The Nature of Synchronicity

by Scott Rabalais - 

Patience is good. Synchronicity is better. 

Patience can be defined as bearing or enduring without complaint. It is the act of "giving time" to that which will come to fruition. It is the hope of things to come.

Note that patience implies the waiting game, that is, "I don't have it now but with time it will come to me." For example, suppose I have plans to work in my garden this morning.

However, a storm has appeared and the weather prohibits me from tending to the garden. I can say to myself, "I will be patient and in due time I will be able to work in my garden." And wait I will.

I can easily become anxious, as I sit and watch the weather pass by, waiting, waiting and waiting furthermore.

On the other hand, synchronicity is that which knows no waiting or enduring. 

It recognizes that all is complete in the moment. It provides all in this very moment. It knows there is a perfect time and place for all and one who experiences synchronicity knows of the harmony between the person and the completeness of the moment.

One in synchronicity is not waiting for the rain to stop so that the garden may be tilled, but instead appreciates the rain in all its splendor, along with the situation that it creates in the moment.

Instead of tending to the garden, the fall of the rain may give me reason to sit down and write a letter to an old friend.

So rather than focusing on what could be done, I instead focus on that which is in the moment and what is given to me irrespective of my plans or wishes.

From a separation consciousness point of view, patience is that which fills the chasm of time. 

From the position of now, I project that I want something to occur that is currently in the position of later.

There is a chasm -- between the present and the future. That is the "reality" of time that we create in our heads and yet time is not real. Or, it is real only so far as we construct it out of our separation consciousness.

Synchronicity works in the now and only in the now. It is the result of full acceptance and allowance of life and its quality of flow. It is born from the stillness of the mind, in listening to that which is brought to us by the universe.

It is the natural flow of life, irrespective of our conditioning, our wants and our plans. When we drop the thinking, that which is beyond thought is allowed to manifest itself in our experience. And the quality of such manifestation is Perfection, is synchronistic and is divine. It's getting out of the way for The Way.

Synchronicity is the essence of unity consciousness, a quality of the natural flow of life. 

The flower blooms in perfect synchronicity with the natural elements of the sun, the water, the wind and the soil.

It does not hope to bloom in the winter nor does does it have plans or wishes to bloom during the cold months.

Instead, it lives in a synchronistic relationship with all elements in its experience and grows when it is best for it to be supported by the elements and vice versa. It blooms at its perfect time, in harmony with that which surrounds it and interrelates with it.

Patience is waiting. How can one be complete if one is waiting for that which is not yet evident? Even patient waiting is waiting.

Like the passenger in the train station awaiting the arrival of his train, he may be on the constant outlook for the appearance of the train down the tracks. In his constant glances down the track, he is anxious and in desire of that which is not yet in his experiential field. 

Instead, he may have a seat on a station bench, taking pleasure in watching lilies sway in the field across the tracks.

As he does so, lo and behold, the train will come into his awareness in its own time. And it is in that moment he can bring his awareness to the arrival of the train. It is in the moment.

Synchronicity is a gift of the universe, available to use in every moment. 

It is the subtle and sweet music of existence that we can hear if we only listen. If we attend only to the clamoring of our minds, we will be unable to manifest the harmonious flow of synchronicity from unity consciousness. 

Our dance to this synchronistic flow is experiential ecstasy. It is the effortless dance of the of the self with the universe.