations, everything is governed by cycles, and of course that shortcuts do not always lead to success, sometimes the end is failure.
I agree on what you comment on the opportunities, but I would like to add that there are opportunities that require a lot of vision and courage, as is the case of great social, corporate or military leaders, entrepreneurs, etc.
ex. Social injustice or dictatorial regimes give individuals opportunities to lead mass movements or revolutions, which would imply will, sacrifice, intelligence, etc.
Many branches such as high technology and medicine demand new contributions and discoveries, and it is where many individuals find opportunities to focus and create with effort, vision, perceverance, and often with high risks of not achieving what is expected.
It is not just about being prepared and waiting.

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Preston 🐝 Vander Ven Mar 1, 2020 · #53

I sometimes view synchronicity in three ways that make it real and always connecting. 1) Life seems to follow the path of least resistance. The path can many times go dark ways, and then we sometimes make choices to that to path a uphill because he know it's a shortcut
2) Those who are people prepared for opportunities and seize them make this view seem very real. From a outside perspective, it seems that everything just falls into place, when in reality, this person works hard, and awaiting the right moment to take action.
3) This is a spiritual view. Even though we all have free will, God already had the plan set to the end. It is sometime's beyond our understanding, but I always enjoyed the story of Joseph. From his youth, to his betrayal of his brothers, to being sold to slavery, to then later being second in command of Egypt, and one day bringing his family back would one day become the tribes of Israel that would lead to the bloodline to David. Everyone has free will, but step back and you have the epiphany seeing the timeline from the First Adam and to the Last Adam.

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Fay Vietmeier Feb 28, 2020 · #52

#51 @Roberto De la Cruz Utria
Thanks for understanding & your affirming.
"Thy word Lord is a lamp for my feet, and a light for my path." ~ Psalm 119 (all of Psalm 119 one of my favorites

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Roberto De la Cruz Utria Feb 27, 2020 · #51

#50 Don't worry dear Fay, sometimes we deal with other matters, and I totally agree with you, the interpretation of biblical passages would be very useful to focus on the right path.

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Fay Vietmeier Feb 26, 2020 · #50

#49 @Roberto De la Cruz Utria
Roberto~ sorry for the delay in responding.

Thank you for honing in on one of the most important points. That being: some of the most significant opportunities to grow are in the unseen spiritual realm
At the end of this writing I gave my brief testimony: it was such a “moment” that I recognized & responded to. I chose to “believe” … It changed my heart and changed my thinking and in turn … changed my life. Over decades I became a woman of faith but that journey began with a “moment” … a “significant moment”
It’s not what you look at … it’s what you see ;~)
We need to develop an eternal perspective. (I am writing about this)
That is why we are admonished to “fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4

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