What exactly is a coincidence?
“A coincidence is a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection…”
“A coincidence is something that is not planned or arranged but seems like it is. Technically, a coincidence is an occurrence of events that happen at the same time by total accident.”
It doesn’t seem to matter what we talk about in our house, it can be on any subject but within a very short time we will hear or see a reference to it.
It could be an image we see on TV, or on a passing truck. Sometimes, someone will quote our words back to us while we watch a programme. I even find some of the key words of our discussion as answers or clues in my crossword puzzles.
It’s as if the Universe has joined in our conversation somehow…
Yesterday was the best yet.
We were working on Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge and the image prompt was a discarded bottle in the desert with what looked like a letter inside. I had printed out the image so we could discuss the best way forward.
Literally, within seconds, Eamonn Holmes on the This Morning programme on ITV, started saying that the genie was out of the bottle!
We are quite used to these coincidences, but this one had our jaws dropping!
There are times when whatever this is, seems to go crazy, firing coincidences at us repeatedly. It usually involves a subject we would love to know more about and creates an avalanche where we will see and hear references to it for several days.
We have heard that synchronicity, a term originally coined by Carl Jung, is supposed to mean a meaningful coincidence that can only be explained by a phenomenon of energy, but what does it really mean?
Are these happenings really signs from the universe, confirming we are on the right track, but which track and what are we supposed to do about it?
Can it really contribute anything to the way we live our lives?