Have you ever experienced those perfectly random moments of being at the right place at the right time?
Like going into a local bookstore you happen to be casually walking by and unexpectedly finding the book that you’ve been looking for for months. Or unintentionally running into an old friend whom you haven’t seen in years, and realizing their presence is exactly what you need in your life right now. Or checking to see what time it is and constantly catching 1:11, 2:22, 11:55, 3:33, 1:23, 4:56, 4:44 . . . you get the point.
Some would argue these random moments are all merely ‘coincidences’, but if we look closely and follow the cookie crumb trail, we begin to notice that they are so much more. There’s a pattern to these crumbs, and they seem to come just right when you need them the most. It almost feels like some mysterious force is purposely dropping these crumbs for you to find.
WHAT IS SYNCHRONICITY?
Synchronicity is derived from the Greek words, syn (with) + chronus (time), and is best explained as the simultaneous occurrence of events that even without evident causal connection, appear significantly related and often hold a meaningful message.
The term synchronicity was coined by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung to describe the acausal connection of two or more psychic and physical phenomena. The concept came to him while studying a patient’s case during a psychotherapy session. The patient was describing a dream that she had in which she was given an expensive piece of jewelry, a golden scarab (beetle). The patient’s exaggerated rationalism was preventing her from comprehending unconscious materials.
The next day during another session, Jung noticed something tapping against his office window. As he went to see what it was, he noticed that it was a live insect resembling the golden scarab described in his patient’s dream, which was odd considering it was a very rare presence for that climate.
This led Jung to further examine the phenomenon of meaningful or thoughtful ‘coincidences’, where thoughts created in the mind are mirrored by external events to which have no apparent causal connections.
THE LAW OF SYNCHRONICITIES
Although our understanding of how synchronicity works in terms of scientific explanations is currently limited, the concept of synchronicity is related to the study of quantum physics and metaphysics. We know that it is happening, and we know that someone/something is helping to guide us but at the moment, our little knowledge about the topic prevents us from explaining how it all works. So for now, let’s start with believing.
Synchronicities can manifest itself in several different ways:
- Dreams and visions
- Déjà vu or premonitions
- Number sequences (1:11, 333, 777, etc.)
- Song lyrics
- Random appearances of people
- Names of places
- Unexpected events
- many more
As you become more consciously aware of the ways the Universe helps your soul manifest, your frequency becomes higher and you are able to manifest faster. Remember that what we create in our minds manifests in our physical reality. You attract what you think of in your mind, so it’s very important to think positive thoughts. The more you surround yourself with Light, the brighter your life becomes. That’s how synchronicities work.
EXAMPLES OF SYNCHRONICITY
Synchronicities have always been a part of my life ever since I could remember. They’re easy to spot once you train your mind to see them. As I was writing and researching information for this post, the word ‘scarab’ had never really crossed my vocabulary. In fact, I had to Google what a ‘golden scarab’ even looked like. For references, this is what a scarab looks like:
I admired the interesting looking beetle and went on with my day. That night, while I was searching for something to watch on TV, I came across the movie, The Mummy, the 1999 film about how an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a cursed mummy that has been ‘asleep’ for thousands of years and wreaks havoc on humanity.
Sounds like my kind of movie.
I remembered seeing it as a kid but didn’t exactly remember much of the plot. As I started watching it, I began to realize that this movie might have been what sparked my interest in Egyptian mythology when I was young. (Fun fact: I named my first dog Cleopatra, and I’m pretty sure I got her around the same time this movie came out. RIP sweet pup.) Anyway, I recognized some of the names that I’ve stumbled upon during my readings over the years. However, a fascinating detail that I’ve missed – but certainly caught this time – was the huge role that scarab beetles play in the myth.
I won’t spoil the movie for you but basically . . . an ancient Egyptian priest called Imhotep, tries to resurrect his dead beau, Anck-su-Namun, the mistress of Pharaoh Seti I, with an ancient resurrection ritual. As he was performing the spell, Imhotep is interrupted by the Pharaoh’s guards, thus causing the ritual to be incomplete. As punishment for performing the ritual, Imhotep’s priests are all mummified alive, while Imhotep himself is sentenced to suffer the worst of all Egyptian curses – the ‘Hom Dai’, where the cursed is mummified and buried alive in a sarcophagus with hundreds of creepy-crawling, flesh-eating, (you guessed it) . . . scarab beetles.
Coincidence? Quite possibly.
READ MORE: The Meaning of Scarabs in Ancient Egyptian Mythology
The appearance of the scarabs in the movie that I happen to watch on the same day I’m learning about the influence of scarabs in the birth of the concept of synchronicities is a synchronicity itself. I saw this as a little wink from my Spirit guides and took the opportunity to learn more about the relationship between Ancient Egpyt and these influential bugs. Click here to learn more.
- “What is Synchronicity?.” Carl Jung Resources.
- “The Mummy (1999).” IMDb.