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

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

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.


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  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???

  5. Yana August 31, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    It Just happened! Lol I was on Twitter first time in years. Started remembering when dead m n down was being filmed in philadelphia. I accidentally walked onto the street set. That was my first encounter with..Colin Farrell. When i got home. I was intrigued with him. So i sat in my backyard googled him. Found out his birthday was a few days away. Sitting barefoot. I looked down and inbetween my feet..afour leaf clover! I had a heartwarming feeling to get him a birthday card..and get it to him since they were still filming near my work. Long story short. One of the workers introduced me to colins assistant because he told her ” this is the only fan who knows its colins birthday tomorrow”
    I spoke to her. Gave her card..she asked me to wait till he returns to the bus because he was in a meeting. I couldnt. Fastforward to the other day..twitter. I remembered that card. Searched for colin twitter not sure if it was him..but asked if he ot the card. No reply. Next morning i woke up and started cleaning. I opened a. Box of papers to clear out. A paper fell to my feet. I picked it up..it was a typed ersion of what i wrote on colins birthday card and of the clover i found. I had it taped o my desk at work as a good memory. Thought i threw it away until it fell to my feet day after i asked im on twitter (this appened this week btw) yesterday..i felt silly asking that on twitter. On my dresser is the book winters tale..i was tempted to read that huge book. Then i remembered..i bought the movie! Watched it yesterday.
    What moved m me to write all of this? I searched synchronicity to refresh validate the paper with words to colin..i found this explaination. Halfway through. Paused. Looked away to reflect. Went back to continue thi article..THE NEXT SENTANCE COMPARED SYNCHRONICITY TO…THE MOVIE WINTERS TALE! I am certain my answer is..yes. He got my birthday card!!!💞😃💕💌

  6. Andrea May 5, 2018 at 12:45 am - Reply

    I have been researching cities in the state of Georgia, narrow down to the city Of Covington. google NBA player Simmons for Phila ( its the playoff,, go Rockets) there is a you tube video during the video Simmons refer to player Covington, next day watching Texans on ESPN showing the draft player Covington drafted by Texans. If I see covington again (this week ) I am moving to GA…….Synchronicity I happen there is a word to describe what I have experience for awhile coincidently all POSITIVE outcomes

  7. Jennifer May 26, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Mine is the number 8. My houses numbers , my cellphones , my cars plate numbers , my birthday

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