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? These seemingly random encounters or synchronicities 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 further explore the dance of synchronicity and what it may mean in our lives.

What Are Synchronicities?

Synchronicity is a concept originally coined by Carl Jung to describe meaningful coincidences. Many times in history, there has been a case of the simultaneous discovery of the same thing. This is well-documented in science.

My introduction to the concept of “synchronicity” was years ago when I read James Redfield’s The Celestine Prophecy. Redfield theorizes that all coincidences are important because they direct the way to an unfolding of our destiny.

In my personal experience, I have been through periods heavily influenced by the concept that synchronicity was meaningful. Moreover, many of the significant events of my life have been guided by synchronicity, relationships beginning and ending, work, career paths, etc.

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Not all coincidences and events mean something

I’ve had moments where I’ve been a Celestine prophecy “devotee,” seeing meaning in every event. However, I would caution people – there needs to be a caveat: not all synchronicities are meaningful!

Bumping into the postman when he’s delivering the mail, doesn’t necessarily mean anything beyond him doing his job, you doing yours, and those events coinciding for a moment.

The problem with relying too much on synchronicity is that it can take away your own free will or intention out of your life. Likewise, one can rely too much on “acts of God” – promoting reactivity (waiting for God) instead of being proactive (taking action).

Sometimes, one can search too hard for spiritual meanings in daily events, which 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 between synchronicity, precognition and clairvoyance are blurred. For example, ever thought of a friend, and then received a phone call from them, or seen them later on? 

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 from angelic beings or spirit guides if you believe in those.

Synchronicity reveals an underlying pattern in the universe, a large guiding framework that organizes our lives. It also aligns with Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious.

We are all part of the governing forcefield of imagination that governs our universe. As in, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.” (Shakespeare)

Jung saw synchronicity broadly as a guiding supervision which underlies the whole of human experience and history.

How to Attract More Synchronicities

Redfield’s seventh insight is, “Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies.”

Having a clear idea of what we want to create in our lives, what we want our lives to be like encourages synchronicity. Synchronicity can hint at our life path, remind us of where we are going, or guide us to change direction. Synchronicity brings us relationships and love. There are so many stories of mysterious coincidences that bring two lovers together.

Synchronicity brings gifts to be treasured.

Tap into Possibility

Changing our frequency will change the people we attract into our lives. We are all communicating with the field of energy around us. Who we are being and how we feel affects this field.

Redfield’s eighth insight is, “We can increase the frequency of guiding coincidences by uplifting every person that comes into our lives.” It is our responsibility to others to be awake. Moreover, it’s our responsibility to be aware of the potential of each moment to touch and help another.

Expanding our awareness within the infinite sea of consciousness is tapping into possibility.

What occurs when you access this field of energy, universal field, or the divine matrix? You tap into a field that is loving, abundant, and in which nothing is impossible.

Stress or unease breaks our natural communication with this field. Synchronicity requires relaxation.

Synchronicity is about awakening to the infinite possibilities available to us within the divine matrix of perception. Have fun with it, embrace it, and let it flow to you like the pure water of a spring. Allow the mystery to unfold.

As the White Queen said to Alice, “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward.” (Lewis Carroll)

Sound familiar or perhaps remind you of something? Perhaps it’s a synchronistic moment reading these words?

Be open to receive the wisdom of each moment as it unfolds.

David Zenon Starlyte

Growing up in apartheid South Africa, David had an early initiation into a dysfunctional society. It influenced his thinking and search for peaceful and spiritual solutions. A passion for healing followed a severe childhood illness and a medical approach he found lacking gentleness and compassion. David later studied theology in war-torn Jerusalem for 3 years, before graduating as a Naturopathic physician in Australia. His explorations then led him into Asia, where he has studied Buddhism in Thailand and Qi Gong in China. As a practitioner, David has worked at some of the world's elite retreats and wellness spas from the Maldives, to Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Caribbean, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia. He now lives in the Great Barrier Reef and works as a soul-coach and hands-on-healer offering spiritual counseling and guidance in finding peace. You can find out more about David on his website, Facebook, and his blog, or connect with him via email at davidstarlyte@gmail.com.