Synchronicity is related to coincidence but with deeper feeling and meaning. Recognize it as the strong feeling of being in the right place at the right time. Some might equate it to a form of deja vu. It’s the sense that a certain something has been appearing to you frequently. For example, things happen to you in 5s or you notice feathers everywhere you go. Synchronicity is an especially strange coincidence like having an old song stuck in your head randomly, then you turn on the radio and it’s playing. You’re not really looking for it, but it shows up perfectly.
Like I mentioned in the post here about signs from deceased loved ones, you could argue that synchronicity is merely the subconscious is at work. Once, say feathers, are brought to your awareness, you are more likely to notice them even if you are unintentionally looking for them. You rationalize that more feathers are around because you are in a setting where birds are commonly found. All those pennies you keep picking up happen to be waiting for you in parking areas outside of stores where people are scrambling. They are putting away their receipts and change while juggling purchases and finding their keys. So pennies fall out and no one cares to keep them. Sure, that makes sense.
I’m skeptical of “signs” more often than not because if you have to work too hard to find them, or have every peculiar occurrence be something special, then we begin to rely too heavily on everything but ourselves to live happily. This is a danger zone of waiting for things to happen to us, and not making decisions until we see what we want to see. You can make meaning from just about anything, so how can you believe in anything?
Sometimes synchronicity isn’t so easily explained. Explanation lacks because intuitive feeling takes over. These feelings are highly subjective. The intuitive feelings we have are another form of knowing. We can analyze anything to its death, but if we notice what is going on in our bodies and senses, much can be brought to life.
When synchronicity happens I know it because it feels like “yes.” It’s very clear. You can’t contain your excitement like when you’re invited to do something really fun or think of something/someone you unquestionably love. It sweeps over too quick to notice time and is knowing without thought, a pure “yes!” often followed by relief.
I feel synchronicity in all kinds of ways, so it’s difficult to determine a universal scenario. I can say that it is striking enough, but not always dramatic. Often for me it’s comfort to keep going. I was walking in the woods one day and a snake crossed my path (not this guy pictured). It glided over the fallen leaves off to the side and perked its head up staring at me. After being initially startled by the sudden movement, I froze and stared back at it.
Prior to our interaction, I felt awful that day and for a few days before. I didn’t know why. It was a general fussiness or melancholic mood. As soon as I saw the snake I snapped out of it right there. Snakes are symbols to me, so its direct appearance felt like a “sign” I didn’t know I needed. It validated the state of mind I was in at the time, and seeing it somehow flipped my perspective. I was so excited because suddenly I felt like I was ready to make necessary changes in the following days.
Because I travel and move around a lot, walking by a shop or bar blasting a particular song is simple but enough for me to feel like everything is okay in the moment. When things seem to come into alignment for me I know that I am attracting good things. Synchronicity is either an isolated experience or recurring, simultaneously grounding and up-lifting.
I could keep describing it, but truly, I don’t want words to dilute the personal, individual experience. As we begin to notice our environments with no judgement and feel our subtle or striking reactions to it, we connect to rhythms in life, to our own humanity, and come to possibility. What you notice may become like a private message to you, or maybe with curiosity you just smile.
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