Spring Spirituality & The City Preview: Serendipity and Synchronicity
By Suzi von Mensenkampff
In our Spring 2015 issue, some of our readers share stories of serendipity and synchronicity. Here’s a beautiful taster tale from Suzi von Mensenkampff. We’re very grateful you told us about this and congratulations on everything!
In August 2011 I was reading an article by Siobhan Mc Kenna titled “Silver Lining” in Positive Life’s online newsletter, which led to my signing up for her “Perfect Health -Chopra Ayurveda Course” – there was a competition to win a copy of Siobhan’s latest book, by submitting a positive news story.
Now I had been working as a stressed out interior designer up to that point and had began to dip my toe in the world of Deepak Chopra, Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda and found that the ancient tools and techniques I learnt were really helping me, so I wrote an article about transformation and all of the synchronicities I was experiencing.
To my great surprise, a copy of Siobhan’s book arrived in the post and when I met her in Dublin to take the course, I shared the story with her and the group. Later that day I was having lunch outside a nearby café, I saw that there was a copy of Positive Life. Great! I didn’t know there was a printed version, so I began flicking through the pages, then my heart stopped at page 8, there was my name under the title “Synchrodestiny” my story was “in print”. I actually went a bit red, feeling mildly embarrassed, I looked up at the sky and thought “really, Universe?” – I felt a bit like someone coming out of the spiritual closet. I had been asking for signs and suddenly they were everywhere, as my teachers, books and events began to show up, here was another big sign directing the course of my life, everything was connecting up.
I set the intention that one day I wanted to meet the author of these life changing books and courses. Within a few weeks another string of coincidences led me to California where I ended up meeting Deepak, I shared with him my challenges and what I was experiencing, asking his advice, the answers were remarkably simple. The signs never stopped pointing me in the direction of my purpose and passion. The synchronicities continued and by the end of that same year I had closed my design business and started my training at CCU (Chopra Center University)
Today I am Irelands first Chopra Certified Vedic Master and I teach all three disciplines Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda. I found my passion and purpose.
All I can say is: pay attention to the synchronicities, follow the signs along your path, trust your intuition and you will find your passion and purpose.
That is Synchrodestiny.