What Is Synchronicity: Meaning, Theory And Examples


We often come together of seemingly unconnected events. People usually think of those events as coincidences and nothing more about it. Synchronicity goes one step further on those events. It tells us how those events show us the hidden path available to us all, should we choose to follow them.

“This is called synchronicity – a state in which you almost feel as if you are in a collaborative arrangement with fate.” – Wayne Dyer

Have you ever noticed patterns that seem too coincidental to be a coincidence? I have too, and I’ve often wondered what was up. Why do I think about something and it appears the next day? Is this the real-life version of The Truman Show?

Of course, that’s not the case. We all have our own unique version of this phenomenon, so it’s not about one specific person. But what gives?

What Is Synchronicity?

The term synchronicity was first coined by analytical psychologist Carl Jung to refer to “meaningful coincidences” without a casual relationship that seems to be related. And, in truth, no one knows what they mean.

In this post, we’re going to explore all possible theories and help you decide what the synchronicities in your life mean for YOU.

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Let’s get started with a law of coincidence…

Law Of Truly Large Numbers And Synchronicity

The Law of Truly Large Numbers essentially explains that coincidences are just coincidences. If you take a large enough sample, similarities are inevitable.

According to this theory, the sample in your life is virtually any combination of things that could possibly happen. And if you look at the synchronicities in comparison to average events, they may make up a fraction of a percentage of your day.

At least, that’s the skeptic’s view. And I certainly cannot prove a skeptic wrong (nor is that my goal). I understand and respect people who believe that coincidences are nothing more than just that.

And in reality, there probably are some coincidences that can be explained. For example, if you buy a white Honda CR-V and start seeing them everywhere shortly after, it’s probably just because you’ve become more aware of them.

As much as I’d love to say “there’s no such thing as coincidence,” I think some things do just happen. And if I’m being honest, I used to be more likely to chalk up everything as coincidence.

Then, something happened to make me start paying closer attention, and I realized that there is most definitely more to this than meets the eye. We’ll get to my examples soon.

But first, let’s look at another theory.

What Is Synchronicity: Meaning, Theory And Examples

The Spiritual Nature Of Synchronicity

Regardless of religious faith, someone who has a spiritual outlook is likely to look upon synchronicities as signs or some other form of communication. Depending on the person and the experience, they may be signs that you’re on the right track or wrong track. It comes down to you.

If you’re seeing signs or synchronicities, think about what’s going on in your life. Are you looking for answers on something? Are you making any major life changes? And, most importantly, how do these synchronicities make you feel?

Many people experience synchronicities with numbers. Personally, I haven’t had many of these experiences, but I am always interested to learn about things like this.

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