Your synchroncity of the day

OK - here's one JUST FOR FUN!

We all love synchronicity. It comes in all sorts of ways. Sometimes it's life changing; at other times it's the universe having a good old laugh; and then there's the gorgeous synchronicity where it feels like the cosmos is giving you a big etheric hug.

Whatever it is please do feel free to share your 'synchronicity of the day' here below...

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Slightly Smiling I was quite amused by your typo in the subject of 'blank panther'. It is interesting that in Dutch 'blank' is the word for 'white skinned'.

I felt to share a remarkable synchronicity that happened to me yesterday. As I was trying to just let words flow and scribbling down whatever was coming to me, I was quite puzzled when I found myself writing: 'In the midst of my emotions, I feel like a black panther in the mist.' And then I got even more surprised when about an hour later I happened to stumble into the website of a woman here in town, who happens to be running a 'black panther sweat lodge' this Saturday! Obviously I have signed up for that :).

Synchronicities are happening in every single moment all the time. But sometimes something really big happens, jumps out and hits you right between the eyes. So it was on the Facilitator Summer School this year. I'd been following the impact of the sun on our Shift leading up to it, so then to get a Crop Circle in our vicinity that was clearly depicting the sun, on the very last day, was such a priceless jem. Unforgettable....

And there was such a lovely sense of belonging in the group. So another beautiful synchronicity was that on the last evening of the gathering we ended up in a little village called Marlborough, only to find the "Lighthouse Family" were playing an intimate concert there that very night. Just the connection was enough to illuminate the heart!...

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Greetings Faran - nice to see you here again The Sun Emoji

You said...

They (the signs) keep changing, at some point I feel this is it I should go for it and then after a while I feel like what I am doing this is not true! I really am confused and feel I need a much stronger sign to move on and step forward without fear!

The outer signs are really a reflection of what's going on within. So the True Self (animated by soul) wants to create a certain pathway, but then the ego False Self is afraid of what that might mean. And so the picture on the outer becomes confused.

It's essential to understand what the signs are GENERALLY pointing to. It is not so much a direction as to a way of being. Direction then follows the new beingness.

To take a step in truth, is to recognise what's holding you from stepping forwards in the freedom of soul. In this case it is fear. So the signs are revealing to you your fears. The fear is the pathway. What are you afraid of exactly?

Explore and inquire into the fears. Locate where the inner tightness is. Work to let go of a particular outcome that you percieve will happen. Even contemplate the WORST possible outcome then feel deep into the fear.

At some point there's surrender. Nothing could be worse than carrying the limitation of the subconscious fear. So just let it go. Let it unwind. Then embody a new sense of freedom.

Then let the sense of freedom decide the next step.

Open HeartPraying Emoji

PS - this might help understand it more...
How Best To Interpret Signs and Synchronicity

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Good day Open,

I read " How Best To Interpret Signs and Synchronicity" and also watched the video. I am stepping to a new chapter of life and I know any change in life can be scary sometimes. But I am excited for this change I know and I feel peace is coming to me once again. I can see signs and that is very helping me to know that I am doing well and I am not alone.

You asked " Work to let go of a particular outcome that you percieve will happen. Even contemplate the WORST possible outcome then feel deep into the fear."

This is exactly what I need to do, thank you. The fear comes from unknown. I feel I am slowly learning about myself.

“Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus

Thanks for your help

Faran

It's been a month that I keep seeing numbers all kinds of it.

22:22 22:44 22:55 12:21 13:31 etc. :)) At this particular junction in my life, this is like miracle to me!

I see quotes and I hear musics I know that can be cause of my searches on the net but I know and I feel some of it that they are there because I asked for!

Today I texted a friend of mine that if she needs anything for tomorrow invitation!

and I was to down in my energy to do anything and I just asked for something nice to hear from her. She is such a nice and positive human being.

She texted me:

"What you can do is just to be happy 

Life is awesome"

I was shocked when I read this, as if she knew how down I am!

anyway I feel like signs are around me but it is so difficult for me to understand which ones are the ones that I am suppose to follow!

They are keep changing, at some point I feel this is it I should go for it and then after a while I feel like what I am doing this is not true! I really am confused and feel I need a much stronger sign to move on and step forward without fear!

Can anyone help me how to separate mixed emotions? My English is not good to express what I exactly mean but I appreciate any experience and advice. 

love,

Faran

 

Hi Marije - well spotted - the obious synchronicity, Openhand will be in Turtle Cove, Mozambique for its first African Retreat. Turtles are renowned as being the carriers of Ascension. Here's two I met on a beach in Hawaii during a stop over there some moons ago...

For anyone interested, the details of the retreat are here below...

24th-28th Feb: PARADIGM SHIFT 5 Day Retreat: MOZAMBIQUE
How can you unleash Your greater Cosmic Self, and live in a bright New Paradigm of Divine Interconnectivity right now?
Openhand is a bridge to your higher dimensional consciousness, to unleash your authentic greatness: this is our ground-breaking Breakthrough Work, as a 5 Day retreat, on the stunning sunshine east coast of Africa in Mozambique, at the aptly named "Turtle Cove".

