I used “cosmic APB” in a conversation this morning with @thenewloud and he asked me if that was something I came up with on my own or something I heard somewhere. I told him I was pretty sure I came up with it on my own and a quick google search agreed with me.
The New Loud knows what a cosmic APB is from the context of our conversation but let me break it down a little bit more in case you’d like to add it to your vocabulary. 🙂
Lets peep the definition of cosmic:
1) a : of or relating to the cosmos, the extraterrestrial vastness, or the universe in contrast to the earth alone
b : of, relating to, or concerned with abstract spiritual or metaphysical ideas
2) : characterized by greatness especially in extent, intensity, or comprehensiveness [a cosmic thinker]
Dang. I didn’t know the definition of cosmic was so… cosmic. 😉 Anyhow, cosmic is in there to represent the cosmic consciousness that connects us all (that’s what the “gurus” would have you believe anyway 😀 ).
I just realized where APB is used all of the time. In TV and movies. When some shit goes down a cop has to put out an APB on… whoever they’re looking for. APB stands for All-Point Bulletin. I guess I thought cops put APBs out for whatever they wanted, “Put out an APB for some strawberry jelly-filled, we’re all out over here in the 4th,” but I guess they use it for people of interest.
Anyhow, whether for people or things, an APB is a broadcast to the network.
So What’s A Cosmic APB?
I specifically used the term this morning in relation to looking for a larger space for my tai chi school before it gets cold outside. A cosmic APB is consciously putting something you’re looking for out into the universe so the universe can assist in bringing it to you. I suppose it’s similar to the kind thinking popularized by movies and material like “The Secret” except it’s less hippy dippy and more keeping it real.
I honestly believe there is some sort of cosmic consciousness that links us all together but, keeping it more real, there’s an actual network that links us all together (some call it interwebz). That said, putting out a “cosmic APB” involves a lot of real broadcast work. For example, now that I want a new space for tai chi I’m going to do what I need to do to keep it on my mind more. I’m also going to think of key people to share my vision with who may help bring me closer to it being a reality. I’ll probably even do some actual work (like calling around and looking at spaces).
Now I’ll notice things related to the APB (like spaces for rent in areas I like) and people close to me will do the same.
Breaking this down cosmically, all of the work above activates some sort of higher consciousness that brings me to my goal faster (through dreams and “coincidences”). Breaking it down scientifically, all of the work increases the probability that I find what I’m looking for because more minds and eyes are on the job.
Either way, cosmic APB is a sweet way to put it. 🙂