Too Coincidental, has it happened to you?
My most frequent coincedences happen when I think of someone random from a while ago, and then I see them that day. Happens to me all the time. Or I’ll be thinking of something and the people I live with will start randomly talking about what I was thinking about, like they could hear my thoughts and pretend they hadn’t.
Very interesting ideas, I like! I feel that there are no coincidences. That the little or big happenings that catch our attention are actually the universes way of letting us know we are very connected and they happen specifically for us to recognize. To lure us in some to see our thoughts are very much alive. The universes way of smiling at us, so smile back!
One such coincidence happened to me a few years back, and pardon me for the experience being religious in nature. I had been feeling something of a spiritual void, and was agnostic at the time (still am). I decided to research religions that were primarily surrounded by worship of a single entity. My first subject was Wicca; years beforehand I had read some about it and had remained interested (still am).
After some procrastination, I visited my local public library for reading material and I had to wait for the guy at the book catalog computer to finish. When he stood, I briskly walked to the machine from the religion stacks and took the seat. As I moved the cursor to the search bar – “wicca” was already typed in.
It was one of those surreal, heart-pumping moments, looking up and seeing the same guy before me hovering near the religion section. Should I talk to him? Will I regret it if I don’t?
I also believe there is a collective conscience that connects us all. I have seen evidence of it in the bible, as well as real-life. In the bible it says that we each have a piece of the holy ghost (or something like that, I’m not well-versed on the bible), in us, which is basically a piece of God. So all of our souls are connected to one supreme being a.k.a the “collective unconscious.”
Daniel Gilbert guys, Stumbling on Happiness. It is on torrent on audiobook and narrated by the author who is a compelling orator and also featured on TedTV. If you like it then you should of course pay for it as have I.
Edit: If you aren’t sure about what your reality constructs mean to you and your thoughts, have you considered why meditation works? How does that gel with NLP principles of what causes phobia, and PTSD, phobias and addictive behaviours. How would meditation effect those and why? The answers are in there.
Yes, last year. I was walking with a guy that I liked, although at that time I wasn’t sure whether or not that was the case. I offered to take him home (since he lived just across our university); so when we entered the car, I turned on the radio, and the song was Paramore’s The Only Exception (which he really likes!).
When he got out of the car, I had to admit to myself that I did like him… so I kind of asked for a sign. And after that, for 2 days straight, whenever I entered the car and turned on the radio, the song was always – ALWAYS – The Only Exception! And I always catch it just when it’s starting! It was a bit unbelievable and amusing, haha.
We’re still friends right now, by the way. I have no idea whether that was a sign, or just simply a coincidence :)
Nobody has mentioned black swans yet. That for every unlikely thing that DOES happen, there are an infinite amount of unlikely things that AREN’T happening at that time as well. In a realm of so many possibilities, many things seemingly happen at random and, given how much information our brains take in ever day, we just connect things together and make them personal. Freak coincidences do happen, they are happening all the time, but you might not have the information to recognize them yet. For example I have seen the Communion with God book pop up in my life on at least half a dozen occasions, and read excerpts, though I have never sought it out or read it cover to cover. Coincidence?
“rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cygno”
Haha, at Jessica Agee. Made me laugh.
Alex; hello i am robert
you happen to have a connection to the spiritual world which you are not aware of…so; the spiritual world is attempting to make the point it exist…you seem to want to develop your connection but are having some difficulty discovering a right path for you to walk…
you say you have an open mind; but, you seem to fill it with choices which lead you away from your connection…my suggestion…practice connecting to the spiritual world within you :D
I once had a dream where I met a girl named Quinn. The dream remained in my thoughts for days and somehow seemed to insist on some sort of analytical interpretation on my part, it seemed significant. Upon looking up the meaning of the name Quinn, I found it to be of Irish and Gaelic origin, its meaning being “counsel”. This blew my mind; at the time of the dream I had never before heard of the name “Quinn”, or anything similar to it. It was a point in my life where I was indeed searching for some sort of counseling, answers. Too coincidental, for sure.
Kinda Like what @Bryan Hellard mentioned, “In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.” -Louis Pasteur
Alex; i am glad you started to learn at 13…this is the age when you became responsible for your beingness…it is true inside each of us is a piece of the spiritual world…connecting to this light is; what i believe, the purpose of our life…
this is not about a religion…you already have this light within you…all you need do it practice connecting to it…to do this just practice clearing your mind…it will lead you to the light :D
Haven’t read all of the comments through but skimmed to get a jist of it… well here’s my opinion on “coincidence.”
So firstly I went through a phase when I was really intereseted in this, so I’ve done a lot of thinking on it.
Point two is that our brains are wired to find patterns in the world around us… thats why we have mathematicians plotting away at functions, mapmakers making maps proportional to the real world, business calendars running on the same 5 day a week schedule everyday… etc you get my drift. We want to find corralations (which is like patterns) in the world around us. Obviously this works for the world we live in… 2.5 billion years of evolution in the making.
I’m going to guess that over the 2.5 billion years of evolution, our brains have evolved to release a series of chemical pathways that make us “light up” if you will, when we think we’ve found a pattern in our little linear world. It keeps our brain sticking the the adaptations we have for survival described in point one and two. And again, it works for our little world.
The problem is that we don’t know all the “facts” in the world… we get caught up in this linear time line we like to think in that we forget that the world has three other dimensions we know. And modern physics says 10 dimensions total (approx.) Imagine sectioning off a one inch wide line across the mona lisa and only seeing the painting within the boundaries within that line. Imagine that was the only part of the painting you saw? What would you see? An abstract ribbon with cool designs on it. Maybe even a pattern of lines. But the reality of what your actually seeing is not an abstract painting with patterns… its actually the mona lisa!
Thats just one way I look at it, and not to turn my post into an essay loll I’ll end there :)
Good job other alex :) haha. I think you hit all the points really well.
This one was wierd: A few hours ago, I was in my basement reading “Conversations with God” and listening to Last.fm, when this song titled “Remember Who You Are” by the Living Legends came on. Before then, I had never heard of this song before, and I’ve been listening to the Living Legends for years. Anyone who’s familiar with “Conversations with God” knows the coincidence.
I’m almost certain that I was to first one to start freezing gogurts.
|Jo Anne Daigle|
I work in a manufacturing environment. ( A plant with production lines)
I feel like the idea of synchronicity might help clear a few ideas up about coincidences.
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