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|Listening to Synchronicity
There is within all of us a voice that guides
us toward our dreams. Sometimes that voice
is clear and distinct, other times it appears
simply as an urge. Following these urges can
lead to amazing revelations and life changes.
It is particularly thrilling when these
“callings” happen in a way that cannot be
For example, consider the story of a woman
who felt inclined to go to the bookstore and
buy a book on Hawaii that a close friend had
told her about. While standing in the aisle
reading, she looks up and sees the same
friend walking towards her. Her hair stands
on end as she greets her friend. They
embrace and begin talking about their lives
and discover that they both have been feeling
the urge to do something different,
adventuresome, and rejuvenating in their
lives--like a vacation with meaning. As Maryann
is leaving the store, she runs into another
who tells her that she has just signed up for
program on the island of Molokai.
These encounters were clearly synchronistic.
Often when something is calling us, there are
similar kinds of events that occur in
proximity to each other. If
Maryann could accept these events as meaningful
guidance and take action, she would find
herself on a tropical island, enjoying the
nurturing she had been longing for in her soul.
She wanted to, but the decision was hard to
make because of all the responsibilities with
family, work, projects, and too much to do.
Also, there were the finances and other
arrangements that had to be made. However,
she kept reminding herself that the
happenstance meetings with her friends at the
bookstore were signs pointing her in a
direction. Trusting that mystery is sometimes
inherent in the way guidance can appear,
Maryann finally decided to attend the
story goes on and on as she took steps
toward the truly transformational journey to
her authentic self.
Not all callings are this blatant, or have
the threads of desire so directly connected,
but if you are open, listen and look, the
possibilities are always waiting to find you.
Hold the attitude of “what I am seeking is
seeking me”, and you will be astounded.
Reflect on the urges you have followed, and
ask, how often have they led you to something
your heart has been seeking? Are there urges
that have been coming to you lately? Are
they guiding you toward your dreams? Act on
them and find out.
|Living Authentically: A Participant Speaks
Deborah Dowse Runyeon attended last year's
retreat in 2006 and will be returning in
2007. She is a psychotherapist in Redwood
City, California. Look at her website linked
Makia: energy flows where attention goes.
This was my take-away Huna Wisdom from
Speaking Quest 2006. We were greeted by a
Night Rainbow; it was magic from the very
start. I went for the food (seriously!) and
came back with so much more!
When I returned, I was so impressed with the
experience that I integrated it
professionally in several different ways: I
presented the Huna Wisdom at a women's
retreat the following August. I attended a
Speaking Circle (for the first time). A
fellow Questor (with whom I work) and I
created an experiential introduction to
Speaking Quest at our therapist group’s
yearly retreat. This followed a one-day
retreat for several of us Sequoia therapists
with Katherine and Doreen.
Professionally, I find that I am much more
focused and present with my clients. I talk
less in sessions and listen more. They
become more engaged as I make constant eye
contact with them. It's a gift I have
received and pass along.
Personally, I still struggle with providing
enough self-care. However, the week on
Molokai of being gently held in a community
of caring and unconditional support has
provided a wonderful template for me.
As I write this, I look forward to another
week at the Hui (which, alone, is worth the
trip) on Molokai (also a special treat) this
year. And did I mention the food?
|Invitation for Couples
If you are a couple and would like to
participate in the SpeakingQuest retreat
together, you are eligible for a 20%
discount. Enjoy this private room furnished
with a Hawaiian hand-crafted bed.
Share exquisite meals, while gazing out
to the blue Pacific Ocean. Let the tropical
breezes caress your skin while you luxuriate
in a hammock or dip into
the natural rock swimming pool.
- Connect in a truly intimate and
- Deepen and strengthen your bond during
this week of sincere listening and heartful
- Return home celebrating the beauty of
your union, fully refreshed and continuing to
expand your capacity to connect from your
Retreat is May 5-11. Act now to receive the
20% discount for
couples. The fee is $3,600 (a $900 savings!)
for the two of
you and includes private room, all meals,
program, and journal guidebook.
Retreat Molokai, Hawaii May 5-11, 2007
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