Synchronicity & the hidden meaning of coincidences

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  • February 13, 2015
synchronicity and the meaning of coincidences

At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced synchronicities – coincidences in which highly improbable events occur. You’re thinking about an old friend that you haven’t seen in years, then receive a phone call from them a few seconds later. You have a sudden, unexplainable urge to visit a place you have never been to, then end up meeting the love of your life. Are such coincidences merely chance or is there something more at work? What do coincidences mean?

To explain such remarkable events, the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung coined the term “synchronicity”, which he defined as:

“The coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.”

Synchronistic events seem to defy all logic and have no rational explanation by the natural laws of cause and effect. However, due to the fact that they have significance and meaning to the observer – and are often profoundly life changing – synchronicity has long fascinated humankind.

The term “synchronicity” is often used rather loosely as a synonym for coincidence. As in, events that trigger the exclamation “What a coincidence!” or “What are the chances?”

Usually, such coincidences seem to have some kind of inherent meaning – even if we don’t know what it is at the time. They make us scratch our heads and wonder, “Hmmm…”

Such events can be relatively minor occurrences or, in some cases, significant events that alter the entire course of our lives.

Just coincidence or something more?

When synchronicities occur, there is almost always a deeper sense of awareness that is activated. It’s as if something sparks within us.

Fleeting though it may be, something stirs.

And even if for just a brief moment, something awakens…

It’s difficult to deny the sensations and energy one feels when experiencing such events firsthand. Even the hardened skeptic feels something. It may just be a feeling of amusement or curiosity, but still, it’s something.

For some, there is a deeper feeling. A feeling of profound awe.

Perhaps it is because our sense of reality is momentarily knocked off balance. The seeming absurdity of such random, improbable events… Random, yet not…

We can’t help but wonder if there is some kind of meaning behind it all.

An underlying interconnectedness?

“In physics, we are taught that every single particle in the universe has a gravitational effect upon every other particle, no matter how far the particles are separated. This unified effect supports the theories that all events are related, in some way, to each other. Thus it can be said that synchronicity is merely a very personal and subjective observation of this inter-connected universe of which we are but a small part.” – Stephen J. Davis

Science and quantum physics point to the notion that everything in the universe is connected. Providing particular support is Bell’s Theorem.

Proclaimed as “the most profound discovery in science” by physicist Henry Stapp in a 1975 federal report, Bell’s theorem postulates that everything in the universe is connected as an indivisible whole. Experiments based on Bell’s Theorem have shown this to be true and that reality is non-local. Einstein referred to this as “spooky action at a distance”. :-)

Could this universal interconnectedness and “spooky action” be an explanation for synchronicity?

A secret language

In author Paulo Coelho’s view, synchronicity is a secret language. The language of the stars, of the Universe. It is something that guides us and provides us with valuable information. Information that can shape our lives for the better and help us to accomplish our dreams.

“Coincidence is the language of the stars. For something to happen, so many forces have to be put into action. According to the ancient alchemists, and to the physicists of today, everything is just one thing only.” – Paulo Coelho

The idea of coincidences as signs and guidance is a major theme of Coelho’s work, including his best-selling book The Alchemist.

The Alchemist has sold over 65 million copies worldwide in over 160 countries and has been translated into 71 languages. Clearly, there is universal appeal and fascination with synchronicity.

What does it all mean?

While many may be skeptical about unseen forces or unexplainable phenomenon, they will almost certainly experience synchronicities at some point in their lives. Highly personal encounters with some mysterious, hidden world.

There is an air of magic, amazement, and excitement that such unexpected and unexplainable experiences bring. They tickle us with a jolt of energy that, even if for just a brief moment, imparts a sense of wonder… a sense of something more.

And what does it mean?

Is it the guiding hand of a divine force? A reflection of our own minds and thoughts? Or simply a byproduct of an interconnected universe with a purely scientific explanation? And if so, what are the implications of this?

And what about the specific synchronicities and coincidences themselves? Are they signs? Messages? Clues? Do they hold valuable keys to our lives? Can they impact our future? Give us direction?

We explore this in more detail here.

Making Sense of it All

If you’re curious about making sense of the synchronicities and coincidences that appear in your own life, something simple you can do is to start keeping track of them.

Write them down somewhere. Make a note of all the different ways that synchronistic events occur in your life.

Whether it’s a coincidence, dream, feeling, hunch, or inspired idea, capture it somewhere.

Write it all down in a journal, on your computer, or in your phone’s note taking app. Our favorite method is to use the Intuition Journal app, to keep everything in one place, but anything will work.

The main thing is to pay attention and start keeping track.

Little by little, the clues will start to add up and things will begin to make sense.

