Synchronicity: in the midst of a politics of division -- deep in the underground -- there is a continuing movement towards Oneness: this is most often experienced on the political "left"... perhaps because the left traditionally represents the under-class, the working class, youth alive, and all those for whom justice is yet a distant possibility: "Occupy" is an example, as is the increasing numbers of folks who practice yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, Sufism, Divine Goddess devotion, and interfaith spirituality... the environmental movement -- spurred by the scientific conclusions concerning climate change -- and the general interest in sustainability, local food, and farmer's markets are other examples of the same...and none of this is a phenomenon of the United States alone: it is world-wide: there are many reasons for hope!
Those persons who are consciously committed to this path of "synchronicity" are reflecting a growing awareness of how we -- and everything and everyone -- are connected. While privilege and power depend upon division for their pursuit of unlimited profit, the rest of us intuit that everything could be so simply arranged in harmony if we just thought for a moment upon the question of "How much is enough?" "Enough" is a home and work; enough is education and healthcare; enough is time for leisure, dates, and child care; enough is the satisfaction of an ordinary life of caring for oneself and compassion for others. Amassing fortunes and power up the wah-zoo is way beyond "enough" and a waste of time, energy, and life for that matter...
It is all about the interior qualities that we choose to cultivate: can you imagine the interior anguish of folks like the Koch brothers who hope to seduce enough power to eliminate environmental protections, social security, Medicaid, the ACA, the Departments of Education and Energy, and on and on? Only people with no idea of our Oneness and the goodness and grace inherent within every expression of kindness and justice could will the worst for others and this precious blue Planet! "Enough" is an essential quality of soul that makes for a human being... to seek, instead, to hide trillions of dollars in off-shore tax-free havens is just a different kind of war-making: it's in our face just the same, though...
Synchronicity is the awareness that we are all living in the intersection of the Divine and the Human: it is precisely there in that place that we find our purpose through service and creativity: and it is there in that place that we understand that our greatest good is to love always... Contrast this with the folks who claim that Michelle Obama is a transgender person and that the Obama's have adopted their daughters as part of a scheme to destroy America -- yes, I actually have read this as the opinion of not a few people! Clearly they have way too much free time -- but still I wonder why it seems that so many folks need to despise others: Obama, Bush, "illegals", blacks, Muslims, Jews, Baptists, liberals, conservatives, farmers, artists: and the list goes on... I invite you: where you see division, turn your heart towards unity: when you hear divisiveness and hate, turn your heart towards unity and kindness: whenever someone tries to convince you that anyone is unworthy of occupying space upon this Planet, turn your heart towards unity and compassion: and the live, organize, and vote with all of your life for the steady expansion of justice, peace, food, homes, education, health care, equality, opportunity, and liberation for all...
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.