Does your mind tell you celebrations are only for events that have passed? And what happens if you celebrate what has yet to happen?
We celebrate the day we were born with birthday parties, the day we got married with a same day feast and later with anniversary dinners and gifts. We celebrate the promotion at work, the successful completion of a course, our book reaching the number one spot on a bestseller list.
We celebrate things that have happened or are currently happening. But what if we choose to celebrate what WILL HAPPEN?
In his book the Mind-Body Code (yes, I love this book!) clinical neuropsychologist Mario Martinez coins the term feedforward as opposed to feedback. It’s where—once you have crossed the threshold into synchronistic pathways by noticing an out-of-order event as an entry point—you can choose to be grateful for the good that is coming your way. And in being celebratory for what has yet to show up, you facilitate its manifestation.
Because the underlying premise is that once we step through that portal of synchronicity, we enter a zone where all things conspire for good. We are literally in a terrain of enchantment where hidden connections become visible, and clues arise as meaningful coincidences that guide us to a more en-lightened life.
“When you accept the interconnectedness component of synchronicity, feedforward can be an effective tool for accessing synchronicity. How? You can use feedforward to celebrate, in the present, a future event: an entangling, fortuitous, soon-to-unfold event. In other words simply celebrate in the present without knowing the reason, and wait for the event to unfold in the future.”
Let’s remember, you are engaging this celebration in the wake of some sort of out-of-order event (or disruption to your linear plans) that is really a portal to synchronistic pathways.
For example, yesterday I experienced an out-of-order event. I had a consultation scheduled with well known psychic Andrew Brewer who I first encountered seven months earlier. His reading then proved to be highly uplifting and accurate—in hindsightmany things he spoke of came to pass.
This session yesterday was intended originally as a gift for my sister’s 50th birthday, but nervous about having a reading, she turned it down after I had already set it up and paid for it. So. I took the session instead.
But something strange happened the day of the reading. In getting ready for the phone call, I spent over an hour looking without any luck for my recording device—which is always in a certain drawer, but for some reason was missing in action. (I will never leave it to my memory to recall an hour long call!). Try as I might, I could not find it anywhere in my house.
Confronted with an obstacle, I sat in meditation and asked my inner guidance: What’s up?
The answer was clear: “This is not a time for you to have a reading. You do not want to collapse wave functions by mutual agreement on outcomes right now. You are at too many potent choice points to risk influence.” I know, I know… my inner wisdom uses in quantum-speak.
I fired off a message to Andrew minutes before our session explaining my intuitive hit to cancel. But then an idea occurred to me—why not re-gift the session to a friend who was having her birthday in two days and for whom I had yet to purchase something. Andrew kindly agreed and last night, at dinner with this friend, I presented her with news of her gift. She was delighted! She mentioned she had not had an intuitive reading for years and was ready for one again, in a time when her life was going through a lot of new beginnings.
So, today, I will celebrate “an entangling, fortuitous soon-to-unfold event ” that will unfold in my future from the disruptive non-linearity of the missing recording device that lead to gifting my reading to another—and opening me up to something wondrous to come. To celebrate, I will choose a dessert after dinner as my symbolic “yay” moment of gratitude.
Assignment: On the occasion of your first clear out-of-order event, follow up with a celebration! It can be cake, candles, a bit of bubbly, a self-loving gesture like booking a massage. Whatever feels ‘celebratory” to you–what would you do if you won a lottery? Or an award? Or got a promotion? Celebrate the way you would for things that have happened. Put your whole heart into the leap of faith that something GOOD is coming your way because you have consciously left the linear and ordinary for the a-causal and non-ordinary world of synchronicity and magic.
BONUS: Really informative and fun interview with Tami Simon of Sounds True, with Dr. Mario Martinez of the Mind Body Code. Worth the listen. https://www.youtube.com/user/biocognitive