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Synchronicity Anyone?

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posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:08 AM
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For a few years now I have experienced what can only be described as events which are out of this world. Synchronistic events have occured and continue to occur so frequently that I actually begin to question my sanity. However, deep down I know that these experiences are far more than just a coincidence and they are certainly not a figment of my imagination.

Some of these include thoughts in my head that become reality mere seconds to minutes later. Many of these involve family members. However, not always.

It seems like my thoughts manifest themselves in to reality or something occurs which closely mimics a thought I just had. Sometimes it occurs seconds later, sometimes it is minutes, other times it is days. However, as I stated, these events are occuring so frequently that I know there is something more transpiring here.

Sometimes television , movies, talk shows, etc. will mimic my exact thoughts or what I have been discussing with relatives just a short while previously. I'll mention something to a family member or think it and soon after, a television will air that discusses the very same thing I was thinking or speaking about with my relatives. I should add that I see 11:11 nearly everyday. Which I am also finding bizarre.

If anyone else here has similar experiences I would be thrilled to hear them.

Thanks.




posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:47 AM
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yes indeed
it is astounding, is it not?

all i know is that there is no such thing as coincidence

it's all convergence




posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:48 AM
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These types of things are happening to more and more people everyday, myself included. Alot of it has to do with the fact that you recognise it for what it is.....syncronicity. Once you understand the game you can actually play it and win. Use your Illusion. Make it work FOR you for once instead of against you.

Have fun with it!!



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:50 AM
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It happens to me almost daily. Mostly with television or radio. Sometimes I think of a friend out of the blue and they end up calling that day. Just earlier tonight I was looking at previous works of James Cameron and saw he did True Lies with the Governator and I thought about always getting the title confused with Total Recall and I went to turn on thee TV. Low and behold True Lies was on. Pretty boring I know but it is just fresh off the old noggin.

It's a good thing to be in sync with the universe.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 02:11 AM
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The brain is evolving. It is becoming self aware. It is becoming a universal construct in which time is the fundamental mechanism in which it can connect. I expect things to start getting real strange. Something like a switch being flipped in our brains will all of a sudden connect us all like one big brain.

The old days of looking at a hot girl and thinking dirty thoughts will be over. She will know.....


[edit on 21-1-2010 by ViperFoxBat]



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 02:23 AM
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The old days of looking at a hot girl and thinking dirty thoughts will be over. She will know.....


Not joking... I was thinking that when I started reading your reply. See the switch is flipping.


I don't know if I am going to like this very much. But at least it will cut out some of the small talk.


[edit on 21-1-2010 by timewalker]



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 02:32 AM
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Pareidolia is the name for a well-known human tendency to see patterns and connections in unconnected phenomena.

How many things do you experience every day? Hundreds, thousands? I mean every little thing, like turning on a light switch to sneezing. A million things a month? Probably more.

When a million things happen to a person a month, even one-in-a-million coincidences are inevitable.

Paraidolia does the rest.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 02:46 AM
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Hey gang, I've been experiencing something of the sort for quite some time now. Actually approx 8 yrs now, I've seen stuff that'd blow your mind. Sometimes I think "is my mind blown?" But, I found this site to sort of "assist" me in my journey thru the web of things. At times this "realization/connection" stuff scares the heck outa me. Though I see things in a "different light" of others, my "abilities" help me see beyond the bull crap that others seem to project. Thanks to the OP for his honesty and opinions!!



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 03:00 AM
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I've been having synchronicities popping up all over the place for several months now. They are so much fun. I usually call them "life's little bread crumbs" cause they seem to guide me through life and offer direction.

I've learned not to try to 'force' things in life and 'go more with the flow', and follow these crumbs. Things always seem to turn out for the better, even if it isn't what I wanted at first.

Hearing things on the radio, through other people, or other events that relate exactly to a choice I'm making takes the guidance even further. I never noticed them until recently. Whatever it is behind it, or whatever it's called... I love it.

