The great thinker and Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung first coined the term, synchronicity, in 1930 to describe a meaningful coincidence.
Synchronicities are events connected to one another not by strict cause-and-effect, but by what in classical times was known as sympathies, by the belief that an acausal relationship exists between events on the inside and the outside of ourselves, crosstalk between mind and matter—which is governed by a certain species of attraction.
Jung believed that synchronicities mirror deep psychological processes, carry messages the way dreams do, take on meaning, provide guidance and to a degree they correspond to emotional states and inner experiences, a flash of total insight or, as Jung called it, ‘absolute knowledge’.
Synchronicity is a coincidence that has an analog in the psyche, and depending on how you understand it, it can inform you, primarily through intuition and emotion, how near or far you are from what Carlos Castaneda calls “the path with heart.”
Among shamanic cultures, synchronicities are considered “a kind of homing beacon analogous to a radio directional signal indicating that the right procedures and methods are being employed.”For example, you’re trying to decide whether to say yes or no to a particular opportunity and while driving and you notice the bumper sticker: Just Do It!
Now is the time
If you're reading this, chances are your Soul is nudging you to take action! Listed below are 10 signs of synchronicity you might have experienced or noticed in your life.
Sometimes you look up at the clock and see repeated numbers, and the common numbers are 11:11, 22:22, 12:12. Why is it every time you look at the clock you see these numbers? Is it a coincidence? No, it’s a positive sign of synchronicity.
Running into an old friend
There were times when you are thinking about a friend, and you either run into them in the street or receive a call, text or email from them.
Radio or TV
You are humming to your favourite tune, and you switch on the radio or television and it starts playing the song you are humming. This is a positive sign of synchronicity and a joyous moment for you.
Watching a movie
You are watching a movie or TV show, and the storyline mirrors the current issues you are having in your life.
You hear a conversation two strangers are having; they are discussing something you have been thinking about in your life.
Something solves your problem
Randomly you come across an item that solves a dilemma you have been having, even though you were never looking for it. Could be an ad on the TV or an item in the store that jumps out at you, and says “here this is exactly what you’re looking for.”
Strangers are helping you
You seem to meet strangers who offer you the best advice for the problems you are having, even though you just met them and never mentioned what you are going through. That’s synchronicity for you so embrace it.
You are planning to buy something, and you have a good idea what you want, then you receive a gift from your friend exactly what you were looking for. Sure enough, you never mentioned it to anybody at all, and you are only thinking about it, so yes another sign of synchronicity.
There were moments when you needed an emotional lift and your child suddenly turns to you and says ”I love you” or you might receive an email with an uplifting message from a friend or relative.
Of course, this list can be endless as synchronicity is a very complex occurrence. These are just some examples you may experience at some point in your life. The best way to experience synchronicity is to feel more and listen to your intuition. The more that you notice these meaningful coincidences the more they will happen! It is the language of the soul!