Try it out and see what you find.

Remember…

Remember, you’re the only one who can make sense of synchronicities and what they mean for you. No one else can tell you. And although things may seem outside of your realm of awareness or understanding, you DO know what all of these things mean.

The key is to be able to tap into your own inner knowing (aka intuition) and discern fact from fiction, truth from wishful thinking, fears, or imagination.

If you’d like some tips on how to do this, you can find them here.

Interested in diving deeper into the fascinating realm of synchronicity? Then check out: The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know by David Richo or Synchrodestiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles by Deepak Chopra.

Above all, remember:

The answers you seek are all within…

P.S. If you’re feeling confused about something, you might find want to read this: Is it such a bad thing to feel stuck or confused?

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55 Comments

  • katherine says:

    I have just experienced, in one week, seven coincidences. Trying to figure out the meaning of this.

  • JOANNE says:

    3 times in 7 days the key rings have broken off my keys (two different sets of keys). Also the part of the zip you hold has broken off my purse and my bag at the same time as the first two key incidents (the third key ring breakage was about 30 minutes ago, so I’m waiting for the next zip to break). Does anyone have any idea what this could mean

    • Charlee says:

      Your coincidence just triggered a coincidence of mine. I broke my purse about a week ago the zipper part fell off and then I just read your comment and I got a jolt of energy. pretty cool

    • Josie says:

      Joanne. Note that these things happened in three’s? Numerology at play here sweetheart. 3 times in 7 days. 3 x 7 = 21. 2+1= 3. The Third key ring breakage was (3)0 30 minutes ago. THREE! 3! THREE!! Your guides or angels are trying to draw your attention to the number 3. Please look this up on the internet for your message. You will know what the message is when what you read resonates with you specifically. Here is a sample of what you can type in the computer: what is the spiritual meaning of the number 3? Good luck and many blessings to you!

    • Deb says:

      I’m having the same coincidence about zippers breaking did you get any replies that you can share with me

      • Walid says:

        My jacket zipper was broken last week, I found an old zipper in the tools drawer today.I read this comment with the zipper in my pocket

  • K says:

    I met this guy through a professional set up a few months ago. Straight away I knew there was something special between us. I think he felt the same. Nothing happened. We parted ways. But I couldn’t forget him or the way I felt. One day I was asking universe to give me a sign or something that I’m not crazy about the way I felt and that it was actually meant to be to meet him. And guess what? A few days after I went on the hike to this cave in the middle of nowhere and met the guy by the cave! I couldn’t believe it! We both we’re a bit shocked to see each other again and let alone by the cave in the middle of nowhere! A sign or what??

  • N says:

    Dart boards. …I keep seeing them everywhere I go for the past few weeks. No clue why. Any thoughts?

    • intuitionjournal says:

      Hi N. Sorry, just saw your comment. VERY interesting… You might want to take a look at Dr. Judith Orloff’s article about synchronicity, where she mentions “BULL’S EYE”.

      Here’s a link to the article: http://www.drjudithorloff.com/Free-Articles/The-Magic-of-Synchronicities

      As for what the dart boards mean, this is something that only YOU can interpret, as the meaning will be different for different people. What do dart boards represent to you? Do you have any memories or other associations with dart boards? When you think about dart boards, what comes to mind?

      Something that can maybe help is for you to find a way to quiet your mind. Even just closing your eyes and taking a few deep breaths will help.

      Once you feel calm, ask yourself what the dart boards might mean. Then, just pay attention to what comes up.

      The answers are all there within you. It’s just a matter of discerning what they are.

      Since it’s already been nearly 3 months since you posted your comment, if you figured out what the dart boards meant, let us know! So curious! :-)

    • Monica Dhanraj says:

      You are very close to the bullseye. Don’t act surprised when you get there! Own it, like you know.

  • Karen says:

    it is interesting when we get signs huh? i would love to hear what your dart boards meant…red, green black…are they not the color of the dart board? does that have any meaning? please give an update!

  • Alita says:

    This has been happening to me my whole life and I am only 17. I gets annoying but also frustrating. I was diagnosed with bipolar depression when I was 7 and I sometimes mistake it for one of my manias. It is hard to understand, but this sometimes but me in a deep depression. My doctors describe this as my brain’s way of straying away from bad thins that are happening or that I think might happen. Do you know if there is any way to control this?

    • Scott says:

      I’ve only just read this at 02:55 on July 10th 2019 and this comment just answered a question I had about my own synchronicity experiences. I too have bipolar and very regularly experience ‘coincidences’ and have always asked the question, why do I experience this? But it all makes sense to me now. I understand that an experience of synchronicity is a problem that is yet to be solved. For example, you’re going through something, maybe a change and your mind protects you by shutting down a part of your brain and then you have a mystery to solve. It’s hard to understand why it happens so often but it sounds like you have a spiritual gift.

