A chance meeting
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Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer. — Carl Jung
The Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho, For everyone who believes in following their dreams.
About four to five years ago I met a Brazilian lady in my local sports centre she was on holiday visiting friends. We stuck up a conversation and spoke about the good old British weather and she spoke about her family and other countries she had visited. She was reading a book called Brida written by Paulo Coelho. Her copy was in Spanish so she suggested that I may like another of his books called the Alchemist. I thanked her and said if I got the opportunity I would read the book. A few days later out of the blue a friend rang and said she had been passing a book shop and had seen a book I might be interested in and had brought it because it had literately jumped out at her. I said it would happen to be the Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo yes she said have you already read it. I replied I hadn’t but was looking forward to reading it.
On receiving the book I was immediately drawn to it the simple story of a Shepard boy who lives and works with the sheep he uses books as pillows and dreams like every one of travel and a better life. One night he has a dream about a journey to find the Alchemist and to learn to the skills to make gold. The boys dream is so strong and real that he sets off on a long journey and it’s a story about self discovery and the people he meets along the way.
I read the whole book in a day and then I read it again just because I was so drawn to it. The book has sold over 65 million copies and is written in several languages. The book
Is it a good read yes excellent? I enjoyed his books so much that I now have every book the author had written in English. One of my favourites is Veronica decides to die. Later this year or perhaps early next year they are making a film of it.
Earlier last year I finally got to read Brida as he had it translated into English. The same book that the Brazilian lady had in her bag.
Going back to the Alchemist I found that over the next few years I would meet people who I would recognise as characters from the book., of course they did not have the same names or jobs but they did seem to have the same attitudes.
Ok so whets the Alchemist got to do with me and Synchronicity to me it woke me up to the possibility of all things. That we all have to have a dream to work to and once we get near to the dream to expanded it and make it bigger. I know I don’t want to be the Glass merchant who ever year talks about saving his money and going to Mecca. Dreams are meant to move to change to grow not to stagnate and become a dim light. Like the Shepard boy in the Alchemist I too had a dream that I would come to New Zealand at the time I did not know if it was to be a holiday or to live. I had a job a home and family. I was not in a position just to leave or seriously at the time did I actually think it would come off.
The dreams continued and I watch for signs for coincidences. And slowly over a period of 6 to 18 months I left my home a journey
ed to another county to a new town that I knew nothing about because I believed in Synchronicity. I did not want to be the glass merchant I had spent too many years talking about doing something and wanting something that even if long term I find out its not for me at least I have taken the dream expanded it and make it grow.
Now to be honest it’s not been an easy journey and its not all milk and honey. I am human and I have to pay bills and live and to be honest I am not looking for the Alchemist. What I am trying to do is share with others that I could have stayed at home spent some money on a decent car and perhaps some new furniture and paid off a few bills but in my heart I would have always wondered what if.
I have been told that to be in a routine you have to do it for at least 3 weeks that’s the same journey back and forth to work or school visit the same shops and supermarkets clean, wash and cook etc. I can honestly say that my desire to find the Alchemist is as strong as ever not for the gold but for the dream and for the journey to keep expanding my dreams maybe not is such big ways all the time but not to get in a rut or a long term routine ro explore all the options to seek out new ideas visions and thoughts not only mine but others too.To keep learning to teach and to grow.
So a very big thank you to the Brazilian Lady who took the time to share her book with me and also to everyone else who has helped makes my journey interesting exiting and safe. Also thank you to Paulo for his amazing insights to let us all be dreamers.
Please keep writing your wonderful books and stories you reach so many souls.
And who know if Synchronicity is working and part of my journey one day that we might meet then again that would be wonderful too. Thank you Annielise Stone.
It is also said by Deep Chopra; who also has some opinions linked to Synchronicity like Carl Jung. A blurb below describes some of his thoughts.
In Synchrodestiny, Deepak Chopra teaches us to see coincidences as messages about the miraculous potential of each moment. He reveals how, through understanding the forces that shape coincidences, you can learn to live at a deeper level and access the flow of synchronicity that lies at the heart of existence. He writes about `the seven principles of synchrodestiny’ and gives you practical techniques for applying those principles in your everyday life. As you learn to recognise the meaning and pattern behind the things that happen to you, apparently by chance, you will become aware of yourself as a part of the divine flow of existence. In this state of expanded self-awareness, you will experience your environment as always positive, always helping you in a synchronistic way to unfold your highest good. In fact you will know, then, that you inhabit a world in which miracles are a daily occurrence. If many people were able to move into this new state of consciousness, says Deepak Chopra, this would result in the simultaneous co-arising of events that would lead to a completely new world…. a miraculous prospect indeed.
Again these books are available from books shops the publisher is Cygnet.
I have read many books by the author and I can honestly say that each of them carries a Message.
Follow your dreams and look forward to the next adventure. annielise
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