I Am He As You Are He As You Are Me And We Are All Together -Vol. 20

“We are more than we are; we are one.“  ~Simba, The Lion King 2

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I like to think the Universe drops little signs, helpful hints, and just the right people you need as you go along your path to let you know when you’re forging ahead in the right direction; that déjà vu sometimes means you’re in the place you should be or with the people you’re supposed to be.  It makes me feel a little better to think we’re all connected in some way, even if it’s a small way; that we’re all looking at the same sky, walking on the same earth, and breathing the same air. Whether it’s a real phenomenon and the universe is leaving us these things as a bread trail to help us navigate through life or we as humans just like to find the connection between and within things, Christy and I are glad for the moments of synchronicity and serendipity we have found among our fellow bloggers and that you have found with us here. May you all have a wonderful weekend full of light and love. ~Jennie & Christy

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Factual information alone isn’t sufficient to guide you through life’s labyrinthine tests.  You need and deserve regular deliveries of uncanny revelation.  One of your inalienable rights as a human being should therefore be to receive a mysteriously useful omen every day of your life.
~Rob Brezsny

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“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.” ~Charles de Lint

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“The universe is always speaking to us. … Sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.”  ~Nancy Thayer      

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At the edges of one mind are other minds.
Everything gives birth to something;
One thing is indebted to everything.
I water the peach, peaches feed me in time.

~Mike Garofalo, Above the Fog

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“We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny.”  ~David Richo, The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know

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“Our separation from each other is an optical illusion.” ~Albert Einstein

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“There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on earth, from the tiniest organisms, to the largest ecosystems, and absolutely between each person.” ~Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

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I am a part of all that I have met.
Yet, experience is an arch wherethro’
Gleams that untravl’d world whose
Margin fades forever and forever
When I move.

~Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses

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“We are not journeying in the universe but with the universe.  We are not concerned about living in an evolving world but co-evolving with our world. We are parts of a whole, much greater than the sum of its parts, and yet within each part we are interconnected with the whole.”
~Diarmuid O’Murchu

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“I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea. There is not any part of me that is alone and absolute except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself, it is only the glitter of the sun on the surfaces of the water.” ~D. H. Lawrence

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There is an endless net of threads throughout the universe…
At every crossing of the threads there is an individual.
And every individual is a crystal bead.
And every crystal bead reflects
Not only the light from every other crystal in the net
But also every other reflection
Throughout the entire universe.

~Anne Adams, an adaption to Indra’s Net 

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“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. (quoted by Carol Lynn Pearson in Consider the Butterfly)”

~Deepak Chopra, Synchrodestiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles

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“And I feel
Like I’ve been here before
Feel
Like I’ve been here before
And you know
It makes me wonder
What’s going on under the ground”

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“Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.”  ~Dalai Lama XIV

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“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche

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“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”
~William James

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As is the inner, so is the outer;
as is the great, so is the small;
as it is above, so it is below;
there is but One Life and Law:
and he that worth it is One.
Nothing is inner, nothing is outer;
nothing is great, nothing is small;
nothing is high, nothing is low,
in the Divine Economy.

~Hermetic Axiom

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“The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
~Chief Seattle

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“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh, Interbeing

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In shamanistic cultures, synchronicities are considered to be teachings as well as sign indicating where one should focus one’s attention, such correspondences demonstrate the usually hidden links between the individual psyche and the larger world.  Synchronicities express themselves through chance meetings and natural events as well as in dreams and supernatural episodes – for instance, among the Secoya shamans, a dream of seeing yourself in the mirror suggests that you will soon encounter a jaguar in the rain forest.  Shamans see such temporal conjunctions as essential aspects of reality, revealing its ultimately dreamlike and magical qualities.

~Daniel Pinchbeck

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“Most people are on the world, not in it—have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them—undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.” ~John Muir

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When we’re interested in something, everything around us appears to refer to it (the mystics call these phenomena “signs,” the sceptics “coincidence,” and psychologists “concentrated focus,” although I’ve yet to find out what term historians should use). ~Paulo Coelho

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Though we can’t always see it at the time,
if we look upon events with some perspective,
we see things always happen for our best interests.
We are always being guided in a way
better than we know ourselves.

