HJ: Life is not random. There are no coincidences — only significant events and occurrences Yes, everything is significant in its own way, at its own level. This is the true, beautiful and supremely mystical nature of the universe and it flies in the face of what is told to us and reinforced by society at large. We are led to believe by the dominant paradigms of our time that everything is random and we are locked into an epic battle of constant struggle for survival from forces outside of ourselves that are cold, lifeless and impartial. Disaster could strike at anytime and if the natural disasters don’t get you then financial hardship or disease and sickness will. Talk about disempowering!
The universe does not operate like this. Nothing is random… We are the creators of our lives, experience and destiny in every aspect, no matter how minute. How then could life be random? It could only be random if our thoughts and beliefs were totally random, which they most definitely are not. They may seem that way if only viewed at the surface level, but anyone who has spent time in the practice of self-inquiry and the examination of the contents of their own mind will know that indeed its contents are not random. We typically operate only at the surface level of perception. We have various thoughts and have no idea where they come from or how they were formed — so we think! Thoughts are the leaves on the tree — they are symptoms and manifestations of deeper beliefs we hold about the fundamental nature of reality and ourselves, which may or may not be accurate to the true nature of reality. Usually they are distorted. These beliefs give rise to our thoughts, but as we are usually unaware of them, it seems as though our thoughts are random, when in fact they follow a very predictable pattern based on our core beliefs. However, without awareness of these beliefs, the illusion of randomness continues.
The universe operates in the same way — there are fundamental laws (which are metaphorically like our beliefs) which are at the foundation of our reality. These universal laws create the framework in which our reality exists and set the conditions for the occurrence of every possible variation of reality possible. They also give rise to the synchronistic nature of the universe. Synchronicity is actually a very general term to describe a complex series of alignments and personally significant events that are governed by various universal laws.
That was the 10,000 ft. overview of synchronicites — this fantastic article by Frank Joseph should hopefully make it all much more tangible if you are having trouble understanding various aspects of the significance of synchronicities in our lives. For more information on the Universal Laws, see the Healers Journal series here: Universal Laws
Synchronicity: The Key of Destiny