Friday, August 20, 2010

"All things are ready if our minds be so"

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves." Carl Jung

Serendipity - fortuitous coincidence

Shakespeare speaks about serendipity in act 4 of Henry V "All things are ready if our minds be so"

Many scientific discoveries have been serendipity in action - Albert Hofmann and Louis Pasteur knew this to be true. I mention Scientific serendipity because understanding how it works in these cases will show you how prepared minds can make discoveries about themselves and the world around them - seemingly by chance - without any esoteric or mystical inclination. If a humming bird can find its way alone from British Columbia to Mexico, certainly we humans have been endowed with some instincts as well. How to prepare the mind to use them - that's the key.

The concept of synchronicity is now being integrated into once fixed and linear fields such as career counseling. It's become apparent we can't make the important decisions in our life without acknowledging all the levels we operate on, so whether you call it an intervention of grace, Jung's acausal connecting principle, or mother's intuition, imagining you "see the signs" isn't just a flight of fancy.

Be still

don't grasp

watch what happens

1 comment:

  1. everytime i come here i am glad.

    from the wasp posting at my place that sparked that amazing childhood memory of today's post that mentions hummingbirds right after I spent a week with them in Santa Fe and chose that animal for my newest fascination (its meaning = spiritual messenger)...i feel our virtual meeting was rather synchronous. lovely post.



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