  • I love “coincidences”. I wrote a very short simple book on my own experiences to bring confirmation to people who think that it’s all their imagination!! It’s called Coincidences…or are they? by Mary Keena Donnellan.

  • Sigh says:

    Ugh!!! After reading this article and the comments still more questions than answers. Its frustrating especially when they keep happening and sometimes the coinky dinks are hurtful. It makes me feel like someone or some force is bringing harm and confusion to my life.

    • Cameron says:

      I feel the same, it has been happening to me recently. Most people seems to feel it’s a sign of something good, but I just feel like something is wanting me to notice it. Feels..uneasy when it happens I don’t know.

  • Barbara says:

    I have a name not used much today, Barbara, in one morning at one location I met 3 other Barbara’s. then at a store had a random cashier tell me it was national Barbara day.
    Any meaning behind this?

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  • John Ali Tek says:

    Secrets of Synchronicity is become very skeptic especially my father passed away just 40 days ago…And I want to learn if does that “Synchronicity of multi 7 s “mean anything to my life line ? It makes me wonder beyond coincindecenses..I hope you’d give me hand about that…
    Histories of “7” s in my life..as follows
    I was born in 1967
    First school # 317
    My military school # 61790
    My cell phone has two 7s what I had since 1997
    My daughter was born in July 2nd (02.07.93)
    I married with my second wife on 6th of July (06.07.13)
    My father died in July 7th 2017 (17.07.2017) when he was 77 years old..
    and that was the alert me and look back to my entire life !..
    Thanks

  • D B says:

    I have phases where this happens a lot: I’m working at home, the TV or radio is on, and I’m thinking about something. For some reason I will actually say out loud a word, only to find at that same moment the word being said simultaneously on the TV or radio. And it’s never a real common word like ‘and’ or ‘but’ always a big-ish word like ’employment’ or ‘explosion’. It completely jolts me. As I say, I get this in small phases, most of the time it doesn’t happen. Then it’ll happen many times in a day or for a few days.

    • Susan says:

      I get the very same thing when I’m typing a text. It jolts me too but I’ve gotten used to it. I left a post below.
      I really should have the tv on while I’m typing this!

    • Scott says:

      I experience this too. It’s odd when it happens but kinda funny at the same time because although it has happened many of times it still seems unreal!

    • David Busby says:

      I have the same exact experiences. I can be driving and look up at a billboard precisely at the same time I’m hearing the same companies ad on the radio. Sometimes I’ll be be on my computer and hear verbatim but unusual wording on TV that I’m typing. Once I was in Whole Foods and I decided to listen to a PBS broadcast on my cell phone while eating lunch. As I was typing in my browser a couple started talking about a PBS program they enjoyed. Sometimes these synchronicities are so uncanny and so often it can become a little haunting. I now look at the “S” as a kind of shared energy. I also see them as a reminder or a blessing of encouragement.

  • Jerri says:

    What does it mean if the synchronicities are so often that you aren’t surprised by them anymore but with one person? The person and I don’t know what is going on. I tease him that he is hiding in my bushes because the randomness of the synchrinicities are uncanny and becoming laughable at this point.

  • glen kirkwood says:

    for over 30 years now I’m constantly running into another person with my same first and last name.It all stated 30 years ago when I was looking for an apartment to rent. I saw an envelope face down by the mail boxes and decided to pick it up.It was addressed to a person with my same first and last name who had just moved out.A fwhile later that year this person phoned the company I worked for and I answered the phe .He asked my name and then laughed that his name was the same.This same persons banking info appeared on my bank website under my log in.He had a dental surgery booked with the same surgeon on the same day as me and cancelled it,but they cancelled mine instead.He was the patient being seen by a stress DR, just before me,he was in line to get his dog seen by a vet in the next town and many other examples to date!11

  • Ashebella says:

    23 years ago in Golden Colorado a new couple experience a life-changing event which causes them to get matching tattoo’s. 12 years ago in a different city a lady gets a tattoo to symbolize a life-changing event in her life, then moves to Lakewood Colorado. A few years later this guy’s brother introduces him to another couple. Despite the fact that there was an immediate and strong physical attraction between this man and woman they maintain a friendship that is 100% playtonic for more than 7 years while they are each trying to make their unhappy relationships work with their partners. Out of the blue one day their friendship becomes intimate whereupon they learned two things the first being that they have been the object of the others desire for all those years the second being they have the same exact tattoo just in different places. What would you even call that a coincidence fate or nothing? Any insight would be greatly appreciated thank you

  • mack says:

    Yo I was just thinking I should write them down and then I see this telling me to do the same thing. fuck man crazy world out there…

  • Lydia says:

    I am so happy to have come across this website, now I know that I am no going crazy.
    Here is my chain of events,

    If I met a guy and there is a romance interest the following happenings,
    I will constantly here his name anywhere and everywhere and even the name
    This will be a conversation with or without me over hearing, turning on the radio, in the shop or at work. Once the love interest continues I will hear the name of home address, as someone’s surname, someone yelling out the name is the street, a song the name of the city or street, etc
    Then for whatever reasons the love interest dies and the whole cycle would draw to a halt.

