My daughter’s sixth birthday was on the thirteenth, and Christmas is cruising in hard and fast. For me, this time of year involves a lot of present wrapping. When I mention this to sighted individuals, some of the questions and comments I get every year without fail are:
Do you have someone wrap them for you?
But you don’t wrap them yourself, do you?
I know (insert store name here) has gift wrapping services for a really good deal around this time of year! That would be perfect for you!
You must need so much help getting ready!
I’ve actually got it covered, guys, and today’s post is to show you how I do it. I’m sorry I couldn’t do a Youtube video about this, but that would require a second person to zoom in at the proper angles and I just don’t have a second person I can bribe into doing it right now.
Yesterday in my post I wrote about the Psychological Concept of Synchronicity as explained by Carl Jung.
Synchronicity does not have fundamental empirical evidence to support it as a “force.” This was pointed out on by reader of the post in a well written comment. However, my post was not about proving the existence of Synchronicity. Both the primer post and this post are to explain the concept and why I believe it is a “force”–at least in my life–despite the lack of empirical evidence.
Having laid out the bare basics of the theory my personal experience is next.
Let me start by backing up.
I apologize. This is my third guest post on Success Inspirers’ World site. I failed to give an introduction as I am a new writer to the site. Given this opportunity to introduce myself I also can wrap in the context and background of where my belief in Synchronicity developed.
When I first started my WordPress Blog, acliddle.blog, I talked about my Spiritual Path in a two part post. The overall theme of my site is to share the journey of how I became a writer and how my characters’ stories continue to develop, how I continue to develop as a writer. I have been writing stories since I was in first grade. I have had a love of reading since long before grade school. My grandfather read me nursery rhymes at bed time. Each year at Christmas time, until I was ten years old, I was coaxed into the retelling of the story of the Nativity, which I did from memory for the first time when I was three years old. The need, the drive, the passion to be a storyteller, a writer, is in my soul.
I believe in messages. Not necessarily from an outside presence. One way these messages manifest to me is through Synchronicity. Most of the my experiences of Synchronicity are positive and good fortune coming into my life. However, there have times which were negative, karma if one chooses the label, showing me my choice of not cursing or wishing ill on someone who had harmed me was the right choice.
The best example of karma in motion was when I was unexpectedly terminated from my position as Administrative Assistant for a Church. The pastor who was my boss had graduated from seminary and was going through the Ordination Process to be Ordained Full Clergy in June of that year. The Church only does Ordination once a year and usually the person passes the first time. When I was terminated I was not given a reason for my termination.
Fortunately for me I have an amazing support system and was able to bounce back.
In the first six months after my departure the pastor did not pass her Ordination, had a fender bender which was bad enough the insurance opted to total her car, and broke her ankle in same accident. I wished no ill. Prayed no vengeance against my boss. I genuinely felt bad for her when I found out these things happened. She has since gone on to be ordained, gotten married and has children. Yet, at the time she wronged me, the Universe balanced the books.
For many years I believed in Serendipity instead of Synchronicity. Happy accidents. Luck. Those times were mainly during my teens. As I matured, studied Buddhism and became more conscious of my thoughts and actions Synchronicity started to make more sense.
The Secret and The Circle touch on a version of Synchronicity. Since the 1970’s, if not earlier, the idea of Positive Thinking has become a large, almost mainstream movement. Some mock the idea, some are fanatic about it, most do whatever they can to make money off of it.
People who are fanatical, as those who are vehement critics, both miss the mark. As a believer of a Middle Way and everything in moderation, taking the principle ideas of Synchronicity, The Secret, The Circle, and other teachings and using them to adapt my worldview is the best practice I have found. I do not go to the extreme of shunning every sick person or sitting on my butt day in and day out without activity toward making my wish a reality. At the same time I don’t dismiss the ideas as whimsical or vapid. Instead, I use the knowledge gained to guide my activity, making conscious choices in my actions, thoughts, and speech.
