“The dramatic coincidence of meaning between an inner state and a simultaneous external event” Jung.
Talking to a client recently, she was amazed that an invitation of work had suddenly come her way after she had brought several months of exploration & focus to an aspect of how she self identified & the contribution she therefore might make in the world.
I wasn’t amazed. I’ve seen it before. I’ve even experienced it myself. I wasn’t amazed……….but I was thrilled at the chance to witness once again to the mysterious timing often at play in our lives.
My client has the opportunity now to open a door into her future that may completely change the way she imagined it looking. Having worked along side her for a while on her journey, I think it’s because she’s ready.
Often we don’t recognise we’re ready when that synchronicitious timing presents itself, the offer, the invitation, the commission, the chance, the opportunity, the call. Sometimes we might even miss or turn down the call.
If we step forward though, into the new territory of our Hero’s Journey, magical, unexpected things often happen & I believe we do find the resources we need…………..
Her soul, unconscious, deeper wisdom…………..however you think if it, knew she was ready. Perhaps it had even been waiting for the self-knowledge she tentatively arrived at.
What clues are waiting for you, or me?
Who might we meet, bump into again after such a long time with an idea we could be a part of?
What might we discover on that diversion we are forced to take because we chose to drive that route?
What book might come off the shelf into our hands, stuck to the one we thought we wanted?
What chances are longing for us to be ready to step into them…& on?
Go on, wonder, notice………make some new meaning of the events of your day
Can anything happen to you for which you’re not ready?
I look back now on certain things that at the time seemed to be real disasters
But the results turned out to be the structuring of a really great aspect of my life or career. Joseph Campbell.
I love to notice, & to wonder & to journal on the things I wonder about: as the poet David Whyte says ~to "overhear myself saying things I didn't know I knew"