Anastasia, I actually remembered our synergistic encounter on that other thread too and it felt that this was yet another one!  :)

When I read about the synch of David Whyte's verse and your story, I thought WOW! Phenomenal! I wanted to respond straight away BUT alas!...been full on for two days unpacking and sorting the new home out - feeling SO Exhausted! So, its really interesting because well... I need a mirror in the bathroom - don't have a mirror - not in the bedroom either...I actually 'need' a mirror to see 'my' reflection!

With synchroenergistic love <3

 

Oh My God, Aspasia!

When you said SYNERGY, I suddenly remembered another encounter we had here on this very thread several months ago. Synergistic co-creation was the theme of our dialogue.

LEELA AND THE LOTUS, remember?

I had to go back and reread our conversation and the story you inspired me to write. I was amazed! You also just quoted Whyte again on another thread, for Megha. You wrote 

 

By the lake in the wood
in the shadows
you can
whisper that truth
to the quiet reflection
you see in the water.

Whatever you hear from
the water, remember,

it wants you to carry
the sound of its truth on your lips.

 

Here is an excerpt from the story I wrote in synergy with you way back...

She had been particularly upset that day, when she ran to the pond, scraping her tiny legs against all the weed and thorns she couldn’t bother to avoid on her way. Desperately, she tried to find her own reflection in the water. Something to remind her that she was real. That she mattered. But the pond was particularly muddy that day, and despite all her efforts, not a single ripple of her face was found.

She started crying, and as her tears dropped and melted into the water, one lotus flower in particular caught her attention. She looked at it while pouring all her heart’s intention into the face of the flower. She wept for a long time, until she finally reached the moment when there was no emotion left to be felt, no storm left to ride, no resistance left to break free from. Her heart became still.

As she sat with herself, cradled by this stillness, the lotus opened its eyes and looked right at her.

 “Why are you crying, child?”, the flower asked. 

“Because I can’t see my reflection.”, the girl replied.

The lotus looked at her with gentle eyes and said 

“I am your reflection!”

 

YES! I do love this awesome ‘SYNCHRONERGY’! And when it returns like this in the most exquisite and sophisticated of ways, it just melts my heart. Which is exactly its purpose. Slightly Smiling

Oh and Megha, I just remembered. Just a few days ago, I was in a new playground with my daughter. There were two things in there that really caught my attention. The first thing was a statue of a dragon. The other thing was a giant wooden turtle in the middle of the playground. I remember looking at the turtle for a long time, feeling it wanted to tell me something, but I couldn’t figure out what... Thanks for bringing it to my awareness.

Synchronergistic vibes to all ❤️

Anastasia

 

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Dear Anastasia ,Aspasia and Open ,

I have been travelling and going through long haul flights so I didn't get a chance to post this. When I got into a car next to a toddler on New year's Eve ,guess what toy was hanging literally in my face. The cutest Baby Dragon ever ! 

I just read that story you write this week . And it melted something within me . 

Aspasia ,even from so far I can feel your amazingly clear almost lightening like energy . It is so powerful ! And I so loved the experience of scuba . When I first got into the water it was really choppy and within me arose a massive fear of drwoning.Only after I equalized with it by snorkelling in those conditions ,did i gather up the courage to go in again. in many ways scuba is like being born again isn't it . Into deep warm waters ,and learning to breathe within an apparatus that is heavy and unwieldy until you are so busy looking at the sights that you ' forget' that it's not really you,you have just animated this suit for a little while in this new world. 

When I was on Bondi beach just two days after ,I saw this massive cloud mass that came together and suddenly looked like a vagina . And then it started to rain. Signs of birthing .....

Thank you all for just Being . Have a great New Year ! 

Megha

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Just posted my previous post as you were posting Megha - another great synch!

Yes! I totally resonate with your 'scuba' experience too! In fact, when I first got into the pool for the basic training to get used to the mask and the breathing, I felt like I was drowning! You say:

In many ways scuba is like being born again isn't it . Into deep warm waters ,and learning to breathe within an apparatus that is heavy and unwieldy until you are so busy looking at the sights that you ' forget' that it's not really you,you have just animated this suit for a little while in this new world. 

Yes, thank you! You express it so eloquently! Literally being born again. I even had a feeling, at the time, of being in the womb! And this 'new' world is also familiar in a very 'strange' way...its like remembering Home, the feeling of stillness, silence and pure lightness. Its like you forget 'yourself' (the self-referred I) and something deeper emerges for a while. The heaviness of the 'suit' (self) just falls away...in the 'right' conditions, in the water (flow) - amazing!

Love the way you 'etherically feel' Megha too: very refined, elegant and daring. I like the vagina cloud mass and the rain synch! What an amazing way for the Flow to speak and to escort you towards the New Year.

With Beingness and Birthing to us all in the New Year and always!

<3

Don't you just love it when there is this SYNERGY?!!

Megha, yesterday night I was reflecting and sharing about a yearning to go scuba diving again! About the feelings of wonder, lightness, stillness, deep connection with the sea life and the excitement of risk taking that I felt a few years ago deep down in the seas of Mexico.

