Imagine the first event that comes to mind that happened to you and to which you would really say, “What a coincidence.”
Something that looked like it happened completely by accident. On any given day, on any given occasion, the sky dictated, the stars lined up, the winds whispered, and the right people were in the right place at just the right time, doing just the right things.
Next, I want you to make a mental estimate of the mathematical probability that this particular event will occur. Nothing strict: just a rough estimate, a percentage. The likelihood that these specific circumstances will come together.
Your estimate might be something like “one in a million”? One in 1000 to be optimistic?
The average human life lasts 28,000 days. So one might think that one would have to be extremely lucky if such an event happened to one in one’s lifetime.
Likewise, if two such events (with similar probabilities) happened to you during your lifetime, you would be uniquely blessed. But these events occur all the time.
Reality is not random. The events are tied to a meaning, a meaning related to what is happening behind the scenes, so to speak. The term synchronicity is often used for the most “visible” and conspicuous of these events.
Examples of synchronicity would be a casual conversation between passers-by that seems to address your own inner questions; Sequences of events that completely break out of the daily routine and lead you to unexpected new circumstances; or a piece of music on the radio that accompanies a unique moment you are living.
Events that occur and coincide together and are linked by a sense rather than a “visible” cause.
You will find that the actual frequency with which seemingly improbable events occur in life far exceeds the “theoretical”, statistical probability of their occurrence, given that reality is entirely random.
Synchronicity is something that can be experienced anytime, by you, by anyone, without cost or effort. However, in order to fully experience and appreciate them, you must be open to them.
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What is Synchronicity?
Carl Jung, a psychologist, is credited with being the first person to use the term “synchronicity” to describe significant coincidences that take place in one’s life for unknown reasons.
When you are in the midst of a synchronistic experience, you will have encounters that seem way too significant to be the result of random, everyday occurrences.
Some people call them “crazy encounters,” “miracles,” “signs from heaven,” “guidance from personal spirit guides,” or even mystical instances of soul connection. Others call them “signs from heaven.”
There is no limit to the variety of ways in which synchronicity can present itself. Those who have experienced synchronous events, for instance, have reported seeing or hearing significant names, numbers, words, or symbols.
Synchronicity vs. Coincidence
The occurrence of this phenomenon prompts the question, “What exactly differentiates synchronicity from coincidence?”
In my view, the distinction can only be attributed to differences in individual perspectives and convictions.
For instance, a person who is completely agnostic when it comes to ideas that cannot be demonstrated in an objective manner may attribute any synchronicity that takes place to coincidence and coincidence alone.
On the other hand, a person who has a strong faith in a higher power or spirituality is able to find meaning and synchronicity in any part of their life, even in the places where neither of those things actually exist, because they are looking for that connection.
These are the two opposite ends of the spectrum, but I think there is a sweet spot in the middle where you can intuitively know when you are getting genuine signs and synchronicities from the universe.
I will demonstrate to you how to see a world where other people only see a wall.
For instance, if you become aware of a sign in your life, it is possible that it is rational to write it off as a mere coincidence. On the other hand, if this sign keeps showing up, it makes it more and more unlikely that everything is just a coincidence.
If you are in tune with your intuition, you will be able to recognize when something is a sign or synchronicity and know how to decipher what it means.
Follow the Signs
The signs that appear in life can lead us down different paths. A sign can be a person who resembles someone from our past, an animal that shows itself to us on a walk, or a quote that we read over and over again in a day.
One speaks of synchronicity when more than one sign with the same meaning appears. If we listen, pay attention, and follow a sign, we may be led to more.
If we are not careful, we may be sidetracked into other paths and take a path that may not serve us. Typically, a path associated with synchronicity has a higher potential to serve our whole selves – body, soul, and mind.
Following the signs means paying attention to a deeper knowledge and an accompanying feeling. It can be that distinct feeling of flowing through life with ease and acceptance.