I actually get kinda bummed if it's been a couple days since seeing them, lol.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 03:24 AM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
When a million things happen to a person a month, even one-in-a-million coincidences are inevitable.


well, if that were the case, then i'd be in the Guiness Book of World Records under "coincidences." there comes a point where the idea of randomness becomes hard to believe.

believe it or not.
:shk:

at least that is how i felt at first, when this all started for me around 2004-2005 - or rather i should say when i first started noticing and acknowledging synchronicity - and with absolutely no one with which i could compare notes or do sanity checks.



and besides that, if what you say was the absolute bottom line rational explanation, we wouldn't be here, now, discussing the issue with wonderment and awe...because it would not be strange to our collective point of view

right?
right.

there's nothing wrong with skepticism, in moderation; when it's no more a tool for analytical thinking but rather the thought, itself, it precludes the skeptic from discovering the true miracle of human life.

just saying.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 04:02 AM
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Synchronicity has been happening to me more and more lately too. I think of something, and then certain situations pop into my life that reflect on my thoughts. It is really cool.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 04:05 AM
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Originally posted by ViperFoxBat


The old days of looking at a hot girl and thinking dirty thoughts will be over. She will know.....




[edit on 21-1-2010 by ViperFoxBat]


Wow, that is funny that you bring this up. I have slowly been getting better at picking up on vibes, and nowadays, I can tell if a girl wants me, and definitely sometimes girls can tell that guys want them for sure.

[edit on 21-1-2010 by SolarE-Souljah]



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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same here, i get it all the time! Today's example - i was having a whinge to my partner about our broken laptop screen (you have to keep tilting it to get it to work) and less then 5 mins after i get off the phone to him a message pops up on the screen 'do you need to renew your warranty' when i was just asking him wether we picked 12 or 24 months. Made me think my computer was bugged!



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 06:09 AM
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"Pareidolia" is the manipulated explanation for if one sees through the manipulated meaning of "Synchronicity". Just another buffer to hide what has always been direct in front of everyone's eyes.

There is no brain evolving here. It simple is having seen enough bull to realize that ain't the "real" world you're experiencing. You're now fed up enough to see through your prison.


Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner.
Wikipedia


Make that:


Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that for the observer seem to be causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner.


Namaste,

Deckard



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 06:51 AM
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I've been reading this site for a while, but this is the first time I truly feel inclined to post.

Lately, the past few years of misery I've been dealing with have turned up the notch and things have gotten much worse. I'm skipping details, as nobody wants to hear any of that crap, but overall the point is that I've reached a point where I'm the most depressed I've ever been. What kills me even more is that I have conflicting thoughts on the different methods of life and such. I'm a man of logic and reason, yet I'm a writer and this world presents itself to me as, sometimes, without logic and reason. I don't believe in any religions as I have no proof, yet there are things that make me question it. There's no proof in the paranormal, yet nobody has been able to explain some things I or some others have come across. One of these things is this gut feeling I have...

About a year ago, when things weren't nearly as bad as they are now, I noticed that if I have this one specific feeling, whatever thought I'm having always ends up being true. It's not something I can force or replicate at will (unfortunately), nor is it something I can ever see coming, nor is it always something particularly important. The best way I can describe it is the feeling that washes over you when you take that first bite of some food that you really like, or that first sip of a drink when you're dying of thirst. Whenever I simply abide by the instinctual thought, something odd will happen that, yes, could be a coincidence, but still, it raises an eyebrow. For instance, I once didn't trust my instincts about directions to a place where I thought this one particular road was right, but Mapquest had told me otherwise, so I trusted that. I wound up driving for an hour trying to find my destination and getting nowhere. Out of the blue, I decided to pull over at a convenient store to ask for directions (something I never, EVER do; this was the first time) and lo and behold, not 10 seconds after I ask, someone else comes in to the place and asks directions to the same place. Turns out I was right about that road. Another instance, I hadn't talked to a friend of mine in basically four years outside of a hello and some small talk every couple of months, but when I was talking to her a few weeks ago, I received the gut feeling again. The thought that came into my mind was, and I quote, "this feels like a moment where two people say they love each other". What's the next words out of her mouth? "Lol I love you". Now this was not a goodbye (something that could warrant such a response), it wasn't a part of our conversation at all, and she's not the type to use the word frequently. Clearly it wasn't a profession of true love, but that's not important. A few days later, around one in the morning, I had the sudden urge to talk to a different friend of mine about our thoughts on souls. Several hours later, the "love you" girl says to me out of the blue that she had a dream the previous night (when I was talking to my friend) that involved me talking about souls. This past Sunday, I was talking to the soul friend again, and I had the sudden urge to say to him "It's weird that on TV shows and in movies, the name Jenkins is never really assigned to a woman. It's inherently manly or something. Nobody ever thinks of a woman when they hear that name." The next night on How I Met Your Mother, the episode literally revolved around the characters hearing the name Jenkins and assuming it was a man, but it turns out to be a woman. I had not seen a single preview for this episode.

