I was thinking today about synchronicity and those moments of ‘meaningful coincidence’ when the boundary dissolves between the inner and the outer.
Those especial moments when something really magical happen touching the heart of our being, synchronicities are moments in time and expressions of reality, those moments when the timeless nature of the universe shines forth its radiance and openly reveals itself to us, offering us an open doorway to awareness.
Synchronicity was one of Jung’s most profound discoveries; His discovery of synchronicity was in a sense the parallel in the realm of psychology to Einstein’s discovery of the law of relativity in physics. Because it is so radically discontinuous with our conventional notions of the nature of reality, the experience of synchronicity is so literally mind-blowing that Jung contemplated this phenomenon for over twenty years before he published his thinking about it. Jung’s synchronistic universe was a new worldview, which embraced linear causality while simultaneously transcending it.
Synchronicities are both timeless and temporal, which is to say they are possessed of a double nature with regard to time. Synchronicities can be deeply religious and mystical experiences, expanding our sense of who we imagine we are and transforming our intimate relationship with ourselves.
To experience a synchronistic event is to necessarily be changed at our core. Synchronicities by their very nature demand our active participation, as they are not something we can just passively watch and remain unaffected by. Full of meaning, a synchronistic event is a revelation which contains within it a potency to insinuate itself into our very being and alter us from within.
Synchronistic moments feel like grace, as they induce in us the feeling that we are right where we are supposed to be.