I Fell Into A Burning Ring Of Synchronicity

I fell into a burning ring of synchronicity. It’s true. Weird things have been happening to me over the past week. It all started in my Global Niche Facebook support group. One of the leaders in my class mentioned her goals or wishes for 2013 and how she was going to write them down just like Henriette Ann Klauser says to do in her book Write It Down, Make It Happen. I didn’t think too much about it. Seemed like a cool idea, but that Facebook group is full of cool ideas on a daily basis. There are lots of smart, talented and incredibly gifted people in that group so awesome stuff is happening all the time. I get overwhelmed sometimes by the possibilities.

You are what your deep, driving desire is.

As your desire is, so is your will.

As your will is, so is your deed.

As your deed is, so is your destiny.

-Brihadaranyaka Upanished IV. 4.5

This is where the synchronicity starts happening and I actually get set on fire, metaphorically speaking of course. We went to the library and while Tiny-Small was reading books with her dad I went to look for art books. As I was walking down an aisle of books, the book, Write It Down, Make It Happen, practically jumped off the shelf at me. It seemed odd that out of the hundreds of books I was passing by, THIS one was screaming at me for attention. If you could see the book, you would know what I mean. It’s beige, with purple and pink letters. Nothing about it stands out from any other book. It does not have an attention seeking cover by any means. I decided to check it out.

The first thing you read in Write It Down, Make It Happen, is that you should make a long, grandiose, over-the-top list of things you want to do before you die. Like a bucket list. Klauser’s theory is that by writing these things down you make them more likely to happen. Sort of like writing a letter to the universe about your expectations. Want to go to Egypt? Write it down. Want to meet Salma Hayek? Write it down. Want to get your writing published? Write it down.

So, I started making my list yesterday. I haven’t finished it yet. One of the first things I wrote was “write a book”. Then I decided I should be more specific so I wrote, “get a book published” and then I got more specific. I wrote, “get anything published anywhere.” I know, it sounds a little desperate, right? This is where things started to get weird.

Later, I stopped to get the mail. When I opened the mailbox there was a big, yellow mailing envelope inside. I couldn’t remember ordering anything. The package came from Texas. It felt like a book. I opened it right there in the car out of curiosity. It was a book. A book with my writing inside. Something I had written was actually published…in a book. Mind blown. Shock and awe. It felt like magic.

A few months ago (or weeks ago…time is fuzzy around here) I participated in this project called Cocreating Happiness that Alicia Castillo Holley was coordinating. She collected stories about what happiness meant to people from all around the world and then turned those submissions into a book. If you open the book at random (like she suggests), you will see the writer (and a short description of the writer) on the left page and the writer’s submission on the right page. I think it might make a nice “read one each morning” or “one before you go to bed” kind of book. It’s really kind of fascinating to read how people are creating happiness in so many different ways and to read about what happiness means to them. It’s kind of a neat book. Holley looked at our world and noticed that negativity was getting most of the attention so she decided to create a space for people to talk about happiness. She actively pursued a revolution of happiness. I think that is pretty commendable. It’s also fun to read.


So, I am officially published somewhere…anywhere. I am crossing something off of my list before I have even finished making my list. I’d forgotten I had written something that was going to be published and it arrived at my doorstep…in a book. What a great reminder that my dreams can and do come true. I feel sort of reenergize and hopeful about the other things on my list. I feel a little more excited about writing things down. I feel a little more awake to what is going on around me. I feel a little more open to possibilities….


Want to learn more about Alicia Castillo Holley? Check out her websites: fallinginlovewithyourlife.com  or   cocreatinghappiness.com


You can also visit her on Facebook: facebook.com/fallinginlovewithlife

Or, buy the book on Amazon.com


*I was not paid to write about any of the books mentioned in this post. I did, however, receive a free copy of Cocreating Happiness in the mail because I participated in the project. All opinions are my own. Despite saying “It felt like magic.” I do not really believe in magic so to speak. I believe in hard work, creating opportunities and living life with my eyes wide open.

22 thoughts on “I Fell Into A Burning Ring Of Synchronicity”

  1. Serendipity has its way Lillian, I don’t know how we connected for the book.

    I was traveling in Eastern Europe, feeling so saddened that I decided to ask people about happiness. Most people thought but did not act, or told me to wait for them to write something, or didn’t respond or responded late… You DID something about it.

    I also don’t believe in luck. I believe in getting things done myself, and here we are… because we took action.

    PD: on a funny note, my 4 yrs old grand daughter loves to use it as a coloring book 🙂

    1. I think we may have connected through Tara Agacayak or Global Niche. My connection to Global Niche is another story of serendipity!

      I agree…taking action is what makes things happen!

      I love the idea that a little girl may be coloring my face right now. How cool is that?

      Thank you for making this book.

  2. WOW! This has been such a wonderful week for my fellow bloggers! You are now the third one to announce being published in a book. 😀 Is this contagious? If so, please come to my house and breathe on me. Congratulations!

    1. Yes! You should write about it. It’s a small step and a big step…it’s a step. I am having gratitude for it. 🙂

  3. Congratulations, Lillian, for being published and for making your own dreams come true! Lots of people dream; few put in the work needed to make them come true.

  4. Lillian!!! This is remarkable & I am so proud of you.

    But given your apparent ability to have your bucket wish list granted in nanoseconds, you might want to consider writing “win the lottery.” You know. Think big.

    Seriously, I have never had any doubts about you other than whether you believed in yourself enough. I hope you’re there now!

    1. Seriously, I need to dream BIGGER. The problem with adding lotto winning to my list is I never buy the tickets! Imagine how many copies of Epic Mom I could buy if I won the lottery? I’d be handing them out to strangers. Maybe I should by a ticket just this once!

      Thank you for your wonderfulness!

    1. I doubt that is true, but I do know a good quote when I see one. I am actually reading Deepak Chopra’s “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” and so I am learning something new every day!

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