    These love interest does not necessarily develop into an intimate relationship.

    I noticed this happens constantly, the only way I could describe the whole experience was like ‘spiritual harassment’ or being ‘under a spiritual radar’ looking at any potential relationship that I could have this is the only way I could describe it. Once the love interest dissolves the coincidences would stop, as though it never happened.

    Some Examples:
    A love interest with a very unusual name rang me one evening to share in feelings with me, the next a lady walked into my workplace with the very same usual name.

    I deliberately refused to call a potential love interest by his first name, so I would address him by his surname only and the same coincidences would occur and I would never hear his surname, but only his surname.

    Another person his name was so over the place that a customer came in and his surname was the name of the love interest home address.

    Another time I invented a man and give him a name, and the same coincidences happened, however, it just died down after about 6 weeks.

    Before any of these interest could develop into a relationship there seems to be an invisible intensity then the friendship dissolves.

    This has been going on for a while, I felt as if someone had done witchcraft, as I cannot seem to point my finger on the meaning.

    18 months I met someone who was a love interest and I took the plunge and develop a relationship, however, I would not mention his name, I would address him as Mr and Sir (he found me addressing him that way humorous) for at least 15 months. However, we use to experience strange looks from people whom neither of us knew. The facial expressions would be showing a look of confusion, as to imply who is he, or I didn’t know they were together or how are they together. We would both recognise this bizarre from some people who did not actually know us. This is the only way I can describe the experience. Anyway, the last 3 months, I started to address him by his first name.
    Wow! The coincidences seem to be spiralling out control, his name would pops up in conversations when even if the person has called an incorrect name, his city pops up everywhere, totally unexpected place 6months later it is intensifying to the point it is scary. The relationship has since developed an invisible intensity that cannot be explained and we have drifted.

    The only sign I get from this 6 months later is that he must still have an interest, as the ‘spiritual harassment’ or ‘coincidences ‘would not still be happening.

    Is there something more creepy going on or am I getting the wrong messages from these re-occurring coincidences?

    Thank you for taking the time to read my experiences

    Lydia

  • Lydia says:

    I am so happy to have come across this website, now I know that I am no going crazy.
    Here is my chain of events,
    If I met a guy and there is a romance interest the following happenings,
    I will constantly here his name anywhere and everywhere and even the name
    This will be a conversation with or without me over hearing, turning on the radio, in the shop or at work. Once the love interest continues I will hear the name of home address, as someone’s surname, someone yelling out the name is the street, a song the name of the city or street, etc
    Then for whatever reasons the love interest dies and the whole cycle would draw to a halt.
    These love interest does not necessarily develop into an intimate relationship.
    I noticed this happens constantly, the only way I could describe the whole experience was like ‘spiritual harassment’ or being ‘under a spiritual radar’ looking at any potential relationship that I could have this is the only way I could describe it. Once the love interest dissolves the coincidences would stop, as though it never happened.
    Some Examples:
    A love interest with a very unusual name rang me one evening to share in feelings with me, the next a lady walked into my workplace with the very same usual name.
    I deliberately refused to call a potential love interest by his first name, so I would address him by his surname only and the same coincidences would occur and I would never hear his surname, but only his surname.
    Another person his name was so over the place that a customer came in and his surname was the name of the love interest home address.
    Another time I invented a man and give him a name, and the same coincidences happened, however, it just died down after about 6 weeks.
    Before any of these interest could develop into a relationship there seems to be an invisible intensity then the friendship dissolves.
    This has been going on for a while, I felt as if someone had done witchcraft, as I cannot seem to point my finger on the meaning.
    18 months I met someone who was a love interest and I took the plunge and develop a relationship, however, I would not mention his name, I would address him as Mr and Sir (he found me addressing him that way humorous) for at least 15 months. However, we use to experience strange looks from people whom neither of us knew. The facial expressions would be showing a look of confusion, as to imply who is he, or I didn’t know they were together or how are they together. We would both recognise this bizarre from some people who did not actually know us. This is the only way I can describe the experience. Anyway, the last 3 months, I started to address him by his first name.
    Wow! The coincidences seem to be spiralling out control, his name would pops up in conversations when even if the person has called an incorrect name, his city pops up everywhere, totally unexpected place 6months later it is intensifying to the point it is scary. The relationship has since developed an invisible intensity that cannot be explained and we have drifted.
    The only sign I get from this 6 months later is that he must still have an interest, as the ‘spiritual harassment’ or ‘coincidences ‘would not still be happening.
    Is there something more creepy going on or am I getting the wrong messages from these re-occurring coincidences?
    Thank you for taking the time to read my experiences

