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Fear Not. Synchronicity is Here.

Posted By WBrown on May 11, 2016

 

I coordinate the DevaTree grad lending library, and I had big fears about launching it.

I unpacked all the books, CD’s and DVD’s from their safekeeping. Finally they were settled in their home, on bookshelves in the new “library” —my yoga space. To my surprise, the books changed the energy in the room. With so much love and wisdom in the pages, my studio came to life. Spending quiet time admiring all the literature, I was filled with warmth in my heart, and a great sense of peace and gratitude.

My task was to highlight one book to launch the entire library. But with such an abundance of reading material and music to choose from, I was stuck.

Tamika’s series of J. Krishnamurti books kept coming to mind. Both Jyoti and Tamika stayed at the Krishnamurti Center in India, and these books traveled back with them. They are straight from the Motherland of yoga! My heart was drawn to this collection, but how could I choose just one?

I decided to wait for a sign—a synchronicity—to point me in the right direction. As soon as I let go of trying to force it to happen, right on cue, the sign showed up. 

I use to hear the word “synchronicity” in conversations, but didn’t really understand what it meant. Usually it came up around unexplainable occurrences, and I noticed it created a lot of excitement for those telling the story. To me, it seemed like they were talking about a coincidence, yet underneath I had a sense there was a deeper truth. I wanted to understand how synchronicity worked in my own life.

Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity, defining it as “inner and outer events or occurrences coming together in such a way that can’t be explained by cause and effect, and as such is meaningful to the observer.”

Once I started paying attention to synchronicity, I realized I’ve had many of these occurrences in my own life.

I’ve been attending 12 Step meetings over the last 15 years. It still amazes me that the topics are completely relevant to something I’m working on in my life at that moment, like patience or tolerance.  I show up, and the speakers seem to share exactly what I need to hear.

Many years ago, a big synchronicity happened with a girlfriend I hadn’t seen since high school. One day I was thinking about her, and two days later we bumped into each other at the grocery store. This synchronicity rekindled a beautiful friendship that would grow and flourish for the next 25 years.

Synchronicity can change our lives forever.

We can also invoke synchronicity, ourselves. By getting out of our mind, and asking a Higher Power to show us a sign or a signal, we allow for more meaningful events to occur.

Chatting with Tamika about the library launch book, she suggested getting out of the way of the decision. “Choose Book 4, Shelf 2, Bookcase 2,” she said, and so I followed the direction.

As I pulled the book from the shelf, I was filled with goose-bumps. It was one of the series of J. Krishnamurti books—titled “ON FEAR.” It was an amazing synchronicity experience for me. It instantly took away my fear of choosing the right book.

If that wasn’t enough, when I told Tamika about the book I’d chosen, she was amazed for her own reasons. She’d filmed a blog on fear, but the day I contacted her, she was debating whether or not to publish it. She felt the book’s message was for her too!

Being open to synchronicity in our lives creates magical events and occurrences, and when we share our synchronicities with others, they can gain meaningfulness too.

I have a few hundred books beside me that would love to help you find meaning in your day. If this sounds like fun, I’ll pick a “random” book for you. It might be meaningful right away, or it might come to you later.

In the comments below, write three choices: 1) Bookcase 1 or 2, 2) Shelf #1-5, and 3) A Book # between 1-34. Example: Bookcase 2, Shelf 6, Book #13.

With Love,

Wendy Varana Brown

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57 Comment(s)

