Have you ever had one of those moments when you are thinking about someone, your phone rings, and it's that person? Or you have a dream about something and it occurs the next day? This is called synchronicity.
Synchronicity is a term coined by Carl Jung. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) made a significant contribution to the psychoanalytical movement. He worked with Sigmund Freud, but did not agree with Freud's psychosexual theories. Jung established himself in the fields of spirituality and esoteric science. He practiced dream interpretation and the process of individuation, which is the union of the conscious with the unconscious.
Wikipedia defines synchronicity as, "the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related. Jung was transfixed by the idea that life was not a series of random events, but rather an expression of a deeper order. Jung also believed that in a person's life, synchronicity served a role similar to that of dreams, with the purpose of shifting a person's egocentric conscious thinking to greater wholeness."
"In his book Synchronicity (1952), Jung tells the following story as an example of a synchronistic event:
A young woman I was treating had, at a critical moment, a dream in which she was given a golden scarab. While she was telling me this dream, I sat with my back to the closed window. Suddenly I heard a noise behind me, like a gentle tapping. I turned round and saw a flying insect knocking against the window-pane from the outside. I opened the window and caught the creature in the air as it flew in. It was the nearest analogy to a golden scarab one finds in our latitudes, a scarabaeid beetle, the common rose-chafer (Cetonia aurata), which, contrary to its usual habits had evidently felt the urge to get into a dark room at this particular moment. I must admit that nothing like it ever happened to me before or since."
"The French writer Émile Deschamps claims in his memoirs that, in 1805, he was treated to some plum pudding by a stranger named Monsieur de Fontgibu. Ten years later, the writer encountered plum pudding on the menu of a Paris restaurant and wanted to order some, but the waiter told him that the last dish had already been served to another customer, who turned out to be de Fontgibu. Many years later, in 1832, Deschamps was at a dinner and once again ordered plum pudding. He recalled the earlier incident and told his friends that only de Fontgibu was missing to make the setting complete – and in the same instant, the now senile de Fontgibu entered the room."
These are just two examples of synchronicity out of millions. This is a phenomenon I am fascinated with.
On the website: http://www.crystalinks.com/synchronicity.html it says, "We have all heard the expression, 'There are no accidents.' This is true. All that we experience is by design, and what we attract to our physical world. There are no accidents just synchronicity wheels, the wheels of time or karma, wheels within wheels, sacred geometry, the evolution of consciousness in the alchemy of time."