What is Synchronicity?
by Cynthia Sue Larson
September 5, 2000

Synchronicity (si[ng]-kra-'ni-sa-tE) noun, circa 1889 1. the quality or fact of being synchronous 2. the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality -- used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung

-- Webster's Dictionary

The root word, "synchronous" means "occurring at the same time, coinciding in time, going on at the same rate and exactly together.

Carl Jung popularized the idea of synchronicity, which in a nutshell is the concept that "there are no accidents". When you think of someone and the phone rings, and the person you were thinking of is the one who is phoning you... when you hum a song to yourself before turning on the car radio, and are astonished to hear that exact same song playing... these meaningful coincidences are a kind of message in themselves.

To people who believe in manifesting what they desire (or who practice the art of having their wishes come true very soon after making them), synchronicity is much more than mere coincidence. Synchronicity is living proof to many that our thoughts are intimately inter-related with everything and everyone around us.

If you don't know whether you've ever experienced any kind of synchronicity, but are willing to try this experience out... there is an exercise you can do that will help to summon synchronicity into your life.

Relax and Clear Your Mind
Start by doing whatever kind of meditation you feel most comfortable with, visualizing yourself as grounded (connected) to the Earth, and make sure you are breathing deeply. Be aware that you have many thoughts, but don't attempt to pursue them.

Feel Energized With Love
Recall your favorite memories of being loved and cared for. Think about your favorite experiences in life, and everything you are most grateful for. Feel your love for those you care most about, and remember one of your favorite times with them. Feel how much you love them, and imagine how precious your time with them would be if you knew it was your last time with them. Feel the fullness of your love and appreciation for art, music, nature, and your loved ones. Hold this feeling of deepest love and gratitude for as long as possible.

After you've tried this exercise, see what happens... and please let me know!

I am consistently amazed with the number of wonderful synchronicities that pop up every time I do this... I love it!

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