Today, I had one of those synergystic experiences, you know, where things seem to come together so perfectly that it gets your attention. In the distant past, I would have called it a series of coincidences, but now I know better.
I define synergy as the harmony of the intelligence of Spirit as directed by one or more people in a conscious AND unconscious collaboration. I say conscious AND unconscious because we are involved with the world at both levels. Much of want we call synergy happens via the unconscious interactions of our minds with one another and with the outside world.
So here's what happend. I am involved in a spiritual real estate investment and development group - 10 partners who have come together to create communities, resorts and other kinds of developments that are positive for the environment, socially responsible, and profitable. Half of the profits (when they arrive) will go into a foundation that will support spiritually and socially responsible projects around the world. It is a dynamic and exciting group of people and we are moving toward our first few projects.
I had offered two very close friends of mine a chance to invest in this group a few months ago. This couple showed interest, but nothing really came of it, if you know what I mean. As a deadline approached, I contacted them and, after thinking for a day, said that they would regretfully decline to get involved. I told them that was fine, and not to feel in any way obligated to me about this.
The next day, I received a call and they said that they had reconsidered. I put them in touch with another of the partners, who was better at explaining all the details of the group than me. They called him and made contact. Now, here's the synergy. The couple was already scheduled to fly to Florida to catch a cruise ship tomorrow; to the same town where the partner lives. They will be able to meet with the partner in person there.
Not enough? Okay, the partner told my friends of a project that we are working on that my friend can use on some land he owns in Maryland, and for which he has been seeking a creative use. This will involve participation by another person in Maryland who both my friend and I know.
All of this coming together, especially after a long period of inaction, tells me that there is something special going on. I believe that the time between this connection and the first conversation about the group that I had with my friend was, in fact, a gestation period. The ideas and the intentions were being nurtured and grown until they became ripe for action.
The metaphor of planting seeds comes to mind. We plant seeds of all kinds -- intentions, both positive and negative, as we go through our days. Some of these are nurtured within the unconscious mind and they take root, all beneath the surface of our awareness. When the time is ripe (or when you are ready), the manifestation of these seed ideas occurs in form.
The use of the metaphor of the seed sower and the harvest is common in the Bible, and was used by Ernest Holmes in THE SCIENCE OF MIND. Your conscious thoughts are seeds, which are planted within yourself, and sometimes shared with others as ideas. Then, as those who recieve the ideas think about them, they plant seeds in their own unconscious mind. When the activity involved is a group activity, then the harvest becomes a mutual event shared by all those with a willingness to partake, a willingness to be present.
A deeper metaphor is that of building bridges. We build bridges from idea to manifestation, from heart to heart, by our clear intention to be connected at a deep level, AND by our actions which are in harmony with that intention. The special thing about our real estate group is that we are consciously building bridges among the partners, everyone else involved with the enterprise, and with our clients, customers, and the planet itself. This is a new way of doing business. We are getting some skeptical, even cynical, reactions from some people; from most, however, we are getting a very positive response because they see the desirability of bringing a spiritual approach of connectedness and integrity to the business world.
All of this is synergy -- the more you get in the flow of life, the more synergy you experience. This synergy may be as simple as receiving a telephone call from someone you were just thinking of, or just about to call. It may be as involved as an event that affects thousands of people in a joint effort or millions in a cultural shift.
The key is to be open to the possibility of synergy in your life. By creating a consciousness of invitation to the sublime effects of synergy, you create a receptivity to your good that transcends the ordinary.
Affirm your openness to yourself regularly, meditate on your high degree of cooperation with the universe and with others for your good to manifest, contemplate the wonders that have already occurred in your life and celebrate those that have yet to occur.
Allow the gift of synergy to permeate your existence by learning to cooperate with the wisdom within you and to expect only the best.
What do you think?
Love and Light,