    • Nathalie says:

      I’ve had a very similar experience! I was traveling to a city and met a guy there. His name and city suddenly appeared everywhere! His name is also quite unusual. In a movie that I watched the name played an important role, and I’v had an interview with the company where the founder’s first name is this as well. I was wondering what it all meant but now that we haven’t seen each other in over a month and my interest keeps fading away the name also doesn’t pop up anymore. If anyone knows what that could be let me know!

    • Susan says:

      Reply to Lydia. Thank you for relating your experiences with a love interest as I have the same spooky happenings which are still manifesting 10 years ! after a very short but wonderful relationship and a very deep connection with a guy but due to circumstances we couldn’t be together. It broke my heart at the time.
      But still very frequently unbelievable things happen to remind me of him, the things we shared and the places we spent time in together. It’s very spooky and now I’ve learned to accept these amazing reminders, which were hard to bear initially, and as you say maybe he is still feeling the connection too and the Universe is reminding us of each other. So now when something relevant manifests and hits me I just say “Hi, J” and smile and remember with love everything we shared. I know that we will meet again someday, on the avenue …..

  • Kathy Jay says:

    I am amazed…….I worked with a bloke called Kevin but he was very quiet around me, I didn’t think he was that bothered about me, I left the job because it wasn’t bringing me joy and happiness. Immediately afterwards I bumped into his other workmates, which I never did before then I bumped into Kevin, we had a little chat but that was it, we carried on walking up the street and said goodbye. At work I was left confused about him, he didn’t talk to me hardly, but I noticed he did look at me a few times, not sure what that was all about. And he would walk pass me lots when I was working. Anyway that was a few months ago now, but now just recently I keep hearing the name Kevin and see different Kevins on different things, it’s not the Kevin I worked with but what’s all this about??? It’s seems strange to me that all of a sudden I see a Kevin on the news etc, I don’t really understand it as it has never happened before. It all seems a bit odd to me.

  • Lance says:

    Such stories are endless, the frustration is in what the heck this means, any theories from this crowd?

    • intuitionjournal says:

      Hi Lance. Sorry for late reply! Just wanted to suggest a book by David Richo called “The Power of Coincidence”. The author provides his theories about synchronicity and coincidences, what they mean (or don’t mean), and goes into detail describing the various types of synchronicities that occur.

      Not sure if the book is for everyone, but it is certainly fascinating and thought-provoking!

      Here’s the description that is on the back cover of the book:

      “Meaningful coincidences and surprising connections occur all the time in our daily lives, yet we often fail to appreciate how they can guide us, warn us, and confirm us on our life’s path. This book explores how meaningful coincidence operates in our daily lives, in our intimate relationships, and in our creative endeavors.

      The Power of Coincidence will help you to: interpret a series of similar happenings, open yourself to assisting forces around you, understand how your dreams can guide you through life events, use your creative imagination in life choices — and live in accord with your deepest needs and wishes, as revealed to you my meaningful coincidences.”

      Not sure that that helps, but just wanted to share! Since not everyone will want to read an entire book, I’m thinking about writing a post that synthesizes some of Richo’s main theories. :-) Hopefully, that will help ease some of the frustration… because, yeah… synchronicities are fascinating, but then we are usually just left scratching our heading wondering, “What the heck just happened??? And why??” :-P

      At the very least, I enjoy the fact that for just a moment, I can feel a sense of something “beyond the ordinary”… beyond this world and beyond my comprehension.

      If I don’t think about things toooo much, then I can just enjoy that there may just be a little bit of magic out there — and that there is an interconnectedness to everything…. even if there isn’t any “meaning” behind the connection. Just the fact that things could, in some way, be connected by forces unseen is enough to spark WONDER.

      So, without having any answers, my feeing is that we can ENJOY synchronicities — enjoy the mystery (even if it will always remain mysterious and unknown).

      However, people like David Richo, the author I mentioned earlier, provide some pretty fascinating explanations / theories as to what they DO potentially mean — and how one might interpret them. And this can be hugely helpful as well.

