Signs of Synchronocity
Carl Jung is one of my all-time favorite psychologists.He was a psychiatrist but he was also the founder of analytical psychology. He defined synchronicity as: a glimpse into the underlying order of the universe. He coined the term “synchronicity” to describe what he called the "acausal connecting principle" that links mind and matter.
He said that when a strong need arises in the psyche of a person, there is an underlying connectedness that shows itself through coincidences that make no sense as far as cause and effect.
Jung saw three type of synchronicity: one was a dream, vision or premonition of something that would happen in the future; one was a thought or feeling that coincided with an outside event; and a coinciding dream or vision that occurs at the same time an event is happening in the distance. Nobody has come up with a better explanation than his so far. Some believe that events linked to precognition and clairvoyance, as in psychic abilities, should be included as synchronicity.
I have had this phenomena happen many times in my life. I can’t really say I am psychic but have had experiences that would lead some people to believe so.
A couple examples would be when I had dreams in my past where an event happened with a person I never met (my ex-husband’s first girlfriend when he was a teenager) and my uncle’s Dad. Sadly, they were dreams of those people dying. Within one week of each dream, both those people had died! That was thirty-two years ago and at that time, it totally shocked me! I can’t remember what my uncle’s Dad died from (I think it was a heart attack) but my ex’s girlfriend was in a bad car accident in her Jeep and she died instantly. She was only twenty-one! These events were not because of a strong need arising in my psyche, as Jung would have proclaimed though! I don’t have a strong need to wish anyone to die!
When my Mom died in March of 2008, I had a strange feeling all day in my stomach and my head at the same time but I just thought I was having a rough day. Little did I know! At 7 p.m. that night, my sister called me and was crying. The minute she said, “Its Mom”, I knew! It shocked me then, as well, and to this day, it’s still hard to fathom that she isn’t here. She lived in MI and I live in CA so, in my heart, I just expect her to be sitting in her chair in the living room when I go back to visit but I know she won’t be there.
Synchronicity is a very unique sort of concept. It isn’t proven scientifically, (as I said earlier, it isn’t proven to be a “cause and effect” type of event.) It’s one of those concepts that have some basis to it just because it has happened so many times to so many people in so many different circumstances. It’s sort of hints at visualization, bringing something into being because of the mere thought of it. It’s in the same line of consideration as quantum physics, such as the description detailed in the movies, “” and “ What the Bleep Do We Know” They are fascinating movies worth considering, if you haven’t watched them yet. Down the Rabbit Hole.
My perception is that, because I am idealistic - a dreamer, a “pie in the sky”-type thinker, I am more prone to lean towards ideas, principles and concepts not confined within the lines of “ordinary” thought or science. Oh, and by the way, I am more “realistic” and logical than I ever was when I was growing up!
I am one who loves the “comfortable” places I am used to going, the “comfort” food I was used to having when I was growing up, the contentedness and peace I get from celebrating age-old traditions like Christmas. On the other hand, I have learned to be open-minded enough to be fascinated by the newer concepts like quantum physics, serendipity, and synchronicity. Carl Jung died in 1961 so I still consider synchronicity to be a rather new idea.
I could go on and on about ideas, concepts and the like but I just thought I would share a tiny bit of synchronicity with you to give you some food for thought! Thanks for reading!