There are times when all of the stars just seem to be in alignment. You wish for something, and there it is. In her book, The Artist's Way, Juia Cameron terms this "synchronicity." You may think of it as coincidence or serendipity. But regardless of the term you choose to use, Cameron says that it's a powerful force to which we need to pay attention. She tells us that by talking to others, writing about our goals in our journals, and asking God for guidance, we open ourselves up to more synchronicity in our lives.
I've been revisiting this topic as I work my way through Cameron's Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance. So I shouldn't have been surprised that amazing things began to happen. But I have been.
Last week, I sent off an e-mail to one of my dearest online friends, talking about life and art journaling, and mentioning once again, how much we really needed to meet in real life. We've been planning this for five years, but never seem to make it happen. That's when she mentioned that Tangie Baxter, host and creator of the Art Journal Caravan, a year-long class that we both participate in, was planning a live workshop in Arizona at the end of October. She was going, and asked me to go, too.
And, here's where the synchronicity comes in. I already had a trip planned to Scottsdale, just ten miles from the workshop, for the very same week. Needless to say, I wouldn't miss it for the world. A chance to meet some of the most awesome people ever, the opportunity to learn more about art journaling from the ever-so-talented Tangie Baxter, and a vacation in beautiful Arizona: when synchronicity delivers; it delivers.
Maybe, it's serendipity that you're reading this post today. If you'd like to join us in the Wonderland Workshop experience, you can get more information here. Registrations are going fast, so sign up soon.