      Ooops… this has gotten really long! Sorry. Thanks for listening to my little rant!

      All the best,
      Michelle

  • Susan says:

    Same here with someone on the television saying the exact same word at the very second I’m typing it on an iPhone message. It happened again tonight. The word was Zurich. It wasn’t even a travel programme and I’d been channel-hopping and stopped at the particular tv channel totally randomly. This happens to me so often it makes me smile now and I say “yep got that one” to the higher force I believe is playing games with me ! It IS very spooky though.

  • KLS says:

    I went through a period back in 1993-94 when I was experiencing a string of coincidences (or as I came to call them, ‘coin-incidences’, for a reason too long to explain here) that all seemed to be leading to a certain conclusion. But I lost my way a bit, got caught up in ego, they stopped happening, and nothing much of came of them. For the next several years, I would only experience them infrequently.

    But a few months ago, the frequency with which they happen started increasing again, as did the meaningfulness of them, and now I feel like I am in a period similar to the one I was in about 24 years ago. And some of them that have happened have been pretty mind-blowing. A funny one regarding this very article – like the other poster “mack,” I’ve been thinking lately that I should start writing them down, keep a journal of sorts, then I come to this article, and see advice to do exactly that.

    The biggest one was about 2 weeks ago, we were watching a TV show, and in that show, the phrase “memento mori” was mentioned and featured prominently. I had never heard it before in my 47 years, and thought it was interesting. Later on that evening when I retired to bed, I picked up the novel I had been reading and was completely blown away when, on one of the pages I was reading that very night, not 2 hours after finishing the TV program, the phrase “memento mori” was mentioned ! It had not been mentioned before in the book, and I had never heard it before that night. Now what are the chances of seeing it on that show, and just happening to read that very spot, in that very book, on that very night, only 2 hours later…? Talk about synchronicity. It might not sound too mind-blowing to anyone else, but it certainly was for me.

    I am not quite sure what it all means, but it sure feels like it is leading to something. What, I don’t know. But I sure do love that it’s happening, there is no feeling like it in the world. I am grateful to be experiencing this again, trying to remain humble, and not read too much into it. I do like the idea of keeping a journal of them though, and now that I have read this, it confirms my intuition – a coin-incidence about coincidences lol – I am going to start, today!

    • Lydia says:

      This has happened to me so many times.

    • intuitionjournal says:

      Hi KLS! Thanks for sharing your experiences. It’s been over a month since you posted your comment here, but I wanted to ask if the synchronicities have continued?

      Also, I wanted to share an incredible book I came across a couple of weeks ago called “The Power of Coincidence”. Wish I knew about this book before I wrote this article! It is PACKED with incredibly useful information. The author has dedicated decades of his life studying the phenomenon of synchronicity.

      I am planning to write a new post about the book. However, for now, I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to learn more about synchronicity.

      Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Coincidence-Life-Shows-What/dp/1590304276

      It really is an incredible book. Answers ALL of the questions that people have been posting here. ;-)

      Hope this helps!

      – Michelle

  • My life has been nothing but coincidences. Everything i went through lines up. Even my writings as a teen happened. I wished for a baby april 22 2014 on fb and exactly 3 yrs to the day. April 22 2017 my son was born is name everlasting. My cat gave birth to kittens soon after.

  • Lydia says:

    My whole life is filled with strange coincidences . Sometimes I think I am either super lucky, or super unlucky. Recently there has been this thing happening that whenever I talk about someone they walk past five to ten minutes later. It has happened ten times in the past week, and it is starting to freak me out. I also have many witnesses, and everyone I tell this too is shocked.

  • Trinity says:

    What does it mean when several people with the same birthday as yourself enter your life, with a few closely related? What are the chances of that?

  • Hannah says:

    it’s cool reading your stories. I had a lot too — too much to share though. But most of the time it’s with the number 911 – my birthday, September 11. Once it appears, it reappears at least 3-4 times within the day. On phone, clocks, stickers, and not knowing i was watching robert pattinson’s Remember me movie, which he died during the 911 incident. strange eh?

    Another is when im on the road, once i see 3 white cars in synchronize form, i’ll be seeing more white cars.

  • Bal says:

    I was just about to stop reading but for some reason I am now writting this after my phone wouldn’t let me leave! Or was i compelled to write something after years of ignoring these strange things and coincidences that keep happening to me.
    I try an fight it but it just gets stronger and more frequent.
    Wow my phone keeps getting interference as I’m writting this and a strange 369 coincidence just happened just as i channel hopped…
    It all started with tesla.

  • Hopeful says:

    I have been pondering these coincidences I have never experienced with anyone in my life and would like any of your thoughts.