The most recent Synchronistic events happened in the last couple of weeks. Since I am currently unemployed I have been focusing my attention back on the *Bear and Hunter* book series I co-author. Though we are nowhere near being able to afford the making of an audiobook I like to do my research ahead of time. So I have been looking into what it takes and how much it would cost to record and distribute. One day I happened to catch a friend of mine at his home. We have not been able to get together and really talk for several months. He happened to be off and his house is on the main drag of the town. I drove by after going to the store and was on my way home. So I got to talk to him. At the same time I have started therapy online. I talk to a counselor over the phone. I have had three sessions at this point.
When I was a little girl my grandmother, as part of her ministry, would take me around to nursing homes and make me sing for old people. Fortunately for her I am a Leo so I wasn’t too traumatized by these memories. As I grew older I continued to show fearlessness in front of an audience. By high school I was doing vocal lessons and in band, choir and Speech and Drama. Quite by accident (a story for a later time) I discovered I was good at public speaking and people liked the sound of my speaking voice as well as my singing voice.
Keeping all of this in mind, earlier this week on Wednesday, I was talking to my therapist. She knows I am not working but my unemployment is not the issue I am currently tackling. As a completely unrelated tangent (again this was only the third time we had spoken on the phone) she asked me if I had thought about doing voice over work, i.e. recording for audio books. She says I have a pleasant voice which she would pay to listen to me read one of her favorite authors so I should give it a shot.
I was looking to find someone to be the voice of our book, not the other way around. Yet, this was an intriguing possibility my therapist had suggested. It has potential. The friend who I finally reconnected with the other day happens to do DJ work and has equipment and software to record and edit.
As I am writing this post, my friend is editing a sample of my recordings to post on ACX. In the span of a little over a week I had the thought of creating an audiobook, had it suggested I record audiobooks, and reconnected with a friend who has the resources to record my voice.
While this is the not the neon-lit eureka moment story to convince die hard skeptics of Synchronicity it is for me the latest example of how being conscious of the moment, of keeping a positive outlook, and of going with “gut-feeling” or “little voice” can lead to a new and good things in life.
Journal—An Ongoing Dialog Between thiaBasilia And Master Yahuwah/Yahushua. …
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm.
Time Is Telling No Doubt ….
The human element is going on, on queue –Knowledge. Business. Entertainment. Romantic Love. Noble humanistic ways, on and on the busyness goes on and on, but!
Time is telling. Time is saying—loudly lovingly saying, “I AM COMING TO MY END. BEWARE, O HUMAN, BEWARE!
Ha! A Doomsayer! Nonsense! Maybe Not. Read On …?
This day is coming to an end with a great note! O my Father? You are full of wonderful surprises for Your child.
Yesterday was a downer, but! Today? It turned out to be an upper! The cause? Whatsapp. SIWO Board Members. My inability to type in the phone screen.
All that insidious junk running through my carnal mind, but! My Father’s love and wisdom prevailed. Father whispered to me:
“Go to Whatsapp in your desktop. Read the instructions carefully to activate the app in your computer so you can type your heart out to communicate with the Board at SIWO.”
Wow! This time? In no time all my computer is set to handle whatsapp from my desktop. What a feat conquered!
Victory! Defeat! Up! Down, But! ….?
It’s now 11:35 pm. Suspense. Nothing has happened for the last couple of hours. I find myself as usual? Not knowing which way to turn, but! That’s only momentarily.
Anyhow? I’ll go to bed. Things will look better when I wake up if? I go to sleep. Perhaps things would look worse. No matter. In glee or gloom? You always zoom!
Good Reason To Sit Still And Wait ….?
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 3:07 am.
O my Father, thanks for Your Presence. I am not alone. Even so, the human element is not to be found, but!
You have good reason for things to be the way they are. I must sit still if I want to see Your deliverance.
