Synchronicities are patterns that repeat
in time. The word 'synchronicity' references the gears or wheels of
time, though the actual concept of synchronicity cannot be
One can only record synchronicities as
they occur and watch the patterns of behavior that create them. The
concept of synchronicity is currently linked more to metaphysics,
yet physics (quantum physics) and metaphysics are merging, thus
showing their interconnection and how we manifest synchronicities in
Synchronicities are people, places or events that your soul attracts
into your life to help you evolve to higher consciousness or to
place emphasis on something going on in your life. The more
'consciously aware' you become of how your soul manifests, the
higher your frequency becomes and the faster you manifest
Each day your life encounters meaningful coincidences,
synchronicities, that you have attracted, on other words created in
the grid of your experiences in the physical. Souls create
synchronicities, played out in the physical. It is why you are here.
It is how our reality works.
We have all heard the expression, "There are no accidents." This is
All that we experience is by design, and
what we attract to our physical world. There are no accidents just
synchronicity wheels, the wheels of time or karma, wheels within
wheels, sacred geometry, the evolution of consciousness in the
alchemy of time.
Not all synchronicities are positive. Do be careful. Sometimes they
create major learning lessons. An example that many people
experience is meeting or manifesting a lover by synchronicity, only
to discover the person is wrong for them. Initially they think that
the synchronistic experience, or person, represents the road they
should take at that moment in time. This is not always the case. You
can manifest negative people and situation, so take your time when
you get caught up in synchronicity.
If you are dysfunctional, have emotional problems, and therefore are
a drama person, your will attract and manifest dysfunctional people
and events as reflections of your own inner turmoil. You need to
realize what is going on within to manifest, attract to you,
something positive outside of yourself.
These people will always
disappoint you, counteracted by your need to have the experience.
Look at the underlying facts when the synchronicity occurs to be
sure you know why you attracted that person or situation into your
Synchronicities may occur to make a quick point. Don't blow them out
of proportion. You must look at the bigger picture of the
synchronicity, think outside the box, (the patterns of reality) not
at the actual experience.
You can consider an event synchronistic when an inner experience
such as a dream, vision, or other form of deja vu, prepares you for
the physical event.
Your soul is always multitasking to create new experiences for you.
If you watch how you move through life, you will understand. Doing
this allows many people to clear their issues by writing their story
as a catharsis of their experiences here.
The higher and clearer your frequency and intent, the faster you
You are suffering with financial difficulties, yet money for basic
expenses such as rent, food, and utilities, always manifests.
begin to trust this. At first you thank the universe or god, then
you realize you create this abundance. You are learning to watch how
you manifest and why, watching yourself from outside the box.
You have just received your last check from unemployment when
suddenly a job comes along.
You walk into a book store not knowing what to buy, and the book you
need falls from a shelf and practically hits you over the head.
You have been feeling ill with no clear diagnosis. You meet someone
who knows a doctor or healer with the answers. All physical problems
stem from emotional issues. Your soul will point out the patterns
and hopefully the solutions. When the person is ready to heal, the
doctor will be there. That person will often show up by
This all stems from various levels of depression and
self-sabotage stemming from one's DNA or life experiences that have
worn them down. When you are confused and in emotional pain, you
either have trouble manifesting synchronicities or they are major
There is a sudden relocation which seems to be for one reason, but
later you find much more than you bargained for as the
synchronicities rapid occur as if a domino effect. For example, you
relocate for a new job, then, as if by synchronicity, someone
'special' comes into your life.
You and that person have attracted
each other for experience, as all life is nothing more than that. In
another case, the energies of the area hold something
transformational for you, which is perhaps the reason your soul
created the move in the first place.
You finally end a bad relationship and immediately another partner
comes into your life as if by synchronicity.
You drive to a place where parking is "next to impossible" and
someone pulls out of a parking spot or it is waiting for you.
You meet someone who interests you and touches your soul. Through
synchronicity that person seems to come into your life over and over
again. You begin to feel a destiny with that person. You begin to
think with your heart instead of your head. You connect with that
person. In some cases the karma between the two people is positive
but in many cases you have attracted that person into your life for
a learning lesson whether you are aware of it or not.
You feel depressed and can't find focus in your life. The next
person you talk you says something that brings needed guidance. In a
world of wounded souls, and evolving consciousness, answers to help
and guide will come more quickly and from different sources than in
your past. Learn from those who come along, but never become
A well-known example of synchronicity involves the true story of
French writer Emile Deschamps. In 1805 he was treated to some
plum pudding by Monsieur de Fontgibu. Ten years later, he
encountered plum pudding on the menu of a Paris restaurant, and
wanted to order some, but the waiter told him the last dish had
already been served to another customer, who turns out to be
Monsieur de Fontgibu.
In 1832 Emile Deschamps visited a restaurant
with a friend and is once again offered plum pudding. He recalled
the earlier incident and told his friend that only Monsieur de
Fontgibu is missing to make the setting complete.
At that moment a senile Monsieur de
Fontgibu enters the room by mistake.
