Synchronicity in the New Age

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Synchronicity in the New Age


Synchronicity and the New Age

What is synchronicity and why do people talk about it?

The concept of synchronicity was first described in this terminology by Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s.

Carl Jung believed in the concept of a collective consciousness.

His theory was that synchronistic events are the result of underlying patterns in a group network of consciousness that ties us all together.

Pretty revolutionary New Age thinking from a psychologist in the 1920s!

How can I become more aware of Synchronicity?

In my opinion, getting in tune with synchronicity,  it’s a question of learning to notice patterns as they occur.  Here’s a simple example.

Quite a few years ago, when I was still married, the alarm went off before my then-husband’s did (I used to play Doreen Virtue’s Chakra Clearing (Book & CD) in the morning, much to his chagrin!).  I switched it off and stayed abed a little longer.

When I was still half asleep, I started thinking about an episode of American Idol I had been watching with the children a few days before. One of the contestants had sung a song called ‘You’re No Good’.

Then my husband’s radio alarm clock switched on, played one chord, and went silent.  The DJ said, “And that was You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt”.  Up until that point, I didn’t even know that she sang that song originally!

Just a coincidence?

So…I could dismiss it as coincidence and not synchronicity, but after this many years on my spiritual journey, I know better.

Another fun synchronistic event happened with my first husband.

We were driving up to Scotland, and I saw an image in my mind of my brother-in-law.  He had very short hair.

Why was this unusual?

My brother-in-law at the time had a mullet.  He loved his hair and was married to a hairdresser (the perfect match!).

I relayed this impression to my partner, and he was disbelieving.  No way would his brother EVER part with his beloved mullet!

When we arrived, guess what, my brother-in-law had short hair.

Some simple ways to become more aware of Synchronicity

  • Do your best to stay in the moment,
  • Notice events that connect to each other – e.g. “I was just thinking of that person and then they called me” – that is a sure sign of synchronicity.
  • Be open to the fact that synchronicity is the tip of the iceberg and one of the keys to connecting further to group mind or Unity Consciousness.
  • Start to think about connecting to a higher consciousness or widening your perspective on any given subject when something grabs your attention.
  • Notice the ‘law of three’.  For example, somebody mentions a subject, book or person three times to you in fairly quick succession.  Perhaps this happens a few days apart.  Then it’s time to learn more about that subject, book or person.  The collective consciousness is answering a vibrational question you have.

Synchronicity – some light reading

SynchronicityQuite a few years ago now James Redfield bought out a series of books about spiritual ‘insights’ – ways to move forward on your spiritual journey and become more self-aware.

The first book in the series is called The Celestine Prophecy.   Synchronicity is one of the first insights discussed in the first book.   Further books in the series and a movie are also available.

The Celestine Prophecy is easy to read in a story format if you’re interested in noticing more about what you notice.

Oh – and once you’ve read something about synchronicity, you’ll start noticing it.  It’s just the way it works!


6 Responses

  1. Mare says:

    Oh my goodness!! I was at the Farmer’s Market on Superbowl Sunday, Feb 5, and a band was in a tent playing, “You’re No Good,” by Linda Ronstadt. The singer was a middle-aged blond woman with a fantastic voice – she sounded amazing. The song stuck in my head and I hummed it to myself the rest of the day. How funny – I guess we are all tuned into group consciousness, whether we know it or not! Love it.

  2. Hi Sarah. I have been thinking about synchronicity a lot hese past few days. A few days ago I learned that my great great great grandmother (I think it’s three greats, maybe four) was nanny to J.P. Morgan’s children. Ever since then I keep hearing about J.P. Morgan: on Coast to Coast, on TV – almost every day since that name has come up.

    Also, this weekend while driving my son to art therapy a blog post wrote itself in my head. It is about how someone saved my life at age fourteen and sixteen years later I saved someone else. These two incidents had pretty much receded into the deep recesses my memory bank over the years…..but suddenly they seemed connected….if I had slid down that mountain I may not have been around to save this other person years later.

    Pretty facinating stuff when you get to thinking about it, huh?

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