We open again to the evidence for a divine presence behind our existence. A divinity that is operating daily in our lives, and we’re doing so through a series of numinous Insights; each building on the ones proceeding. Most important in this awakening is what I have called the First Insight: our developing perception in our lives of meaningful coincidences, a phenomenon Swiss psychologist Carl Jung called “synchronicity.”
Such moments always seem to bring us new information or a sudden opportunity. When we review these moments deeply, it always seems to be beyond chance, as though the events were somehow destined to occur in our lives. Biographies are full of such events.
My favorite example occurred in the life of Abraham Lincoln. As a young man, he wanted very much to enter law and politics, yet at first it seemed he had no opportunity to pursue this vision in the small farm village of his youth. Then one day, a peddler down on his luck offered to sell the young Abe an old barrel of dry goods for a dollar. Something told him to take the deal and at the bottom of the container, he found a full set of current law books. He studied these books and went on to complete his remarkable destiny.
Such events, when they happen to us personally, always give us a sense of unfolding purpose and inject in our lives the sense that we are helped and guided. What’s more, we are understanding now that this flow of destiny is always there, whether experienced for the first time or rediscovered after being sucked back into the banal life of everyday struggle for a time. Age has no relevance here. The key is to grab hold of this awareness and not let go. You have a destiny that is divinely intended and reflected in your sense of what most inspires you, and it is always waiting to open up in your life.
Building The Insights
The other Insights build onto the first because they progressively teach us how to stay in this flow of synchronicity. They give us evidence of where we are headed. The Second through the Fourth Insights orient us more into the true track of history from this perspective and give us a larger view of this awakening so that we can take this new consciousness seriously.
The Fifth Insight can be seen as the engine of our connection with the source of this personal evolution, a self that is anchored in a divine guidance. This is because it steers us to the real experience of that connection and feels like a higher divine part of ourselves is suddenly looking through our eyes. We have the sense that we are becoming more of who we really are, complete with an ongoing intuition that provides clarity and daily direction.