SYNCHRONICITY IS NOT JUST A COINCIDENCE
Say you’re getting hungry around lunchtime, and for some unusual reason you’ve been craving oysters. Just then, a co-worker starts talking about the great oysters he had last night. That’s coincidental. But if your girlfriend gives you a surprise call to meet her at the oyster bar for lunch, and then tells you how much she loves you – well, that’s synchronicity. Reaching beyond just the particular coincidence, synchronicity may have everything to do with how you met your wife.
Synchronicity is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist
Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences"
if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully
related. Jung's belief was that, just as events may be connected by
causality, they may also be connected by meaning. Events connected
by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of causality, which does not generally contradict the Axiom of Causality but in specific cases can lead to
prematurely giving up causal explanation.
Dr. Carl Jung's original version of synchronicity brought "the presence of recurrent images and ideas, archetypes, tying us to another dimension where dreams come true, timely meetings change your life, omens accurately predict the future, and phenomenal 'signs' are deeply significant to our personal experience....
Dr. Jung believed there appeared to be a mysterious, underlying kind of ‘field’ affecting a whole different level of experience; first coining the idea of synchronicity in the late 1920s.
Jung’s observations were based on the rejection of a coincidental, one-dimensional life, and instead, the recognition that we engage in the world in a very complex way through our psyches, our energies, our emotions, and our actions and experiences. Seeing life this way, it becomes less a series of coincidences mixed with our projections and manipulations, and instead a far more interactive, more mysterious experience.
Carl Jung presented:-
a synchronistic model involving three characteristics of spiritual potential.
1. MEANINGFUL COINCIDENCE
Random events happen sometimes with very specific, personal meaning.
2. CAUSAL CONNECTION
Despite there being no apparent material cause and effect, there is an undeniably profound personal significance, and so an apparently intentional connection at play.
The indication that all of this happens within a kind of shared field of divinity, in communion with a greater whole.
Across most life experiences, these three aspects actually work to describe something that happens in everyone’s life, even though no one knows exactly how.
"The acceptance of synchronicity as an unpredictable, yet wondrously reliable mechanism in our observer-based life leads to a very practical realization that you could relate to any natural force, like electricity or gravity – it works much better for you when you believe it’s there and learn how to work with it."