Synchronicity is no doubt on the rise. So what’s going on?
“I see 44 EVERYWHERE!” This is what a friend enthusiastically shared with my husband while recently attending a friend’s gathering.
Excited and perplexed, he proceeded to pull out his cell phone eagerly showing how he’s documented the eery 44’s showing up absolutely everywhere.
Obviously, I had big ears during this passionate exchange and managed to chime in. “How long has this been going on?”, I asked. He then said he’d been noticing the repeated number for about 4-6 months – on license plates, billboards, receipts, and of course the all too omnipresent digital clock…everywhere!
He went on to explain how the number had always been special to him. He sported the number 44 on his football jersey in college and quickly adopted it as his favorite, but the frequency of this pair of fours showing up at every turn was a recent phenomenon.
In my interview with Dr. Bernard Beitman, host of the podcast Connecting with Coincidence, I pointed out how the uptick with incidents of synchronicity seems to be a fast growing phenomenon, including and especially the appearance of number sequences. Who at this point hasn’t heard of the oft reported instances of 11:11 showing up everywhere?
But it’s not just numbers showing up, but all matter of “meaningful coincidences.”
Here’s one that just happened to me…
I’d been visiting friends for dinner and to see their new home. As we were getting a tour of their new place, we walked into the wife’s home office and there was displayed a beautiful array of angels. Virtually every kind of angel you could imagine – ornaments, sculpture, paintings, etc.
I didn’t know she was such an avid collector of these winged beings and immediately noted to myself that I’d have to gift her with an addition to her collection.
The next morning, as I’d been thinking about her angelic display, I found my mind wandering – thinking that maybe I would paint an angel for her (something I dabble in ever so often). And so I started to imagine how I might depict the angel: abstract in style, colorful, with a featureless face and wispy wings. As I started to collect the ideas in my head, the painting began to take shape.
I then exited the room in which I’d been daydreaming this piece of art into reality and walked into the kitchen where I’d left the TV on. At the exact moment in which I approached the kitchen, there it was – a home show featuring an artist who made abstract angel paintings for home owners!
Shaking my head in utter amazement, I thought out loud “Here we go again!” Quickly, I grabbed my camera and snapped a shot of the TV screen and the angel that I had just designed in my mind a few minutes before.
Back to our friend with the “44’s” everywhere. As I watched him shake his head, wide eyed and visibly perplexed while explaining how bizarre the frequency of these numbers showing up had been for him, I couldn’t help but ponder the idea that for some reason, and at this point in time, the veil is thinning between the physical world of predictability that we’ve grown so accustomed to, and the vast realms of everything else that has lived just outside of our reach, that is until now.
I’ve no doubt that something big is shifting in the cosmos and something that big can no longer be ignored. Regardless of most people’s tendency to brush off an all but obvious clue, universe is speaking loud and clear, and beckoning us to engage with it more fully. Some will heed the call, but many more will not. Just because we are being confronted with the unfamiliar, doesn’t mean that we should turn our back on its invitation, it’s mystery, and its wondrous revelation.
Synchronicity, regardless of its frequency, remains one of the most mysterious and yet ubiquitous anomalies known to man.
Though we don’t understand the why of it all, we might as well get used to the idea that nothing in life happens at random. In fact by noticing the lack of randomness and plugging in to the roadmap that synchronicity can provide, you will discover much more to yourself and your life than you’ve ever imagined.
I am a big advocate of journaling your own synchronicity experiences. Are you noticing patterns in the what and when of syncs? Are there any specific themes that tend to keep cropping up? Do they tend to occur in clusters on certain days, months or even the time of day? Once you get accustomed to journaling your syncs, you may discover a pattern is indeed emerging and that’s when synchronicity can become more than just a quirk of your reality but a tool for transformation! I also recommend reading as much as you can on the subject and see what themes resonate for you.
Two great books and a beautiful journal I highly recommend for your synchronicity journey!
By acknowledging the beauty of synchronicity, shaking hands with it, and resolving to utilize its brilliance to unlock some of the secrets along your own personal journey, you will seal a bond of friendship with the universe that will no doubt catapult you into your next great phase of personal evolution.
Let’s embrace it!
Alexis Brooks is the founder/editor of HigherJourneys.com, #1 best-selling author of Conscious Musings – Contemplations to Transform Life and Realize Potential and is the host of the popular Higher Journeys Radio program, presented in association with Conscious Life News. Visit Alexis on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!