Sharing this beautiful video with you... x

Wow Anastasia! And your body/heart message of true vows! I can feel LOVE in the surrender to this deep truth, very touching <3  Etherically holding and receiving. And the synergy of the Turtle Medicine: she invites us to get in touch with the heart energy! Grounding, steadily and deeply connected with the emotional energy.

Activate, Surrender, Express, Integrate...an alchemical start to 2019!

<3 to everyone

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Hey Aspasia, I just watched the turtle vid and as I was watching I could smell the ocean, it was lovely. I live in the bush so it was such a surprise to be able to smell the beach smells as I watched, trippy ay!

Thanks for sharing.

Big hugs

Zee

Hi Open, Megha, Aspasia,

It seems I’m in the flow too then. Yesterday, while in a mall shopping, I felt a massive activation in my heart centre. It was really challenging being in the middle of major matrix mania while having all these powerful waves of pain coursing through my heart, that I could do nothing about but surrender to. My knees literally felt weak and I had to sit down or just stop and stand still with my eyes closed trying to hold my balance several times. 

I saw images of Christ walking towards his death, body weak and beaten, wearing his crown of thorns, and I felt just like him. Except my crown of thorns was not around my head but around my heart, and as each wave coursed through it, the thorns pressed a little deeper forcing me into yet a new level of surrender. It was quite a surreal experience, me as Christ right there in the Mecca of Mammon.

Synchronistically, Aspasia - Your post about feeling and holding on to the truth in your own body, came through to me at the same time as I felt my body couldn’t take any more and was feeling ready to pass out in the grocery store.

I could feel your invaluable support like a pair of divine winged creatures picking me up and carrying me the rest of the way home... 🙏🏻

Thank you. Euxaristo. Tack!

We’re not alone. We are all in this together.

With all my bleeding heart,

💘

Anastasia (Resurrection)

It's at this time of Year it's good to open a space, free wheel somewhat, and allow signs and synchronicity to reveal guidance as we start to approach a new beginning. So I invite all to take some time, see what comes up, and do share.

This is lovely, but the post above by Megha about "Activation" came just as I completed the new Openhand Shift Diary for 2019 called "Kundalini Activation". Seems like we're in the flow then!

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I am currently in Australia on vacation and the second leg of our journey has been to the tropical paradise that is Cairns . We came here without any tours booked because my husband wanted to play it by the ear.  Since I really wanted to scuba dive the great barrier reef ,it wasn't something that I was comfortable at all.  After much despairing ,I magically found a spot for us in a boat .I panicked when I went into the water because it was such choppy rainy conditions. But I convinced the crew to give me another chance and it was a magical experience with two turtles circling me in the water and a reef shark also lurking in the deep below. Of the 70 people on that boat ,only I saw the turtle while diving and he came within touching distance three four times .

This seems to have activated something within me . Something in my heart centre has been turned on . Even when in the water ,I could suddenly see my diving instructors aura. When I started writing this note it read 5:55 and  for some reason ' Turtle Medicine ' is what I have been given . It also feels like a chapter in my life has closed and another opened. Nothing has really changed on the outside ,but I suddenly feel that very strongly . 

Reflections are welcome ! 

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Hi Megha,

Just wondering if you had noticed that one of the next Openhand retreats will be in Mozambique end of February in a place called Turtle Cove! TurtleTurtleTurtle

Marije

My dear Vimal - I feel you, I know what it's like. Some of the most challenging situations on the path arise between family. On the one hand, there's a yearning to be compassionate and empathic, on the other, there's the compulsion to be oneself. I would say to you, never be afraid to be you, no matter the challenges that may create in another.... "Be true to yourself, and then thou canst not be false to any man". What's the most precious gift we can give another, the deepest love, if not the fullness of ourselves?

You may have seen this, but I felt to share it anyway...

Today I called something into question within my family which created a lot of arguments and invited judgements onto myself. I went onto the pain and got what I had to learn from the situation. But I also felt guilt that if I had controlled my anger or if I had expressed my authentic feeling before I could have avoided it. Evening when I was riding the bike contemplating these I saw the message on the t-shirt which read Lion. Underneath the loads of anger that's exactly how I felt like a lion. On the hill on my usual meditation spot the universe selected this track for me by Trevor Hall the lyrics of which were " warrior warrior.. Stand up like a mountain". My attention was drawn to this cloud formation which had the shape of a lions head. Wow! I'm not wrong. The universe supports my actions. It added more convictions to the innovative steps I had thought about in my situation. 

Im still reflecting on what happened to me yesterday and would like to add to the synch vibe. :)

It amazes me how picking up one's flow with attentiveness and trust, no matter how the flow moves - either to density or to expansiveness, to higher or lower frequencies - reveals so much about how to live deeply in the moment as 'just that' and nothing 'else'.

...Just left a friend who was emotionally struggling and Im walking up the hill to the town centre. I feel contraction on my sacrum and belly - I dont feel these to be mine but my friend's. As im feeling through these, a vision emerged in my mind out of nowhere: hooks on someone's body & bleeding. Immediately after, I see a pigeon flying over my head and landing on the pavement in front of me. She was pointing to the direction I 'needed' to go to...