Ann on May 11, 2016
Ok, I’ll play! Bookcase 1, Shelf 2, book 24
Michelle on May 11, 2016
Bookcase 2, Shelf 4, Book 13
wendy on May 11, 2016
Hi Michelle !! The book that you have chosen today is; The Bhagavad Gita ! I hope you have a magical day. Varana xo
Wendy Brown on May 11, 2016
Thanks Ann for being open to a little fun in your day!! The book that you have chosen for today is; " Meditation For The LOVE Of It.| Enjoying your own deepest experience. Sally Kempton. Have an amazing day ! Varana xo
bonnie on May 16, 2016
Wow...yes I love when I have experienced this"synchronicity" . I did not know what that meant exactly until reading your Blog Wendy. This was so interesting and captivating to me..thank you for sharing. How could I not choose a book...what a wonderful gift....ty I will choose Bookcase 1 - shelf 4 - book 3
Wendy Brown on May 16, 2016
Hi Bonnie ! Thanks for reading my blog. I am so excited for you that your knowledge of synchronicity just became clearer. I’m sure more interesting and magical occurrences ahead. The book that you chose today is; "Living Your Yoga." - Finding the Spiritual In Everyday Life. Judith Lasater Ph.D., P.T. Enjoy this beautiful day ahead of us. Varana xo
Marie-Eve on May 11, 2016
sounds good, what’s on bookcase 2, shelf 3, book 21?
Wendy Brown on May 11, 2016
Hi Marie-Eve ! Thanks for jumping in to the fun ! Your book choice for today is; " Awakening The Spine" - The Stress-Free New Yoga That Works With The Body To Restore Health, Vitality And Energy. Vanda Scaravelli. An interesting book full of inspiration and wisdom. Have a beautiful day. Varana xo
Marie-Eve on May 11, 2016
Thank you for taking the time and tuning us in to these synchronicities!
Natalie on May 11, 2016
Ohhhhh, I want to play too! May I please choose Bookcase 2,shelf 5,book 34?
Wendy Brown on May 11, 2016
Hello Natalie ! Thank you so much for joining into the Synchronization this afternoon with us. The book you have chosen is; "Messages From Spirit" - The Extraordinary Power Of Oracles, Omens and Signs. Colette Baron - Reid. Perhaps this had presented a sign for you? Have a wonderful day. Varana xo
Donna Hammond on May 11, 2016
Sounds like fun .. Bookcase 1 Shelf 3 Book 16 .. let’s see what happens.
Wendy Brown on May 11, 2016
Hi Donna ! This is so much fun, thank you for joining in ! You have chosen the book; "Prosperity Pie" - How To Relax About Money and Everything Else. by SARK. Have a restful and enjoyable evening. Varana xo
Carolyn Jyoti on May 11, 2016
Varana - I love all the synchronicities you've shared here and how it’s all so connected. I will continue to stay open to the mystery of it all! Bookcase 2, Shelf 3, book 24, please.
Wendy Brown on May 11, 2016
Jyoti ! This is so exciting ! All these synchronicities are beautiful. I’m loving all the sharing with everyone. Your mystery book that you have chosen this afternoon is" "Hindu Gods and Goddesses" A. K. Khanna. This is so amazing. So much love xo Varana
Amanda on May 11, 2016
I love this article - for me synchronicities are a constant reminder for me to trust in my inner wisdom - to trust that I truly do have all that I need at my fingertips! I choose Bookcase 1, shelf 4, book 22:)
Wendy Brown on May 11, 2016
Hello Amanda !! Thank you so much for reading and loving the article ! I love your awareness of your inner wisdom and knowing that you have everything you need, this is so beautiful. I find such a magical energy to synchronicities that appear in my journey, which also help me as a reminder of my truths. The book that you have chosen is'; "The World Is Waiting For You". Faith Rivera. Have a wonderful day. Varana xo
Amanda on May 12, 2016
Two things - I love all the titles coming out in this post - it’s a great way to introduce the library! Also - goose bumps.... this book is exactly how I am feeling right now!!
Elan on May 11, 2016
I have always believed those moments of synchronicity are a signal that we are following the right path. Thank you for the reminder. I look fwd to seeing what book I get, bookcase 1, shelf 3, book 11.....
Wendy Brown on May 11, 2016
Hi Elan ! Thanks so much for joining in. I have the same feelings about my synchronistic moments, and they feel amazing ! The book you have chosen today is; "Buddism Without Beliefs" - A Contemporary Guide To Awakening. Stephen Batchelor. Hope you have a lovely evening. Varana xo
Nicole Arsenault on May 11, 2016
Bookcase 2, Shelf 6, Book #13.
Wendy Brown on May 11, 2016
