Each time it happens, synchronicity feels like magic to me. I’m thinking about someone I haven’t seen for a long time and I meet them the same day. I want something specific to happen in my life, and, sometimes, all of a sudden, life offers me an opportunity to make it happen. There are times when I experience synchronicity almost every day, but there are also periods when nothing like this happens for a very long time.

During one of such periods, I was thinking about this total lack of synchronicity in my life. I even started thinking that perhaps Jung was wrong and that maybe the whole concept is just our wishful thinking. A series of meaningless coincidences. I started reading about synchronicity again and asked for some sign, some evidence to get me on the right path. Later that evening I decided to watch the most recent episode of ‘Fringe’. Guess what the episode was about! SYNCHRONICITY. Yes!!!

There was this fantastic quote at the end of the episode:

‘Well, destiny, fate. Jung called it synchronicity, The interconnectedness of apparently unrelated events. (…) Now as a scientist, I like to believe that nothing just happens, that every event has some meaning. Some sort of message. You just have to be able to listen closely enough to hear it."

~ William Bell (to Peter, convincing him of the existence of fate and destiny)

Now you think it was a coincidence? No way! Synchronicity. Magic:)

touchOFspring touchOFspring 31-35, F 19 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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The other name for what you are calling it is Alignment.

Never heard this one, but I like it too.

Bcj: lol yes, I know something about Einstein hair too!

'Synchronicity - What must be will be' - exactly!

Tas: 'I think it is all something to do with what we look for and what we expect to find' - I agree with that too. If we have our eyes open and senses sharpened we might see and feel a lot more.

I think it is all something to do with what we look for and what we expect to find

I still find it fascinating that if I look for orange (for example) I see it all around me from a flower on a bag , a folder, a book , a pen. The same with another colour and the same with kindness or meaness.

I believe that if i expect today to go well, to experience synchronicity in some form them that is just what I will experience. So much passes us by when we are too distracted to see or feel.

Miss May

Yes, some mornings the hair does an Einstein on me.

Synchronicity - What must be will be.

one thing leads to another to produce a meaningful event

Yes, I see how it is similar to fate then. Possibly "coincidences" come into play with synchronicity.

Thanks for commenting, Guy. Yes, I believe in the power of positive thinking, I believe that it may work like magic too, although it's obviously not always easy in all situations to think positively. But synchronicity, I think, is something slightly different - it's more like the belief that things happen for a reason (no matter positive or negative things), that one thing leads to another to produce a meaningful event. It's a bit similar to your discussion about fate :)

Interesting. I was just discussing this concept (though without naming it) with a friend on EP. It is similar in thinking to the person who believes in the "power of positive thinking". That is, if you think positively about things that you want to happen in life, they will happen. It's almost as if you will it to happen. I do not know if it has any merit, but sometimes things do happen in such a way that make it seem viable.

Bcj, I'm not sure if I can see magic when I first look in the mirror in the morning ;) But other than that, yes Sir, you're definitely right!

The greatest magic stares back at you from the mirror.

Two single cells became

a physical body

a psyche

a sensual being

a sexual entity

an emotional persona

an emotive human

a reproductive organism

PURE MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know what you mean, Undrende. I could talk about things like these for hours too :)

That's what they say - if synchronicities happen in your life, you probably ARE on the right path :) thanks for commenting, SparkLilly!

I really enjoyed reading this and the quote at the end. A lot of interesting sychronicities have been happening in my life lately. The more they happen the more I believe they're just not coincidences. I hope they mean I'm on the right path :) Thanks for sharing!

I can see that ;)

Aye, milady

life is as simple as I make it.


bcj : Now that would be synchronicity indeed, wouldn't it LOL

Trailguide - Thanks :) 'nudges from the Universe' I like that! And I can't wait for the next Fringe season! :)

Great story! I love that you got your answer through Fringe! My favorite show too!

And Belly said it so well :) The Universe is not random and to me sychronicities are little nudges from the Universe that keep reminding us of that :)

hey - you are single. I am single. That is synchronised. hahahahaaaaa



It's exactly the same for me, Datura! :) Thanks!

I love this story, CherryMay. It seems to me that the more I validate the sychronicities in my life, the more it happens for me.