It’s now 6:44 am. Indeed! I MUST sit still. I haven’t got the slightest about what’s happening with me. Nor have I the slightest about what’s happening in my world.
Definitely? My Eyes Are Set On You. The Human Element? I Now Understand It.
Whether the human element recognizes You in me or not? You are in perfect control of the human element
Me? I am human. You are in control of every minute detail of my life. Your children? My children and brothers and sisters.
Father’s Wisdom Prevails In My Life ….?
I continue to find myself so full of laughter, compassion, immense undying love for all my deserters and children and brothers and sisters!
Whatever happens between them and myself? Once I get over my shock? I continue to hear:
“Think like I think, respond! Reason with your brother et all. Reason with the wisdom I have instilled within your being.”
So, That’s What I Do. Then? The Vicious Circle! Shucks!….?
I get bent out of shape because I don’t get standing ovation from mine? O dear! What a tricky thing this carnal self of mine is!
Nay! I Am Human, But! No Need To Act Like The Wicked Human That I Am ….?
What I write? What I say? What I do? It’s all from the innocent child’s heart my Father gifted to me. It ALL comes from my Father’s heart not from my wicked human self.
It’s unbelievable the pickles I get myself into from telling ALL people—female, male, young or old, “I love you! Give me a hug!” Never thinking of how it sounds.
The Shock Of My Life ….?
It was not until I came to these parts of the world that I got the shock of how people takes the famous 3 letters word, I LOVE YOU. Can you believe it, dear Reader?
The first instruction given to me when I arrived to these parts of the world? “Do not tell these men, ‘I love you’ for they take it you mean you want to go to bed with them.”
What? That Was A Shock Of Shocks, But!
An even worse shock? NO HUGS! Not even shaking hands. Do not touch the male element at all.
Even the women. If it is a friend? You kiss on their left and right cheek. If it is a fond friend? You kiss two or three times, but! Men?
It’s Totally Amusing To Me ….?
If we are visiting in their parlor and the husband or brother appears and announces a male visitor? The woman quickly get up and leave the room—they run for cover!
I remain in the room not knowing what’s happening because I don’t speak the language. Immediately, the male visitors appear with their respectful greetings.
I Am Ignored Like I Am Not There At All ….?
I watch. They pretty much ignore my presence. They simply go on with whatever their visit is about. Later on? I’m instructed. I do not have to run for cover. I am exempt. Phew!
The Tradition Must Be Kept ….?
If the woman goes to the roof or in any public place? She MUST cover her head least a man sees her uncovered head and takes her for a bad woman.
Of course, all that is changing. The older woman are having a time to get their young daughters to stick to the tradition, so? They tell them all kind of incentives for them to do so.
The Television ….?
Unfortunately? The television industry is prevailing over any such traditions. The young girls go now with ripped tight fitting jeans and Western style fashions in addition to the head cover. Beats the world out of old fashion me!
Anyhow? Coming To My Bout With The Human Element ….?
My Father’s mercy for me! He knows me like a book. I am His little girl. I amuse Him. Yes, I do, but!
The human element? They do not—better yet? They CANNOT understand nor accept my reality as my Father’s little girl. For the most? They think such to be nonsense! So I been told.
Regardless! I am what I am by my Father’s design and purpose for my birth and life in these earthly grounds. Here lately?
No More Begging For Human Approval.
No more begging for standing ovation. No more regard for whatever my carnal mind and heart can come up against my little girl’s reality in the Presence of my Loving Father.
Father’s Love And Wisdom Prevails In My Heart And Mind. I Think Like He Thinks ….?
I’m going on. Father’s love and wisdom prevails. In my heart there rings a melody of Father’s love for all. No problem anymore. I think as my Father thinks. I’m going on!
Meantime and until the next post? His love in my heart for you and for all stays there to stay for eternity, thiaBasilia.
Journal—An Ongoing Dialog Between thiaBasilia And Master Yahuwah/Yahushua. …
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:14 am.
