Have You Noticed Any Subtle Synchonicities At Christmas?
As you become aware of synchronicities they begin to appear more frequently, often being quite subtle.
At Christmas time the very act of Christmas shopping creates just such opportunities. My step sister who has been a teacher all of her life expressed a desire to take up a dormant passion, writing. Since I have just finished the process of writing a book, sending it through numerous edits, proofing, indexing and all of the various related tasks, I was able to give her two extremely useful books.
The first was Stephen King’s On Writing, A Memoir Of The Craft, considered by many to be the finest book on the subject. My editor who had written a million seller book said it should be required reading for anyone desiring to write. He was absolutely right. It is King’s own life’s story coupled with his opinion on what makes good story telling.
The second book was The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron. Cameron of course is the multi-faceted writer, film director, and creative teacher/visionary. Her book is not just a book to read with regard to creativity, but a practice in which to engage. I was glad to re-acquaint myself with this rich mother lode of wisdom.
And then there are the activities of being with family at this time of the year. My brother had given me a DVD, one that had little to do with Christmas. As we, including my 98 year old mother watched it, the DVD player went on the fritz and the film could not be finished. Undaunted we decided that perhaps something more Christmas like was in order. Immediately we downloaded the 1946 classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. For those who have never seen this movie, it is a must see. The story reinforces the values of life that we often lose sight of: an angel guides a lost businessman into really seeing what is important in life. It is like hitting the reset button.
After the movie finished ,I reflected on how our DVD player had quit, thereby steering us to revisit this famous classic. I could feel our invisible partners at work.
While these few examples are subtle, I present them because I feel we all have guiding partners and the opportunities we seize are often the results of not only our efforts but theirs also. The issue is whether we awaken to the connections. Have you had similar experiences during the holiday season?