This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. Read Part 1 here.
SynchroDestiny and the Conscious Energy Field
Although synchronicities may seem like events that just happen by themselves, SynchroDestiny is definitely something that must be learned. But this shouldn’t seem at all intimidating. After all, many things that we take for granted in our everyday lives are actually learned behaviors and responses. Even the nature of the physical world is something that we learn during early childhood. We are told that the whole truth about things is available to our senses. Thus, when you look at a table, what you see is exactly what’s there in space and time. It’s a piece of solid matter composed of smaller pieces of solid matter all the way down to the level of subatomic particles. This is a materialist interpretation of reality. It’s the way almost everyone lives day in and day out.
A Deeper Reality
There is another philosophy, according to which the world that we perceive through our senses is only a version of a deeper reality. The Greek philosophers Socrates and Plato, for example, taught that the world of our senses is a distortion, a mirage ― like a shadow playing across a wall. Many historians believe that the Greeks were influenced by spiritual thinkers from India, where the idea of a deeper reality has a very long history. In Sanskrit the word maya refers to the illusion that we perceive the true nature of things through our senses. But we’re really seeing only a selective view of reality. That’s because beyond the manifest physical universe, there is a field of energy, information, and intelligence that orchestrates and governs the material environment. This ground state of creation is the conscious energy field.
We Are All Co-Creators
The conscious energy field does not exist independently of our perception of it. In other words, reality is a two-way street. We are both transmitters and receivers of information. We are both the creation and the creators of the conscious energy field. We are participants in a consciousness-created universe. This doesn’t mean that there’s no external reality, or that the universe literally takes place inside our heads. What it means is that the physical universe has no qualities or attributes in the absence of a conscious observer.
For example, we see color as an attribute of physical reality. When we look at an American flag, we see red, white, and blue. When we look at leaves, we see green. But colors are not really inherent to the reality. Instead, the phenomenon of color is a response made by the human nervous system to stimuli from the environment. We experience color as if it’s happening outside us, but we’re actually projecting it from inside us. Color does not exist in the absence of our observations. We create the phenomenon of color in the conscious energy field. And we can create other phenomena as well, including meaningful coincidences.
Tapping into the Power of Intention
The power of intention is a critical factor in all areas of life. Simply by intending to create synchronicity in your life, you can nurture that result. In Vedic teaching, there is am important concept relating to spiritual evolution and the role that cosmic intention plays in our lives. This is the concept of dharma, and understanding what dharma means is essential to bringing synchronicity into your life. Dharma is a Sanskrit word that refers to the natural path a person is intended to follow through life. Your dharma is your destiny – but it is destiny without any hint of compulsion or force. On the contrary, your dharma is the path of least resistance. It’s the course that is most right and most nourishing – that brings you the greatest fulfillment and the most happiness.
Each of us has a gift, a special purpose that we alone can give to the world. This is our individual dharma. We are meant to discover and share this unique gift. When we do, we have achieved our true purpose in life. If you are in harmony with your dharma, you will always remain anchored in a sense of purpose and meaning.
Realizing that you’re connected to a network of coincidences is only the first stage in learning to access the field of pure potentiality. In the second stage, you begin to recognize coincidences while they’re happening rather than just in hindsight. From this state of higher consciousness, you’re better positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves.
Exercises to Nurture SynchroDestiny
To nurture coincidence and become aware of opportunities, you can begin by using a few simple techniques:
• When a coincidence happens, don’t ignore it. Instead, ask yourself, ”What is the message here? What is the significance of this event?” Don’t strain for answers: Just ask the question and the answers will come easily. They may arrive as a sudden insight, a chance encounter, a relationship, or in another way. Whatever form the response takes, you’ll immediately know that you’re receiving an important clue.
• Focus on one of your five senses ― sight, taste, hearing, touch, smell ― for a minute or two each day. Notice as many different aspects of this sense as you can. When a powerful or unusual stimuli draws your attention, focus on it, for this is what you need to look at most closely. As you become more sensitive to your environment, you’ll become more of the messages coming your way.
• Keep a journal of your coincidences. Writing down the coincidences you experience, whether tiny or huge, encourages more of them to unfold. More coincidences provide more clues to guide your actions and more possibilities for fulfillment.
The more you notice and appreciate coincidences, the more likely they are to appear. And as your awareness expands, you start to understand the way life works . . . how the quantum domain orchestrates the flow of energy, information, and intelligence to manifest your intentions. You’ll also discover that you can consciously participate in the creation of your life and achieve the spontaneous fulfillment of all your dreams.
For more than a decade, Chopra Center co-founders Deepak Chopra has taught thousands of participants at the Chopra Center’s SynchroDestiny workshop the keys to harnessing the creative potential of coincidence. If you would like to learn with Deepak, join us this February in beautiful Puerto Rico, where SynchroDestiny will be offered in the stunning setting of the Gran Malia Resort. Come early, stay late, and take advantage of the special opportunity to enjoy an island vacation combined with an experience that will open your mind to the rich potential and opportunities that always surround you.