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The Dance of
Out of the blue, something catches
your attention, a blinding flash
seemingly answering a n inner
calling or question...
Have you ever met someone one day and
bumped into them “randomly” the following
day or soon thereafter? Or seen a word that
answers a question you've been meditating on?
Or found a strange connection appear before
you out of nowhere?
Is it voice from the Divine or just
Recently, I've been dating someone
who showed me her vision board, a nd on
the top, she had unk nowingly placed a
cutout of one of my articles from NOVA,
“Choosing Love.” I was speechless. She had
no idea that it was written by me, as she
had taken it from the front cover and didn't
even know I was an author.
Some stories I've heard recently...
Andy was searching for a copy of The
Alchemist, a book she had lent to her cousin
and it had got lost. That day her housemate was
spring cleaning the house, throwing out old
books in a box and dropped off a copy of The
Alchemist on her desk, thinking she may like it.
Paulo was sitting at his computer writing
an email when his cat Milo jumped onto his
keyboard. On the screen, appeared the words
“JFK”. Paulo had been studying political
history for a project at college.
These seemingly random encounters seem
to be signs that something significant is at
work. Recently, many people have been acutely
aware of synchronicity occurring in their lives.
Let's explore further the dance of synchronicity
and what it may mean in our lives.
Synchronicity is a concept originally
coined by Carl Jung to describe meaningful
coincidences – the "acausal connecting
principle" that links mind and matter and
supersedes cause and effect. Many times
in history, there has been a case of the
simultaneous discovery of the same thing. This
is well documented in science.
I was first introduced to the concept of
synchronicity years ago when I read James
Red field ’s The Celestine Prophecy. Redfield
theorises that all coincidences are important
because they direct the way to an unfolding
of our personal destiny. In my personal
experience, I have been through periods
heavily influenced by the concept that
synchronicity was meaningful. Many of the
major events of my life have been guided by
synchronicity – relationships beginning and
ending, work, career paths. I’ve had moments
where I’ve been a Celestine prophecy “devotee”
seeing meaning in ever y event. I would caution
people – there needs to be a caveat – not all
synchronicities are meaningful!
I’ve come to see that not all coincidences
and events in our lives mean something.
Bumping into the postman when he’s
delivering the mail doesn’t necessarily mean
anything beyond him doing his job, and you
doing yours, and those events coinciding for a
moment. The problem with relying too much
on synchronicity is that it can take your own
free will or intention out of your life so that
you rely too much on “acts of God ”. This
promotes reactivity (waiting for God) instead
of promoting being proactive (taking action).
At least sometimes, one can search too
hard for spiritual meanings in daily events that
may really just be co-incidents. Since we live
in a conscious universe, no events are actually
accidental. However, not all events are equally
meaningful or significant.
The lines bet ween
precognition and clair voyance are blurred. For
example, ever thought of a friend, and then
received a phone call from them, or seen them
Just last week, I was chatting to a friend
about catching up with her in the morning,
and that night bumped into her at an isolated
restaurant. How did that happen? Of all the
thousands of restaurants, how could we both
end up at the same one I wondered? Surely
such an event is unlikely to occur by random
chance. She later mentioned she had seen me
walking in the park earlier. Maybe there was
a message or transaction that we needed to
communicate to each other, or perhaps our
earlier communication had connected our
energies and aligned our paths?
Synchronicity can hint at destiny, or it
can come via dipping your feet into the divine
matrix, or field of consciousness. Jung pointed
to an underlying field of consciousness, which
he called underlying connectedness. It can also
be a message or sign sent from angelic beings
or spirit guides, if you believe in those beings.
I recall the day after my grandmother
dying seeing an old graceful lady waiting with
me at a tram stop, and feeling that it was a
message from my grandmother that she was
with me still.
Sound familiar? Remind you of something?
Perhaps it's a synchronistic moment reading
these words? Would you like to awaken and
HERE ARE 7 WAYS
TO OPEN TO SYNCHRONICITY
1. Be open to receive the wisdom of each
moment as it unfolds.
Synchronicity revea ls an underlying pattern
in the universe, a large guiding framework
that organises our lives.
2. Know what you want.
Having a clear idea of what we want to create
in our lives, what we want our lives to be like
Redfield’s seventh insight is “Knowing our
personal mission further enhances the flow
of mysterious coincidences as we a re guided
toward our destinies.”
‘Since we live in a conscious
universe, no events are actually
‘Changing our frequency will
change the people we attract
into our lives.’
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Is that chance encounter or moment of unexpected
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