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Synchronicity or coincidence?

Looking at the events of the last week, comparing it to conversations with other people, I have started to examine some of my beliefs about the world. As a psychology major, I've become something of a cynic, less inclined to believe in mystical explanations of events. But yet, I still try to experiment with tools such as tarot cards. Based on my reflections tonight, I think I am prepared to recomit to some mysticism. And now to my point . . .

Do you feel that we are somehow all connected? Is there a collective consciousness? If so, how do we utilize it to make the world a better place? There is always the trite, "we must be the change we want to see" but I'm looking for something more than that. How do we choose to not let it effect us negatively?
I want to spend some time with this this weekend, as we are discussing Jung (he coined the term synchronicity) in my Theories class on Tuesday, and I want to explore this, hoping to integrate this concept with my self-concept of therapist.

Any thoughts? I was going to just put out a poll, but thought better of it. What does this post make you think about? This request from our "collective" will hopefully prove synchronistic for me! I'm weird tonight.

P.S. I got into the Counseling Program!!! Now I have to fill out the paperwork to go from Conditional to Regular admission. If they approve me for Regular admission for next semester, I can apply for back aid for this semester, and thumb my nose at Financial Aid's 1800 bill.


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Sep. 20th, 2002 09:10 am (UTC)
Good Points Stewie

I feel that we are somehow all connected indeed.. But I really can't pin point it or say it... I also believe everything happens for a reason! Things are mean't to happen and will happen. I truely believe this.... It helps me get through tought times knowing that I can help to steer myself in the right direction, but for some reason, somehow it is already determined to a point.
Sep. 20th, 2002 09:40 am (UTC)
Your post made me think about coincedences and things happening for a reason. This is my example...all summer Mike had been searching for a job and he kept getting turned down for jobs he thought he wanted. After every rejection I kept saying that there is a plan for his career and he needed to sit back and wait for the right job...things happen for a reason...yada yada yada, etc. etc. Well, he got a wonderful job in the town he wanted and to top it all off he ran into some other CMU grads that had taken a job that Mike had gotten rejected for. Apparently they hate it sooo bad and are looking for other things. Coincedence? Cosmic connecting? Fates? I could discuss this for hours...
Sep. 20th, 2002 01:54 pm (UTC)
If we're all connected, why am I always getting a busy signal?
Sep. 20th, 2002 05:45 pm (UTC)
Chantal Kreviazuk - Colour Moving and Still + extras
1) Blue 4.58
2) Dear Life 3.28
3) Until We Die 3.55
4) Souls 5.07
5) Before You 3.52
6) M 4.00
7) Soul Searching 3.27
8) Far Away 3.48
9) Eve 3.45
10) Little Things 4.35

11) Actions Without Love 3.52 (from Canadian "Under These Rocks and Stones")
12) Leaving On A Jet Plane 4.40
13) Feels Like Home 4.41
14) In My Life 2.34
15) She's Always A Woman 4.01
Sep. 20th, 2002 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Chantal Kreviazuk - Colour Moving and Still + extras
?? i don't get this comment? is this a cd you burned or something? please explain. i'm curious
Sep. 21st, 2002 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Chantal Kreviazuk - Colour Moving and Still + extras
You're not supposed to understand, silly. It was for Stewart.
Sep. 20th, 2002 09:19 pm (UTC)
i've often thought about these things cuz i'm miss analyzer. also, i have unsure spiritual beliefs so i ponder these things once in a while. sometimes i really believe that everything happens for a reason and there's something out there bigger than us whether it's a spiritual connection or a connection of consciousness i don't know. then at other times i wonder if i just believe that because i WANT to. i'm still figuring these things out. it's resassuring to think that everything happens for a reason, but whether i truly believe that i don't know. in some instances it seems true. such as..... i was born handicapped because i have learned to be patient, unjudging, and compassionate. maybe i would be an evil selfish bitch otherwise. on the other hand the fact that my car is smashed right now seems to have happened for no reason.... things to ponder. :-)
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