At the top of the hill, two beautiful African men are playing some rhythmic tunes. It feels like a journey into the land of Spirit. They smile at me and as they do, I see blue colors above their heads - or at least I think I did! -  but what these colors pointed towards was the entrance to the civic centre behind. Feels very uplifting and right...

I walk inside the civic centre where there is a New Age market and the guy on the door asks me if I would like a 'free program'. This spiked into my awareness and I instantly felt with clarity and certainty that "there is freedom/movement in the illusion, the program". I felt this 'realisation' as a physical and energetic surge of tingling and elevation...

I allow my body to move me to where I 'need' to go. I walk past stalls selling crystals, cards, textiles, essential oils, oracle readings, the whole lot! - Density. I drop into my body, I feel her wisdom. The mind is relaxed and empty. Freedom. My attention is being pulled to a stall that sells dream catchers. A beautiful white one. It resonates clarity and deeper trust. I ask the lady whether the feathers are real and she says no. Great I say, I will take it! She has a tattoo on her wrist...wings. This resonates deeply as a message from the Source/Spirit. Im in the process of creating my new web site as the embodied expression of Life flowing through me. The logo, or if you like, the imprint of my soul is a set of flame wings within a movement of the flow in the moment. I reflect on the resonance and she then asks: "How about this? You know Paganism? I draw these". She shows me an amazing Shamanic drawing of hers, which she created in deep meditation up on Dartmoor. I feel a surge of energy going up my spine, from the top of my head and all the way to the sky. And then, a spontaneous image came into my mind: the unity of Earth and the Universe expressed in my beingness and work. Also expressed and felt within where density and tightness often coexist along with spaciousness and an all embracing openness.

...As I walk out the civic centre, one of the African men playing the music smiles at me and passes me by. I know Im living the flow in the moment just because it is. Nothing to get, nowhere else to go. Freedom.

Wise Love to all <3

 

 

 

That's powerful Alex - thanks so much for sharing. Heart

Another one came around the same time when Donald Trump has challenged the official report on 911, saying "it must have been bombs that took them down". When the truth of 911 comes more widely to light, it has a great deal of capacity to unwind that controlling "Black Snake" energy at the bedrock of society.

Open Praying Emoji

I've been having a personal 'battle' between higher and lower flows the last few days, which had been hitting me in the sacrum - felt as frustration and a degree of distraction. So I took myself off for a couple of days to work with it. The flow took me to a town on the edge of Dartmoor called Totnes, which has a lovely conscious market place. Unfortunately the traffic was busy so I only arrived as the market was closing. I sat down in the middle with a drink to rest for a while, but it was quite challenging because of all the tooings and goings of the market stall holders. It tightened the constriction in my sacrum more greatly, so I saw it as an opportunity to work into it and expand through.

After some while I got up and left, but it wasn't until an hour later, having arrived at a favoured camping place up on Dartmoor, that I realised I'd left my bag somewhere.... with my laptop in it!!! (which happened to contain a lot of essential info....I'm sure you can imagine). So I regressed back through my journey, stopping in my mind at the various places I'd been to that day). I realised I must have left it in the market place.....sh**, it would surely be gone!

Nevertheless I made my way back there, and sure enough, the market was all packed up and not a sign of the bag. It was late in the day so I decided to head back home where I'd need to change various essential passwords. I passed by the local police station to see if it had been handed in, but no joy.

An hour later having arrived home and fired up my desk top, what an incredible surprise then to receive an email from a distant friend called "Sky Dancer".... "He'd come across my laptop!" 'Coincidentally' he'd felt a pull to visit Totnes that day too, with his partner. By all accounts, they were in the Square just after me, whereupon a stall holder (who turned out to be a lovely guy selling Ganesh and Shiva shalls) had found the bag, then responded to a pull to give it to Sky's partner as she passed him by. There was no explanation for it, neither of them knew each other, he just felt it the right thing to do. Initially she resisted, because it didn't seem to make sense, but nevertheless took it, and then showed it to Sky, who subsequently figured out it was mine.

Unbelievable! What an amazing sequence....a million to one chance...It could have been picked up by anyone.

What did it tell me?

I've been working to connect up the higher 5D flow here more strongly, and even though I had the lower constriction, it's been working exceedingly well. So a wonderful flow of higher connections - "dancing in the Sky" - ensured the the right flow happened to connect the various people.

I'd say to all, it's essential to work on these levels of trust, to keep softening into any density and work to be expanded. Because then any sequence of miracles and magic can happen.

Blessings to all

Open Praying Emoji

PS - what's your most poignant synchronicity recently?
PPS - it prompted me to post a new poll... your best way to connect to the flow?.... https://www.openhandweb.org/polls

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I am currently travelling through the Himalayas and my friend and I stopped en route to visit a bridge over the Ganges . 

