Synchronicity or Merely a Coincidence?

Carl Jung can be quoted as stating – “Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who choose to see.” But what if you choose to see every single event as being something that happened for a purpose? I asked myself that question today. And I came up with a couple of scenarios demonstrating the difference between Coincidence and synchronicity.

Coincidence to me is something that has no real value even when analysed  – I was picking up dinner at a local chicken place (St Hubert – Quebeckers love it) when someone I will not name entered the jam-packed take-out area at the same time. She freaked out at us being at the same place and at the same time. I did not.

  • A) We live in the same neighbourhood.
  • B) It was dinner time on a Friday night.
  • C) The place was packed with familiar faces (all looking our way btw)
  • D) It wasn`t as though she said – Oh, I was just thinking of you or I was going to call you or something along those lines

The likelihood of running into someone she may know was very high and yet she chose to see it as a `sign`. To me, it was a mere coincidence.

In my work in progress, – Crystal Ball Persuasion – two characters have their first casual interaction in the restaurant, Applebees (US chain). The choice of restaurant was a matter of Applebees being the closest and most convenient place to go.

Fast forward and the same two characters are put into a situation where they have to choose between two places in order to attain a goal. One of the places is the Appleby Fair (England). They recognise that hands down the universe in all its wisdom has given them a broad hint on which location to visit and which one to cast aside as a waste of time and energy. Synchronicity to me is an event or series of events that hold value, whether it be self-improvement, decision making or any number of thought provoking things that life gives us.

An old soul has the ability to recognise the difference and make a wise decision of how to apply it. A young soul (in training) can mix the two which can lead to poor decision making if based on events that hold no value.

A Gypsy Soul is an Old Soul who chooses his or her Path Carefully

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Lesley Fletcher is a writer (freelance, books, content, lyrics,stage plays) as well as a visual artist specializing in monoprints. To learn more about her please visit the tabs here on WordPress or her website at http://www.LesleyFletcher.com
This blog is an accompaniment to her book 5 PILLARS OF THE GYPSY and a starting ground for her next books.

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6 thoughts on “Synchronicity or Merely a Coincidence?

  1. Synchronicity? Your blog is randomly thrown into my Reader. I do monoprints and bookarts. And I live about a minute away from you. How does that happen? Is the Web that smart Or does the wider web of the universe use the Web for its magic? Beautiful book, congratulations.

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  2. Synchronicity or coincidence I think it’s like a domino effect. Did the incident cause a blip in your personal universe or did it cause a major boom. I think we have more coincidences then not. Good post Lesley.

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  3. Reblogged this on Inspiration Import and commented:

    I have another blog going on and have for quite some time. Though Inspiration Import is my main squeeze 🙂 so to say, I like to add to the Journey of the Gypsy. I have far better traffic there, but only 45 followers! Not looking for new followers today. Just wanted to share a post – An old soul has the ability to recognise the difference and make a wise decision of how to apply it. A young soul (in training) can mix the two which can lead to poor decision making if based on events that hold no value.

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