I wanted to take a moment today to talk about the magic of synchronicity.
What is synchronicity?
Well, we all know about coincidences. I have a song in my head and when I turn on the radio that same song is playing. What a coincidence!
But the principle of synchronicity takes it a step further into the realm of meaningful coincidences. Carl Jung is credited with defining synchronicty and he said:
“Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.”
I think of it as divine coincidences. Sometimes we want a sign that we’re on the right track, and synchronicities are those signs along the path, that you’re in the right place and fulfilling your purpose.
This week my nutrition school reached out to me because a TV reporter was looking for a nutrition expert for an upcoming segment. I said I would be happy to help, and they connected me with the reporter – who is my roommate from freshman year of college! We were so happy to re-connect and the experience gave me that chill-down-my-spine feeling of being in the right place, doing the right work with the right people. Magical.
When you get a taste of this magic you want more. How can we cultivate more synchronicity in our lives?
Carl Jung says that synchronicity is more likely to occur when we are in a “highly charged state of emotional and mental awareness.” And the best way I know to achieve this state is through meditation, slowing down and paying attention. To be specific, I meditate for 20 minutes every morning and evening for the past 7 months and the amount of coincidences and divine coincidences I’ve experienced in that time has been simply magical.
Please share your synchronicities here!