Hi Nicole ! Thanks for joining in the fun with us! The book that you chose is; "Grace and Grit" - Spirituality And Healing In The Life and Death Of Treya Killan Wilber. Ken Wilber. Have a beautiful night. Varana xo
Bija on May 11, 2016
I love it!! My beautiful synch today is receiving a lovely message from you and then thinking of you fondly and wa-la, I open my DevaTree e-mail and the blog is written by gorgeous YOU! I am feeling case 2/shelf 5/book 34 pretty please:) Love to all the book fairies
Wendy Brown on May 11, 2016
Hey Bija !! Thank you for sharing all the beautiful sychronicities in your day today ! How amazing and wonderful they are . I absolutely LOVE all the magical connections. The book that you have chosen tonight is; " Messages From Spirit" - The Extraordinary Power Of Oracles, Omens and Signs. Colette Baron-Reid. This is the second time today this particular book has been chosen. When I pulled it earlier, I said to myself, "oooh I would love to spend a little more time with this book" . Wow ! I got more time with the book . Have a beautiful evening - Mwaaah.. Varana xoxo
Bija on May 12, 2016
Wowza!! Incredible! I can’t wait to get my hands and eyes on that book!! I am all about signs and manifesting right now--whewhoo!!! Thank-you Beautiful Spirit:):) Love you so much! Xoxo
Sue on May 11, 2016
Hi Wendy...this sounds not only intriguing but fun. I pick bookcase 2 shelf 4 book 11
Wendy Brown on May 12, 2016
Good Morning Sue ! So many amazing connections have been happening - it really is exciting. The book that you picked is; "Writing My Yoga" - Poems For Presence. Fran Shaw. Enjoy this beautiful day ahead. Thanks for joining in the fun. Varana xo
Nicole on May 12, 2016
A beautiful blog that has very much opened my heart this morning. Thank you. I would love to know which book resides on Bookcase 1, shelf 5, book number 5. Om shanti Nicole
Wendy Brown on May 12, 2016
Hi Nicole ! I am very touched that after reading the blog your heart is very much open - so beautiful. Thank you for sharing and reading. The book that you have chosen this morning is; "Animal Spirit Guides." Stephen D. Farmer, Ph. D. I am always intrigued when animals are appearing in my life journey. So many synchronistic ocurrances !! Have a marvelous day. Varana xo
srivani on May 12, 2016
LOVE this article, Varana! Super excited about this library. Please choose Bookcase 1, Shelf 4, Book 9.
Wendy Brown on May 12, 2016
Good morning Srivani !! Thank you so much for reading and loving the article ! I am loving the library too. It is so full of love and life. The book that you have chosen this morning is; "Journey of a Soul." John Roger. Hope you have an amazing day. Thanks for joining in the fun with us. Mwaaah Varana xo
Anna Wootten on May 12, 2016
Love this insight, it’s so exciting when one is aware and listening to the signs. I’ve had many such experiences and do the ah ha! I look forward to my recommended book. Bookcase 1, 2) Shelf #3, and 3) A Book # 18. This is very fun and exciting thanks for offering the experience. Have a terrific day! Anna
guest on May 12, 2016
Hello Anna ! Thanks for joining in the fun. I love the "ah ha" that we receive from so many of the awesome synchronicities in our life. I’m open to receiving plenty more! It has been my pleasure to offer this fun experience to everyone. The book that you have chosen today is; "Nothing Happens Next.' - Responses to Questions About Meditation. Cheri Huber. Hope you have an amazing day. Varana xo
Alison Brown on May 13, 2016
Bookcase 1,shelf 3 number 14 is my choice. How do we get the books? Also, would you like some contributions? Thank you for this fun game of synchronicity. May you be happy!
Wendy Brown on May 13, 2016
Hi Alison ! Thank you for joining in the Synchronistic fun ! At the bottom of the Graduate directory there is a link to the library listing and instructions for borrowing. You will need your user id and password to enter. We welcome contributions to the library ! The book that you have chosen today is; "The Anatomy of Peace." - Resolving The Heart Of Conflict. The Arbinger Institute. Have an amazing weekend. Varana xo
Carolyn Jyoti on May 13, 2016
What a great book selection. Alison, you can get in touch with Wendy directly for the login information :) We always love more books.
Casey O'Brien on May 14, 2016
Oh this is sooooo much fun! Thank you Wendy. Now let’s see what book chooses me!!! XOXO Bookcase #1, Shelf # 3 Book # 7
Wendy Brown on May 15, 2016