Carl Jung and
Synchronicities are meaningful coincidences.
Synchronicity is a word coined by the Swiss psychologist Carl
Jung to describe the temporally coincident occurrences of
acausal events. It was a principle that he felt compassed his
concept of the collective unconscious, in that it was descriptive of
a governing dynamic that underlay the whole of human experience and
history, social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual.
Jung believed that many experiences
perceived as coincidence were due not merely to chance, but instead
potentially reflected the manifestation of coincident events or
circumstances consequent to this governing dynamic. Jung spoke of
synchronicity as being an "acausal connecting principle" (i.e. a
pattern of connection that is not explained by causality).
Jung believed the traditional notions of causality were incapable of
explaining some of the more improbable forms of coincidence.
it is plain, felt Jung, that no causal connection can be
demonstrated between two events, but where a meaningful relationship
nevertheless exists between them, a wholly different type of
principle is likely to be operating. Jung called this principle
In The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, Jung describes
how, during his research into the phenomenon of the collective
unconscious, he began to observe coincidences that were connected in
such a meaningful way that their occurrence seemed to defy the
calculations of probability.
He provided numerous examples from his
own psychiatric case-studies, many now legendary.
"A young woman I was treating had,
at a critical moment, a dream in which she was given a golden
While she was telling me her dream, I sat with my back
to the closed window. Suddenly I heard a noise behind me, like a
gentle tapping. I turned round and saw a flying insect knocking
against the window-pane from outside.
I opened the window and caught the
creature in the air as it flew in. It was the nearest analogy to
the golden scarab that one finds in our latitudes, a scarabaeid
beetle, the common rose-chafer (Cetoaia urata) which contrary to
its usual habits had evidently felt an urge to get into a dark
room at this particular moment.
I must admit that nothing like
it ever happened to me before or since, and that the dream of
the patient has remained unique in my experience."
The Scarab represented Self-Generation,
Resurrection and Renewal.
Who then, might we say, was responsible for the synchronous arrival
of the beetle, Jung or the patient? While on the surface reasonable,
such a question presupposes a chain of causality Jung claimed was
absent from such experience.
As psychoanalyst Nandor Fodor
has observed, the scarab, by Jung's view, had no determinable cause,
but instead complemented the "impossibility" of the analysis.
The disturbance also (as synchronicities
often do) prefigured a profound transformation. For, as Fodor
observes, Jung's patient had--until the appearance of the
beetle--shown excessive rationality, remaining psychologically
inaccessible. Once presented with the scarab, however, she improved.
Because Jung believed the phenomenon of synchronicity was primarily
connected with psychic conditions, he felt that such couplings of
inner (subjective) and outer (objective) reality evolved through the
influence of the archetypes, patterns inherent in the human psyche
and shared by all of mankind.
These patterns, or "primordial images,"
as Jung sometimes refers to them, comprise man's collective
unconscious, representing the dynamic source of all human
confrontation with death, conflict, love, sex, rebirth and mystical
When an archetype is activated by an emotionally charged
event (such as a tragedy), says Jung, other related events tend to
draw near. In this way the archetypes become a doorway that provide
us access to the experience of meaningful (and often insightful)
Implicit in Jung's concept of synchronicity is the belief in the
ultimate "oneness" of the universe. As Jung expressed it, such
phenomenon betrays a,
"peculiar interdependence of
objective elements among themselves as well as with the
subjective (psychic) states of the observer or observers."
Jung claimed to have found evidence of
this interdependence, not only in his psychiatric studies, but in
his research of esoteric practices as well.
Of the I Ching, a Chinese method of divination which Jung
regarded as the clearest expression of the synchronicity principle,
"The Chinese mind, as I see it at
work in the I Ching, seems to be exclusively preoccupied with
the chance aspect of events. What we call coincidence seems to
be the chief concern of this peculiar mind, and what we worship
as causality passes almost unnoticed...
While the Western mind
carefully sifts, weighs, selects, classifies, isolates, the
Chinese picture of the moment encompasses everything down to the
minutes nonsensical detail, because all of the ingredients make
up the observed moment."
Jung discovered the synchronicity within
the I Ching also extended to astrology. In a letter to Freud
dated June 12, 1911, he wrote:
"My evenings are taken up largely
with astrology. I make horoscopic calculations in order to find
a clue to the core of psychological truth. Some remarkable
things have turned up which will certainly appear incredible to
I dare say that we shall one day discover in astrology a
good deal of knowledge that has been intuitively projected into
In formulating his synchronicity
principle, Jung was influenced to a profound degree by the "new"
physics of the twentieth century, which had begun to explore the
possible role of consciousness in the physical world.
In 1945 Jung wrote:
Physics has demonstrated that in the
realm of atomic magnitudes objective reality presupposes an
observer, and that only on this condition is a satisfactory
scheme of explanation possible.
This means, that a subjective
element attaches to the physicist's world picture, and secondly
that a connection necessarily exists between the psyche to be
explained and the objective space-time continuum.
