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Welcome to the Synchronicity Foundation blog. We cover many topics related to Modern Spirituality, from meditation, to holistic living, as well as commentary on current events from a spiritual perspective.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson

The Truth Just AheadPolitics may historically be the official domain of deceit and organized religion a circus of escalating irrationality but surely lying reaches fine arts status in education.

What are we taught? That society is sane, when it is clearly not (note million dollar salaries to athletes while our children starve, etc.). That leaders are public servants, when they are self- serving adolescents. That behaving pays off, that following the rules leads to success, that hard work paves the road to prosperity.

What if we were told the truth? Imagine learning that we are individually responsible for creating our own life experience and that blaming is a psychological disease. Imagine exploding the biggest lie of them all, that happiness comes from the outside. What would life be like if we shed our addictions to seeking, acquiring and possessing? Sure, the minute anyone starts down this road, an uproar arises, accusing the speaker of impracticality. But who said anything about retreating into a cave? In fact, nothing could be more practical than sourcing your own fulfillment. That's freedom. That's independence. That's leadership. And that's honesty.

Monday, 05 November 2012

What does spirituality have to do with reality?

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson

woman-sitting-on-rocksjpgHas spirituality ever seemed so irrelevant? With an economy in the toilet, an overheated environment that would be even more devastating if global warming weren't a fraud, and an election campaign that's increasingly a circus of the bizarre, what place could something like meditation have in solving anything?

Well, it's instant. Close your eyes and it all goes away. Does that sound like the ostrich, sticking his head in the sand to ignore reality? Interestingly, ostriches don't actually do that; it's a myth. In fact, the only animal that does that is us! We're expert at ignoring reality, deluding ourselves with lottery dreams and irrational loyalties to habits that have only produced results we don't like but maybe suddenly, magically, will produce the opposite... we hope.

Spirituality? Meditation? Who has the time? Yet... Close your eyes, breathe deeply, focus a positive thought like, "All is well," and that overwhelming mess vanishes.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

What are you still carrying?

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson

When you think of some event in your past that still bothers you, and someone you haven't been able to forgive, when do you think that event occurred? Obviously, "back then." But it's also occurring again, in the moments your mind is dwelling on the memory.

We re-experience past events every time we think of them. There's a classic story of two monks coming to the edge of a rushing stream and encountering and young woman. The elder monk readily agreed to help her cross the stream, picking her up and carrying her the short distance across. The younger monk said nothing for miles, then finally exploded with anger. "You know we are not supposed to touch women. How could you carry that woman across the stream?"

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Life holds us all accountable

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson

Forgiveness is a controversial subject. Some say you shouldn't forgive too quickly, that it takes time to fully process the injustice you just suffered. Others look at the persecutor and worry about letting him off the hook. Shouldn't justice be served? Shouldn't everyone be held accountable for their actions?

This attitude presumes that unless we hold others accountable they won't be. It ignores any sense of cosmic justice, known to many as "karma." Even those who profess to believe in the concept of karma can get triggered towards vengeance when some particularly heinous crime is committed. It seems so passively inappropriate, to just stand by while innocents suffer.

I wrote about how we handled the terrorist attack in my book, Forgivin the Unforgivable.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Do You Really Have a Choice?

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson

American-Election-2526521Election 2012. Hundreds of millions of advertising dollars are aimed squarely at you with one objective: to influence your choice.

Do you really have a choice?

On election day (or before if you're worried about your toilet overflowing) you'll vote for our current president or the shiny new wannabe. One of them will take the throne for at least four years and the same media voices that are bringing you exhausting details of the soap opera intrigue leading up to the election will bring you exhausting details of the soap opera intrigue of the results, complete with hand wringing, victory laps, tears and projectile assurances that tomorrow will now be better (or worse) than yesterday.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Make Sure Your I.G.S. Is Steering Your GPS

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson

gold-compass-150Being able to get to your geographical destination easily and quickly depends on navigation skills and traffic. Attaining life goals is more complicated. Outcomes are often vague, like being rich and happily married, which is hardly as precise as getting to Marv's Deli in Brooklyn by 7 p.m. on Thursday night.

Some life destinations turn out to be more satisfying than others. Remember times when you got what you wanted, only to be disappointed and unfulfilled? Likewise, you've enjoyed the opposite -- soul level contentment that resulted from actualizing your core intentions. What makes the difference?

Thursday, 28 June 2012

We live, we grow, we change

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson

Forgiveness. It's one of the toughest things to do. I wonder how many of us DON'T have someone in our lives that we haven't been able to forgive? Of course, at the core of it all is the problem we have forgiving ourselves.

Who can't remember things they've done that they regretted? Sometimes it was a mistake, an accident, something beyond our control that just happened. It hurt others and we felt sorry. We wished we could just rewind the tape and change it. Too bad, that only happens in science fiction.

Or does it?

Saturday, 28 April 2012