02-09-2020 – Part II – SYNCHRONICITY AND SPIRIT: …

02-09-2020 – Part II – SYNCHRONICITY AND SPIRIT: …

Today’s notes:
I – “…for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
(Acts 17:28 – NKJV)

II – In this verse, Paul quotes a poem called Cretica by Epimenides, a Cretian poet, where Minos, the king of Crete and son of Zeus, addresses Zeus as follows:

“They fashioned a tomb for thee, O holy and high one–
The Cretans, always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies!
But thou are not dead. Thou livest and abidest forever,
For in thee we live and move and have our being.”
~Epimenides’ Cretica

This poem is also quoted in Acts 17:28:
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”

The last part of Acts 17:28 also quotes Aratus’ Phaenomena, which states in part:
“From Zeus let us begin; him do we mortals never leave unnamed; full of Zeus are all the streets and all the market-places of men; full is the sea and the havens thereof; always we all have need of Zeus. For we are also his offspring; and he in his kindness unto men giveth favourable signs and wakeneth the people to work, reminding them of livelihood…”

III – “Rather than looking for miracles, shift to seeing everything as miraculous.”
– Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

IV – SYNCHRONICITY: The coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (such as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung. It happens to everyone sooner or later: A certain number pops up wherever you go; an old friend you haven’t seen in 20 years since high school appears the same day you’re looking at her picture in a yearbook; you’re singing a song and turn on the radio – and the same song is playing. Such coincidences, here described by Thomas Ropp in the Arizona Republic, March 29,1999, are examples of synchronicity. The concept is linked to the psychology of Carl Jung. Jung didn’t coin the word (the “simultaneousness” sense of “synchronicity” was already in use), but he gave it special importance in his writings. Jung believed that such “meaningful coincidences” play an important role in our lives. Today, some people even look to synchronicities for spiritual guidance.
– Merriam-Webster

V – “The problem with the 11:11 Phenomenon is getting anybody interested in it that hasn’t experienced it themselves. Other phenomena, such as U.F.Os or crop circles, are able to be seen. We can debate them. But seeing and being guided by 11:11 is hard to convey to those uninitiated in its ways.”
– Harry Whitewolf

VI – “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

VII – Syncronistic meetings are like mirrors that reflect something of ourselves. If we want to grow spiritually, all we have to do is take a good look. Synchronicity holds the promise that if we want to change inside, the patterns of our external life will change as well.
– Jean Shinoda Bolen

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