Synchronicities: Signposts of the Soul

By Tisha Tolar

The factor I like most about my religious journey thus far was the invention of synchronicities. The dictionary describes synchronicity as “an apparently significant coincidence in time of two or extra comparable or an identical occasions which might be causally unrelated.”

I outline synchronicity because the signposts of the soul- the magical manner the universe communicates with us as we navigate our human expertise. Synchronicities have made my life thrilling, taught me to depend on my instinct, and helped construct my belief within the divine oneness of all issues within the universe. 

My consciousness of synchronicities is one thing I recognize each single day as a result of these refined and complicated phenomena have pointed me in a captivating new course – one which I can’t fathom discovering in every other manner. 

A quick historical past of synchronicity

Synchronicity was first coined by Swiss psychiatrist and pioneer in fashionable psychology and psychoanalysis Carl Jung within the Twenties. Jung didn’t speak in regards to the idea publicly till 1930 when he gave a memorial tackle for his pal, Richard. Earlier than his demise, Richard had contacted Jung about writing a commentary on a translation of an historical Taoist textual content he had written. 

When Jung observed the picture featured on the interpretation was eerily just like a mission he was at present engaged on, Jung stopped what he was doing and commenced contemplating the idea of synchronicity.

Doubtless probably the most well-known Jung-related synchronicity story includes a scarab beetle. In his guide Synchronicity: An Acasual Precept (1952), Jung recounted being in a remedy session with a lady who was revealing a dream she had a couple of scarab beetle. 

Simply at that second, Jung heard tapping on the window behind him and circled to discover a beetle very like what his affected person was describing at that second. He caught the insect and introduced it to his affected person. The synchronistic occasion astounded the lady (and her therapist) and gave her a therapeutic breakthrough she’d be struggling to realize.

A typical tackle synchronicity

Most individuals have possible heard or spoken about seemingly random however linked occurrences that occur in on a regular basis life. Maybe you’ve thought of an outdated pal and shortly after you run into them on the grocery retailer. Perhaps a music crossed your thoughts and later you hear the identical music on the radio. 

These occasions are often dismissed as bizarre coincidences with out additional thought. However in the event you’re open to the signposts the universe is sticking within the dust for you, life can actually grow to be extra fascinating. 

Along with being a author, I’m additionally the creator and host of the Barely Unmeditated Podcast, an off-the-cuff speak podcast in regards to the WTFs of spirituality, self-improvement, and motivation. I attempt to take an every-person method to breaking down religious ideas into conversations which might be a lot simpler to digest for these simply coming into consciousness of their awakening. 

The podcast began as a result of I couldn’t grasp lots of what well-known religious leaders have been saying. When it got here to synchronicities nevertheless, I used to be absolutely on board as soon as I grew to become conscious of them and what they imply. In hindsight, I feel I caught on to synchronicities as a child and might nonetheless bear in mind some particular issues that occurred again then. It solely simply began making sense in recent times. 

One factor results in the following

Synchronicities are available all sizes and styles, they usually can seem at any time. As an example, I delay writing this text for 2 months as a result of I simply didn’t have the proper mind set to say what I needed to say. As we speak, my life was so stuffed with synchronicities, I knew it was lastly time to place ideas to paper. 

Not solely have been the synchronicities coming in a single after the opposite, however some have been additionally simply downright mind-blowing. The phrase ‘synchronicity’ even got here up in a number of exhibits I occurred to be watching whereas serious about this text.

One other notable instance includes my inside circle of associates. Pal #1 urged a film I ought to watch. In that film was the reply to a query Pal #2 had requested me hours earlier. The identical film additionally talked a couple of idea I used to be going to debate with Pal #3. Solely moments later, Pal #3 emailed me with a hyperlink to an article that talked about the very same topic.  

Some days the synchs are available quick and livid. Different days, I’m hard-pressed to note something specifically. The truth is, when sufficient time passes with no synch, I’ve realized that it means I’m possible out of alignment with my soul. That is after I return to meditating extra and fascinating in different religious practices. 

I’ve additionally loved books like The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield due to the position synchronicities play within the characters’ journeys. 

Listen and you will note

As a lot as I like following synchronicities for myself, I’d love introducing others to them much more. Not way back on trip with some associates who have been unfamiliar with the communication methods of the universe, a sequence of synchronicities occurred that nobody in our group might deny have been epically magical. By the top of the journey, they have been all on the lookout for much more syncs to occur. 

Many individuals begin recognizing syncs by way of angel numbers, repeating quantity sequences you may see on clocks, indicators, and different on a regular basis locations. Every quantity has its personal which means and it’s value wanting them up when a quantity pops up in your consciousness. 

As a result of there are such a lot of methods the universe can attempt to get your consideration, it’s troublesome to sum up what to search for in a couple of bullet factors however I’ll give it a go:

  • Seeing a phrase or phrase repeatedly
  • Pondering of somebody they usually name/textual content you
  • Being in the proper place on the proper time for a brand new alternative
  • Occupied with a brand new profession and a university advert pops up in your display screen

One other manner I expertise synchronicity is when I’ve a particular thought and see an animal. I at all times lookup the religious symbolism of every animal. Through the years, I’ve assigned meanings to sure animals and different issues and my syncs have grow to be extra complicated. As an example, after I see a rabbit, I do know one thing good will occur with my podcast. Extra instances than not, it has. 

Ideally, you simply want to stay open to the potential for seeing a synch after which seeing the place it leads. It’s additionally essential to grasp that not every thing happening round you is a synchronicity, so that you at all times want to include your personal instinct, logic, and customary sense into the expertise. 

The steering of those signposts (and even the shortage of them) has led me to the place I’m right this moment. Synchronicity has additionally strengthened my reference to those that dwell life in marvel of the universe and our place inside it.


Concerning the creator:

Tisha Tolar is the creator and producer of the Barely Unmeditated Podcast Channel and has been a contract author since 2007. She is a Sagittarian with a magician archetype who has a weak spot for dangerous puns. 


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