Don’t you love serendipity?
Wikipedia’s definition of serendipity: means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. Dr. Deepak Chopra takes serendipity’s meaning much further. See his post: Magical and Miraculous
In essence, in my simplistic terms, when we experience serendipity we have connected with our non-local self (soul). The universe has then conspired to manifest our intentions. If we pay attention to the signals, our desires appear in our ‘local’ self.
I have been working on my novel’s book trailer production. After an unsuccessful search in my files for an image that would represent a particular feel, a mood, and the depth of story’s dark plot, I did a mental scan of images and phrases that I desired. One poetic phrase popped up. After typing in the key words, a site with the following phrase popped up.
I couldn’t have found a more perfect phrase. Then I found the beautiful image of Saturn. I’m content now, blissfully content having achieved the spirit in the book trailer.
“When the tyrant gods are overthrown, when individuals walk out from under the shadow of Saturn, when they reject collective expectations and seek their own path, then justice returns.”
From Under Saturn’s Shadow: The Wounding and Healing Of Men
- Jungian psychologist, James Hollis
I believe serendipity happens to all of us from time to time. Some of the time we disregard the ‘coincidence’ and move on. Have you ever wondered, in hindsight, what was the cause and effect of that experience, its significance? Wondered if some mystical power was conspiring to be a partner with you to achieve your goals, desires.
Please share your serendipity experiences.