In this interview, Dr. Deepak Chopra explains what Synchrodestiny is and how one’s fulfillment depends on being able to heed the synchronicities in one’s life. Synchrodestiny is a term Dr. Chopra coined and described in his book, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, and program of the same name, SynchroDestiny.
According to Dr. Chopra, SynchroDestiny is coincidence but it contains a purpose and meaning, and has a direction and intention. And all these qualities come from you. Once you understand SynchroDestiny, you will understand nothing less than the dynamics and mechanics of creation itself, and you can develop the ability to manifest abundance in your everyday life.
“At the most fundamental level, an understanding of SynchroDestiny can provide a sense of spiritual abundance–a sense that our lives are truly connected at every moment to the creative power of the universe. This power is the intelligence that orchestrates the whole dance of creation on every scale, from the furthest reaches of the cosmos to the events of our own daily lives.”
SynchroDestiny and Abundance
by Deepak Chopra
SynchroDestiny is coincidence but it contains a purpose. It contains a meaning. It has a direction. It has intention. And where do those qualities come from? They come from you.
I am convinced that once you understand SynchroDestiny, you will understand nothing less than the dynamics and mechanics of creation itself; but if that seems a bit abstract, I can also assure you that through SynchroDestiny, you can develop the ability to manifest abundance in your everyday life.
Abundance can mean many things. It can mean material wealth. It can mean emotional well being and spiritual fulfillment. Abundance can mean the ability to fully experience love and compassion. It can mean feeling joy and being able to spread joy to others.
At the most fundamental level, an understanding of SynchroDestiny can provide a sense of spiritual abundance–a sense that our lives are truly connected at every moment to the creative power of the universe. This power is the intelligence that orchestrates the whole dance of creation on every scale, from the furthest reaches of the cosmos to the events of our own daily lives.
There are seven key principles that must be grasped. Master these seven principles and you will have mastered SynchroDestiny. You will know the secrets of how the invisible is transformed to the visible. How what has been only dimly felt becomes what is absolutely clear and tangible.
These seven principles are the starting points for everything you will learn in this program and the process of mastering them will follow a very clear path. Each of the principles should be understood thoroughly and individually before moving on to the next one, so you may want to listen to some of the tapes several times before going further in the program. It is best to concentrate on the individual principles one at a time-really focus on them-and then go on to the next, until you’re finally ready to put them all together.
Here are the seven principles that underlie SynchroDestiny. Right now I will briefly describe each one and on the tapes that follow they will be discussed in much more detail.
The first principle of SynchroDestiny is the existence of the Conscious Energy Field. By that I mean the underlying intelligence that gives rise to my body and your body and to the universe as a whole, from the stars and galaxies down to the atoms and molecules-all this is really the extended body we all share. The conscious energy field is really the antithesis of the idea that the universe is a machine or a clock or some other mechanism that operates essentially without consciousness or awareness or intention.
I refer to the second principle as Creating Cosmic Connections. Understanding how human relationships operate is one of the most important keys to SynchroDestiny. In the West, we tend to think that the principles of the natural world exist separately from human thoughts and feelings. We may acknowledge that networking and meeting lots of new people is important to our careers-but this is really just using human relationships as a tactic. In mastering SynchroDestiny, the ability to create positive human relationships is much more than a tactic, it is fundamental, in the same way that gravity is fundamental or having air to breathe is fundamental. Creating Cosmic Connections means creating the human environment in which SynchroDestiny can take place.
The third principle, which I call Mastering Inner Dialogue, concerns the way your mind literally creates reality-and the ways in which you can transform reality to create abundance. Here is a quick example of what this means: Suppose you are dissatisfied with your job and you want to find a new one. You start looking through the newspapers and talking to friends who are familiar with your career, but nothing turns up. If you were asked to describe this situation, you might shrug your shoulders and say, “Well, there’s just nothing out there for me. I looked around, but there just wasn’t anything out there.
Now let me contrast this analysis with another example from a very different part of the world. Suppose a hunter in the Amazon rain forest is having difficulty finding game. If he goes to a shaman to deal with the situation, neither the hunter nor the shaman looks anywhere but within the hunter himself for the solution to the problem. It never occurs to them to say something like, “There’s no game out there,” because they know there is game out there. The problem is that something within the hunter is preventing him from finding the game. Maybe something within the hunter is even driving the game away. So the shaman asks the hunter to participate in a ritual that is designed to change what is in the hunter’s heart and mind-because it is the heart and mind that control the external reality.
This is an area in which I think we have a great deal to learn from traditional societies, because we really underestimate the extent to which we literally create the world around us.
When we find ourselves looking at the world and saying, “There’s nothing out there,” we should probably also look into our hearts and ask, “If there’s nothing out there, is there anything in here?” What is in here is what I mean by Inner Dialogue and Mastering Inner Dialogue is the third principle of SynchroDestiny.
The fourth principle is the art of Penetrating the Conspiracy of Improbabilities. This is a very exciting area of the program and it can really be a lot of fun. Penetrating the Conspiracy of Improbabilities means learning to recognize meaningful coincidences. It means learning to see them as opportunities rather than just little breaks in your daily routine.
The fifth principle deals with Harnessing Emotional Turbulence. Once we understand that external reality cannot be separated from internal reality–once we understand that the universe really is our extended body–it becomes very clear that negative energy within ourselves is very self-destructive. Emotional Turbulence is a major barrier to the spontaneous fulfillment of desire. Transforming negative energy into a higher level of awareness is the fifth principle of mastering SynchroDestiny.
The sixth principle is learning to use the Infinite Organizing Power of Intention. Again, mastering this principle means letting go of the idea that the universe is basically an inert machine. It means getting beyond the idea that there are certain forces like gravity or electromagnetism that control the universe to the utter exclusion of a force from within ourselves, such as intention.
But intention is a force of nature just like gravity. In fact, there have been experiments to measure the power of intention. Can you, for instance, cause a person to turn around and look at you simply by staring at the back of his head and intending for him to turn around? Experiments like these have yielded some very interesting results and we will be discussing this in connection with the sixth principle.
The seventh and final principle is really about taking the ideas presented at the beginning of the program about the Conscious Energy Field and making them the guideposts of your own life just as they are the ruling principles of the universe. Awareness that these principles are not just abstractions, that they are operating in everything we do, is really more than just awareness, it is really a kind of celebration. I refer to it as Celebrating the Cosmic Dance and that is also the name I have given to the seventh principle of SynchroDestiny. When you have mastered SynchroDestiny, when you have learned to synchronize your life with the universe itself, you are Celebrating the Cosmic Dance. This is really a very important point. Suppose you were to ask the next person you meet this very simple question: “What are the principles you live by?” Most of the time, in answer to a question like that, you are just going to get a blank stare. People just are not used to thinking about questions like that and sometimes they even feel offended about being asked to think about them.
On the other end of the spectrum, you might get an answer that is so narrow that it avoids the question in a different way. Someone might say, “Well, I live by the principle of an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Or, “I live by the principle of always carrying some change for parking meters.” What I am suggesting is that we really can recognize a connection between how we live our lives and the way the universe works and we can live in harmony with that connection.
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