So that brings me to why I felt the need to post all this. Earlier today, I was thinking to myself, how would I express in a metaphor the way I'm currently feeling, which is that I have so few things in my life that make me happy and make me get up in the morning. The instinctual response I had was "I'm living off bread crumbs". And what did I just come across? (continued in the post below this)



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 06:53 AM
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(continued from above)

And what did I just come across?


Originally posted by misfitoyI've been having synchronicities popping up all over the place for several months now. They are so much fun. I usually call them "life's little bread crumbs" cause they seem to guide me through life and offer direction.


Now, as I've said, I struggle in that I don't have blind faith about these things. The harsh reality could very well be that I'm suffering from some mental process where I'm desperately looking for things to give me hope, and that these "synchronizations" are examples of that type of delusion. That's what makes it so hard, as not having anything to really believe in as a safety-net can really make you hopeless. However, for those that do believe in it, my examples above may give you something. Nonetheless, I felt the need to post here and say that, at the very least, if only for a moment or two, when I came across that post, I smiled. It clearly does not solve a single issue of mine on a reality scale, but, then again, if I had a gut feeling that I should post this, then maybe there's a reason behind it that I can't see.

[edit on 21-1-2010 by Etcetera007]



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 06:56 AM
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Yes, for atleast a year I have been experiencing synchronicity in my entire life.
11:11
12:12
People that say what I tought, seeing people I think of.

Ex: Thinking of someone and receiving a SMS a second after,etc

I don't know what it is. Maybe that we are unaware of our capacity to do telepathy?

:O



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 10:39 PM
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Ok this is kind of strange but in a way, I’m starting to think that it’s not, because I’m getting used too it now.

I few days ago I changed one of my passwords to a website I log into frequently, to something different and for some reason, I instinctively chose “Matrix888” I should point out that I don’t change my passwords regularly, so this was fairly unusual for me. Ok… Matrix888 and Matrix777 are not an exact synchronistic match, but there’re pretty close.

I was really, only just going to say, that since I joined ATS, it feels like synchronicity is following me around lol and I hardly even post around here and that’s when I noticed your/the OP’s handle name!


- JC



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by queenannie38
If that were the case, then i'd be in the Guiness Book of World Records under "coincidences." There comes a point where the idea of randomness becomes hard to believe.

Greetings, queenannie38. Anyone basing a theory of potentially universal applicability purely on their own experience is almost certain to be wrong. Before you determine that synchronicity exists, you'd need a study that involved a large sample of people. And every 'meaningful but apparently causeless' coincidence reported by your sample would have to be carefully investigated to establish that it was actually causeless. This would be very hard*. Pareidolia would certainly have to be taken into account--and eliminated. Have you done that?


believe it or not. :shk:

It isn't a question of belief, it is about establishing what is true. Belief is exactly what we don't want to bring in here; it creates false positives and hides the truth.


(I had) absolutely no one with which i could compare notes or do sanity checks.

That makes your data very suspect, as I'm sure you are aware. You are the only witness to the things you say happened. I'm not calling you a liar, but all human beings are self-deceivers and you cannot possibly be an exception to this universal rule.


If what you say was the absolute bottom line rational explanation, we wouldn't be here, now, discussing the issue with wonderment and awe...because it would not be strange to our collective point of view

On the contrary. Pareidolia is a side-effect of a vital survival trait, our ability to see and recognize patterns in nature. More often than not, these patterns we see really are there--the sun rises every morning, animals come down to the waterhole to drink shortly afterwards, that sort of thing--and recognizing them helps us survive. So the tendency to see such patterns is programmed into us by evolution.

But when this tendency malfunctions, it makes us see patterns which really aren't there and thus causes us to respond inappropriately to our environment. Pareidolia then becomes a threat to survival.

Thus your belief that meaningless coincidences are really part of some unglimpsed pattern threatens your health and longevity. You have been warned...


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By the way, there is no such thing as 'too much scepticism'. It is not a herb you add to pasta sauce. Scepticism simply means evaluating every piece of information you receive against what you already know of the world and what you know is likely, and assigning it a certain probability. It is a perfectly correct attitude in every imaginable circumstance, particularly those circumstances where it seems offensive to others.

Dogmatic refusal to believe something, against compelling evidence that it is true, is not scepticism but superstition. It is important not to confuse the two. I do not.
 

*Ontologically speaking it would be impossible, since all events have causes.

[edit on 22/1/10 by Astyanax]



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 06:33 AM
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