Hey, nothing like a catchy title, right? Now, if you google the ‘S’ word, you will come up with three things which have nothing to do with my current subject: SYNCHRONICITY. One common question is, “What’s the difference between synchronicity and serendipity”? So, let me start with two simple definitions: the term synchronicity was coined by Carl Jung to describe “a significant coincidence of physical and psychological phenomena that are acausal connected”. Meaning events which appear significantly linked, and yet do not seem to be governed or operated by the laws of cause and effect. Here is an example: a while ago, I was on my way to Loughborough to see a client. I got in my car, turned the radio on, and the rock band Kings of Leon came on. I love them, so I turned it up, started driving down the street, and then I just happened to glance toward a car park on my right. There, right in the middle, was this flashy yellow car. So bright you could probably see it from space. And on the side of it, in thick black letters, was written the word, “LEON”. See what I mean? How could it not be connected to the song on the radio? Then again, how on earth could it? This is synchronicity, and I love it. Serendipity, as per Wikipedia, is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. My take on it is that the more you can live in synchronicity, the more serendipity you will experience.
For what other reason would you want to live in synchronicity? Well, there is this notion that we all come into this world for a specific purpose, but when we are born, we forget. It’s the whole concept of free will, soul growth, etc. Still, I believe there exists a blueprint, a specific set of information, instructions, and directions, related to the achievement of our goal within this lifetime. But then we get busy with life, conforming, fitting in, getting by, you know the score. Sometimes, this relentless focus on our earthly life ends up blocking the channels of communication with our inner Being; who we really are, which is much bigger than our human identity in this lifetime. And the further apart we get from that, the harder and more difficult life gets. We are separated from our blueprint. We may become stagnant in our jobs; fight in our relationships; struggle with our health. Psychiatrist and founder of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Milton Erickson used to say that his clients came to him because they were not in rapport with their unconscious mind. I think having lost touch with your unconscious mind, your inner core essence, the true sparkle of who you are is probably the number one problem most people face today.
But there is hope! And the reason I can say that is because I used to be that empty shell. And guess what? I turned it around. I reconnected with my unconscious mind, re-established clear pathways of communication with my Higher Self, and turned the spotlight onto my blueprint. Then, step by step, I started to create it… You know what I mean? What I came here to do, who I was born to become. It is so exciting! We are all on a mission to fulfil our destiny here, and the first step to our success is to remember it. You have something too, something unique that only you can make happen. And if you are feeling a little stuck in life, a little frustrated, a little bored, then that’s great! It is a signal from your Higher Self that it is time to remember.
When you do, you will start to experience more and more synchronicity in your life. Take it as a sign that you are in alignment with your higher purpose. Notice it, and enjoy it. Remember: everything happens for a reason, and your soul is always in constant communication with you. It has its own language, it speaks in symbols, metaphors, and crazy riddles. Start to pay attention. Learn to speak the language, and participate in this universal dance. You are never alone, and you are always supported.
“Synchronicity is everywhere for those who have eyes to see…” – Carl Jung