~Swami Satchidananda

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“I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.”
~Dalai Lama

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“Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.” ~Carl Jung

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The mind seeks knowledge as a handle on the cosmos from which it gains leverage for greater control and self-satisfaction, but synchronicity will not allow itself to be used so roughly. Like the flea (on the ‘iron bull’), we must eventually give up our effort to penetrate the impenetrable and surrender to a reality which we cannot master but to which we must submit. In the end, to be honest to our exploration or synchronicity we must ourselves surrender to it. This means to relax and allow the sometimes fickle tide of fate to take its natural course, to let it wash over and benignly carry us. We must sacrifice the urgent, petty agendas of the ego to a larger field or participation. We must learn humility and own humor, finding guidance in intuition and making logic a servant rather than master. Control is a personal experience, surrender is a transpersonal one. Through surrender we learn to move with the rhythms that flow through our existence and in so doing open ourselves to the wellsprings of life that are the gift of the divine Trickster.

~Allan Combs

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Everything is alive; everything is interconnected.” ~Cicero

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“One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star.” ~Francis Thompson

The Mayor of Who-ville: Horton is a giant elephant in the sky!
[Everyone looks up]
The Mayor of Who-ville: . Don’t bother looking, he’s invisible.
~Horton Hears a Who

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I am the dust in the sunlight, I am the ball of the sun.
I am the mist of morning, the breath of evening.
I am the spark in the stone, the gleam of gold in the metal;
The rose and the nightingale drunk with its fragrance.
I am the chain of being, the circle of the spheres,
The scale of creation, the rise and the fall.
I am what is and is not . . .
I am the soul in all.

~Rumi

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“With Synchronicity, all the resources we need are made available to us at the precise moment that is appropriate. The people who come into our lives are the ones we need at that moment in time. Everything is perfect. We only need to recognise this to tune into the flow. Everything happens for a Reason and Every Experience is a Learning Experience.” ~Alex Chua

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When this is, that is.
This arising, that arises.
When this is not, that is not.
This ceasing, that ceases.

~ Dependent Origination

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“There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.” ~Friedrich Schiller

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“It was karma, it was kismet, it was magic. It doesn’t matter how it happened, just that it did.”
~Shannon Hale, The Actor and the Housewife

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“Sometimes, kismet happens.” ~Stephenie Meyer, New Moon, Twilight, #2 

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“When it’s time for souls to meet, there’s nothing on earth that can prevent them from meeting, no matter where each may be located on planet Earth.” ~Jaime T. Lichauco, Soulmates, karma and reincarnation.

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“He was like the other half of myself,’ says Boris…Ulrich says, ‘You haven’t lost {him}, you know. I don’t know if it helps to say that. I lost a friend once myself, and I know how it goes.
‘He’ll find his way inside you, and you’ll carry him onward. Behind your heartbeat, you’ll hear another one, faint and out of step. People will say you are speaking his opinons, or your hair has turned like his.’There are no more facts about him — that part is over. Now is the time for essential things…Gradually you’ll grow older than him, and love him as your son. ‘You’ll live astride the line that separates life from death. You’ll become experienced in the wisdom of grief. You won’t wait until people die to grieve for them; you’ll give them their grief while they are still alive, for then judgment falls away, and there remains only the miracle of being.” ~Rana Dasgupta, Solo

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“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tired into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.

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Synchronicity happens when you align yourself with the flow of the Universe instead of insisting the Universe flow your way. ~Unknown.

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This week’s “Interconnectedness and Synchronicity” themed music playlist via YouTube, features music by: The Police, Lee DeWyze, The Beatles and more.

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33 comments

  1. “Once in a very great while, out of the devil-ridden chaos that dominates our mundane world, order presents itself in the form of seemingly meaningful coincidences. Through the ripped veil of the universal fabric, singularly particular events occur that may cause a person to question the ironclad laws of causality.” Uncle Tree

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    1. Hello Uncle Tree! That’s a fabulous name, and I loved the quote! Thank you for sharing it 🙂 ~Jennie

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  2. Wonderful. I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you.

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    1. We’re glad you enjoyed it! I hope you’re having a good weekend! ~Jennie

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  3. This was such a yummy post and my brain lit up like fireworks going off. 😀

    I hear people mocking the fact that we are all connected and that synchronicity is woo woo. So I’ll share it through the lens of science. Excuse the technical stuff, but I think it’s important. Cell membranes are liquid crystal structures. The definition of a crystal oscillator is:

    “A crystal oscillator is an electronic oscillator circuit that uses the mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal of piezoelectric material to create an electrical signal with a very precise frequency. This frequency is commonly used to keep track of time (as in quartz wristwatches), to provide a stable clock signal for digital integrated circuits, and to stabilize frequencies for radio transmitters and receivers.

