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  • Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner. - Wikipedia

    Within hours of each other, another Cowbird writer and I posted stories about butterflies. Our stories are not just about butterflies, however. Rather, they are about the same variety of butterfly. And our stories are not just about the same variety of butterfly but they are about that butterfly as messenger and guide.

    So we could say it's 'just' a coincidence. But I sense it's something much Bigger.

    Almost from the beginning of my time of writing stories on Cowbird, I've had a number of such experiences. I wrote about the first two...which happened more or less simultaneously: Synchronicity 1 and Quantum.

    It's one thing to read and story and then sprout from it. Sort of in a "That reminds me of..." kind of way. Linear.

    But it's quite another to consider a subject for a story or to have a dream or to take a photo and then to have some version of that subject, that dream, that photo show up on Cowbird within the next day or so. Nonlinear.

    From the beginning it happened too often and to obviously for me not to notice. Thus, I have begun to keep track. So far, my list is in the double digits.

    Just using this butterfly story as an example, I had never seen this variety of butterfly in my life until the moment I took the photo the day before yesterday... And, until yesterday I had never before encountered the Cowbird writer who posted his story of his experience with the butterfly.

    So even the NOTICING is an experience of synchronicity. In many cases, I 'just happen' to notice. And, given the gift of frequency I experience, it makes me wonder how many instances I haven't yet noticed...

    For me, the experience is happening via Cowbird. However, for me it is not ABOUT Cowbird. It's about a gift we're being offered. It's an opportunity to come to better recognize, become familiar with, and live into our quantum nature. Our Oneness.

    [Photos by Barbara Shipka and Eduardo Orue]
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