Synchronicity has become almost axiomatic in mainstream society.
More and more people experience these “meaningful coincidences”, as Carl Jung (1875-1961) initially described it . For him, synchronicity was “the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.” He applied this concept to different aspects in life. He strongly believed that the meeting of two individuals was “like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” It is a concept of divine timing, completely stochastic.
What is the internal order of the universe? In order to understand it, we must observe it closely and we must apply reason to it. Things that were considered impossible or magick in the past, are now considered technology and science. The concept of synchronicity goes in hand with the concept of retrocausality, which states that when it comes to time; the future can affect the past and the present, the same way that the past can affect the present and the future. Moreover, retrocausality is often attributed as a hypothetical explanation for paranormal events, and it is considered the reversion of disambiguation. What all these theories have in common is the belief that random events can indeed have meaningful results, and these support the belief that “things happen for a reason”, as many claim.
As an example, we have Empeodocles (c. 490 BC-c. 430 BC) who discovered the invisible material substance we call “air” by observing the happenings of an instrument called clepsydra. Then, we have Isaac Newton (1642-1727), who discovered the concept of gravity after an apple fell on his head whilst he was sitting under a tree.
Sometimes, the best things come randomly, when you least expect it. As another remarkable example, we have Stephen Hawking, who due to suffering from motor neuron disease, had his wife, Jane, assist him with getting dressed. One night, in 1974, whilst she was helping him put on the shirt, their daughter, Lucy, began crying; therefore, Jane had to leave Stephen with the shirt over his face. He got lost observing the crackling flame of the chimney through the clothes, and this inspired him to have one of his best ideas about the black holes. So what seemed like an inconvenient event, ended up being one of the greatest epiphanies of his life. He stated that black holes were not black at all, but that instead, these were glowing with heat radiation. Nowadays, this phenomenon is known as “Hawking Radiation”, which was also the title of the book he published on the subject.