Have you ever been in just the right place at just the right time? Do you ever feel unseen hands guiding events for you? These rare experiences of good fortune are examples of “synchronicity.” Carl Jung defines synchronicity as “a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved.” I prefer to think of synchronicity as an alignment between your will and a higher cosmic power. The mechanics of bringing about these rare coincidences are beyond our imagination and our rational thinking. That said, how then can we increase the likelihood of synchronistic events in our lives? The answer, it seems, is not in what we do, but in who we define ourselves to be. Our beingness in the world, our receptivity towards alternate possibilities creates a ripple in the unified field of possible realities.
In the moment we experience a synchronicity, the magic of the event brings our awareness back to the Divine order of the universe in a profound way. I believe that these events are increasing in frequency as each person on the planet opens to a level of consciousness that transcends the Newtonian cause-effect model of the physical universe. We are beginning to operate in a realm where the dimensions of space and time are more flexible than the old model of a predetermined billiard table in the sky.
Joseph Jaworski, in Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership, writes a fascinating tale of how his life has been miraculously shaped by synchronistic events. Jaworski reveals how individuals and corporations can create events, rather than react to them. He describes how magical opportunities open up for an individual whose mental model is of a world “pregnant with possibility” and how a cause-effect world model will limit one’s experience of the miraculous.
Jaworski’s sense of being “in the flow” brings remarkable people into his life at just the right moment. His quest for discovering the principles of how we create our reality bring him in contact with scientists and world leaders on the same path. We learn with Jaworski how the universe is composed of an implicate order (a unified field), and an explicate order (the visible physical world) as he recounts his remarkable conversations with David Bohm, the world-class physicist and student of Einstein.
The effect this shift is having in the world is the subject of over 2000 years of prophecy. Gregg Braden’s research shows that these “end times” are predicted by many civilizations around the globe. Yet, no clear picture of life after this time period (2000-2010) is ever presented. Braden suggests that no “future” can be sensed because it has yet to be created in the mass consciousness. It’s as if we suddenly emerge from our collective infancy whose possible futures ranged from soiling our diapers to soiling our crib. Our next step is more uncertain and more exciting than any in our collective history because we have the opportunity to embrace our higher power, our intuitive wisdom, our shamanic power, our god-selves (whatever label you prefer). In doing so, we have the ability to create a magical world of continual synchronistic events.
There’s a beautiful scene in the movie, “Star Trek: Insurrection” that speaks to this power within us. Captain Picard is told by Anij, an elder of a simple race, that they abandoned their quest for technology in order to experience “the universe in the present moment.” Picard understands and recalls the experience of transcendant timelessness the first time he saw planet Earth from space. Anij shifts Picard’s awareness as they sit in a garden and the moment magically expands — they watch a hummingbird’s wings flap in apparent slow-motion. Picard later learns that he does have this ability to deliberately experience transcendant perception. A new book by Mikela Tarlow called Navigating the Future is a guidebook to accessing these powers within. See my review on page 50 for more details.
When my friends ask me what life will be like after the coming shift in consciousness I feel that our experience of synchronicity will become a daily occurrence, that the magic we experience so rarely will be commonplace. We will meet the right people, at the right time, to accomplish just the right task. In doing so, we begin to operate from a more integrated mode, not unlike honeybees whose hive-mind knows more than the sum of the parts. You see, from the perspective of the individual bee, it seems pretty magical that each bee knows exactly what to do and how to it. Yet from the perspective of the hive, each part is simply in the right place at the right time–no magic–just standard operating procedure.
About Tony Cecala
Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.