A gate unlocked for us and a man asked very sweetly if we wanted to come in. We did and then he asked if we wanted to meet Maa( mother in Hindi). We were a little bemused since neither my friend and I really believe very much in organized religion. We still went and met a wonderful woman who after years of study and meditation left an abusive marriage and now transmits Vedanta knowledge from the banks of the Ganges. It was a beautifully synchronistic meeting ( she shares that she rarely meets people) and we spent an amazing morning surrounded with her pets and plants and the river. My friend remarked on how even though she had been through this route many many times before ,she had never chanced upon this Hermitage . 

The Flow took us there ! Isn't it wonderful !

This month i received a bit extra on my paycheck and i knew it was a mistake from their part. But i was wondering whether to say this to them or just sweep it under the rug to avoid confrontation and also a dozen other reasons. I actually forgot about it for a while but yesterday again i started to contemplate it . After a while i came across this interview from an actor in which he says to only receive what you deserve. I knew instantly the message was for me. Just at that moment i received a call from work and i knew what i had to do. After that i felt really good and confident about my decision. 

I am beginning an advanced herbalism course today and after some meditation thought to pull an oracle card the inquiry to the Universe was: what is the overall message I need today for this step I am taking in my journey. The Card that was pulled:  FLOW  Wow- and amazing how loud and clear Universe can be in its subtlety or not so subtle.

Hey Aspasia and Erica - great to have you tune in Thumbs Up Sign

You raise and essential point about synchronicity Aspasia - if the signs don't initially lead anywhere, then still "hold the inquiry" - we're still in dailogue with the Universe and it will always answer (yes, notice how I misspelt the word "dialogue" - I was about to rewrite to "dial", and of course realised it's about dialing into the Universe!).

LOvely (for some reason the "O" wanted to be big!

Open OK Hand Sign

Lovely sharings!! This thread is a synchronicity, I was thinking yesterday of it and wondering where I would find it and it appears! 

I had travelled on Friday near the Artic Circle to a hot spring. I've been thinking of my Grandfather who has since passed on through. He had a very wise peaceful joyful energy which reminds me of an old Indian chief. We shared a very special connection. He loved ducks and I thought if I see a duck today I'll know the energy he was able to generate through his earthly vessel is alive here within me. Of course the thought followed that it would be quite ridiculous to see a duck today when there is still snow. I went about the day, enjoyed some deep meditations in the hot spring. As I was walking out, my attention was guided to four ducks walking toward me. Stopped me in my tracks and I felt such strong divine energy it felt electromagnetic. The air around me had a vibrational pulse that resounded though eons with a timelessness that I felt to melt into the air around me, through the roots of the trees, such at one-meant complete presence.. I stood in silence until one duck (it was a mallard which was my Grandfathers favorite) appeared to puff its chest out, spread its wings and starting flapping them. The vibrational sound of the feathers working in harmony filled the air with a power that paused time. I said to my companion, that was my Grandfather waving to me....

This post is such a great synchronicity because I have been exploring the 'Science of the Felt sense' of the Kairomancer - the one who reads and follows the signs and synchronicities of the Universe through the felt sense that includes heart and mind. Awesome!

'Synchronicity says' ...that the Kairomancer is a Greek word meaning Kairos (opportunity time, the right moment) and Mantis (soothsayer). Very interesting. Figuring out the relevance of the Greek element... ;)

I had a couple of interesting synchs the last 24 hours or so, 1) Been feeling and seen signs of a friend for a couple of weeks now who I haven't been in contact with for some time; her name on my phone would just pop up, on facebook, her name on cars and other external signs or she would just pop into my mind with an accompanying warm feeling. Well, yesterday I received a text and a phone call from her :) And 2) Been contemplating the venue for my new workshop and I had followed a couple of leads that did not go anywhere. Signs were not very clear. But I stayed with the feeling and attentiveness. Today I got an email from a lady client-friend who told me about a brilliant venue. Its very vibrant and in a beautiful village and free on the date I need it. Im checking it out today and having a lovely exploration up North in new territories with the sun shining bright. The Sun Emoji

Sending the blessings of a Kairomancer to all Kairomancers out there!

I'm currently running a 5GATEWAYS retreat in Halifax Nova Scotia and yesterday I took the group out on a six senses walk in nature. It's all about working through the senses to dissolve any sense of separation, any polarity. Then using the natural pull to guide to signs and synchronicity. One of the group literally found herself standing to a piece of a jigsaw! Clearly feeling fully through the senses was a critical piece!

Don't you just love it.

Open Heart

Glikia Anastasia,

Beautiful words of solidarity Heart thank you.

The space between worlds, often an alone place - but not lonely - a space I come into...David Whyte, one of my favourite poets says in Sweet Darkness - touches me deeply tonight:

 

The dark will be your home
 tonight.

The night will give you a horizon
 further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.
 The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
 except the one to which you belong.

 

With gratitude,

Aspasia

Agapiti Aspasia,

Uncertainty. Yes. Like your snow flake that is dropped from the clouds, falling slowly, moved unpredictably by the wind, not knowing where it will land. So, I too float around, in the space between worlds. Not knowing where I’m headed, only knowing I can never go back...

Sweet thoughts to you ❤️

Anastasia

“Leela and the Lotus”.  

