Synchronicity: The Hidden Magic of the Universe

“When we are alert to the signs in our lives, we experience them more frequently and they take on greater significance.  And once we recognize synchronicities as meaningful, they open us to new information, new possibilities.  We suddenly find that we are in the right place at the right time, meet the right people at the right moment, and our lives are changed for the better.” (Trish and Rob MacGregor from the book The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity:Your Guide to Finding Meaning and Signs Big and Small.

Synchronicity. What exactly is it?  Coincidence? Irony? Chance?  There are those of you who believe that wierd but related things just happen to you, without any basis.  And there are others who believe that the universe is sending hidden or direct messages to you for a purpose.  If you are willing to open yourself up to the possibility that there is something bigger happening in your life, other than what you can plainly see, allow me to share with you what is really going on underneath this world in which we live.

A synchronous experience can occur to guide, warn, and affirm what is happening in our lives.  It can also spur creativity and can be evidence of personal and spiritual growth.  Synchronicities can let you know that you are on the right track, offering confirmation in the form of exact occurrences of what you might have just thought about or have been thinking about.  For example,  messages can be sent from deceased loved ones, who want to let you know that they are still present and watching over you.

A woman recently shared a tearful story on the radio about how her mother’s best friend, whom she considered an aunt, would show signs that she was connected to both of them by leaving a white feather wherever they went.  This woman shared her certainty that the feathers she sees are from this aunt, because this aunt always loved feathers, especially white ones.

Several years ago, I just happened to be thinking about an experience with someone whom I knew over 15 years ago. I had not seen this person for over 10 years.  I thought about her and wondered what she was up to in her life, then let the thought pass.  About an hour an a half  later, I was walking into the grocery store and there she was, strolling through the doors with her two children, at the exact same time that I was.  I smiled and realized that I was receiving a sign from the universe about this part of my life.

I recall a story of a woman who had lost her keys.  She knew they were in her purse but had emptied her purse at least five times, with no sign of the keys.  She paused, really thinking about where the keys might be.  She felt the urgency to look in her purse for the sixth time, and there they were, where they hadn’t been previously.

Let’s say that your boyfriend or girlfriend breaks up with you.  You are sad, but knew that you should have been treated better in the relationship.  As you are thinking about this relationship’s end, a bird flies by and poops on your head.  It’s the perfect synchronous punctuation mark to your relationship, metaphorically giving a literal meaning to how you feel you have been “treated.”

Synchronicities can be confirmation of the positive and also of the darker side of life; urging us to be cautious.  Sometimes the messages and the forms in which they arrive, aren’t always clear.  It may take you time to decode its meaning.  But the universe will work diligently to supply additional signs and signals, so that you can get the intended message.  The repeated efforts can be experienced by a trilogy of events called a cluster, where you might see the same word, phrase or number sequence in different places three or more times.  This happens to heighten your attention, insisting that you take pause and think about what you have noticed and the deeper meaning behind it.

The definition of synchronicity is: the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that can’t be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.

What have you noticed in your life that sends you messages? Think about a meaningful coincidence in your life, a sign or an omen that you experienced. Then think about what was going on in your life at the time.  Had this issue been mentioned in previous discussion? Were you thinking about losing weight and getting in shape and via the radio, t. v . and e-mails, you receive messages about the same weight loss method?  Were you contemplating a big life decision and weren’t sure whether or not you should move forward with it? And following this contemplation, such as moving to another state, you notice the same cluster of three digits in various places, only to discover that these digits are the digits to the city to which you were thinking about moving?  Had you made a decision already and didn’t feel 100% certain that it was the right one, but noticed something connected with that decision that supported it?

Sometimes synchronicity is a wake up call, letting is know that higher awareness is at play.  When you are in the flow of the universe, you tend to experience more synchronous events.  You can dream about something the night before and then see exact details of that dream surface in your daily life or signs that are directly connected to the dream. This just shows you that we are connected to the universe in both unconscious and conscious ways.  Everything is interwoven in our lives.

Here is an exercise that I have found that really helped me get confirmation about what was right in my life, allowing me to shift my focus, energy and raise my vibration to a higher, more refined level of faith and relief.

Excercise: Make a list of the things in your life that you would like to change or to be differnet. Next, make a list of the things that you love about your life.  Be as detailed as possible, listing everything for which you are grateful.  While doing so, really focus on how good you feel about these positive aspects of your life; things that have brought joy, happiness and fun into your life.  Allow yourself to really sink into this grateful and happy place.  Put the list away, but remember what is on your list, then notice what synchronous events follow, that confirm what is right in your life.

Synchronous events are all around you, if you take the time to check into what the universe is telling you, you might get the answer to the unanswered questions that still loom around in your head.  Open up your mind, allow yourself to experience the nuances of your day and see if you can decode the hidden magic of the universe.

In love and light,

Janis

www.cohenfamilycounseling.com

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