These discoveries not only help
loosen physics from the iron grip of its materialistic world,
but confirmed what I recognized intuitively that matter and
consciousness, far from operating independently of each other
are, in fact, interconnected in an essential way, functioning as
complementary aspects of a unified reality.
The belief suggested by quantum theory
and by reports of synchronous events that matter and consciousness
interact, is far from new. Synchronicity reveals the meaningful
connections between the subjective and objective world.
Synchronistic events provide an
immediate religious experience as a direct encounter with the
compensatory patterning of events in nature as a whole, both
inwardly and outwardly.
All synchronistic phenomena can be grouped under three categories:
The coincidence of a psychic state
in the observer with a simultaneous objective, external event
that corresponds to the psychic state or content, (e.g. the
scarab), where there is no evidence of a causal connection
between the psychic state and the external event, and where,
considering the psychic relativity of space and time, such a
connection is not even conceivable.
The coincidence of a psychic state
with a corresponding (more or less simultaneous) external even
taking place outside the observer's field of perception, i.e. at
a distance, and only verifiable afterward.
The coincidence of a psychic state
with a corresponding, not yet existent future event that is
distant in time and can likewise only be verified afterward.
Two Fundamental Types of Synchronicity
One in which the compensatory
activity of the archetype is experienced both inwardly and
outwardly. [the event seems to emerge from the subconscious with
access to absolute knowledge, which cannot be consciously known]
One in which the compensatory
activity of the archetype is experienced outwardly only. [these
convey to the ego a much-needed wholeness of the self's
perspective, they show one a new perspective]
Essential Characteristics of the Synchronistic
The specific intrapsychic state
of the subject defined as one of the following:
The unconscious content which,
in accordance with the compensatory needs of the conscious
orientation, enters consciousness [something is in our
The conscious orientation of the
subject around which the compensatory synchronistic activity
centers [something happens concerning what is in our mind]
An objective event corresponds with
this intrapsychic state [may be literal or figurative
The objective event as a
compensatory equivalent to the unconscious compensatory
The objective event as the sole
compensatory of the ego-consciousness
Even though the intrapsychic state
and the objective event may be synchronous according to clock
time and spatially near to each other, the objective event may,
contrary to this, be distant in time and/or space in relation to
the intrapsychic state [as in telepathy, clairvoyance, etc.]
The intrapsychic state and the
objective event are not causally related to each other [acausality]
The synchronistic event is
meaningful [excludes some coincidence, but does not require the
meaning to be understood]
The intrapsychic state and the
objective event as meaningful parallels.
The numinous charge associated
with the synchronistic experience [feeling of spiritual
Import of the subjective-level
interpretation [the content must reflect back on the issues
of the individual]
The archetypal level of meaning
[transcends the individual and implies absolute knowledge].
Study and Conclusions
A 2005 study at Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab,
suggested that there is a small, though statistically measurable
link, between human thought and patterns that occur in random data
There is no evidence as to whether this is caused by
individuals unintentionally recognizing complex patterns and then
molding their thoughts towards an unconsciously known result or the
thoughts of the individual are themselves affecting the random
patterns in a manner of individuation.
This study's results have not been
replicated, and its methodologies are disputed. Since the theory of
synchronicity is not testable according to the classical scientific
method, it is not widely regarded as scientific.
Probability theory can attempt to explain events such as the plum
pudding incident in our normal world, without any interference by
any universal alignment forces.
However, the correct variables
required for actually computing the probability cannot be found.
This is not to say that synchronicity is not a good model for
describing a certain kind of human experience, but, according to the
scientific method, it is a reason for the refusal of the idea that
synchronicity should be considered a "hard fact", i.e., an actually
existing principle of our universe.
Supporters of the theory claim that since the scientific method is
applicable only to those phenomena that are reproducible,
independent of observer and quantifiable, the argument that
synchronicity is not scientifically 'provable' should be considered
a red herring, as, by definition, synchronistic events are not
independent of the observer, since the observer's unique history is
precisely what gives the synchronistic event meaning for the
A synchronistic event appears like just another meaningless 'random'
event to anyone else without the unique prior history which
correlates to the event. This reasoning claims that the principle of
synchronicity raises the question of the subjectivity of
significance and meaning in the sequence of natural events.
Correlation can also be described as an 'acausal connecting
principle' and so has been proposed as an analogy to the phenomenon
Though correlation does not necessarily imply
causation, yet, correlation may in fact be a physical property
shared by events without there being a classical cause-effect
relationship, as shown in quantum physics, where widely separated
events can be correlated without being linked by a direct physical
Synchronicity has been proposed as a corollary phenomenon of the
many-worlds or parallel universes theory of quantum physics, in that
the subject is somehow 'navigating' to those particular alternate
worlds that are correlated to their past history, among the myriad
possible other worlds that are not as correlated to their past
Although this idea has made it into the
popular press, it is considered pseudoscience by most scientists as
the parallel universe theory states that all possible futures
exist simultaneously, therefore the subject indeed lives out all
possible futures in parallel.