Synchronicity is a term that was first coined by Carl Jung to describe "meaningful coincidences." These are coincidences that occur in life that appear at least to the experiencer as something more than just random chance.
From Jung's memoirs we learn of a personal synchronistic event, which in all probability aided in shaping his views:
"While Freud was going on this way, I had a curious sensation. It was as if my diaphragm were made of iron and were becoming red-hot--a glowing vault. And at that moment there was such a loud report in the bookcase, which stood right next to us, that we both started up in alarm, fearing the thing was going to topple over on us. I said to Freud: 'There, that is an example of a so-called catalytic exteriorization phenomenon.' 'Oh come,' he exclaimed. 'That is sheer bosh.' 'It is not,' I replied. 'You are mistaken, Herr Professor. And to prove my point I now predict that in a moment there will be another such loud report! 'Sure enough, no sooner had I said the words that the same detonation went off in the bookcase. To this day I do not know what gave me this certainty. But I knew beyond all doubt that the report would come again. Freud only stared aghast at me. I do not know what was in his mind, or what his look meant. In any case, this incident aroused his distrust of me, and I had the feeling that I had done something against him. I never afterward discussed the incident with him."
A curious, but not widely known experience that may be "psychic" in origin, is the relationship between certain numbers and people. One set of numbers is 11:11 which has significant meaning in numerology = the master numbers. There have been many reports over the years that seem to indicate a "haunting" for certain individuals and this set of numbers.
A well documented example of possible synchronicity from the province involving the number 7 follows:
A fellow by the name of Captain Hugh Macdonald McLeod (whom sailed the great lakes during the early half of the 20th century) had an unlucky series of coincidences with the number 7. You be the judge ...
Two of his seven brothers were killed in sailing mishaps on Dec 7th 1909. One was found April 7th encased in ice in the Niagara River. On Oct 7th 1910 his other brother washed up on shore at Long Point.
Four years later on April 7th 1914, Captain McLeod then skipper of a steamer named John Ericsson, was towing a barge down L. Huron. The captain of the ship being towed was washed overboard during some thick fog and could not be rescued.
Captain McLeod retired from his command on Dec. 6th 1941 at the same time Pearl Harbour was being bombed Dec 7th across the International Date line.
The following report of possible synchronicity was submitted by one of our members:
My cousin died in December of 2001.
Three days after her death I was driving to work and had a "vision" . I had had this before and for want of a better description it is almost like a picture within a picture (kind of like those tv's where you can see two channels at the same time). I am totally aware of things and am able to concentrate on my driving even as this is happening. It seems to be as if I am in two different realities but very aware in both.
I saw a very clear picture of my cousin and she said, although it seemed to be more telepathically, that she was just fine and that it was "so beautiful here". I put this down to wishful thinking.
The very next day I was driving in the same spot and again I saw a picture of my cousin who said basically the same thing. "I am just fine and tell your sister not to be so sad because it (the illness) wasn't so bad and IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL HERE" which she emphasized. I found it rather comforting but also questioned the validity of it. For weeks after I kept questioning the fact that it had really happened or was it just wishful thinking. I was definitely doubting myself although it felt so very real at the time.
The next month in January a friend of mine gave me the number of a psychic she saw and after writing this down I left this paper at my bedside. I had no intentions of calling her but it seemed like in the next few weeks that paper kept travelling with me. I would see it upstairs by my bedside and then downstairs on the kitchen table, never knowing how it got there but thinking that I must have somehow moved it.
I thought maybe someone was trying to tell me something and that I should just call her and see what she is like over the phone and was pleasantly surprised to find her very friendly and knowledgeable. I made an appointment and all the way there kept asking myself...why am I doing this as I have better ways to spend my money. I had not mentioned my cousin at all but was hoping for some confirmation.
She gave me a very nice but general reading and had already told me that my mother and father were both there in spirit (I did not tell her that they had passed) and described their personalities very much like when they were alive. She had them down pat. At the end of this reading I kept thinking to myself...why did I come here as there was nothing new in this reading. As she was wrapping it up she said that my father was stepping forward to tell me something and that it was very important and that she must get the words exactly right. She said that he told her to tell me.....IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL HERE.!!!!
Our readers share their own experiences with synchronicity:
I experienced a synchronistic event with my ex of 11 yrs. When we met my home phone number and his home phone number were exactly the same, but in reverse......then we found out that our office numbers were also in the exact same numbers, but reversed. Mine (deleted for privacy) ...his (deleted for privacy). I knew that this meant something... a connection....and that connection began a deep life-altering relationship which lasted 11 years. Before I knew of the numbers...the first time we met ...it was like a 'light bulb had switched on' ...like fate...a 'beyond control' sensation. We had a very intense, stormy, and addictive relationship... it took the last 3 yrs. of the relationship to break free.
There were other synchronistic happenings too in that relationship. Before I met my ex I had these thoughts about a name "Jim"...meeting a "Jim"...(I had never had that name in my life, before). So, I sort of 'put that out to the universe,' so to speak. Months later, I met a man (my ex), named "Jim" and his cousin, also named Jim. That was hard to believe at first. After my boyfriend and I had been seeing each other for a while, he introduced me to a close friend,... another "Jim"! It was a long-standing joke. This man actually got closer and became his best friend... and is to this day. They were a close-knit bunch; they were always together, so I had three "Jims" in my life....How's that for synchronicity?
Our personal thank you to those who have shared their experiences with us.