One of the starting points for a journey into the world of the mystical is synchronicity. Synchronicity could be considered to be simply defined as the act of attaching significance to the confluence of activities. In other words, if something happens that causes your attention to focus upon two events or actions coming together, and you remark upon it by relating it to your own life in some way, then you could be said to be partaking in an act of synchronicity.
Here’s an example. Let’s say that you have been in a low mood for a few days due to the death of your pet goldfish, whom you called ‘Fluffy’. A few days after this tragic event you happen to see a car bumper sticker that says “I love goldfish“. At that same moment on your car radio someone says the word “fluffy” . You look out of your car window to see an advert on a hoarding that contains the phrase “living in a goldfish bowl“. This causes you to think about your pet goldfish and realise that this date is actually the date when you bought Fluffy the Goldfish a couple of years ago. Several things come together at a point in time that were only of significance to you, as though the Universe was constructing these elements just to point something out to you.
These confluences can be easily dismissed, of course. Chance, inevitability, irrationality – all these terms remove the obligation to dwell upon the confluence, and to consider the concept any deeper. However, once you begin to regularly notice these synchronicities, and once you attribute some meaning to them, then the world necessitates deeper consideration. How are they being created? Who is creating them? Am I constructing my own reality? What do they mean in a wider context? Am I going mad?
Once these questions have been considered and investigated then the result of that can often be a profound sense of joy. Yes, joy. One begins to enjoy spotting these little “glitches in The Matrix” as they have been popularly termed. I prefer to call them “node points” – gatherings of strands of the tapestry of possibility that is woven through Time and Space and which, bundled together, create meaning, drive purpose, and satisfy a very human need for a glimpse behind the veil of the Mystery that life surrounds itself in. For a fleeting moment we see how the Universe flows, and we see how we are woven into its grand design.
As Jake Kotze says in his article written for The Sync Book:
” Syncs offer endless insight into the world, but their most essential quality is in vivifying what and who really allows for them.” (source: The Sync Book)
That sunchronicity happens is not as important to us as the notice we pay to it and the attribution of meaning that it has for us. Synchronicity makes us feel more connected, and more alive.
The Flow of the Infinite Intelligent Universe
I have been developing a concept about the way the Universe is structured since I began to encounter and recognise synchronicity. My concept is called The Flow of the Universe. It is neither startlingly new or mind-bogglingly clever. It is, as I am, relatively simple. My idea is that the Universe, when perceived with a Time dimension to it, necessitates momentum. In other words, if you think about the passage of time then you require the Universe to flow – to move from one point in space and time to another point.
I am equally aware that humans can perceive outside of time, and in this perception the Universe does not flow, it simply IS. In our usual everyday consciousness this is too difficult to work with because possibility to too infinite. With our ‘reducing valves’ of perception we reduce the Universe to a manageable set of possibilities by perceiving it as a flow through time and space, and thus we are able to position ourselves in relation to other points, and thus establish identity and history.
When we open our perception a little we begin to peek behind the veil and to lose our sense of ourselves fixed so firmly in time and space. We see the connections between our current age and previous times. We imagine futures. We begin to appreciate Universal concepts, even if only within the human framework. These are the visionaries, the free thinkers, the mystics and the insane people. Opening up has the potential to overload our tiny little perceptive organs, and some people don’t cope with it very well. For those people who don’t cope with this experience we lock them away, shut them up, or buoy them up on mood-enhancing drugs. At the very least, people who have opened up to the Flow of the Universe and who are altered by that experience society designates as “strange” – different to those who have never dared to experience the Infinite Intelligent Universe (see also Fred Hoyle’s Intelligent Universe theory).
According to Charlene Belitz and Meg Lundstrom:
“Flow responds directly to our beliefs, behaviors, and actions. We can either enhance this state of perfect timing and flawless serendipity, or we can diminish it and even cut it off. When we become open, willing, trusting, we experience flow as fulfillment and joy, and synchronicities pop up all over the place. When we become fearful, doubting, controlling, flow diminishes, our day is filled with blocks and frustrations, and synchronicities cease.” (source: ‘What Is Flow?‘ article)
The correspondence here with one’s ability to interact with the subtle forces around us is remarkable. Dowsing, as a skill, requires exactly that ‘tuned in’ state of mind that promotes the apprehension of synchronicity, the linking in with Nature’s Tapestry, the feel of a connection with the threads that weave together forming the warp and weft of the Universe’s fabric. Whether one can dowse is dependent upon whether one can dispense, even temporarily, with the “fearful, doubting, controlling” aspects of our mind. In the ‘letting go’ we allow our own subtle energy threads to entangle with other threads that are normally invisible to us. We begin to ‘feel’ the Universe’s invisible intelligence, to interact with it on a personal level.
By allowing ourselves to weave into Nature’s fabric, and go with the Flow of the Universe, we reconnect with our ancestral talents, and restore meaning to the pagan movement as a viable force of mystical power. By sewing ourselves to synchronicities we are subtly understanding the pattern to which our internal tailour is trying to create the suit of our soul. For your critics, this will seem like the ultimate epitome of The Emperor’s New Clothes – an invisible suit that only you can appreciate, but you should wear it with pride, because it has infinitely deep pockets!
- Synchromystic videos
- Red Ice interviews with Jake Kotze
- Red Ice interview with Alan Abbadessa about Synchromysticism
Other selected synchromysticism blog sites:
- Tek Gnostics (very good)
- Reality Sandwich (clear and varied)
- Live From The Logosphere
- The Blob
- Cosmic Contemplation
- Labyrinth of the Psychonaut (mad)
- Neil Kramer
- Synchronicity – The Bridge Between Mind and Matter – J.F.Peat