" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 30, 2020

SYNCHRONICITY - What Does it Mean? Am I Crazy?

Precursor to the I Ching?-)
I was watching the above Shaman Oaks video and I was thinking not the lame Jung/beetle/synchronicity story again for the millionth time, show me something new for heaven's sake.
Scarab/Dung Beetle/Christmas Beetle?-) 
Next minute I get this dΓ©jΓ  vu feeling come over me when I see the beetle in that guy's palm, because it's my palm -
Christmas Beetle/Golden Scarab Sync
Synchronicity in Psychotherapy?
Time to call the synchronicity Police and have the Red Book thrown at Shaman Oaks maybe?-)
Synchronicities: The Evolving Self, the Personal Unconscious, and the Creative Process?
Owls, iPads, Crows and Trippy Messages?

UPDATE: July 1st, 2020
Reading my old 2014 post about the Christmas beetle crawling in through the roof vent, I realized it was also about a box of chocolates and a 'Forrest Gump' DVD rental.
Missy Higgins (top right)
The father of singer Missy Higgins has tested positive for coronavirus
In hindsight now, I nearly went to see Tom Hanks and his wife
Rita Wilson at a live show in my hometown of Brisbane in 2020, when unbeknownst to anyone on the night that they both were positive to Covid 19 at the time -
"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."?
[Rita?-]Wilson the Volleyball in Cast Away (2000)
Tom Hanks and the Little BIG House Synch/Sink?
Tom Hanks voices Woody
CARL REINERoceros and a MELephant in the Room?-)

The Jobless Are Urged to Retrain ... in What ... Busking?

I remember seeing all of these stories above bunched together on page 9 of an April 2020 local newspaper, and thought to myself, looks like I'll have to finally learn the guitar while in lock-down, so I can go out busking when I run out of money.
The music store owner said there had been a run on equipment so people could play their music online, and even a run on podcast equipment.
Podcasting, that's the modern equivalent of busking, where you beg for passers by to your podcast site to leave a five star review, or throw in the cash donation of the equivalent of a cup of coffee each month/week to keep the podcast going, because what do you think most pod-casters do it for, the love of it?-)
Sounds a lot like blogging to me;-)
I have no ambitions of making a podcast, or ever being the guest on one for that matter.
I do like listening to good free podcasts though, and there are more of them on the net/pod/pad than dollar coins in my net worth of everything I will ever own.
But for the last 30+ years I've been telling myself , gee I think I could write some really profitable songs, if only I knew how to write music, or could play a guitar, or piano.
Tell God your plans?-)
Wouldn't it be great to have a profitable stable of hit songs, and let the royalties just come in?
Even if someone way more talented than I could even be brought in to sing them.
That was the pipe dream that went up in smoke year by year in my mind.
I even bought a beginners guitar that was on special at the local supermarket a few years back, not to write those dream hit fantasy songs of my youth, but just to tick off that bucket list goal of finally learning to play the guitar.
I think I have taken it out of the box once, strummed it, then put it back in the box and promised myself I'd start tomorrow.
And tomorrow hasn't come yet.
I even bought an electric piano from the same store a week or two later, and it never even got taken out of its box.
It rests among the Christmas tree decorations in another cupboard, waiting for the Christmas that I decide to take it out of the box:-)
I even have a set of bongos, which I do like to pretend I can play, and convince myself that I'm not bad for someone with no musical talent, so far that is.
But the truth is that apart from torturing the neighbours with my very occasional bongo playing, I'm probably never going to motivate myself enough to learn the guitar, or piano.
I have no urge to play them, no matter how many sealed music books I have bought over the years to urge me to.
Forget my Spanish CDs I think too, it's probably no way, JosΓ©,
Soy muy vago?
As for retraining for a Covid 19/future pandemic proof profession,
Que me jodan si lo sΓ©.
Coronavirus pandemic job losses
Is it a coincidence that the Australian welfare office has the logo of a corona around the Commonwealth Star? 
I wonder if it's too late in life for me to win some prestigious art contests?-)
I should probably 'Think Small' when it comes to money and art, at least at first, anyway -
Better Than Yesterday Dr. Mark Cross?
Salavat Fidai's art
Andre Levy
Heads or Tails?-)
Nobody wants coins in times of corona-virus anyway, right?-)
Lorraine Loots Hoots?-)
Hermit Crabs?
Living hermit crabs sounds so 2020 to me, don't you think?-)
Skull Jewelry Carved From
Pearls by Shinji Nakaba
JOE FIG (F#ck I'm Good?-)
Who ordered the diet Coke?-)
Hoang Tran
I think that I should learn to colour-in first:-)
Maybe I should just follow my heart when it comes to what I should do in life?
There is probably no more a rewarding art than following your own heart when it comes to your life and life's work.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks as they say.

The Next BIG Thing For Australia?

A Big Koala For Port Macquarie?
The view of a koala statue from my Port Macquarie motel  room in 2016
I saw a news story at the ABC news site recently about a big koala planned for Port Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia.
And I thought it was kind of ironic that the first time I ever saw a koala statue in Port Macquarie was at the ABC studio across from my motel room that I was staying in on my first trip of three trips to the town back in 2016, which I wrote about in this old post -
424s Again
I can't wait to see what this new "BIG" koala statue will look like, if I'm ever allowed to cross the Queensland/News South Wales state border again that is:-(
I haven't been back to the town since 2016, but I have fond memories of the koalas I spotted in my observations around and in Port Macquarie -
My Observations of Time and Space in Port Macquarie
Koalas are on track to become extinct in the wild in NSW by 2050

UPDATE: July 3rd, 2020
The 20/20 card?-)
I just saw my stats after writing my last post, and I noticed that there were 424 hits on my 'WTF: Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics?' post, which is right under this Port Macquarie post on the stats page for my blog.
Sign maybe?
Isn't 444 the angel number?-)
424s Again?
I thought I'd watch the main NRL game on the TV tonight, not really caring which team would win, and I've got to say that it was nothing to write home about until I noticed the final scoreline;-)
On a Synchronicity Kick in Armidale
I think I might have paraphrenia too Jeff?-)