    The most common type of piezoelectric resonator used is the quartz crystal, so oscillator circuits incorporating them became known as crystal oscillators. Quartz crystals are manufactured for frequencies from a few tens of kilohertz to hundreds of megahertz. More than two billion crystals are manufactured annually. Most are used for consumer devices such as wristwatches, clocks, radios, computers, and cellphones.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_oscillator

    We have solid evidence that our brains and cells give off signals (frequencies) too.

    They use oscillating ion currents in cell to cell communication. They use frequency encoders and decoders and phase-locked loop circuits to tune into external signals of other frequencies. Our biological systems detect and respond to external ULF/ELF (ultra low frequencies/extremely low frequencies) using their built-in receiving and decoding system.

    Now, if that isn’t amazing enough, we also have evidence that when the geomagnetic field (aka Earths magnetic field which surrounds the Earth, we can pick up other peoples signals (frequencies), even in dreams. When the geomagnetic field is active or storming, there is a lot of static, and technology is affected — causing radio blackouts. This can also happen to us, and we feel static too, and disconnected. But we also get static from man-made electromagnetic fields. So, IMO, part of enlightenment is being aware of this and our environment.

    *waves to Jennie and Christy* xoxo

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    1. Victoria, I love your technical stuff and that you can always back us up with the science on posts like this one 🙂 You’re amazing! I have no doubt that humans are just as capable as any other life form to have and be able to feel connections to everything else. My youngest daughter says she can hear the trees humming to each other, and as we’ve learned some trees can communicate with each other (though I’m sure they all can in some way), I’ve decided not to doubt her! I was reading somewhere something about humans having the same magnetic migration sensors (totally the wrong terms lol) that birds and other migratory animals have but ours aren’t active anymore. Sometimes I wonder if we’ve lost more with all our technology than we’ve gained (not that I want to give up my computer 😉 ). ~Jennie xo

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      1. “I was reading somewhere something about humans having the same magnetic migration sensors (totally the wrong terms lol) that birds and other migratory animals have but ours aren’t active anymore.”

        YES, exactly. Like other migratory animals, we have millions and millions of tiny magnetite crystals in our brain and cells. The most magnetic of all minerals. Pretty cool, eh? And thank you for your kind comment. I got a little carried away, but your post got me so excited I was busting at the seams. 😀

        You and Christy are a dynamic duo. Happy weekend to you both.

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        1. I like when you get carried away! I get to learn something new when you do; like over at Michelle’s P’s and Q’s site where you commented about Lewis Carroll having TLE which enhanced his writing and imagination, not something I knew I before!

          And thank you; I love working with Christy, she’s my own bit of Synchronicity! Who knew I’d find such a great friend on WP? I know I can speak for Christy here too when I say we both think you’re pretty fabulous youself! 🙂 Have a great week, Victoria! xo

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          1. What a wonderful comment to to wake up to. (No, I’m not just getting up, hehe ) Thank you so much, Jennie. ღ

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  4. Completely fantastic! The older I get, the more appreciative I am of the “bread crumbs the universe” leaves us and in awe of the people who wander across my path or I barrel across theirs (leaving skid marks, of course).
    In fact, seeing and experiencing marked coincidences every day has become a fun blessing–like extra ice cream at the end of a meal. Those synchronicities were probably always there, but I’m just now noticing them…actually seeking them. Practicing powers to harness that universal telephone party line and by mentally calling upon loved ones when I think of them and happily receiving a message back from them in response. I used to be so surprised when it happened…now I expect it! Does that mean I’m enlightened? Probably not yet, but am certainly enjoying the ride to get there.
    This post brought comfort and warmness and a reminder that we DO see the same sky, the same moon and the same sun even if we live miles away.
    xo, Michelle

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      1. I know, right?!? From the other day, the fact that you were sending me an e-mail right when I was sending you and e-mail even though we hadn’t spoken in days is a complete “sign” that we are connected. I also love getting the phone calls from friends who will say, “I don’t know why I called. Just felt like it, I guess.” I love Universal Super Powers, don’t you?!?

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        1. Indeed. And this happens too many times for it to be coincidence or a figment of our imagination. As a mother, we know this all too well. Heck, I’ve even gotten into the car with a song in my head, and then turned on the radio with that same tune broadcasting. Hello?

