The Phenomenon of Synchronicity

Things happen in our lives for a reason, even if that reason is not clear to you right away.”

Madison Taylor, DailyOM

Synchronicity is a noun defined as “the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” Perhaps you are aware of an occurrence of synchronicity in your life. More familiar to us is the verb form, “synchronize”, in which there is a conscious act “to cause to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together”, such as synchronizing watches or performing synchronized swimming.

There are the naysayers who believe that synchronicity is simply coincidence. At the opposite end of the spectrum are those who believe that there are no accidents in life — everything happens for a reason. Where do you stand on the subject? Many philosophers and psychologists believe that we will start noticing synchronicities with practice.  The more we notice …. well…. the more we notice! 

Something happens. You react. You think, “This is a coincidence. I must investigate further.” You do … then more synchronicities occur and you are suddenly following an exciting line of action and reaction. The higher and clearer your frequency and intent, the faster you manifest synchronicities.”

Quote from Cystalinks







Here are some typical examples of 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 walk into a bookstore not knowing what to buy, and the book you need falls from a shelf and practically hits you over the head.
  • You have just received your last check from unemployment when suddenly a job comes along.

Synchronicity is also referred to as “serendipity”.  Imagine you typically catch a plane to go home on the weekend, but this time you decide to go by rail. On the train, you meet a person you end up falling in love with and marrying. What made you change your mind and go by rail? Who would you have married if you hadn’t gone by rail? Is it magic? Is it simply chance? 

Belief is what activates synchronicity. If you don’t believe that it is possible, then you can’t activate it.  Something could be right in front of you and you still won’t see it.

Consider trying an experiment. Decide to believe in synchronicity and make an intention to be open to the possibility of it.  See what happens! I’d love to read your comments and questions below!


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