"Be at Peace and see a clear pattern running through your lives.” Eileen Caddy
It seems the more I raise my consciousness, the more my life fills with magical coincidences. It’s as if people, places and events coincide to bring messages about the path that I am on.
Carl G. Jung coined the term synchronicity and explained it as a principle by which improbable forms of coincidence occur where no causal connection can be demonstrated between two events, but where a meaningful relationship nevertheless exists.
*C.G. Jung gives the example of a beetle flying into his room while a patient was describing a dream about a scarab. Jung interpreted: “the transcendental meaning of both the scarab in the dream and the insect in the room was that the patient needed to be liberated from her excessive rationalism.”
*Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, gives the following example: “A woman admits to a buried dream of acting. At dinner the next night, she sits besides a man who teaches beginning actors.”
*An example occurred with me, while teaching The Artist’s Way course, I was journaling about my desire to buy a Counting Crows CD when my lover came home from his guitar lesson with a copy of a live Counting Crows song that he wanted to play for me.
*Another of my own examples happened when I had Turnips on my shopping list, as the only vegetable I needed to pick up to make a special soup for dinner, and while at a client’s house for lunch, we discover it was the only ripe vegetable in his garden!
*A student cleaned her closet out and discovered an old sweater from an ex-lover that she hasn’t heard from in years, who happened to call that evening.
Skeptics would like to dismiss these examples as selective perception, and the law of averages playing itself out. Synchronicity is generally explained as the connection between the powerful unconscious mind and the phenomenal world of perception.
Now, scientists seek to explain synchronicity with quantum physics, fractal geometry, and chaos theory. Physicists have shown, for example, that if two photons are separated, no matter how far, a change in one creates a simultaneous change in the other.
Personally, I’ve interpreted synchronicity to be evidence of the Universe’s infinite intelligence, which responds to conscious and unconscious prayers.
Regardless of why it happens, I invite you to observe and cultivate these signs. Notice that the more you look for and listen to them, the more they continue to happen. Meditation, journaling and prayer have all proven to increase their frequency. By following these threads and themes you will inevitably raise your sense of wonder, magic and connection to the universe.
Enjoy the dance,