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    1. I love the “bread crumbs” too, the more I get the more I feel like I’m going where I’m supposed to be. Some people think I’m nuts but, that’s ok I probably am a little (though we’re all mad here 😉 )

      As soon as I read your comment I got that song from American Tail that Fievel
      sings stuck in my head, “Somewhere Out There” (can we tell I’ve spent many hours watching animated movies with the kids, and I won’t lie, without them as well. They may have out grown them but I didn’t! lol)

      And I’d say your week of Alice was Synchronicity at play, it was the perfect thing at the perfect time and I thank you so much for that 🙂 ~Jennie xo

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      1. Fievel definitely played in my head when I read your post. I think it’s a testament to our newly found friendship that you still enjoy the animated classics. When my 19-year old comes home from college, our girl night is usually spent watching Spirit and the Lion King 🙂
        Truly love this post Jennie! I’m copying and pasting and printing so that I’m reminded.
        I’m also glad you enjoyed the Alice series…you inspired it!
        xo, Michelle

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        1. Yes, my husband will occasionally walk in and I’ll be watching some disney movie and he’ll just look at me and shake his head lol And hey, I have a 19 year old too! We watch kids movies together still as well 🙂 (She actually dragged her boyfriend to see Frozen haha)

          I’m still amazed I inspired a weeks worth of Alice. And seriously if you can get pictures like that with a cell phone I can’t even imagine what you could do with a camera! ~Jennie xo

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  5. I may be heading towards enlightenment, but I could sure use a grammar check today. Oopsies! That’s what happens when my mind goes into free-write…I forget to proofread.
    Happy weekend, girls!!

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    1. LOL! I’m sure the path towards enlightenment won’t deduct points from achievement already made for grammatical errors in bursts of free-writing from the heart. 🙂 xo

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  6. Love this theme this week. We are truly a combination of all we meet and interact with in our life. I love Einstein’s quote that thinking we are separate is an optical illusion. So true.

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    1. Hi Char! I hope you’re having a good weekend! Einstein has quite a few quotes that would have fit for this Word’s post, I just loved this one the most. Some weeks it’s hard to narrow down which ones to use with all the one’s I’ve got on hand (and a ten page post may be a little much even for Word’s biggest fans, so I’ve got to go with my favorites and apologize to the ones that don’t make the cut lol) ~Jennie

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      1. You do a great job picking out the best! I don’t envy you how hard that must be.

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  7. I love this so much. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, we’re glad you loved it! Hope you’re having a nice weekend 🙂 ~Jennie

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  8. Great theme! And wonderful to see some Lawrence, x

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    1. Hi Liz! I’ll have to remember to put Lawrence into more of the posts for you! Glad you enjoyed the theme and hope your weekend has been a good one! ~Jennie

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  9. It was so nice to see Dar Williams in the list and then, when I clicked to write a comment, to see David Wilcox’s “Johnny’s Camaro” and Rumi in your sidebar. Synchronicity indeed. 🙂

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    1. Hi, Hippie Cahier! I was glad you mentioned what Cahier meant in your “about”, I couldn’t figure it out lol Now that I know, awesome name! Dar is someone I just recently discovered, one of the perks of working on Words is the exposure I get to new music and new words (like cahier!) from others and from seeking out just the perfect things for the posts 🙂 We’re very happy to have you here and glad you found some Synchronicity with us! ~Jennie

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  10. My personality tends to be more solitary. That said, I absolutely understand the rhythm machine that exists inside this whole wide world and which binds us. We share a connection that no tech giant could duplicate, because it exists in the negative space of our everyday existence.
    Okay, this is really gonna simplify my thoughts on the matter, but for the sake of brevity, I’ll use it. I’ll get a song running through my head and it won’t leave me alone, and then I’ll be out somewhere and someone will start humming the same song. It’s like, “How in the hell is that possible?”, and then I’ll start singing the song to myself and someone else will say to me, “I was just thinking about that song!” . . . and on it goes.
    What a great theme. I’ll be feasting on your playlist, much obliged.

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    1. It always gives me a start when a song that’s been in my head starts manifesting from people I don’t know when I’m out somewhere, especially if it’s an obscure song. That one’s really a mind blower. When friends do it it’s more of that connected feeling, with strangers I always wonder what the Universe is trying to tell me.

      I love when it happens though, whether out and about among strangers, within the blogging world, or within my “real” world life, it really is a reminder that we’re all tied together in some way. Glad you enjoyed the theme, Cayman! Hope you had a good weekend and have a great week! ~Jennie

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  11. whiteladyinthehood · ·

    “Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche

    That quote really stood out to me while reading the post! As always, I enjoyed reading. Keep up the good work.

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    1. That Nietzsche quote is really a true one, isn’t it? We’re always glad to know you enjoyed the read, whitelady! I hope your week is going well! ~Jennie

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  12. muggleinconverse · ·

    I’m convinced. That’s Horton’s flower.

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    1. That’s exactly what I thought when I came across it 🙂 Couldn’t leave Horton and his Who’s out of an interconnection Words! ~Jennie

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