Taking Notice Of Synchronicities, Signs, or So Called “Coincidences” From The Universe
Originally published: January 18th, 2020
2020 is undoubtably the year of change, spiritual shift, evolution, and consciousness. I’ve felt that way since mid 2019, and a part of my soul was restless up until this point. Since mid 2019, I've just wanted to get "here" already. Patience is a major lesson I learned in 2019, but it feels good to be here in 2020.
My intention with this blog post is to help you see and pay close attention to the synchronicities that happen in your life, and be open to spiritual occurrences. I can tell you that really noticing them is what allows more of these experiences to occur. When they occur, I suggest writing them down. Try to understand what is happening. If you're a prayer, pray. If you meditate, meditate on it. If you like to journal, write about it.
Synchronicity (German: Synchronizität) is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. Here is a video of Carl Jung explaining this phenomenon.
I’ve noticed that I've experienced many of these “meaningful coincidences” more often than ever before within the last 4 months. I first became conscious of them maybe 5 years ago, but they increased when I got onto a raw living foods diet. There's really something that shifts within you when everything you consume is full of living biophotonic energy. These experiences, (as well as my spirituality overall) definitely super increased on my 90 Day Juice Feast. I can't help but wonder if this is why the "powers that be" or the "elite" promote food that is so detrimental to our well being and gut. I think humans would collectively post too much of a threat if we all tapped into very deep levels of consciousness. Our gut is directly connected to our brain and immune system. It seems like the diet and lifestyle promoted in most of mainstream media is created to keep people essentially like "sheep". I truly believe that our consumption directly effects our 6th sense. I've experienced it first hand. This is something I don't usually talk about very often but I felt compelled to share today, so I’m doing so.
Here’s just a few examples of these synchronicities and spiritual occurrences in my life:
Earlier today I was preparing some food and my phone randomly lit up at 11:11am. I didn’t get a text or any notifications. I didn’t even touch my phone and it was actually a few feet away from me on my bed. This "sign" is actually what compelled me to write this very blog post.
Last year I went through a LOT. One of these occurrences eventually led me to Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat Pray Love” book. I dived into it. It fell into my lap at the perfect and most necessary moment. I was mesmerized by her courage to drop everything and travel the world for a year. She let go of everything just to spiritually find herself. It’s what I myself wanted to do more than anything, so I basically lived vicariously through her. This was a time in my life where I was basically broken and confused (but I knew it was necessary to go through). In retrospect, it's one of the best things that ever happened to me. I eventually even started reading her follow up book, “Committed”. Well, fast forward to a few months later- I was walking with a friend in lower Manhattan. We got to the corner of a street and didn't know if we should go straight or make a right. My friend suggested we make a right so I went along with it. Low & behold, whose sitting right by the window of a TD Bank? Elizabeth Gilbert. I knew I had to say something. I spoke to her and thanked her. It was one of the most liberating encounters I've ever had. This was confirmation for me that I had healed.
Two nights ago I took a nap (which you’ll almost never catch me doing), and I had a dream. I remember in my dream that I was in a therapy session with a woman. All I remember about her is that she was fairly young and had dark hair. In the session we touched on a few personal things (which I have no recollection of) and I remember getting very emotional. I woke up from that dream feeling super light as if a weight I didn’t even know was on my shoulder had lifted off. I healed something from my subconscious mind, and I’m still not sure exactly what it was. I'm just happy it happened.
A while back I remember giving someone some money that they really needed. I didn’t want them to ever pay me back. This was something I knew I needed to do for them. Approximately 24 hours later I’m on a walk. I end up finding the exact amount of money on the floor. I picked it up and looked around to see if anyone was searching for lost money. Nobody was looking for it so I took it as a message of good karma.
A while back there was an actor I met at one of my jobs. A few months after meeting, I ran into him on 3 different occasions in three completely different parts of New York within one week. None of the places we ran into each other was industry related or nearby each other.
This happened again with the lead singer of a popular signing group. We ran into each other about 5 times in two weeks. In my neighborhood, on the train, in Soho, and more. Eventually she stopped me and asked “Don't we keep running into each other”? I later found out that I knew two people who were at some point affiliated with her. One styled her at a music video and one was just a close friend. She also happened to grow up a few blocks from me and I never met her growing up.
This “running into the same person a few times back to back and then not seeing them again for a very long time” has occurred with at least 4 people.
The other day I was thinking about a childhood friend that this had occurred with maybe 4 years ago. There was a time where we kept passing each other in the street. I was wondering what they were up to in life. I wake up the next day to find that they followed me on Instagram and sent me a message.
If I look at the process of my life as whole, I’ve met and been able to work with pretty much every artist I’ve ever idolized or was drawn to growing up. I’ve even befriended some. Some even found ME on social media. So the universe works on both a micro and macro level. Lately it feels like my life is in constant manifestation mode, even when things have happened that feel wrong. These so called “bad” experiences that happen to us are just our teachers. They’re opportunities and stepping stones.
There’s so many more of these experiences that have occurred in my life and some are a bit too personal to share. Some I know I’m not meant to share. Sometimes things happen that are just meant for you to know and experience. But I hope in reading this that you too start to take notice of these occurrences in your life. Are there any of these moments that you can think of right now? Tune into that other/ unknown side of your life. You’ll be surprised what you find.
It’s gotten to the point where I’m no longer surprised at these synchronicities or spiritual moments. I now welcome & accept them. It’s just kind of like a “aha- here it goes again, I see you”, and then I let it go. And I think that's exactly what's making these occurrences so much more frequent than ever before (in addition to the energy in everything I choose to eat & consume). I have no resistance and I'm not trying to force these occurrences. I welcome and even expect them.
Whether you want to call it God, The Universe, Guardian Angels, WHATEVER- I think it’s a good idea to tap into different levels of consciousness. It’s not really a choice for me, as it’s just become part of who I am. But if YOU choose to tap into other realms I think you can greatly benefit. There's nothing for your sanity and well-being like being & feeling guided.