Have you ever had a dream about an old friend only to have them call you the next day for no apparent reason? Have you ever dreamed about an object only to see something very much like it afterwards? What about dreaming of a song and then hearing it on the radio? These correlations are so incredibly important and should never be taken for granted, but what are they and what do they mean?
These events can best be described as “synchronicities”, a term coined by psychologist Carl Jung in the 1950’s. It is used to describe two or more events that have a causal connections. A synchronicity is most often noted when something seemingly unimportant is repeated, suddenly lending it greater significance. We have all experienced this at some point or another. The phenomenon is often written off as a mere coincidence.
The term “coincidence” is often used inappropriately to mark something as being unimportant and just an instance of chance; however, these synchronicities are actually incredible events that should be noted.
How do synchronistic events relate to dreams?
Synchronicities are when our dreaming world and waking world coincide. Picture this: You dream of a crash of objects falling from a shelf only to be awakened by thunder outside. Which event came first? The dream crash or the thunder outside? Did your mind know what would happen or did something happen because your mind manifested it? This is what you should consider when evaluating the significance of synchronistic events in the waking world.
Secondly, think of a synchronistic event as a symbol. What does that old friend represent? That song on the radio? That unique object? That series of numbers? Why do these symbols need to be brought to your attention? When did these events begin? What was happening during your life at that time?
Dream interpretation is a way of gathering valuable information about your subconscious. When your dreams reach outside of your subconscious and manifest themselves into the waking world then this is the most important symbol you can find. The important thing now is to discover what it means to you and how it can help you on the journey forward.
When symbols span from the dream world into the waking world then it is important to recognize it as a sign. These signs might not lend any obvious answers at first but sometimes these events serve only one purpose - to make you more aware of your surroundings.
It is easy to fall into the mundane and the routine and fail to see the magic occurring all around us each day. Synchronistic events often come when we need to open our eyes and observe the world more closely. Those who love life can find inspiration from the smallest speck. When commonplace things suddenly show themselves to be significant then we are able to see new value in the little things and listen more closely to our subconscious symbols. If nothing else, synchronicity offers us a new perspective on life.