Carl Jung coined the concept synchronicity. It basically meant events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no casual relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. Synchronicity is your subconscious communicating with you. It is your Higher Self giving you a message. Because of our ego consciousness, we don’t notice the messages. Once you expand your field of vision, you will see these messages. Synchronicity links us to the unknown and weaves us into it.
You have to realize that there is a constant dance with yourself and your Higher Self. Synchronicity happens to everyone.
I have heard synchronicity called a wink from the universe. I would take it a step further and call it a wink from your Higher Self. Your Higher Self will try to lead you or let you know you are on the right path.
Synchronicity will be given to you several ways. Your Higher Self will use everything. If you don’t get the message it will try another way. Sooner or later you either get it or you get what I call a 2X4 across the face. Most people get the 2X4 across the face at around age 40. We call it the mid-life crisis. It is actually your creative energy being redirected.
Synchronicity can be as simple as seeing numbers that mean something to you or as big as someone giving you straight out advice that you thought you would never hear from them. You have to realize that everything is a constant interaction with your Higher Self. As without, so within. As within, so without.
Everything outside of you is whats going on inside. Everything being communicated is signs about the path you are taking. Become aware of everything going on around you. Once you get out of the ego and start using your subconscious, you will become aware of your surroundings. Ego is a flashlight consciousness. A limited beam. The subconscious is the sun itself. That is the difference.
Create knowledge from within. You can look up what signs and numbers mean on the internet, but figure out what they mean to you. If you see something that means something to you or you hear something, focus on what you were thinking about in that moment. See what your reflection is telling you. It is a reflection. What do you constantly see? What patterns are happening before you? That is what is going on inside you. Everything has a deep meaning if you are aware. Synchronicity is just the surface. Wind is a response to your thoughts. There is a reason that alchemy and the occult use the elements for their symbols. Just as I write this the clock says 1:11. Read the signs around you. Become aware of whats going on in front of you, but realize it is a response or reaction to whats going on inside of you.
There is no better teacher than your own Higher Self. When you are with people or interacting with people, pay attention because it is often influenced by your Higher Self. How do animals interact with you? The way animals react to you tells you whether you are in tune with the natural frequency which they can harmonize with.
When something stands out to you, take note of it. Try to remember what you were or are thinking about at the moment. I’m sure you could think of a few strange coincidences that have happen to you that you could connect to other things. Once you realize the meaning behind the synchronicity, it will remain with you.
Reflect on the synchronicity in the external environment. Use it as a mirror to align yourself with your Higher Self. I can not stress the importance of quieting the ego. That is the key to listening to your Higher Self. Do not see this as something outside of you happening. It is you and you only. Not some god bringing you opportunities. We create our destiny and it unfolds right in front of us. Synchronicity helps you work towards the destiny you want.
As Carl Jung said: “Synchronicity is an ever-present reality for those who have eyes to see it.”
This article was written by gserpent and originally appears at Secrets of the Serpent.