Thankfulness for Synchronicity
I’m feeling all scholarly and stuff this morning, so you might want to drink an extra cup of coffee before you read this to be able to follow some of my vocabulary words.
“Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related, where they are unlikely to be causally related. The subject sees it as a meaningful coincidence, although the events need not be exactly simultaneous in time. The concept of synchronicity was first described by Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s.”
Ahhh. Trusty ol’ Wikipedia. Such a reliable primary source. Out of all major theorists, I love Carl Jung the best.
If all of that gobblety gook flew over your head, let me explain synchronicity this way: MY LIFE.
The cause and effect factor regarding major life events and relationships is crazily non-existent in my life. I have had all kinds of things happen… major things… that had nothing to do with causality. Devon being gay? Meeting key people in my life? Cancer… twice? None of these had direct cause/effect relationships. At least none that I can see.
But ALL of them have been so amazing and have blessed me mightily.
This is why I don’t believe in accidents: Because all of those major events in my life have served a purpose and have been blessings. I am so glad Devon came out of the closet. Why? Because from a personal standpoint, I had no idea how judgmental and unloving I was toward a certain group of people until I had to deal with the crap in my own head and heart.
And all of the people from my past that I knew who ended up playing a role in that time of my life? Synchronicity, not coincidence. Like, Nancy Kelso. Her own life and our friendship before I even knew Devon played a major part in coming to acceptance about Devon and moving forward to this amazing life I have today.
So, what about Cancer? Has it sucked? Sometimes. But really, I’m so glad it has happened. TWICE. Yesterday was just one example as to why. The reason I didn’t write a thankfulness post last night was because I crashed hard on the couch from the most amazing day ever. I met tons of new people that I was meant to meet, got to be on two different media outlets for different things (which I LOVE), had a dear friend pay my rent for next month without even having to ask… and I can say “synchronicity” about it all. No coincidences. No cause and effect, truly. These events were all related without attempt to make them happen.
What things have you seen in your own life that some people call coincidences, but you know there is some sort of force behind it? Like… scenarios you couldn’t have forced to happen even if you tried that were PERFECT?
I see this everyday. I think being thankful for something specific each day is helping me to see the cool stuff. I’m glad I accidentally fell asleep last night before I could write my thankfulness post, because if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be thinking about the topic of synchronicity today.
Which, I guess, was no accident.
Love, Wordy McWordster