Synchronicity and How To Recognise It


In this article, I explain the phenomenon of synchronicity and how to recognise it when it presents itself to a person in any number of different ways.

We often experience strange occurrences in life that perplex us, especially the kind that throw up visual or audible coincidences that are somehow related to something that we are actively involved with.

Coincidence is a strange experience in any case, but when circumstances appear to us that have a definite correlation to something we are involved with, they go beyond mere coincidence and are more accurately referred to as synchronicity.

What is Synchronicity?

Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to be casually related, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful way.

These events may be interpreted as having common meaning. A belief in synchronicity is not necessarily associated with any specific religion or spirituality.

Synchronicity has been described as an "acausal connecting principle" by Arthur Koestler, as a "meaningful coincidence" by Carl Jung, and as "acausal orderedness" by Paul Feyerabend. It is a concept that often appears in discussions of paranormal phenomena, such as UFO sightings and the experiences of déjà vu and jamais vu.

Synchronicity can be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation, especially since it is related to the law of attraction.

It can help us to recognise and connect with the deeper patterns and forces at work in our lives. It can also be a source of great inspiration and insight.

To recognise synchronicity, it is important to pay attention to the details of your experiences and to the thoughts and feelings that you are having. Trust your intuition and allow yourself to be open to new possibilities.

What are the Different Types of Synchronicity?

Synchronicity is a term coined by psychiatrist Carl Jung to describe the temporally coincident occurrence of events that seem related but have no discernible causal connection.

synchronicity typesFor Jung, synchronicity was an example of a concept he felt was necessary to supplement the concept of causality because there were certain meaningful coincidences that could not be explained by causality alone.

Jung first began to explore the idea of synchronicity in a series of essays published in the 1930s, in which he discussed coincidence from the perspective of quantum physics.

He proposed that just as the wave-particle duality of subatomic particles could not be explained by classical physics, there were also certain events that could not be explained by causality alone and were instead the result of what he called "acausal parallelism."

Jung's idea of synchronicity was further developed by physicist Wolfgang Pauli, who applied it to the phenomenon of ESP. Pauli believed that Jung's idea of synchronicity could help to explain the seemingly paranormal ability of some people to accurately predict future events.

Synchronicity has been cited as an explanation for a wide range of phenomena, including precognition, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis. It has also been invoked to explain the apparent ability of some people to attract good luck or bad luck into their lives.

Critics of the concept of synchronicity have argued that it is nothing more than a fancy way of dressing up coincidence, and that it does not provide a scientific explanation for any phenomenon. Others have suggested that Jung's idea of synchronicity was influenced by Eastern concepts such as karma and reincarnation.

Whether or not synchronicity is a real phenomenon, it remains an intriguing idea that has captured the imaginations of scientists and laypeople alike.

How To Recognise Synchronicity

Since synchronicity is often described as a "meaningful coincidence," it is possible to recognise the phenomenon when it occurs to you personally.

It occurs when two or more events happen at the same time and there is a connection between them. Synchronicity can be a sign that you are on the right path or that something important is about to happen.

There are a number of ways to recognise this process.

  • One way is to pay attention to your gut feelings and intuition. If you have a strong feeling that something is going to happen, it may be a sign of synchronicity.
  • Another way to recognise synchronicity is to look for patterns and repetitions. For example, if you keep seeing the same number repeatedly, it may be a sign that something significant is about to happen.

If you are open to the idea of synchronicity, you will start to notice it happening more and more in your life. Pay attention to the signs and trust your intuition. It can be a powerful guide on your journey through life.

Benefits of Recognising Synchronicity

Recognising when synchronicity presents itself can itself be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation.

When we become aware of the synchronicities in our lives, we can start to see the hidden patterns and connections that are always there, but which are often hidden from our conscious awareness.

It is certainly possible to train yourself to notice when such coincidence occurs. Trained practitioners of the law of attraction do this almost on autopilot, but anyone can do this simply by recognising when it occurs and consciously taking note of it.

Noticing when synchronicity occurs can help us to become more attuned to our inner guidance, and can help us to make better choices in our lives. It can also help us to understand the deeper meaning of our experiences, and to see the interconnectedness of all life.

Creating More Synchronicity in Your Life

There are a number of things you can do to create more synchronicity in your life, often with beneficial results. Here are some examples:

Be more aware of the signs and signals around you. Pay attention to the things that catch your eye or make you feel a certain way. These may be clues that there is something more going on than just what is happening on the surface.

Take action on the things you are being drawn to. If you keep seeing a certain number or hearing a certain word, it may be a sign that you are supposed to take some kind of action. Trust your intuition and go with what feels right.

Place yourself in new and different situations. The more you expose yourself to new people and new experiences, the more likely you are to have synchronicity happen in your life. Keep your mind open and be willing to step outside of your comfort zone.


Noticing when synchronicities occur and taking advantage of their presence by taking action to realise the benefits they present can bring marked improvements in life.

By following the above examples, you can even create more synchronicity in your life just as focused thought can create the existence of things.

The main things to remember are to pay attention to the clues around you and take action on the things you are being drawn to. Put yourself in new situations and keep your mind open to the possibilities.

With a little effort and awareness, you can begin to see more of the magic that is all around you all the time. Harness that ability and reap the rewards that will follow!

Date Posted: 27th November, 2022


Written by: Terry Didcott