    Someone that I work with, although not closely seem to have many in common with me. It didn’t occur to me until a female colleague of mine whom WAS a friend (who was also obsessing over this man I might add) pointed out to me:

    •Same initials (first and last) including our nicknames
    •same birth month
    •his mother and I share the same name
    •we have the same car brand although different models (a very uncommon brand)
    •Our cars are the same color
    •I just discovered recently that the first two letter/number on our license plates are the same
    •we have similar mannerisms
    •we are both single, never married nor have children
    •we are both extremely picky when it comes to a potential partner (I’ve always struggled with men for this reason. I would rather be alone than to be stuck with someone who has no potential)

    What does this mean? Odd coincidences? Could it be fate or a sign from the universe that we are meant to be? I’ve longed for the right life partner and seem to have failed several times previously. Or am I over-analyzing? Your thoughts would be appreciated! Thank you

  • Crazy1 says:

    Hello,

    My story begins May of 2014 when a woman who I hadn’t seen in about ten years reentered my life. I fell madly in love with her. It was love at first sight. Things ended up going horribly wrong, so she cut me out of her life. All of this is going to sound crazy, and maybe it is because I have been recently diagnosed with schizophrenia; but, one day I decided to sit down and write a fantasy love story to get all my frustrations out of my head. At the time when I sat down to write the book, it felt like the entire world was making fun of and laughing at me. I didn’t know what to do, so my story began by turning to God for help. I talked about God and how I was simply a passerby to our universe, a Being looking to travel Creation with a partner.

    Upon the initial draft of my book, I didn’t know how to describe my theoretical existence other than as a “very powerful being,” which later became known as an archangel. Soon after the first few paragraphs of my book, I turned the television to the news and heard the same exact phrase – “a very powerful being.” I was shocked!!! In complete disbelief, I began watching Twitch.tv, which is live-streaming for video games. The people who were streaming were also talking about powerful beings! I couldn’t figure out what was going on, so I sat down and wrote a few more paragraphs of my book.

    The next coincidence is also very strange. I didn’t know how to describe the age of my character, because he was supposed to be older than the universe itself, so I pulled a huge, random number out of my ass. I believe it was 80 billion solar years. A day later, I suddenly got interested in a popular anime, as the characters in the show were ridiculous. I wanted my main character to be the same way. Anyways, I began watching videos of commentary on the show, and the number 80 billion showed up for how strong the evil character was. I was, once again, shocked!!! What were the chances of that?? Of Two people pulling the same random, large number out of their asses??? That’s just the first page or two of the book!!!

    To give you all a shortened version of my story, I continued writing this first book for about forty or fifty pages. The book wasn’t the most creative thing in the world, but the fact remains that, whenever I wrote specific phrases or madeup words/names or about specific situations, the exact same specific phrase, madeup word/phrase or specific situation would come up in popular culture or the news somehow. Just as a side note, I hadn’t seriously watched television for over a decade, never listened to the radio, nor did I read the news. I was living in my own little hermit shell of a world. You can only imagine how surprised I was when I would flip on the television and hear something which was directly written in my book. All these coincidences literally drove me insane!!! I would even have a specific thought in my mind (something very specific and random), and I would hear people talking about the exact same thing on the streets an hour later or the next day. All these coincidences occurred on an hour to hour basis, with the frequency depending on how often I wrote things down in the book.

    I couldn’t figure out what was happening to me!!! Was my computer bugged and a large audience of people were reading my stupid fantasy love story? Could people read my thoughts or were my thoughts being broadcasted? How could the whole world gang up against someone, when humanity can’t even agree on global warming? Was this God’s doing? Had I opened Pandora’s Box? Did I have some sort of secret control over the world around me? None of it made any sense!!!

    This is when I slipped into madness. I was angry at the world at large for supposedly laughing in my face, mocking everything I had ever written, and being so cruel towards me with their words. Thus, I began writing a second book… only, in this version of the book, I was actually God (don’t ask me why or how it came to this point). My first book was supposed to be a happygo love story. I wanted to help the world prosper and find love. You know, something a superhero would do. The second book was extremely dark!!! It talked about how life was a broken existence and how our universe is dying. Upon writing these things, the whole world seemed to go into panic mode. “Life is just a game.” “Our universe is dying.” “Black holes are dimensional gateways.” “God is angry with us.”

