Do you believe in coincidences? Have you ever experienced a meaningful coincidence where it felt like something was trying to tell you something or send you a message? The stars aligned, you were in the right place at the right time and a spontaneous situation occurred. This is referred to as synchronicity. It could be thinking about someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and then bumping into them that same day. Reminding yourself to call your friend later and then the phone rings and it’s them. Talking about doing something and later that week an opportunity to do it presents itself. You walk into a bookstore to find a specific book and as you’re searching for it, that same book falls off the shelf at your feet. I remember being on the boardwalk in Venice Beach and showing my girlfriend bundles of sage and explaining why she should smudge her new apartment, only to go to a bbq that evening where they were burning sage around the bonfire and ended up smudging us! It is the idea that there is no such thing as chance or coincidences, rather occurrences are premeditated by linked events for our past, present and future.
Synchronicity’s are people, places or events that your soul attracts or you manifest into your life. They come about due to the law of unity. The idea that we are all one, connected through our unconscious and the universe programs things in such a way that ties it all together. These occurrences help you evolve to higher consciousness or come as a sign of guidance from your spiritual guides, shining a light on something that you need in your life. These things happen for a reason. Sometimes we make them happen by manifesting them with our thoughts. Synchronicity will appear especially when we are on the right path.
A textbook example of synchronicity is when you happen to see a pattern of numbers or letters, such as looking at the clock and seeing 11:11, 12:12, 4:44, 12:34, etc. Such a sequence may also keep appearing to you for a period of time. 11:11 is the quintessential sequence for synchronicity and I’ve read that seeing this sequence can be a sign that our spirit guides are trying to send you a message. They also say, seeing this sequence all the time means you have an increased awareness, your thoughts are manifesting (ever heard someone day “It’s 11:11 make a wish”?), and it’s a reminder to stay positive. Waiting for the 11:11 to appear on the clock doesn’t count, synchronicity only applies when it happens spontaneously. I’ve recently been seeing 11:11 quite a bit but over the past 6 months or so I’ve been seeing 8:24 constantly, often morning and night. This is what I refer to as my “birthday time” which is August 24th. I feel it is a reminder and reassurance that through the changes and new ventures I have been immersing myself in I am re-connecting with my source energy.
Nothing is 100% random and there is no such thing as accidents. Everything that happens in our lives, good or bad, happen for a purpose. They are all a part of the series of events that must unfold to lead us to our destiny. We may not always realize something has happened out of synchronicity, for example something may happen that may seem so dreadful at the time, and appear like it’s “the end of the world” as we know it. It may take a day, a week, or even a year for another event to take place that makes you thank your lucky stars that that prior ‘dreadful’ event happened in the first place. That is why, as easy as it sounds and as hard as it is to do, we must accept each experience as part of our journey and trust that everything happens for a reason.
For every action there is a chain-reaction and sometimes it may take a great deal of time for the final link in that chain-reaction to expose itself and for us to understand. The only thing I know for certain is that we cannot control the things that happen in our lives. Like I said every action has a chain-reaction and the only thing we can control is how we react to these situations. Always try not to overreact and give things time to settle and unfold completely. Sometimes these ‘disasters’ are blessings in disguise. I have read that some say these types events are connected to our “psychic abilities.” They believe that synchronicity reveals the meaningful connections between the subjective and objective world. So be open and pay attention to the little things, be aware and really acknowledge those events that most people see as “just coincidences”. Try to find the silver lining in every situation and be aware of the kinds of thoughts and energies you put out into universe because through synchronicity those same thoughts and energies will come back.
peace & namaste, ire soul. Xx