LIFE 101 

By Coach Carey Bayer

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.” —Charles de Lint, Author, The Mystery of Grace

1. the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.

A student of mine suggested I teach a class on Synchronicity. While meditating, I realized she was right. So I launched “Synchronicity: How to be in the Right Place at the Right Time.” This woman wanted sublime secrets on how to maximize her chances of enjoying synchronicity.
Researching for the first presentation, it dawned on me that synchronicity was like a place to live, a state of consciousness where one could dwell. I dubbed this place Synchroni City, the capital of the state of grace.

Swiss Depth Psychologist C.G. Jung wrote a book called Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, in which he talked about a patient who dreamed of a golden scarab, a popular amulet and impression seal in ancient Egypt. The next day while treating her, such a beetle collided against Jung’s office window. This was most rare for that climate. While there weren’t causal connections between the dream and waking reality scarabs, they served as a catalyst for the patient’s psychological death and rebirth.

Synchronicity often plays a role in more esoteric fields, such as parapsychology, astrology, and the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle. Experiencing it seems linked to being in a state of grace, which the dictionary defines as “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration (spiritual renewal) or sanctification.” The key to enjoying gifts of synchronicity, therefore, resides in being in a state of grace. So how do you do that?

To experience more grace, you need to be increasingly in tune with the flow of the Universe. That means to swim with the stream of Nature, rather than against it. Complaining about what happens in your life, fighting your “creations” definitely keeps you out of such flow. Being at peace with what happens enables you to glide more through life and avoid banging your head against the wall of the Universe.

There are things you can do to flow with the Universe and be more in tune with Nature’s laws. The most effective way is to become more familiar with the level of Reality from where those laws are structured. This home of all the laws of Nature is situated at the transcendental level of Being, outside the changing field of time in Eternity, deep within you at the non-changing, place where your individuality merges with your universal nature. The best ways I know of to effortlessly connect to your higher Self are through two meditation techniques that I’ve taught: Transcendental Meditation, which I taught for three decades, and Higher Self Healing Meditation, which I launched in 2010.
Another powerful way is to perform spiritual ceremonies that honor the invisible forces of Nature. In India, they call these yagyas; in North America, the natives who inhabited our continent before the white man arrived, performed different ceremonies to invite rain for crops, support for their battles, and so forth. There are Brahmin pundits in India who conduct such yagyas today.
You can also align your mind to a more positive way of thinking. You can do this through an enlightened three-step, holistic use of affirmations that I teach. You can also train yourself to speak harmoniously, avoid negative speech about yourself and others, and give up gossiping. Behaviorally, you can do what you know is right and avoid doing what you know is wrong.
These changes in your actions, speech, thoughts, ceremonies, and Being all invite extremely positive responses from the Universe. In other words, they bring good karma. The growth of good karma and the concomitant decrease of bad karma put you in a more receptive place, and the opportunity to be granted a state of grace. Once there, you can enjoy the capital city of the state of Grace—Synchroni City.

For more information contact Cary at (954) 788-3380 and visit