We receive a lot of questions from people wanting to understand the meaning of coincidences and synchronicity. One of the best explanations we’ve found is by Deepak Chopra, who not only explains what the significance of coincidences are, but also provides practical ways to use them to guide your life.
The following is an excerpt from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence by Deepak Chopra. If you’re interested in synchronicity, then we highly recommend this book.
When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities. This is when the magic begins.
This is a state I call synchrodestiny, in which it becomes possible to achieve the spontaneous fulfillment of our every desire.
Synchrodestiny requires gaining access to a place deep within yourself, while at the same time awakening to the intricate dance of coincidences out in the physical world.
When a coincidence arises, don’t ignore it.
Ask yourself, What is the message here? What is the significance of this?
You don’t need to go digging for the answers. Ask the question, and the answers will emerge. They may arrive as a sudden insight, a spontaneous creative experience, or they may be something very different.
Perhaps you will meet a person who is somehow related to the coincidence that occurred. An encounter, a relationship, a chance meeting, a situation, a circumstance will immediately give you a clue to its meaning. “Oh, so that’s what it was all about!”
The key is to pay attention and inquire.
Another thing you can do to nurture coincidence is to keep a diary or journal of coincidences in your life.
After years of note-taking, I classify coincidences as tiny, medium, whoppers, and double-whoppers. You can do this in any way that is easy for you.
For some people, it is easiest to maintain a daily journal and underline or highlight words or phrases or names of things that show up as coincidences. Other people keep a special coincidence diary. They start a new page for each significant coincidence, then jot down any other connections to that event on its page.
Journaling isn’t absolutely necessary, but it helps bring insights and coincidences to the surface.
Take five minutes every day and just sit in silence. In that time, put these questions to your attention and heart:
“Who am I? What do I want for my life? What do I want from my life today?”
Then let go, and let your stream of consciousness, your quieter inner voice, supply the answers.
Then, after five minutes, write them down. Do this every day and you’ll be surprised at how situations, circumstances, events, and people will orchestrate themselves around the answers. This is the beginning of synchrodestiny.”
Fascinating, isn’t it? You can read more here.
Intuition Journal App
As a side note, one of the main reasons we created the Intuition Journal app was to provide an easy way to keep track of coincidences. We wanted to provide people with a simple way to log all of those interesting synchronicities, as well as other intuitive clues. So, for this purpose, we also included a tag feature that lets you keep track of all the different things that pop up – be it an idea, synchronicity, dream, or observation.
It’s so interesting to connect the dots and see how everything unfolds, how things are connected, and what it all means!
You can find more info about the Intuition Journal app here.