Or it may feel like you need to wake up now and get back on track! When I’m not getting signs… well, it feels more like I’m not living my life to the full.
Different signs tell us different things over time.
Don’t get stuck on just one sign or synchronicity. Maybe while I’m walking, I’ll see a heart shape in the clouds and then meet someone in the park with whom I feel a strong connection.
Through this synchronicity I am learning to trust the heart in the clouds as an affirmation of a strong connection. However, there may be other signs that indicate strong connections.
When Does Synchronicity Occur?
In truth, synchronicity is not just about these specific messages. Technically, all events in life are in sync, from the most important events to the smallest details.
From the most important decisions in life—meeting important people, life-changing decisions—to the time of day you go to bed or write your email.
This is not to say that everything is extremely important and that you have to compulsively keep track of everything. There are different degrees of randomness or unpredictability of events and different degrees of importance.
Finding your soulmate is more important than, say, finding a coin on the floor. The ability to relax and let go is just as important as the habit of paying attention.
However, generally speaking, nothing is 100% random. And on this grid of possibilities, the mind can clearly see everything about your life journey, from every little detail to the grand scheme of your existence.
So your guides can be as dedicated in helping you with your big life decisions as they are with choosing shampoo at the grocery store. Because of this, a good strategy is to always be open to synchronicity and spiritual messages.
Not only will it help you navigate your life, but it will also help you realize that every inch of your existence is carefully planned and nurtured.
How to Recognize Synchronicity
If we are not practicing mindful living, there are times when we go about our daily lives and don’t even notice the signs that are staring us in the face.
These three easy steps can assist you in developing a habit of recognizing synchronicities in your own life, even if you are not accustomed to doing so. Synchronicities can occur anywhere, at any time.
Step 1: Be on the lookout!
To begin, it is imperative that you pay attention. It may appear to be common sense, but are you actually paying attention?
You won’t be as attuned to the synchronicities and signs in your environment if you spend the majority of your time using technology (which also means you won’t enjoy the here and now as much, but that’s an entirely different topic).
You have to be aware of what’s going on around you in order to spot the synchronicities that are occurring.
Techniques of mindfulness are an absolute necessity for doing this. At its core, it boils down to taking your time and engaging all of your senses in the activity.
If you don’t take an interest in the world around you and what’s going on in it, you’re going to end up missing out on important messages.
Step 2: Notice repetitions.
If you are paying attention, it should go without saying that the more you pay attention, the more things you will notice. Watch out for the presence of reps because this is one of the most important signs of synchronicity.
When things fall into place, you are most likely to become aware of this in the form of recurrent events, things that you see or hear.
It’s possible, for instance, that you’ll hear the same phrase repeated by several different people, each of whom is trying to convey a distinct message to you.
Step 3: Record it or write it down.
When you become aware of something that could be significant to you, a useful piece of advice is to write it down.
We have a tendency to forget things that do not appear to be very significant to us at the time; however, if we write them down (regardless of how large or small they are), we can monitor their development over time and see how they change.
In addition to this, it can assist us in recognizing additional patterns that shed light on the significance of particular characters.
For instance, if you write down something that you believe was a sign, you can determine whether or not it was, in fact, a sign by observing what occurs after you have done so.
It is much more likely that you will fail to recognize these patterns of occurrence if you do not acknowledge them or record them.
The 7 Most Common Synchronicity Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore!
Here are 7 of the most common synchronicities that can occur and you should probably not ignore:
1. Repeating numbers
Synchronicity often uses numbers as one of its primary indicators to let you know that things are beginning to fall into place for you.
Numerological sequences can convey a variety of meanings, with the most significant meanings typically being conveyed by sequences that consist of the same number repeated consecutively, such as 1111 or 3333.
On the watch is the most likely location for something like this to occur.
When I need additional reassurance that I am moving in the right direction, I frequently find myself glancing at the clock at 11:11 a.m. every day at certain times in my life. This typically occurs when I am trying to get back on the right path.
