Adventures In Energy

Intuition: Gateway To  Your Inner Wisdom

Synchronicity, Omens, and Discernment

Synchronicity and omens are often considered signals from the universe to guide our direction and decisions. Synchronicity validates intuition and, if you’re a Sensor intuitive type, such physical interactions have great significance. However, interpreting signs and omens requires discernment. You have to factor out your own projections and tendency toward magical thinking, making interpretation less than straightforward.

Synchronicity is the apparent coincidence of unconnected events occurring in a meaningful relationship. Finding a white feather on the ground when you’re thinking of a dead relative, for example, is often considered a message, or omen, from the departed. Agonizing on a decision and having an unexpected opportunity open a door to one of the choices, another. But what happens when the synchronistic event takes you in a direction that works out poorly? Was it synchronicity, or magical thinking and how can you tell the difference?

Here are some examples:

  • A woman needs money for a school fee for one of her kids. An unexpected opportunity arrives with the exact amount of money she needs and she naturally thinks it is synchronistic, which it is. When the time comes to fulfill the requirements to receive the money, however, she finds she must compromise herself with a misrepresentation to an insurance company.  She has already made the commitment to the school. Seeped in magical thinking, and driven by her fear of not being a good parent, she does as she is asked, to rather poor consequences.

  • A man is looking for another office for his business and is presented with several offices that are rather small and one that is large and fits his goals, but expensive. The number of the expensive office is the same as his father’s old and very successful business. Believing this is an omen, from his father, he takes the large office. The overhead is high and within three months he has to abandon the lease as his business goes under.

  • A woman has not been feeling well for a while. She knows she should go to the doctor, but she found a white feather when she was trying to decide whether or not to make an appointment. She believes it was a sign from her guides that she is taken care of and doesn’t need to go. Later, a serious disease that could have been easily treated is uncovered.

Each case displays an understandable, but nonetheless important, lack of discernment.

Synchronicity signals that you are in the flow, that a strong current of opportunity is carrying you through open doors. However, synchronicity does not tell you what the flow is that you are carried within. Is it the flow of the universe, your highest and best good, your unbalanced ego striving for self-importance, someone else’s influence in your energy, an unhealed part of self? There are many possibilities for the source of the flow that carries you.

One way to know the difference is by your alignment. How aligned is your intention with your soul?  In each of the cases above, from the outside it is easy to see where the person lost their inner compass. From the inside, however, the brain is very good at making patterns that fit our desires.

Going back to basics, your energy flows where your attention goes. If your attention is focused on creating a certain path through life, there will be a flow to carry you. Your energy will interact with other energies to attract experiences to you, but if you are not in alignment with your inner truth, the experiences you attract, the flow you find yourself in, will carry a different lesson than the success you are looking for.

The key to discerning synchronicity to is to understand your motivations and alignments. I find that every time synchronicity leads to a bad choice, the person making it was seduced from their inner truth by  unmet and unrecognized needs, unhealed wounds, fear, self-doubt, or self-importance. The good news is, the bad choice always leads to growth.

Being in flow is a wonderful thing. To attract the flow of your highest good, wake up each morning in gratitude, ground, and spend at least a few minutes centering and aligning your intentions for the day with what is in your heart. When synchronicity occurs, notice your felt-perceptions and intuitive sense. In most cases, bad decisions are accompanied by inner resistance that is ignored. Trust your inner voice, especially if it is uncomfortable. If you’re not sure what a synchronicity is indicating, take the message to be, pay attention.  In every case, paying attention in the face of a synchronicity will take you to the best choice.

“The gift of alignment is synchronicity.” The Path of Presence

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