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Synchronicity, Serendipity and Positivity

Updated: Jul 9, 2019

Explanations for the hidden meanings of objects have been offered by experts in psychology. The most notable, Carl Jung, wrote about the constellation of an archetype — the formation of a mental model, or construct that coordinates equally objective manifestations in the physical world with subjective ones in the psyche. Jung attributed the causal connection of “two or more psycho-physic phenomenon” (connections between the psychological and physical worlds) to a process he called synchronicity. A classic example of synchronicity occurs when somebody concentrates on a playing card, then randomly picks that card from the deck. Jung perceived synchronicity through his lens of analytical psychology in order to characterize the relationship between the internal mind and external universe. He articulated the influence of this dynamic when he wrote, “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

An explanation for the connection between mind and matter was so important to Jung that he gave it a name, synchronicity…Similarly, serendipity, (the happy occurrence of events of chance) implies that luck can be a proactive force, while the theory of positivity asserts that positive thinking will yield positive results. Each idea construes a kind of coaxing of quantum communication or sensation between energy and matter which, though intriguing, can’t be proved. Inability to beat the odds or exploit the power of thought, spirit or luck to achieve a specific goal or explain psycho-physical events beyond chance signify that…synchronicity, serendipity and positivity are not actionable terms, rather they are bi-products of creativity — a process that stirs the pot of energy/matter so as to link thoughts with objects in a meaningful way.

Because thoughts reside in the quantum realm can they be creatively employed to produce positive results. Likewise, synchronicity is achieved by putting the constellation of the archetype to creative use. The trick is finding an outlet (art form) to which quantum sensations can adhere. Since objects in nature are temporary manifestations of energy-matter, they, and the archetypes they conjure, coexist as mutually charged states residing within nature’s embrace. Their causal relationship is a fundamentally creative process of successive change from one state to another and back again — alternation.

— Robert Glick, Quantum Sense, How to Ally with Change, Growth, and Creativity.

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