I love it! It sounds like the title of the most beautiful story of a little girl who grows up near a pond of lotuses. Whenever she is sad or needs solace she goes to the pond and interacts with the lotus flowers. She speaks to them and they speak to her. Sometimes they are visible, sometimes not, but she can always feel their presence even under the surface. The girl grows up and embarks on her own physical and spiritual journey, leaving the lotus pond as a distant memory securely embedded in her deepest layers of consciousness. 

Many years later, as an older woman, the river of life brings her back to her childhood home for old business that needs to be tended to. Painful visions of the past surface and she remembers the pond where she used to go when she needed her own space. She makes her way to the pond and as she sits by it, once again comforted by its beauty, a powerful memory emerges...

She had been particularly upset that day, when she ran to the pond, scraping her tiny legs against all the weed and thorns she couldn’t bother to avoid on her way. Desperately, she tried to find her own reflection in the water. Something to remind her that she was real. That she mattered. But the pond was particularly muddy that day, and despite all her efforts, not a single ripple of her face was found. She started crying, and as her tears dropped and melted into the water, one lotus flower in particular caught her attention. She looked at it while pouring all her heart’s intention into the face of the flower. She wept for a long time, until she finally reached the moment when there was no emotion left to be felt, no storm left to ride, no resistance left to break free from. Her heart became still. As she sat with herself, cradled by this stillness, the lotus opened its eyes and looked right at her.

 “Why are you crying, child?”, the flower asked. 

“Because I can’t see my reflection.”, the girl replied.

The lotus looked at her with gentle eyes and said 

“I am your reflection!”

At the time, the little girl did not understand the meaning of this message, but she found comfort in the gentleness of the flower’s voice.

As this memory softly embraced her mind, Leela closed her eyes and found herself bathing in the same stillness she had so many years ago. The flow of her journey made a full circle as it finally, with full force abandoned itself into the vast waters of recognition. The pond dissolved into the ocean and the mud melted away into the waves that were coming to take her home. Like an angel, the face of the lotus reappeared before her, smiled, and said with the same gentle voice,

“Now, do you understand?”

“Yes. Thank you.”

 

Haha! I didn’t intend for this to be this long, but I got carried away and had to embellish a little.

Thank you Leela and Aspasia for the images that took me on this beautiful trip. I love the surprises that synergy can bring! 

Love to you beautiful souls,

Anastasia

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Anastasia, what a beautifully felt and expressed story, I was right in it!! Heart Cant count the times I laid down by a tree and next to flowers - including lotuses by the Dartmoor pond - touching a deep sense of presence as it was reflected back to me. Thank you!

You mentioned Synergy and that really spiked for me! I can see and feel the interdependence that exists between the girl/people and the lotus/Nature on all levels (physical, mental, spiritual etc), which brings about the synergy of re-touching presence. And of course the powerful Synergy in co-creating together here through text, feeling, story, emotion, awareness and heart. Precious! A meditative inquiry indeed.  

With the sense of Synergy, I looked out of my window to the snowy landscape and thought how the butterfly-like snowflakes 'made' yesterday's snowstorm and then created the thick layer of snow on the Earth that today  - and later on - causes the rivers to flood and the sea to rise.  What an amazing example of impermanence and change! And inter-beingness. And uncertainty.

Synergies fuel inner and outer evolutionary processes. They open one to chaos, complexity, multiple causalities and interplays of conditions. As I look out of my window, I look at uncertainty, I face it, allowing myself to fly with uncertainty, so that I stay more present in the immediate experience, so that I am in solidarity with other souls, so that I feel freedom in allowing pain to arise and express, so that Right Action emerges, so that Im more open to remember my connection to the Source. All a divine play!

Wise Love and thank you Anastasia for another Synergy unfolding!!voltage emoji iconHeart

Interesting how both yours Debs and Anastasia's synchronicities spoke to me in unique ways of ancient teachings and ongoing experiences...

Very much enjoyed the reflective synchronicity of Leela's evolution (your spiritual path Debs)! I had felt the word familiar somehow but couldnt figure out why & where till you posted this. Then I did a google search and found out that Leela is a Hindu Sanskrit name littered all over the Upanishads. So according to wikipedia:

Lila (Sanskrit: लीला, IAST līlā) or Leela can be loosely translated as the "divine play". The concept of Lila is common to both non-dualist and dualist philosophical schools, but has a markedly different significance in each. Within non-dualism, Lila is a way of describing all reality, including the cosmos, as the outcome of creative play by the divine absolute (Brahman).

Just awesome!

 

And Anastasia, what a beautiful synchronicity that brought to life the unique way of your experiencing the many symbolic meanings the Lotus has in Buddhist and other philosophies! The lotus has always spoken to me very deeply. There is this magical place, a quarry I discovered at the heart of Dartmoor (a vast Moorland in the South West England) with a large pond full of lotuses. Its the most amazing sight during the summer! Because of its significance energetically, I have heard that it was probably used for ceremonies and may therefore harbour 'dark energies'. What I feel when Im there though is a burst of light coming through from the density of the contained landscape. And when I meditate sitting on the rocks besides the pond looking at the flora and fauna expressing all around I feel a re-alignment into the purity of soul.

