The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
Do you believe in synchronicities? Some people say that these experiences are just random; however, I don’t think that’s the case! I believe that certain things happen at precise moments for precise reasons. On my journey, I’ve noticed that certain books, information, conversations, or even experiences fall into my lap at the exact moment that I need them most. Indeed, there is a miraculous connection going on.
If I pay close attention and not let the world of form take over me, along with these “happenings,” there is often a quiet message that comes across with them. One has to be still to capture the message. It’s internal, and it’s a knowing; it is one step closer to peace.
I’ve read many books written by spiritual writers of ancient times as well as modern. Every once in a while, I’ll come across one that I’ve seemingly never heard. One such person was Earl Nightingale. He was a radio talk show host in the 1950’s well known for his speech titled “The Strangest Secret in the World.” It’s worth listening to it.
From a synchronistic point of view, what he claims to be true has been an iteration of the many spiritual teachers, past and present, who have also claimed this to be true; “We become what we think about.” I feel that I’m getting this message drilled into my head from various perspectives, albeit the same overall message: we create our reality.
Nightingale poses a 30-day challenge to transmute your thoughts and become more aligned in your approach to life. First, he suggests that you ask yourself the question, “What do you want?” He refers to a goal that you wish to achieve and that this goal will become “infallibly real” should you have the genuine desire and belief that you’ve already obtained it.
I, myself, immediately deferred to a somewhat abstract goal–to have peace in my life. I put it out there, “I ask for peace, and so it is.” It’s essential not to have any apprehension about not accomplishing your goal. Therefore, if this is the case, the first thing to do is to transmute your thoughts about it. I know I’ve mentioned this before. To do this, Nightingale says to refer back to the Sermon on the Mount— “Ask and it will be given you,” “Seek, and ye shall find,” “Knock, and it will open.” His added advice is always to remain “Calm and cheerful.”
I like this added note because it assumes non-attachment to the outcome of your goal. You put it out there, ask for what you want, know that you already have it. It sounds so simple because it truly is. As George Bernard Shaw puts it, “Look for circumstances that you want, and if you can’t find them, make them.”