    I’m sorry this story is getting so long. I’ve just experienced over a thousand coincidences since May 2014. To explain what was happening, as this new God character, I basically told humanity that I had taken a dying multiverse, squished it into a singular existence, created predetermined destiny for everyone, and planned to show human beings what it meant to be a higher existence. The world, once again, seemed to go into panic mode. “Our lives are pointless.” “Free choice is an illusion.” “My destiny sucks.” “My life may already be determined, but at least I can do this.” The list goes on and on. I was severely frightened!!! Was God Himself of the devil playing a trick on me to teach me a lesson? I couldn’t figure out why my books seemed to resonate with everyone on the planet and the pop culture at hand (I hated pop culture and didn’t know much about it).

    I’m still scared to death of these daily coincidences. There’s literally thousands of them. Not all of them have to do with my dumb fantasy stories either. I came across this article and was very, very surprised! Other people experience all sorts of coincidences in their lives too. I just can’t figure out why my coincidences seem to hurt my spirit, are usually persecutory in nature, and are about the world hating my guts for stripping them of free choice. Maybe, I really am a cosmic joke? Maybe, the universe is trying to communicate something to me? Maybe, God is really playing a role in my life? There’s so many different possibilities for the reason behind all the coincidences that I cannot figure out what it means!!! Am I an evil person? Am I being toyed with by unseeable forces? The only thing that makes sense is that I have schizophrenia (I refuse to believe most of the world would gang up against me to crucify my spirit); but, what about other people’s experiences with coincidences? Why hasn’t it driven them insane too? Do I just see signs of the universe that no one else can see?

    Okay, thank you for listening to my long, drawn out story. It’s really too crazy to believe. I could talk about the coincidences in my life for days, but I think you all can get the picture. I feel so relieved after finally writing out my personal experiences with these coincidences or what you all have termed as synchronicity. Psychologists and psychiatrists call my experiences ideas of reference. That’s their explanation for my more than a thousand coincidences.

    -Crazy1

  • Milton says:

    Hi,
    Looking for some guidance and clarity here:
    For over 10 yrs. or so I’m experiencing a common phenomenon. Everytime I go to a mall or a crowded place and glance at a pretty girl for a couple of seconds and move on, the same girl appears again and crosses my path or comes in front of me. It happens almost every time when I don’t remember that this phenomenon happens with me or expect the girl to appear again. For times when I am conscious about it and wait for the girl to come it never happens.
    It amazes me as to why this happens and if there is a hidden meaning to it. Any insight would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

    • Lance Hodge says:

      I think it’s clear that nobody really understands this whole phenomenon, any guess at what these things “mean” if anything, is just a guess. I may in interesting to hear various thoughts, but don’t expect any revelation, I don’t think that’s coming any time soon.

  • Ennaira says:

    I sorta believe in these stuff but how bout all the other people who don’t get “signs” , never catch a break and suffer their whole lives or die horrible deaths at a young age? Seems kinda unfair.. Plus sometimes I feel its just some kind of mind experiment by some unknown higher being… Or that coincidences are just that:D I’m still a skeptic even though I experienced some weird stuff that started when I was in an abusive relationship up to now that I’m on my own.

  • Tom Bassett says:

    I write them down as they can be pretty complex. Here is one that odd. A few years ago I was looking for a cheap used car. I found one for fifty dollars in the paper. I called and asked if it was really fifty dollars and actually ran. He said that was correct. I went over to look at it. It was a Borgward Isabella station wagon and it ran like a top. It was a very rare German car and very few of them ever sold in America. It was a 1960 model. I drove it for three years. I was looking through the auto parts section of the paper for parts to another car I owned. There was an add for Borgward parts,!!!. I did need a few things so I called. The man answered and said he had lots of parts. I got the address and it was on Bassett street in Petaluma. California. My last name is Bassett!!. Here is where it gets really weird. Many years later after I sold it I was looking through family pics with my sister. In one pic I was standing in front of a black sportcar. I asked my sister what it was. She said it was dad’s Borgward Goliath!!!. My dad was a patent attorney for Carter carburetor in St Louis and it was the test car he used for a year while the new carburetor was being tested. It was also the only one in America. What exactly does this mean. The odds of me and my dad driving the same brand of car that was hardly ever sold would seem remote. Why did the parts have to be on Bassett street?

  • Anthonysmom82 says:

    I’ve been noticing synchronicity of numbers around me. the last one was last night when it was 36 degrees, the moment I decided to look at my phone my battery was at 36% and it was 9:36pm. so across the top of my phone (like, in the notification bar) it was 36, 36, 36. and that led me here, lol! still don’t know what it means, but I know I felt energy flowing when I saw that.

  • Mia says:

    I have 2 kids. One born in 2014 and the other in 2016. My boyfriend also, 2 kids same year. My daughter and mom are both leos. His mom and daughter are both aries. One of his daughters has the same zodiac sign as my babydaddy. And one of mine has the same zodiac sign as his babymomma. I feel like i missing something or just wanting to know more..

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