Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Synchronicity & The Law of Attraction

"The Secret teaches us that we create our lives, with every thought every minute of every day. Living The Secret offers tools and ideas to help you live The Secret and create the life of your dreams." - "As The Secret has swept the world and touched millions of lives, we have received so many stories of lives being transformed into joy." -The Secret

We shouldn't underestimate the power of synchronicity. "Synchronicity" is usually thought to be the opposite of "coincidence." Coincidental events seem to have no rhyme or reason. But, The Secret proposes that by consciously applying the Law of Attraction you can change every aspect of your life. Synchronizations seem to be perfectly orchestrated to arrive at exactly the time we need them, as if by divine order.
Perhaps you can remember a few events or experiences that where too "trippy" to write off as mere coincidence. For example, instances where you were thinking of a certain person and you ran into them. Or you were thinking about Pizza and someone at work ordered it. Or you were missing your parents while walking to school and upon arriving you were sent home, because bombs fell out of the sky and destroyed your educational institution.

Or you were hungry and wished for a some pheasant to eat, then all of a sudden a vulture landed at your side.

When things like this happen, it can make you wonder about the concepts of destiny and free will. Are events like these truly pre-destined? Orchestrated by an intelligent universe? Or are they purely accidental?
Obviously, there are no concrete answers to those questions.

I've also experienced uncanny synchronicity and I always remind myself to take my "Conformational Bias*" into account. Part of me believes that everything is an illusion and these synchronizations are hints to that. Another premise I entertain is that it's me aligning myself consciously or subconsciously through my senses including my very real sixth sense.
*Confirmation Bias

Several years ago my (then) girlfriend was pulling into a busy COSTCO parking-lot, and she immediately found a parking spot close to the entrance of the store. She giddily said "See! I Always get a good parking spot!" With a smile on her face.

That got me thinking though... "Really?", but I didn't say anything to her at the time.

In order for us to get a good parking spot every time "The Universe" (Which is the politically correct term for 'God' now) would have to take over the mind of another shopper in the store, and cause them to leave involuntarily because we needed a parking spot.

I then thought... How would this have happened? How would "The Universe" know that we were coming, and make a parking space for us?

Something like this would have to happened... The customer who just vacated the parking lot must have been caused to drop his or her keys, and while picking them up noticed the time. This caused them to rush to the checkout-line, where another handful of customers, who were incited to leave stood, because other people who were "conscious of the universe" needed Rock Star parking :-) . But, that would also mean their free will would  have to be momentarily suspended.

I doubt all of that happened for us as we approached the Costco parking lot. So, I think the "Law of Attraction" is more a synchronization of the self...

Elephants are one of my favorite animals. Though I'd love to see one I don't think one will suddenly appear at my gate. However if I keep thinking about an elephant I may consciously or subconsciously make my way to a place where the sight of one is more accessible. And the "Conformational Bias" in me might notice an elephant pendant, an elephant in a Zoo pamphlet etc.

The synchronous events in my life have become something I briefly acknowledge and often overlook. Because I know that their roots are nourished by me doing the "right" things. If i don't do the "right" things the right things won't happen.

I agree that our thoughts have some influence over how external forces do and do not affect us. More so in a society like ours, in which the vast majority of our days are lived in peace and we have the luxury to ponder such things.

But, as I illustrated at the beginning of this post. I know there are people who never thought of a bomb, or of a famine taking over their part of the world, yet it happened. Where is the Law of Attraction in those cases?

In closing I leave you with an excerpt of an eloquent mind.
"Whenever you're successful with something you're proud of your success. That means in some way you're taking the credit for your success isn't it? Whenever you fail... It must be Gods will. Or anything you cannot understand must be Gods will isn't it? "

“The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major portions of the planet and it's only because we live within a bubble of incredible privilege and social insulation that we still have the luxury of anticipating the apocalypse. If you go to Bosnia or Somalia or Peru or much of the third-world then it appears that the apocalypse has already arrived.” -Terence Mckenna

The Secret: http://www.thesecret.tv/
Defense for Children International (DCI): http://www.dci-pal.org/english
Representative Press: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynWjYHP91gA>
World Hunger: Map


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    Rob MacGregor

  2. Thanks for this post - I enjoyed reading the thoughts of another person who applies a healthy rationalism, is skeptical of the Secret (get rich quick via a loophole in the reality matrix!) is aware of the vagaries of human perception and pattern-seeking ... but nonetheless still thinks there is something to Synchronicity that cannot be thrown out, even if we can't rationally understand it.

  3. Great Post! I think the science of LOA is what makes it so powerful. We know that thoughts become things, but like that vulture picture, what was that kid thinking prior to that moment? Was the thinking of others influenced his results of starvation? Or his own thoughts? Any thoughts on this guys??


  4. What do you make of our synchronical meetings? The last one was a fifty fifty driven by flippin a coin.

    Was there something to learn from it?

  5. In the same amount of time that it takes most people to cruise around a parking lot in hopes of finding that 'rock star' VIP parking space, most of the rest of us could have found a slightly less desirable parking space, parked, and walked into the store.

  6. Anonymous1:07 AM

    The vulture started tears to roll that just wouldn't stop. that photo will be in my memory forever.

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