Undeniably, there are times in all of our lives when two or more seemingly incidental and unrelated events come together in a way that is so meaningful to us that it leaves us feeling a bit baffled, even overwhelmed. Perhaps a song comes on the radio with the lyrics describing just how you’re feeling at that particular moment in time.
Strange coincidences and serendipitous events that are too profound to be ignored manifest themselves when we least expect them. Whenever we look at the clock, repetitive numbers such as “11:11” seem to repeat themselves over and over. The exact same word or words that you’re thinking of are nanoseconds later “echoed” by a voice from the television or radio. You think of reconnecting with a friend whom you haven’t spoken to in years and when you pickup the phone to call her, you see that she has left an email for you. Or suddenly you’re struck with an intense familiar feeling that you’ve already been in a particular moment in time, having had the same experience at “sometime” prior–a deja vu.
Nearly a century ago, Carl Jung introduced the concept of synchronicity into the field of psychology. Jung believed that it reflected a larger, deeper order of the universe, and that there were parallels between synchronicity and aspects of relativity theory and quantum physics. One of Jung’s favorite quotes on synchronicity was from “Through the Looking-Glass,” by Lewis Carroll, in which the White Queen says to Alice: “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards”.
So what’s going on? Why do these seemingly chaotic events keep happening in a way that leaves us perplexed, saying, “That can’t be just a coincidence.” Jung believed that these synchronous events were rare but my view is that their seeming rarity is due to the small percentage of the time that we are vigilant to them.
The more awake or lucid you become in your “waking dream of life,” the more you are aware of the synchronous events in your life and eventually come to realize that there is no such thing as chance. In fact, the word coincidence stems from the word coincide which is defined in geometry when two circles simultaneously occupy the same place in space at the same point in time. From this geometric context, coincidence is not merely a “lucky happenstance” but rather a scientifically explained, naturally occurring, perfectly aligned event. As Louis Pasteur so eloquently said, “Chance favors the prepared mind.”
The term “multiverse” which is now used predominantly by physicists and science fiction writers was originally coined by the American philosopher and psychologist, William James, in 1895. It encapsulates a hypothetical set of multiple possible universes and/or dimensions that together compromise everything that exists. Space, time, matter, energy, and every law and constant that describe them is included in the multiverse. Dimensional planes, parallel universes, alternate timelines or realities are also thrown into the mix. Both String and M theories in quantum physics theorize that there are indeed multiple dimensional realms. Scientists have gone so far as to invest $13 billion (from a variety of nations) into constructing the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland to prove their “multiverse” hypothesis.
Multiple dimensions can also include planes or vibrations of reality that exist simultaneously within a particular universe. For example, when you “die” or pass out of your body, you will transcend the physical realm via your astral body into the astral plane. If you have ever traveled to “other worldly” places during the dream state, this is what it looks like. So when you pass over to the Other Side, your mind is no longer connected to the physical realm, it is however, tuned into your astral body that vibrates on a higher resonance.
Personal Life Coach, Jason Lincoln Jeffers is the founder of The Art of Transformation, a company devoted to teaching Spiritual Enlightenment to the world. His Personal Life Coaching practice uniquely synthesizes spiritual wisdom with ego transcendence, holistic wellness coaching, predictive astrology, pain-body counseling, heart-based manifestation, and relationship coaching.