What Is Synchronicity and How to Recognize the Signs of It in Your Life

what is synchronicity

What is synchronicity?

The term synchronicity (syn = with, chronos = time) was chosen by the psychotherapist Jung to describe the simultaneous occurrence of events (or coincidences) which apparently have no clear cause, but are deeply meaningful.

Some would say that coincidences are random, but if we look carefully into our lives, we realize it is not so. Every word or sounds we hear and people we meet are merely a simple coincidence. They appear in our lives when we need them most as answers to our inner doubts or questions.

Moreover, synchronicities can be guides when we do not know what to choose or what to change in our lives. It is like someone from above hears our silent prayers and talks to us through other people, images or events. As a matter of fact, Einstein described coincidences as being “God’s way of remaining unknown”.

Synchronicity connects the material world to the spiritual world through symbols that are not always understood and which arise from the collective unconscious. For example, if we’d go buy something and we encounter a neighbor we dislike, that is not a pure chance! Our spiritual guide may have wanted to tell us that our needs are not different from his own and that we should not consider ourselves better than he is.

Examples of synchronicity in your life

1)    Same numbers keep showing up over and over in your life.

2)    You have met someone out of the blue who talked about an event or said some sentences which in fact sounded like answers to that you have been asking yourself recently.

3)    Perfect timing! Things happen for you just when you need them most.

4)    Help and support appear in your life when you expect less from people you never met before.

Of course, the list of synchronicities can be endless and subjective as synchronicity is a more complex phenomenon. These are few general examples that we all experience at a certain point in our lives. The best way to recognize your synchronicities is to “think less and feel more”, listen to your intuition. By being in tune with your inner voice, you can understand the outer signs easier.

Intuition is usually validated by an external magic event. Therefore, if you seek an answer and you randomly read a sentence in a newspaper or watch a video related to your current situation, you will feel a revelation. Then you should ask yourself if that is the answer you were waiting for.

A good representation of synchronicities can be seen in the movie Winter’s Tale. The movie beautifully illustrates the presence of positive and negative forces which can influence our decisions as well as the presence of symbols that can guide us to our destiny.

If you think you have experienced synchronicities which made a difference in our life, please share them with us and help other people recognize theirs.


  1. Durant, R. (2002). Synchronicity: a post‐structuralist guide to creativity and change. Journal of OrgChange Mgmt, 15(5), pp.490-501.
  2. Hedden, B. (2016). Mental Processes and Synchronicity. Mind, 125(499), pp.873-888.
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Mariya M.

Mariya M.

Mariya is a freelance writer with a double honors degree in Computer Science and Multimedia. She has a keen interest in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from self-development, conspiracy theories, meditation, the power of the subconscious mind and the law of attraction. She loves not only helping others but also learning from different life experiences and is in constant pursuit of knowledge of any kind.

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By | 2017-01-13T21:47:24+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: |4 Comments


  1. Gladys September 5, 2016 at 2:32 am - Reply

    I kept seeing the number combination 1111 recently, especially on my phone time. Every time I had an urge to look up the screen to the right, I saw the time 11:11am or 11:11pm. Sometimes its my birth time: 6:44am or 6:44pm. I even won a giveaway crystal with 1111.

  2. Gustav Prinsloo September 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    I told someone yesterday that for the past 2-3 weeks exactly @ 11:11 I look at my phone to check the time .Today I open Facebook and the picture in my news feed presenting this article is….. 11:11?? This is strange, or is it just synchronicity?

    Oh and now that I post this comment I check the time just to see…its.. 11:11.

    Damn it.

  3. Tara September 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Two months ago I was dating someone briefly, and I had suspicions that he might actually be a psychopath (long story short). Sure enough, on a daily basis, every time I looked at the clock, I saw the repeating numbers. I started looking up synchronicity, thinking it was a sign that this guy was danger. Soon after, I stopped talking to him. The repeating numbers everytime I looked at the clock stopped occurring. Then I caved and sent one message after a few days. As soon as I pressed send, I look at the clock – it was 1:11. Without a doubt this guy was ill-intentioned after a combination of other things confirmed it. I like to believe it was my recently passed away grandfather looking out for me 🙂

  4. Steven January 23, 2017 at 2:44 am - Reply

    I have been noticing things for years, latest was yesterday, I just left the house and I said out loud the random word wonderbar,15 minutes later I was in the superstore the radio was playing the singer was singing the word wonderbar over and over, Its good but its scary. I can have a thought of a film then the next day it will be on. It happens with TV commercials and other random stuff too. Always noticing double numbers seem to be drawn to look at them at that precise moment, Am I going insane???

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What Is Synchronicity and How to Recognize the Signs of It in Your Life