What is synchronicity? Is it selective perception? Is it the law of averages, playing itself out? What about just a coincidence, or intuition? It was a term coined by one of my favorite psychiatrists - Carl Jung - who believed synchronicity is a glimpse into the underlying universe, a term to describe the connecting principle that links mind and matter. It manifests through meaningful coincidences that can not be explained by cause and effect and occurs when a strong need arises in an individual. He believed there were three types:
- The coinciding with a thought or feeling with an outside event.
- A dream, vision, or premonition of something that then happens in the future.
- A dream or vision that coincides with an event occurring at a distance.
But I see this phenomenon in the blog world. I find that I can be thinking of something, and low and behold, someone is talking about it on their blog, or I will get a comment on mine. Or maybe it will be a comment on another blog that will relate directly to something that I need to know.
Some scientists believe synchronicity as having a theoretical grounding in quantum physics, fractal geometry and chaos theory. That the isolation and separation of objects from each other is more apparent than real, that at deeper levels, everything - atoms, cells, molecules, plants, animals, people, and blogs, participate in a flowing, connected, sensitive web of information. The great Edgar Cayce, the most celebrated psychic of all time, believed there is a type of "grid" above the world that connects us all. Whether or not you believe that, scientists have proven that at the sub-atomic level we are made up of the same material. Even more interesting, they have found that two photons, when separated, no matter how far apart, when there is a change in one - it creates a simultaneous change in the other.
So maybe we are drawn to each other for a reason. Maybe there is something in the Universe that seems to swing into place to answer an inner need that we have, and that's why we love our blogging buddies so much. What do you think?