- Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related, conceived in Jungian theory as an explanatory principle on the same order as causality.
- The experience of two or more events which are causally unrelated occurring together in a supposedly meaningful manner. In order to count as synchronicity, the events should be unlikely to occur together by chance.
Last week while checking up on my friends on Facebook, I saw that one of my friends made a statement about how much fun it is when things happen in synchronicity. She mentioned a recent success and how it seemed to just come from out of the blue, like magic!
I am very happy for my friend and her newfound success, but her statement about synchronicity really got me thinking. See, I don’t think synchronicity is a random act of coincidence at all. In fact, I don’t even believe in coincidence. Rather, I believe that our benevolent Universe (you can use your favorite term for it: God, Supreme Intelligence, Zero Point Field, Energy) is always conspiring for our greatest good and that synchronicity is a natural state and it happens all the time – in every situation!
Follow me here. In our limited understanding of things as human beings, we are conditioned to be surprised by our successes and much more apt to accept mediocrity. And with our limited vision, we cannot see the big picture and how ALL of it: the good, the bad and the ugly are all pieces of this synchronistic pie.
It’s easy for us to believe in the magic of synchronicity when seemingly “good things” happen to us, but what about the “bad stuff,” like divorce, illness and or even loss through death? We have a tendency to judge those events as punishment, curses or bad luck. What if I were to say to you that those events are also the good workings of our benevolent Universe? Would you believe me?
Imagine if these negative experiences were actually gifts. Since we cannot possibly see our full potential, coupled with our human tendency to stay in our comfort zones, what if these negative experiences present themselves as a means to push us towards our greatness? After all, isn’t expansion the purpose of our lives?
What if that heart-ache of a divorce instilled in you self reliance that you didn’t know you had? And you then model that behavior to your children, who grow up to be safe and secure in themselves. The ripple effect could be endless!
Think of people, maybe even yourself, who have survived life threatening illnesses. Many of these people are stronger and healthier than they ever were and they are champions of causes helping people in great numbers with their stories, experience, support and compassion.
We can easily view crisis as defeat and resist it. Or we can embrace it and know that it is a loving shove from the Universe reminding us of our brilliance and to stretch, grow and expand into our divine potential.
We can shift our perception in the snap of our fingers to realize that even the not-so-good stuff are definitely pieces of that mysterious, beautiful and benevolent synchronistic pie… and that synchronicity, divine connections, magic is happening all around us.
Just look for it and you’ll begin to see it everywhere, all the time!
Love & Blessings!
DawnDawn McIntyre – About the Author:
Dawn McIntyre is no ordinary intuitive. She is a trained and verified professional with a deep desire to enlighten those who want to know more about manifesting a life of beauty and truth. She has a full-time practice, has hosted her own previous radio show and has regular guest appearances on radio and TV including Breakfast TV in Edmonton, Alberta. Dawn lives with her daughter Kennedy in Calgary, Alberta.