These are days of much reflection for me ….?
Yes, indeed! You are with me whether gloom or glee! Even so? The moments of gloom multiply. The moments of glee? So far in between they happen to fly by and by.
These are days of much reflection for me as it is for a certain few. Yes, it’s a comfort to find those few, but! For the most?
This is a lonely road in the trails of this insane world ….?
Even so, it is by choice that anyone travels in it. I made my choice. I chose to follow Yahushua. No regrets. How did I so chose?
By the power of my Father’s love and wisdom from on high. Of my own power? Impossible. Unless the Father calls? No one can come to the SON.
What it means to live in self-righteousness ….?
The hardest I tried to follow Yahushua? The farthest away from Him I lived. Yes, to live in self-righteousness is to live far from Yahushua, but!
A self-righteous life is what all human beings with no exceptions are programmed to live. Eve n so? Father knows all about it.
It’s now 5:14 pm. I slept from 1:31 pm to 3:39 pm. Was led to go directly to my inbox. There I was led to click on, https://adewumipeterblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/gods-generals-are-you-a-general-in-your-field/.
And my heart constricted big time! ….?
My Brother Peter is only expressing the staunch belief and standard for all Ministers leaders of the Flock.
I wanted to cry, but! Instead? Father’s wisdom prevail. I found myself so full of laughter, compassion, immense undying love for all my deserters et all!
I got over my shock. I heard: “Think like I think, respond! Reason with your brother et all. Reason with the wisdom I have instilled within your being.” I obeyed. I wrote:
I do not debate or tell anybody what to do or not to do. I share what Father is doing with me.
John was right.
We are wrong.
We call evil good.
We call good evil.
All those so called ‘Ministries’ are not in the will of our Father.
We do not know our Father/Creator or His ways.
We are not going to any ‘Heaven’.
The Kingdom of heaven is in our hearts, but! We take it for granted with our carnal minds.
The Kingdom of Heaven shall be established in Jerusalem here on earth like it is in heaven.
These things The Almighty Spirit of our Creator is now revealing to us. To me personally? Quote:
“My children think, act, live by what they know, but! My children do not ‘know’ Me. In the same way? You just realized it’s the same about you and your children and friends.
Your children and friends do not know you, but! Regardless? You have not for one instance stopped loving them.
Even more so? You realize they as well love you despite the lack of knowledge on either end.
Likewise? It’s between My children and My Being. Only difference? I know it all, but! I only let you know so much as you need to know at any given time, and?
Today? This Little Portion Of My Knowledge? Hit You Like A Bomb! Why?
Because it is a bomb—THE BOMB that completely destroyed all traces of evil murdering thoughts about your children et all.
Go On My Child! Now You Thinking Like I Think ….?”
Unless the Father/Creator does the work within each one of us personally? We labor in vain.
Yes, thank our Father for the great workers. Those workers did not mean for us to PRAISE THEM! They all directed us to our Father/Creator Yahuwah/Yahushua.
Unfortunately? We follow man not our Father/Creator. We have made a ‘God’ of our Father/Creator, but!
That’s all coming to an end now. Behold! The Power of love and wisdom from on high. It never fails. It always avails.
Therefore? O well! Our paths have crossed. The plan of restoration to the original intent for our creation is now in effect.
To Be Loved.
Your Cherish Family O Mighty One? Forever To be!
We have been saved, but! We, liken to the Galatians & the Corinthians have remained CARNAL depending in our carnal mind knowledge.
BUT! No Problem. Our Father is STILL in control of it ALL!
HE IS BRINGING US ALL TO THE FIRST & MOST IMPORTANT OF THE COMMANDMENTS! Hahaha! HalleluYah.
Much love, thiaBasilia. 🙂
Meantime and until the next post? His love in my heart for you and for all stays there to stay for eternity, thiaBasilia. 🙂