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Synchronicity

What is synchronicity?

The concept of synchronicity is known as a “divine coincidence.” Synchronicities are considered to be signs that guides us, gives us validation, and gives us hints that there’s more to reality than meets the eye.

What constitutes a synchronicity?

A synchronicity can be any strange coincidence. It can be identified from a regular coincidence by the intuitive tug that can be felt when you recognize it, typically in the heart or the brow chakra.

Synchronicities are often repeated. When you see something or hear a song or phrase over and over that catches your attention, and the odds of that thing occurring that frequently are very low, and you find there to be a significant meaning for you, that could be considered a synchronicity. For example, finding a pigeon feather on the sidewalk in a city is a common occurrence, but finding roses scattered across seven city blocks in various, inconspicuous places is not.

One must be able to discern synchronicity from apophenia, which is the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between unrelated things, or see patterns in random data. Apophenia occurs when one is consciously or subconsciously looking for meaning where there is none. Synchronicity occurs when one is not actively searching for it.

 

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