Synced Up in Verisimilitude
So last night, I had to end the day to remind myself how it should start.
It has been my observation, that pretty much everything in my life is syncing up. People, places, periods...all of it.
I've touched on this before, but the concept has bloomed into its full effect as of late. Synchronicity is a concept, first explained by psychoanalyst Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.
Everything informs everything. This post may be vague as I am deciding whether to go into full detail of the sync ups I have been seeing, but for the sake of relenting a meaning to all of this, I'll do my best to provide the proper info.
For the past week, I have noticed this little nagging feeling on my shoulder whenever I drive. Something telling me, be careful. I had a busted tail light that needed fixing, and when I went to the car shop to replace it, I met a woman there who took to me for some reason and ended up offering me two discounts perhaps because of my casual and kind demeanor. Anyway I like to joke about how I have 'people' for everything; I have cake guy, I got a Jiffy Lube gal, I've got a party guy... Anyway, my Jiffy Lube girl hooked it up. Then what happened? Two of my dear friends both found themselves in accidents. Luckily no one was hurt, but two accidents within two days. And I have two discounts for car maintenance... a little syncy if you ask me.
I have been preparing for an audition happening today that means a lot to me. In order to make this audition everything it could be, I decided to add props into the mix. My instinct told me to go to this old army surplus store, where I found all of my goods. At checkout, I was pouring my heart out to cashier about my intentions with the items and how much it meant to me, and he offered me a discount and made sure to tell me to come back to let him know how my audition went! Now I have an army surplus guy AND another discount! Again, a little synced up?
THEN while I was practicing my audition with my dear friends, who by the way share such a creative brain with me that they actually made my art ten times better, informed me that they had either just started or finished their periods..same time as me...(TMI whatever..) BUT when you start to sync up to the women around you, it means the proximity is frequent and you are now experiencing many of the same hormonal changes. How much more synced up can you get?!
But it's been showing up in small moments too. I smiled to myself in the car yesterday as I thought about the song my dear friend just created. He showed it to me first one night while we drove down Sunset. The song features a sample of another popular song. This song was the soundtrack to a beautiful and meaningful night I shared with an old dear friend back in Chicago. It defined a period of time for me. To hear it in this new friend's song at a different time of life, reminded me how things sync up! Had I never cherished that song from the past despite changing circumstances now, I probably wouldn't have appreciated my new friends song so much.
Look, this post isn't to expose or rub in how well things seem to be going these days.
It was the word of the day on Friday. It reminded me that things aren't always as they seem. Maybe that's not such a terrible thing. Maybe there is a reason why I am noticing all these correlating coincidences in my life. It begs me to ask if I actually believe in coincidence or fate? But can you really separate the two? I believe coincidence leads us to fate. So I believe in both. I believe there is a reason all of these things in life right now are syncing up. That there is a thread running through all these events and observations. I am happy.
Maybe that's my answer. Maybe I am just happy and looking for meaning behind it. Deeper meaning.
But my point is this: looking for the synchronicity in my life has enabled me to cherish moments from all time lines. It has made me appreciate smaller moments. It has allowed the existential crisis we all live with to quiet down for a bit. So instead of isolating all your experiences and believing they all exist as a monologue, find the story behind it all. Find the series. Find the connection. Because when you do, life opens up in a way that you can't ignore. I can't ignore seeing the ties between everything happening. It makes it fun to see what will happen next.
Which leads me to the tag line of synchronicity: you have to let it happen. Which means you have to trust the unknown. Once you do that, the known will reveal itself to you. If you're listening.