You might also come across repeated numbers in other places, like on signs or doors, for example.
To tell you the truth, they can show up virtually anywhere!
It is in one’s best interest to do some research on angel number meanings and numerology. By doing so, you can obtain a more distinct comprehension of the significance of the numbers that manifest themselves as signs.
2. You think of someone, and then they reach out
It is generally a sign that you have a profound energetic relationship with a person if you think of them, and then either they make contact with you, or you see them shortly after thinking of them.
It is possible that you and another individual are meant to be together because you frequently think about each other at the same time; however, it is also possible that the other person is simply someone who is an excellent fit for you.
3. Meeting the same person over and over again
It’s possible that this is yet another indicator that you share a very deep connection with the person in question.
It’s possible that the two of you are extremely in tune with one another, which is why you keep going to the same places at the same times.
It’s also possible that this is the Universe’s way of indicating that you should interact with this person in some way and take the relationship to the next level.
Ask yourself if there is a reason why you and this other person are being encouraged by the universe to connect with one another.
4. Perfect timing
This has got to be one of the coolest and most entertaining synchronicities that can possibly happen!
Being in the right place at the right time to take advantage of something pleasant or to steer clear of something undesirable is the definition of “perfect timing.”
To put it another way, you can say that “luck is on your side.”
For illustration’s sake, let’s say you’re driving somewhere in your car, and as you get closer to each traffic light, they all start flashing green.
Or perhaps you are out and about when the heavens open up just as you are about to enter the shelter of your home.
There is not typically a lesson to be learned in situations like these, but it may be a sign that someone or something is watching over you, or that your vibration is simply at such a high level that you are simply attracted to positive experiences.
If you are fortunate enough to experience synchronicities of this kind, cultivating an attitude of gratitude will increase the likelihood that additional blessings will come your way.
5. Thinking about something, then having it happen
This is something that each of us will encounter at some point during our lives, albeit at different frequencies for each of us individually. Whether or not you choose to acknowledge it is a separate issue.
It is a very clear sign that our manifesting powers are strong when we think about something, and then that thing happens to us.
Consider this a sign to encourage you to use the power of your own mind and vibration to bring about the manifestation of the life of your dreams.
Keep in mind, however, that thoughts alone are not enough to manifest; rather, it is our underlying vibration that makes this possible.
In order to make your desires come true, you must first take the necessary steps to bring your entire being into harmony with those desires.
6. Hearing the same phrase
Have you ever come across a phrase that you had never heard before, and then all of a sudden it seemed to pop up everywhere?!
This is a case of synchronicity. I go through a lot in my own life, and sometimes it’s something totally insignificant that makes me laugh because I get the impression that the universe is making fun of me.
However, if you pay attention to the words being spoken, there is a possibility that you will hear something that is significant.
Do people offer you words of support and encouragement to pursue an endeavor that you have been thinking about for a considerable amount of time?
Do you have a sign that tells you not to go in a certain direction? Pay close attention to these recurring phrases, and think about what they could possibly mean.
7. You have frequent encounters with your spirit animal
If you experience multiple occurrences of an animal that you believe to be either your spirit animal or a totem animal that is trying to communicate with you, this could be a sign that the animal is trying to tell you something about yourself or that it is trying to convey a message to you on its behalf.
There is a specific meaning attached to each animal, and if you encounter a particular animal at a particular time or in a recurring fashion, this animal may have a message for you to ponder.
Do some research on the meanings of the different power animals to figure out what the animal that has been appearing to you is trying to tell you.
You might be surprised at how well this message fits in with what you are going through right now!
Synchronicity is a powerful way to receive guidance from the universe and can help you manifest your desired life.
By paying attention to the synchronicity signs that appear in your life, you should be able to recognize wonderful opportunities and take advantage of them.
If you pay close attention, these signs will guide you on your path and help make sure that it is the right one.
Whether or not this means listening to an inner voice or noticing repeating numbers, following through with what synchronicity presents us with can open up a world of possibility!