I am reading a book about the miracles of synchronicity. I hesitate to give the title or its link on Amazon for fear of turning people off because the author is popular, and you may have preconceived notions about him/her.

I have believed that "coincidences" are the miracles that the Divine doesn't sign their name to for many years. I have watched these miracles come into my life and transform it. Many people say, "Everything happens for a reason." It's true. The trick is to get with the flow and direct the coincidences to be aligned with your intentions.

"Intentions create coincidences," the author writes.

The Upanishads say, "You are what your deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As your deed, so is your destiny."

What intentions do I live with unconsciously, I wondered. Earlier the book (Don't worry, I'll tell you later), had an exercise that was very illuminating. You were to write, "Why am I here?" I listed 15 responses with number one, of course, being to love, with to create, find justice (?), to seek and some other sort of lame ones.

Then you were to do it again. "Why Am I Here"? This time I quickly wrote 28 reasons that were not lame. Some of them surprised me, but all were intuitively on target with my inner knowledge. The began with "to love," and went on with reasons such as: to create, to write, to listen, to understand, to have compassion, to give support, to give guidance, to show the way, to seek oneness, to be God, to gain knowledge, to learn, to gain wisdom, to find joy, to find peace, to find serenity, to radiate light, to inspire, to edify, to lift up spirits and to motivate.

You were asked to see if you saw any pattern or progression in the two responses, and, "What does this tell you about how you see your life?"

The book writes, "Every coincidence becomes an opportunity for you to become the person the universe intended you to be."

"Whatever you put your attention becomes energized. Whatever you take your attention away from dwindles."

"The more attention you put on coincidences, the more you will attract other coincidences which will help you clarify their meaning."

I decided I wanted the highest intentions I could formulate and get behind. They would attract the right coincidences. I would have a better chance of achieving my soul's purpose in life.

I went back to my second list of "Why Am I Here?" I then reworded each response to form it into an intention; e.g., "I desire to love, I want to create, I wish to write, I desire to have compassion, I plan to allow synchronicity to work in my life..."

When I was a young Flower Child in the Sixties, we noticed the incredible amount of "coincidences"--how everything was always all "synched" up. One friend named the force behind this, "Cosmo." I like that. I am going to get out of the way with my limited local mind of rationalizations and unmindful sleeping while awake and let Cosmo work her/his magic on my life.

The book suggests that you journal or keep a list of the coincidences you find. Then add to them the ones that occur that relate to them. You'll find the meaning for them. You will learn what you're supposed to learn.

Okay, cynics, the book is The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra. Did you ever think that he has a large publishing and speaking presence because he has a lot to share?

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