▣ MEANINGFUL MESSAGES AKA SYNCHRONICITY
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MEANINGFUL MESSAGES AKA SYNCHRONICITY
You feel uncertain about changing jobs, buying that new automobile, the state of your finances, about a relationship, moving to a distant city or country, advice from an expert or a psychic, etc., and you wonder how to find the best solution.
· Gone to a counselor or psychologist,
· Gone to a psychic or astrologer,
· Bought the books and DVDs of several experts,
· Asked your best friends or co-workers what to do,
· Used metaphysical tools, like the I-Ching, Tarot, or Celtic Runes.
But you haven’t gotten a transparently useful answer to your basic question, “What should I do?” You are tired of thinking about it and have decided to ignore your feelings by doing nothing, or taking the easy approach by letting someone else make a decision for you – thereby, making them responsible for what happens in your life. Or you may have decided just to give up, do the same old thing, and hope for the best.
But there is a way to tap into the powers of the universe and the personal unconscious. You observe the signs that are provided by the Universal Powers and open your unconscious mind to the signs being offered to you. There are signs everywhere, pointing to the best possible answer to your question or concern – and a better way of life - if you pay attention to them. Signs are the stuff that we often dismiss as random coincidences. The thing and events we do not even give a second thought to, but is going on around us (the external world), or we discount the signs as unimportant.
Often, seemingly random coincidences, that is, the coincidences that have a pattern to them, are actually meaningful when we learn to observe and interpret them – this phenomenon is called synchronicity.
A definition…Synchronicity or Meaningful Coincidence
Synchronicity is the coming together of inner (subconscious or unconscious) and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect that is meaningful to the observer (you). Carl G. Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology (1875-1961), coined the term to describe meaningful coincidences. Jung was an extensive writer on various psychological subjects. A good resource book is The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity: Your guide to finding – Meaning in Signs Big and Small by Trish MacGregor and Rob MacGregor (2010), published by Adams Media, Avon, Massachusetts.
HOW SYNCHRONICITY WORKS
Example 1: You have been having serious car trouble. It is a nine year old car and you’ve checked into getting it repaired – the mechanic’s initial estimate for repairs is about $1,800.00. The repairs may exceed this amount once the mechanic has done a complete analysis of the problems; so expect to get a telephone call adding another $300.00 on that repair bill. The Blue Book value of your old car is hundreds of dollars less than the estimated repair. First, you decide how much you want to pay for a new car based on monthly payments over 60 months. You are diligent and get a copy of the Consumer Guide for New and Used Cars; you go on the Internet and visit new car sites to review the various models and styles, but the descriptions are pretty much the same for the amount of money you want to spend. So you visit three car dealers and get the hard sales pitch from each sales representative about how perfect their car is for you; but you feel even more overwhelmed now.
So you ask your unconscious mind to help you. You mentally ask, “Do I repair my present car or do I purchase a new car. If it is to be a new car, which one would serve me best?” Then you open your mind to input from the Universal Powers. In the next few days, the following events happen:
· You get a flyer in the mail from one of the three car manufacturers stating that you will receive a $2,500 special deal price on the exact model and style you are interested in.
· You notice as you ride the bus to work one day that the large billboard you pass every workday has a new advertisement for the same car and model you want. It is the same as the special deal price flyer.
· Later in the week, you are running errands and you park your car in the shopping center parking lot. When you come out, there is a brand new vehicle parked beside you that is identical to the model and make in the other two events.
Is it possible these are just random events from the external world and have nothing to do with synchronicity or Universal Powers? Well yes! You may have unconsciously picked that specific car and then noticed the specific events that confirmed your unconscious desires – so what, you have benefitted by opening yourself up to these events and used them as meaningful coincidences.
Example 2: You have gone to a psychic for predictions about your future and specifically about the possibility of a new job. You are unhappy with the current dead-end job you’ve worked at for several years and have been taking university courses. You received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in accounting a few months ago. The psychic was very good and right on for many things going on in your life including a special relationship. However, she stated that you will remain with your present low-level job for three more years. Do you accept the psychic’s prediction that you will be in the same job for the next three years?
So you remember a metaphysical lecture you attended about synchronicity and decide to give it a try. You remember that one part of the solution is to open your mind to input from the Universal Powers. In the next few days, the following events happen:
· A professional woman bumps into you in Starbucks and she accidently splashes some of her coffee on you. She offers to pay the cleaning bill and buys you a coffee as she apologizes for being distracted and for her carelessness. In the process, she mentions that she works in the large accounting firm of Parker, Billow and Nash (PNB). She also mentions that they are hiring accounting clerks.
· Then later, you are riding the elevator and some people are talking about the PBN accounting firm.
· You get home and start looking through your mail. In it is a flyer from the Parker, Billow and Nash accounting firm describing their services.
· A day or so later, while watching television, you hear a marketing pitch about Parker, Billow and Nash’s services several times in the few hours you are watching tv.
Do you ignore the professional psychic’s prediction of remaining in your current low-level job or do you put your best-foot forward in the job interview? Well you have your nudges from the Universal Powers and your unconscious – follow them. So you submit an application to the accounting firm and you get a call for an interview.
Did your meaningful coincidence, sign, or omen strike you as confirmation? Or, as a warning? Does it transmit a message? Did it seem to be urging you to move in a new direction? Did it affirm something you’re feeling, doing, or contemplating?
Take note of: does this mean the psychic was wrong about everything? No! The fact is that any professional’s advice is an interpretation of the signs and symbols they perceive based on your current thinking and a psychic is also reading your auric vibration and colors. So the professional’s advice may be right or wrong for you; by asking the Universal Powers and your own unconscious to be on the alert for synchronistic information, you may confirm the professional’s information or you may receive potential alternatives. Synchronicity acts as your advocate. So be a cynic, ask for three to four confirming pieces of external evidence – i.e., meaningful coincidences – and you will either confirm that the professional’s advice is the only possible action you can take; or you will be provided alternative possibilities – that’s using synchronicity.
A hotel concierge gave me this intriguing recommendation…
“Whenever you are traveling in some strange land, try to view everything as an adventure.
Your positive attitude will show on your face, others will notice it, and
they will reach out to help you every way they can.”