May 03, 2015
How can you identify synchronicities in life?
Let's get started with the basics:
Lucky coincidences happen quite frequently. You might've had a
particularly striking coincidence that you still remember because,
well, it doesn't happen every day! While it is commonly attributed
to luck, destiny, fortune, or some preordained balance of nature, it
may not necessarily be so.
Carl Jung coined
the concept of Synchronicity back
in the 1920s that will help you understand why coincidences happen
and the role they can play in defining your life!
A Synchronicity is defined as a meaningful coincidence that occurs
as a result of the combination of internal and external events,
which cannot be explained via the cause-and-effect relationship.
You were thinking about something and,
before you know it, it materializes in front of you! Is it just a
happy coincidence? Probably not!
Synchronicity exists everywhere! It is just a matter of being able
to recognize it when it happens.
Generally, it is believed that when you are open and responsive to
the spirits of the universe, you get to experience out-of-this-world
synchronicities, channeling your worries towards a productive,
presumably predestined end.
It is like a moment of enlightenment, an event that changes your
life forever! At times, the synchronicities may be smaller, less
At others, it can define the purpose of your life-long journey!
When Do They
Before we get down to a few examples to explain synchronicities,
let's figure out how and when,
"you are open and responsive to the
spirits of the universe".
There are two moments when we reach the
apex of consciousness and openness in life:
special events like births,
deaths, crises, escapes, love-related adventures
travel can get you closer to
yourself and your spiritual realities
But these aren't the only times when
Everyday mundane activities like
shopping, commuting and others may also present some value
synchronicities to you.
Remember the time you had that
particularly painful fight with your loved one and you were
so heartbroken that all the love songs seemed to be about
Or the time when you picked up a
baby and it instantly smiled at you, as though reassuring
you about the "big" decision you are about to make?
Well, it is all a part and parcel of
synchronicity as long as you are able to deduce a meaningful
conclusion from it.
At times, you are consciously (or subconsciously to be more
appropriate) looking for signs from the universe. Sometimes you
receives these when you least expect them.
Synchronicity may lead you to a sliver of hope and confidence, or
get you connected with the one who is meant to be.
It works wonders for you if you can give
it its due share of recognition!
The Types of
Over the years, the information and experiences about
synchronicities led to the identification of three broad categories.
While it is difficult to suggest which
of these might have a profound impact on your life, it nevertheless
pays to understand these so you can identify these life-changing
moments when they occur!
I. Single Synchronicities
They are usually those standalone meaningful coincidences that
are enlightening on their own. It is like meeting an old friend
during your morning walk one day, the same one you were thinking
about the day before for whatever reason.
Or the time when you picked up the phone to call up a relative,
only to hear his/her voice at the other end. Or to find that
your best friend just bought you a gift, the same one you've
been trying to get your hands on for quite some time now.
They are all individual events that
are pleasantly meaningful or "connected".
II. Strings of Synchronicities
It is when a string of occurrences happen back-to-back,
reinforcing a certain belief. You were thinking about the good
old days when the radio started playing a tasteful tune from the
You remember a particular person, and the next thing you know,
s/he is standing right in front of you at the grocery store!
You're probably dumbstruck, because you heard a similar name in
the morning broadcast.
Too much coincidence to handle?
Blame it on the string of synchronicities!
III. Clusters of Synchronicities
It gets a little more complex as it progresses.
Let's consider the same example
above but now with a twist. You just got out of a bad
relationship, and it somehow led to the good old days. You
remember how you've had had a crush on that particular person
you're reminded of because of the radio.
The morning newspaper has his/her name. You bump into him/her
all of a sudden while shopping for groceries, and s/he invites
you to a lunch. You find out that the special person is still
single, and somehow seems to remember the same things you do.
While you try to convince yourself it's just a random
coincidence, the person voices his/her interest in meeting up
again. And while you're relishing in your good luck, s/he says
something that reminds you what your parents always said about
finding the right person at the right time.
There you go, that is what we call clusters of
synchronicities because, frankly, they're too many to