Synchronicity meaning that things happens spontaneously ...like you are thinking of someone you haven't heard from in ages and then for some reason they call out of the blue or you bump into them at an airport or something or you forgot where you put your keys and then all of a sudden you remember and there they are, right in the place you thought about right that moment.
I really believe it happens. I remember studying Jung in college and it made perfect sense to me that all humans are connected in some way. I'd rather believe that than in some mythical God.
I have definitely had the experience of thinking of something and then seeing it mentioned everywhere.
That is merely the "hit and miss" of statistics. In other words, you may very well have thought of lots of people but never bumped into them, and the one time you do bump into somebody, it's remembered and thought of as some sort of miraculous event while all the other times are forgotten.
When one is schizophrenic, synchronicity is every minute of every day. It is fantastic if one can handle it.
I am very sure that schizopherenia has nothing whatsoever to do with synchronicity. It's like compairing apples to logs???doesn't match. Sorry. Schizophrenia is a psychological disease where as synchronicity is unexplained happeneings and events.
Do tell janesix ???what is it that I am wrong about? Schizophrenia and synchronicity are two different things? How is that wrong?
synchronicity: coincidence of events that seem related but are not obviously caused one by the other.
schizophrenia: a severe psychiatric disorder with symptoms of emotional instability, detached from reality, withdrawl into self.
These are the dictionary definitions. Obviously they have 2 very different meanings. So where exactly am I wrong janesix??? Look forward to your reply.
Why don't you actually read what knolyourself wrote, moneyfairy. He didn't say they were the SAME THING. It appears you have a reading comprehension problem.
Yes I guess I do because I don't get it??? How is synchroncity an every day event for a schizophrenic? I guess they could be construed as radom events that occur often in the mind of a schizophrenic in that case...thank god for medication for them. And yes Knolyourself it is fantastic if one can deal with that.
Well, Carl Gustav Jung is one of my greatest heroes. How can I not believe?
Another not-so-closeted Jungian reporting in.
Two of my scientist relatives keep calling to tell me about amazing experiences of synchronicity, and I smile about it. Fun to hear people with rigorous scientific training trying to puzzle over a phenomenon that doesn't seem to make logical sense, as it defies the laws of cause and effect.
As a very typical example, I used the internet last month to help a 60-year-old friend find her best friend in middle school.
They haven't been in touch in decades, and both have moved around many times. It turns out they're living less than a mile away on the same street!
That is synchronicity if not for you helping her she may have never been able to meet up with her old friend but because they live so close they might have eventually met each other in passing at the supermarket or post office Great example though Greekgeek, thank you.
I definitely believe in synchronicity and think the following quote about it is fun to ponder, especially since we're close to Halloween: "Synchronicities are the jokers in nature's pack of cards for they refuse to play by the rules and offer a hint that, in our quest for certainty about the universe, we have ignored some vital clues." F. David Peat, in "Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind."
Thanks for getting this cool forum started! I'm enjoying the responses.
I certainly do, a fine album. But then the Police are a fine band too.
Oops, where am I?
Think or say it and it happens, in a specific time synchronization, usually called coincidence. Clairvoyance explains some of it. After that it is
the external you.
Beyond the probability of even clairvoyance, would be one's spiritual being,
of which one's material self would be said to be contained.
Synchronicity may happen to one now and then.I was positing the concept that Schizophrenia is the intensification of it such that it is fairly constant. If this happens to one how does one deal with it? My supposition is that it is the best or worse experience one can have.
I think it is the same for those of us with bipolar disorder. for me anyway. I go through periods of constant synchronicity,sometimes for months at a time. Normally a very fascinating and and good experience,although it can be freaky sometimes.
knolyourself: correct you are!!!
janesix: thanks for sharing sorry about your bipolar disorder.... glad you have some facinating good experiences with synchronicity....sorry they are freaky sometimes for you.
My theory of bi-polar is between schizo and mundane, heaven and earth,
where heaven so much greater than depressed earth. Get too far down have to jack-up. Get too far up have the crash down. My solution
there is no difference stay in the middle. However does require a disciplined life-style of simplicity and security, and creative endeavor to channel one's highs.
That's a good theory. Yet I I'm under the impression that synchronicity is just being in the flow of the Universe. Or God. Whatever you like to call it. That's my personal take on it from experience.
Yes knolyourself that seems like a good solution to stay neutral/the middle way,but definitely needs alot of time and discipline .
janesix: the synchronistic way sounds like it's a bit smoother /easier way.
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