"No mud, no lotus" is one of my dearest and most cherished Buddhist proverbs and symbolic experiences. Indeed, "The lotus flower blooms most beautifully in the deepest mud".

Loved this!!:

Without going through the sometimes very difficult lessons of being human (the mud), a person would never be able to reach higher states of consciousness (the lotus).”

Wise Love

Aspasia

xx

I am sitting at a cafe having lunch, trying to recover from the most chaotic morning ever with my 1-year old son, who would not comply with anything on my agenda today. Whatever I tried to do, he was miserable with and showed this by screaming and protesting so loudly that it broke both my ears and my heart, over and over. I kept breaking to the point that neither tears nor emotions could be held back and eventually I found myself screaming in chorus with my son. As our screams blended more and more, the barriers between them suddenly faded away and I could no longer distinguish between who was the screamer and who was the “screamee”. You could say our screams were one. Our pain was one. Out of this feeling of mutual pain, as I continued to “torture” my son with things that had to be done,  a deep feeling of worthlessness arose. And with that the thought “I’m a horrible person for torturing this innocent human being”. I dove into this feeling and I was transported then and there to a different time, a different me, and a very painful acknowledgment of having tortured other people...

It’s amazing what a baby can bring out of you, isn’t it?

So back to the cafe. As I’m sitting here trying to breathe through this experience, a company car passes outside my window. It’s an airport taxi with the words “Door to Gate”. Under the words, a rainbow, a personal symbol of my spiritual journey. The message is clear to me: another door to the next gate or gateway has been opened.

A few moments later, I look up and there’s a rainbow flag waving at me from a balcony across the street. To top it off, another vehicle drives by. This time with the word “LOTUS” in big letters. 

For all of you, also going through rough shit at the moment, I’d like to share this metaphor of the lotus that I resonated with.

“Just as this sacred flower goes through so much before it blossoms, so does the human spirit before it can let go of the things that stand in the way of reaching enlightenment. Without going through the sometimes very difficult lessons of being human (the mud), a person would never be able to reach higher states of consciousness (the lotus).”

With all my heart,

Anastasia

I had recently changed my name on 'Openhand" from Leela to my given name Deborah.  I did this as i reflected I may be hiding my 'identity' and felt to be frank and open.

The name Leela originated (in my awareness at the time; two young boys?) from the cartoon Futurama; a trailer tent i owned back then had a round window which reminded me of the cartoon character hence she was so named.  The name and the identity of  the cartoon character (strong one eyed female)  has stayed with me through the years using it in various manner.

Today I was drawn to finish watching (at last) a Gaia video regarding Samadhi;

https://www.gaia.com/give?ch=br&token=cje47nnls00qy01medy4uhvd0&utm_campaign=freevideoshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=m.facebook.com

@~17minutes into the video "" Awakening is not about getting rid of the mind or the matrix, on the contrary when your not identified with it then you can experience the play of life more fully enjoying the show.  In ancient teachings this was called the divine game of Leela; the game of playing in duality....then the video goes to a picture of the energy spiral of which recently has been repeating to me constantly.

So to update;  my spiritual path as now evolved from cartoon character substance to ancient teachings and can now feel thoroughly at home with my choice of pseudonym ; Leela?

Hi farzenah- it's a beautiful story - and yes, depicts well how synchronicity works and lights the journey. Maybe, for some reason Spain wasn't meant to be. The universe has its reasons.

The key to any change is to come from bigness. And if the path is unclear, do as you did - begin with small changes and watch the reflections - what new aspect of being wants to come through now? So how does the moon make you feel? - embody that and come from it.

When my soul yearned for a big life change over a year ago, I had no idea how that would shape or what steps to take. I simply asked... "show me! " from that moment,  I started seeing a particular rare vehicle everywhere. It was one with a landscape on the side. I asked "how does it make me feel? " - a sense of adventure is what came.  So I embodied that and my life changed for the positive in ways that I could not predict. Miracles and magic everywhere.

So i'd say look for the synchronicity to reflect a feeling that feels right - then embody that. Let your choices flow from there.

Open :)

Hi Open


I am not sure I can call this synchronicity or not. It's been years I am wishing to leave my country. Right now my husband and I both are trying to find the way out.

The first try was 2 years ago when we decided to go to Spain. Every single thing was ok except one mysterious thing, which did not let us to move in to Spain. Thinking to much on one subject somehow depressed me.

 

Everything has changed for me after one day I decided to get up and start something small for change. I started with my diet from there I found Openhand, connected to Aspasia and read and watch many resources that make me feel like I am back to my childhood feelings.

Our next try was Greece and we recently visited Athens; what a magical city I fell in love with it immediately. 

 

It is not easy to compare where is the safest place to live in. I told my husband let see what our souls feel this time and forget all the positive and negative aspects of living in this and that city.

 

We both had a feeling of much greater than we could explain why we want to stay here so much. We are still waiting for paper works and don’t know what is going to happen.

Few days before our flight I had a very wonderful dream about moon phases. I could see the moon in all its phases, magical feeling in my dream. I looked for the meaning: "If we see, MANY MOONS IN ALL THEIR PHASES at dawn, means that a new cycle or a new stage in our life, it is approaches.”

