By Janeen Clark
One of the most important things that proved to me that the Law of Attraction was indeed real was my personal experience with synchronicity.
The technical definition of Synchronicity is as follows: the experience of two or more events which occur in a meaningful manner, but which are causally un-related. In order to be ‘synchronistic’, the events must be related to one another temporally, and the chance that they would occur together by random chance must be very small when all things come together.
My definition of Synchronicity is “Universe doing it’s thing”.
So many synchronistic things have happened to me over the years that there is no possible way they could be dismissed as mere coincidences.
For instance a really fun one happened to me about a year ago when I first started putting articles on the web.
I wasn’t drawing a lot of traffic to my site yet and it seemed that my articles were not attracting much attention. I was starting to have serious doubts about whether this was really what I was supposed to be doing with my life or if I was just simply wasting my time.
I went to one article directory where I had put up an article and found only two people had voted it worth reading — and one of them was me! With a sarcastic laugh of frustration I said to myself “let’s see who the only other person in the world who likes this article is” — and I swear on my life this is true – when I clicked for more info the name of the other fan came back as “God”.
Now, I have no idea who the person was who chose that as their screen name on that directory, but it probably changed the course of my life that day. While some may say this was simply a coincidence..I know better. I know the feeling I got when I saw that name…the shock I felt…but more important the “knowing” that it was indeed a personal message to me. “God” had liked my article and I couldn’t have asked for a bigger sign or a more fun way to receive it at exactly the right time.
Needless to say I continued writing.
You have probably had a few experiences like this yourself. When you have a question on your mind or are unsure of what your next move might be and suddenly the right person or circumstance comes along with the answer. Times when you try to convince yourself it was mere coincidence, but a deeper part of you knows better — knows that it is indeed a personal message to you.
It is awesome when these messages come through unexpectedly like in the example up above. But did you know there are also ways to “attract” the answers to yourself even quicker?
Below are some things you can do to help you attract the answers you are wanting in your own life.
Books – When I first starting studying the laws of the universe or the law of attraction if you will, it was almost 20 years ago and I had a LOT of questions. Now you have to remember at this time there was no internet and not many people at the time I could talk to about the subject. So I found my answer in books. Now you may be thinking “Duh! – what is so special about that?” I mean I literally found my answers in books.
I would have 2 or 3 questions on my mind before I left my office in Manhattan to go to lunch. I would go to a Strand’s used bookstore, dig through hundreds of books in boxes, find a book that for some reason stood out to me a little bit more than the others – open to a page in the middle of the book – and there would be my answer! And quite often the book wasn’t even about the subject I was looking for! I could ask a question like “how does the universe work exactly?” then suddenly be drawn to an unrelated book about relationships; open to a random page and the first sentence I read was “Like attracts Like” and would suddenly “know” I just got my answer.
This is a really fun one to try. Think about what your question is, go to your bookshelf, find whatever book seems to stand out to you more than the others, feel your way with your fingers until you feel a mental “click” and then open it where your fingers landed. There will something on that page you need to know. With a little practice it will come more naturally. It is a practice I still use all the time.
Tarot Cards – Like I said I have been studying this “stuff” for awhile and have pretty much given everything a shot at least once. Remember answers are everywhere and you can find them in tarot cards as well as anywhere else. You do not need to pay a “professional tarot card reader” to get an informative reading — you can buy a deck for yourself. Any bookstore has tarot cards and easy-to-use books that explain how to use them at a reasonable price.
Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe that tarot cards “predict your future” by any means — only you can do that — but they are a fun and easy way to get some insight and answers to your questions. I actually prefer doing it myself as opposed to going to a reader because then the opinion and energy of the “reader” does not interfere with the answers.
IChing – Similar to tarot cards but in this instance you use coins. Again you can easily find a book in the bookstore that will take you step by step through the process. You throw 3 coins and depending on how they land — you interpret the answer. If you would rather not use a book there are a couple of free websites on the internet that can do the process for you. Just type in Free Iching reading or Free Tarot reading in the Google Search engines.
Internet – Of coarse this is one of the easier ways to find what you are looking for, but could sometimes be a little overwhelming with too much conflicting information. The only advice I can give you with this is to “go with your gut feeling.” The answer that “feels” right to you is the answer you are looking for.
Road Signs – I have had some real fun with road signs, bumper stickers and even billboard ads at times when I’ve needed some spiritual advice. Sometimes we do some of our best “heavy” thinking while driving and Universe has a great sense of humor when it comes to answering you this way.
For instance if you are thinking about making a business decision and you come across a “slow down” sign that stands out to you; there’s your answer. Then again maybe it says “Merge Ahead” and there again is your answer. Maybe you’re having a fight with a loved one and aren’t sure what your next move should be, suddenly a bumper sticker on the car in front of you “asks” you What Would Jesus Do? Some billboards have really cracked me up – because my answer will not only be in front of me but will be literally 6 feet tall! (Not easily ignored.)
Television – Believe it or not I have even gotten some great answers from this so-called mind numbing device. I can’t tell you how many times a character in a movie or sitcom was “going through” exactly the same thing I was experiencing at the time and a piece of advice they receive or an action they take “feels” like the right answer to me as well. Hey I already warned you that Universe works in mysterious ways!
Listening to Others – Sometimes your answers can come in the most obvious of places. Simply ask the advice of friends or loved ones. Again, when you hear the right answer you will know it. (Just make sure you go with your gut feeling as opposed to doing what “others” think is right for you. Believe me, you will “know” the difference.)
There are so many countless ways that Universe can give you guidance if you just pay attention. It can be through a song you hear playing or a strangers conversation that you happen to overhear. Maybe the headline of a newspaper or magazine you just happen to notice while waiting for the bus.
The most important part is in paying attention! Universe (or your higher self, if you prefer) is always there for you! Simply ask your question and then consciously look for your answer. It will show up in an undeniable and often very funny way!
Janeen Clark is a Spiritual Life Coach who has been teaching, studying and applying the Law of Attraction for almost 20 years. If you would like to read more Manifestation Exercises that you could put into practice right now, please visit her daily blog at The Very Happy Human