Hello Casey ! Thank you for reading the blog and joining us with a little synchronistic fun ! The book the "chose you" today is; "Living In The Heart." - The Affinity Process and the Path of Unconditional Love and Acceptance. Paul Ferrini. Enjoy this beautiful day. Hugs and love Varana xoxo
Casey O'Brien on May 16, 2016
Thanks my beautiful friend. It sounds yummy...I will buy it for sure.Thank you for the synchronistic fun!! XOXO
Janice on May 15, 2016
Hi Wendy, going through lots of life change right now so this could be a fun way to check in on what is happening - My book selection: bookcase 2, shelf 4, number 10. Thanks for this :) Janice
Wendy Brown on May 15, 2016
Hi Janice ! I know I have had many synchronicities and "ah ha" moments with many life occurrences . Lets see how this checks in with you today. The book that you chose is; "The Great Work of Your Life." - A Guide for the Journey of Your True Calling. Stephen Cope. I had a few goose bumps when I pulled this for you Janice. I hope you have a beautiful day. Hugs Varana xo
Janice on May 15, 2016
oh Varana you have no idea!! I just quit a job and am moving and all I can say is WOW. I will be picking up a copy of this soon - could be some great direction here. A beautiful day to you as well and Thanks so much :) Janice
Brenda on May 15, 2016
Great Blog! I love synchronicity & I want to play! Bookshelf 2 - shelf 2 -book 2 Thanks for sharing Love Brenda
Wendy Brown on May 15, 2016
Hi Brenda ! It seems the more synchronicity I have in my life - the more I love it too ! So amazing isn’t it !! Thanks so much for joining in and playing today. The book that you have chosen is; "On Living and Dying." J. Krishnamurti. This is one of the series of books that I talk about in my blog, that traveled back from the retreat centre in India. I could feel my heart smile as I continue to feel honored housing such special books. Have a wonderful day. Love Varana xoxo
Brenda on May 24, 2016
THANK YOU Wendy.... such fun to play & watch the unfolding!!! much love B.
Andrea on May 16, 2016
Love this blog and would love to play. Bookcase 1, Shelf 2 and book number 30.
Wendy Brown on May 16, 2016
Hi Andrea ! Thanks so much for joining in, reading the blog and playing. I’m so glad you loved it. The book that you chose today is; "Mother-Daughter Wisdom." - Creating A Legacy Of Physical and Emotional Health. Christiane Northrup, M. D. Have a beautiful evening!! Varana xo
Allison on May 16, 2016
Great post Wendy! I would love to know what bookcase #1, shelf #1, book #3 is :)
Wendy Brown on May 16, 2016
Hi Allison !! Thanks for reading the blog and joining in the fun ! The book that you chose today is; " The Sevenfold Journey" - Reclaiming Mind, Body & Spirit Through The Chakras. Anodea Judith and Selena Vega. Have an amazing day. See you soon. Hugs. Varana xox
Emma O'Connor on May 25, 2016
Hi Wendy, Great post :) I would like book 1 self 3 book 26
Wendy Brown on May 25, 2016
Hi Emma ! I’m so glad you enjoyed the blog, and excited that you joined in the fun. The booked the you have chosen today is; "The Joy of Partner Yoga." Mishabae. I hope you have an amazing evening and are enjoying the beautiful weather. Varana xo
Tamika on August 29, 2016
Emma & Wendy, I did my very first 200-hr YTT with Mishabae?she’s a Goddess and that book rocks! I hope you borrow it from the library?I can see you teaching those poses! xOm
Wendy on August 30, 2016
Tamika ! . .. Oh my gosh - this is so wonderful. I did a little research on Mishabae -- She sounds so beautiful, living her love of Yoga into every facet of her life and sharing with many ! A Goddess indeed ! How grateful I am that you have shared your early days with Mishabea . Perhaps sharing in teaching partner poses with Emma --- Oh that would be so much fun !! .. Thanks Goddess Tamika xoxo
Julie Leli?vre on June 01, 2016
Bookcase #1 Shelf #3 Book #19
Wendy Brown on June 02, 2016
Hi Julie ! Welcome to my blog - thanks for reading and playing with us ! The book that you have chosen is; "Meditation." - The First and Last Freedom. Osho. I hope you are having an amazing day. Hugs Varana xo
Kamryn on June 25, 2016
Bookcase 2 Shelf 4 Book 17 This is so neat! Thank you
Wendy Brown on June 25, 2016
Hello Kamryn !! Thank you for reading my blog - I hope you enjoyed it. The book that you have chosen today is; " The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali". Chip Hartranft. I hope you have an amazing day. Thanks so much for playing with us. Varana xo

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