 

I started to search for the nearest full moon. It was on 31 Jan and called Blue Moon. We went to the Acropolis, found a nice place to sit down and listen to the music that by accident the title was: " East of the Full Moon".

Listening to this music, being in Athens and watching the most beautiful art in the sky I call it true dream.

Music:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnPxK2dOeS0

 

 

Thank you

Farzaneh

 

Don't ya just love synchronicity? Doesn't it just light up your life Slightly Smiling

So here's my latest corker that happened just yesterday...

A favourite recent film of mine is Bladerunner 2045. Somehow it speaks strongly of working to unravel illusion and density in a transforming 'apocalyptic' world. One of my favourite, ironic scenes is where the old Bladerunner (the Harrison Ford character) meets the new Bladerunner (the Ryan Gosling character). The dialogue goes.... "I used to have your job once. I was good at it." To which the very cool reply... "Things were simpler then."

A few days later I was just hanging out meditating when I felt the Buddha come into my consciousness. The sense was.... "I used to have your job once." To which I inwardly replied... "things were simpler then!" We both laughed our proverbial socks off.

So this weekend an old Openhander came to visit me to hang out - Lesley Lord. I told her the joke about the Bladerunner and having a laugh with the Buddha. The lovely - priceless - synchronicity being, is that she'd brought with her a present for me, which was........... a laughing Buddha!!!

Do share your latest. I'd love to hear Slightly Smiling

Hello guys,

Thank you for reflecting back :-) There is something about the space and emptying the vessel... something so effortless and yet so incredibly empowering. It feels like shedding off the skin, allowing what's dead to fall off. I've been recently feeling the magnitude of the synthetic reality that I'm running my energy through, the artificial constructs (Jen, you mentioned that too in your recent post/comment to the rainbow serpent article). My energy just doesn't want to fuel it anymore.

I keep the seashell on my night table, I just like looking at it. 

Hugs heart

Margaret

Debs, your synchronicity made me smile and they way you shared it made me giggle - you have a great sense of humour. :)

Margaret, a very beautiful and powerful synchronicity/reflection like Rich and Jen said. It reminded me when I was also a child spending months by the sea in Crete and walking up and down the beach collecting shells and attempting to 'listen' to them all! The sense of presence and joy was unbelievable!

Synchronistically perhaps, I have been encountering the word/experience/idea of emptiness a lot lately. Inquiring about it, reflecting, reading about it, experiencing a sense of emptiness, particularly in meditation,  when pure stillness and awareness are present even for a little while.

You say: "The memory of becoming like a seashell makes me smile and I know I will allow it again soon". Thank you, what a great reminder that the gateway to emptiness is the allowing of it, making space for it to reemerge and even allowing it to reside on the background amidst the worries that may resurface!

Much love

 

Yes, thank you Margaret - what a beautiful and honest sharing. I can relate to this emptying out process and appreciate the beauty of the empty vessel and it's oceanic sound. Much love to you, Jen

Just wanted to quickly say, thank you Margaret for that wonderful sharing.  It really touched me and offered a lot of reflections to my own contemplations.  Much love,

Richard

 

 

When I was a little girl, my mother and I visited her acquaintance, an older lady living in the neighborhood. The lady had a beautiful, large melon seashell displayed on the coffee table.  It was magnificent, so shiny and with orange marks. I found myself fascinated by it, trying to (to no avail) see the bottom of it, to find the beginning of the spiral. My mother told me: “if you put it against your ear and listen carefully, you’ll hear the sound of the ocean that resides within that seashell”. I had to use both hands to lift it up. As I brought it to my ear, I heard a clear and laud wooshing sound. That moment felt so magical…. my mother was right - an enchanted seashell contained the wholeness of the ocean!

Fast forward to today: this afternoon I kept feeling a longing to let go of all the things I’ve been carrying around… the expectations, the beliefs, you know, the usual suspects that like to linger and take our attention. I was resisting it, keeping myself busy with various activities. I was just a bit anxious about what was being asked of me and felt some fear around emptying my “vessel”, even for a moment. While looking through my night table drawer I found a lovely orange-white seashell, a miniature of the one I saw at the older lady’s house. I couldn’t recall where I got it. It made me pause. I thought: how lovely, if I empty myself I'll become like this little seashell. I will carry the sound of the whole ocean and perhaps even become the ocean. This idea felt really warm and beautiful to me at the time and it melted the fear of losing myself.

I lit two candles, sat down and allowed the emptying out process that I longed for so much. It felt important to get out of the way and just let things happen. Off went the expectations, the wants, the needs of how things should be, of how I should be feeling, the attachments to the close ones, attachments to those who hurt me... all this was just so unimportant and light. And it left, just like that, all of it, like a bunch of helium balloons. My own energy filled me up with such a joy, and I didn't need anything at all. Nothing! Now, I’m back to my "usual self" and some worries had returned, but that’s ok. The memory of becoming like the seashell makes me smile and I know I will allow it again soon.

Just thought I’d share this little moment here.

Namaste.

Margaret