What is Synchronicity?
The dictionary doesn’t actually list the word synchronicity but it does refer to it. Rather it lists synchronism which is the closest I come to the way I want to describe it. In the list of definitions is …the simultaneous occurrence of causally unrelated events and the belief that the simultaneity has meaning beyond mere coincidence. Yup, that’s pretty much how I would describe it.
I started using this word a lot after the death of my son. In the weeks and months after he left this dimension, I had experiences “coincidences” like nothing I have ever had before. I will describe some of them here. I know my friends and some family members felt maybe a little bit of pity for me at the time but these incidents helped me and gave me a strong faith in the power of consciousness that doesn’t vanish once our bodies have expired. I felt that way before we lost our son and I think he did too. And, when you lose someone precious to you, the loss is physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It feels impossible. So when unusual clues and incidents show up like messages from an invisible realm, you freeze in your tracks and take it in.
I had had synchronicities happen before in my life – many times. It’s easy to chalk them up to coincidence or find “reasons” these incidents happen and then just keep shuffling along in your daily tasks and be a little amused at the incidents. But when you have imagined a scenario or dreamed about certain things and then you become aware of them in your daily tasks, it can stop you and get you thinking about a whole amazing world of possibilities. I’ve had two of these synchronicities in the past week. Neither were earth-shattering but they also weren’t things I had been consciously thinking about until the correlation of events got my attention.
The first incident has to do with a dream in which I am with a young man who has come to attend a memorial I’m going to. I don’t know him but he seems very emotional and then I hear “Cooper”. Dream over. I don’t know anyone with that name. A couple of days later while listening to an interview on the Gaia channel (don’t remember who was being interviewed) the movie Interstellar is mentioned because of it’s message of “other dimensions”. I watched part of that movie a couple of years ago. I wasn’t too interested. Another few days later, I come across the movie playing on cable and decide to give it another try. The main character’s name(or last name) is Cooper. I had to watch the entire movie of course. I’m glad I did strictly because of the ideas presented in that film.
The second incident has to do with the name Greg. I don’t have any close friends or relatives with this name but I have been to three different mediums since my son’s death and this name was mentioned in two of them. I dismissed it as a piece of information that was not relevant to me about my son. That happens when you sit with a medium sometimes. Today, listening to an interview with Landria Onkka about the “oneness” of all things, she referred to Gregg Braden and a little bell went off in my head because I know my son watched his videos. This will remain a mystery of course but it has spurred a thought that maybe I was being encouraged by my son through a medium to check out Gregg Braden’s videos. I may be reaching but it’s harmless.
One of the most significant synchronicities happened four months after my son passed. I had a quick dream of looking into a small mirror and seeing him standing behind me. I was reading a book about C.G. Jung at the time. Later on in the day after the dream, I picked up the book and randomly landed on a page I had not read. On that page Jung states he believes the dead “endeavor to penetrate into life in order to share in the knowledge” he said he frequently had a feeling that” they are standing directly behind us waiting to hear what answer we will give them”. I almost dropped the book!
So, whether these are signs of communication with the higher self, the other side or just coincidence, I like the word synchronicity to describe the way these incidents seem to line up to deliver messages.