Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, that are observed to occur together in a meaningful manner.
Conclusive evidence of concepts of archetypes and the collective unconscious, in that it was descriptive of a governing dynamic that underlies the whole of human experience and history—social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Concurrent events that first appear to be coincidental but later turn out to be causally related are termed incoincident. wikepedia
Synchronicity the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that is meaningful to the observer and can't be explained by cause and effect. Synchronicity is the granddaddy of all psychic phenomena, synchronicity manifests itself in clusters of numbers, names, objects, words and symbols.
A psychological state can somehow affect the physical world, synchronicity is an explanatory principle; it explains "meaningful coincidences" such as a beetle flying into your room while a friend was describing a dream about a scarab. The scarab is an Egyptian symbol of rebirth. Therefore, the propitious moment of the flying beetle indicated that the transcendental meaning of both the scarab in the dream and the insect in the room was that the person needed to be liberated from his excessive rationalism. There is an acausal principle that links events having a similar meaning by their coincidence in time rather than sequentially. Carl Jung claimed that there is a synchrony between the mind and the phenomenal world of perception.
All synchronistic phenomena can be grouped under three categories:
- The coincidence of a psychic state in the observer with a simultaneous objective, external event that corresponds to the psychic state or content, (e.g., the scarab), where there is no evidence of a causal connection between the psychic state and the external event, and where, considering the psychic relativity of space and time, such a connection is not even conceivable.
- The coincidence of a psychic state with a corresponding (more or less simultaneous) external even taking place outside the observer's field of perception; i.e., at a distance, and only verifiable afterward (e.g., the Stockholm fire).
- The coincidence of a psychic state with a corresponding, not yet existent future event that is distant in time and can likewise only be verified afterward.
C.G. Jung's Psychology of Religion and Synchronicity by Robert Aziz
Imagine that you are walking along the street one day, pondering about an old friend you haven’t seen in years. Your eyes are focused on the sidewalk, but you glance up to discover that your friend is walking toward you. A joyous meeting ensues. Together, you speak of other friends you used to hang with. A taxi cab slowly pulls up, and a second old friend steps out. The unexpected reunion erupts into hysterical laughter. What are the odds that the three of you would appear at this moment? Just then, the door of a nearby apartment opens. It is your other buddy, the last in the group of friends. The laughter ceases. It is replaced with something more like reverence.
This is synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence. It may occur as a single event, or a chain of related events. It often elicits humor; the distorted sense of reality caused from events that seem beyond all probability. The term synchronicity was coined by famous psychiatrist Carl Jung, who had experienced the phenomenon many times.
I heard Shaykh’l-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allāh sanctify his soul, saying: ‘Indeed there is a paradise in this world, whoever does not enter it will not enter the Paradise of the Afterlife.’
Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim, rahimahullah said: If you would like to draw a conclusion of what is contained in someone’s heart then use as a proof the movements of his tongue, for surely, he will show you what is contained in his heart regardless of whether he wants to or not. Yahyaa Ibn Mu’aadh said,
The hearts are like pots. They boil with that which they contain and their tongues are their ladles [i.e. scooping spoons]. So look at a man when he speaks. His tongue will scoop out for you that which is contained in his heart, whether it is sweet or bitter, fresh or salty and other than that. And the flavor of his heart will become clear to you from that which his tongue scoops out. 1This means that just as you can taste the flavor of foods being cooked with your tongue and you realize the true flavor of them, similarly you can taste what is in a man’s heart by way of his tongue, in the same manner that you can taste what is in the pot with your tongue.
- Footnote: 1) Collected by Aboo Nu’aym in “al-Hilyah” (vol. 10/pg. 63)
- Source: “al-Jawaabul-Kaafee/ad-Daa wad-Dawaa” (pg. 242-249) – K.S.A.: Daaru Ibnil-Jauzee-2006
- Transcribed from: The Appendix of An Explanation of the Hadeeth: “Say, ‘I believe in Allah’, and then be upright and steadfast” | Ibn Rajab
Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account.
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #19)
Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding.
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #190)
And those who disbelieve and deny our Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) are those who will be the dwellers of the Hell-fire.
( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #10)
Say (to the disbelievers): "Tell me, if Allah took away your hearing and your sight, and sealed up your hearts, who is there - an ilah (a god) other than Allah who could restore them to you?" See how variously We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), yet they turn aside.
( سورة الأنعام , Al-Anaam, Chapter #6, Verse #46)
Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein many a contradiction.
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #82)
And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who repents, believes (in My Oneness, and associates none in worship with Me) and does righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them, (till his death).
( سورة طه , Taha, Chapter #20, Verse #82)
O ye people! Adore your Guardian-Lord, who created you and those who came before you, that ye may have the chance to learn righteousness;
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #21)
Allah disdains not to use the similitude of things, lowest as well as highest. Those who believe know that it is truth from their Lord; but those who reject Faith say: "What means Allah by this similitude?" By it He causes many to stray, and many He leads into the right path; but He causes not to stray, except those who forsake (the path),-
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #26)
They followed what the evil ones gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon: the blasphemers Were, not Solomon, but the evil ones, teaching men Magic, and such things as came down at babylon to the angels Harut and Marut. But neither of these taught anyone (Such things) without saying: "We are only for trial; so do not blaspheme." They learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. But they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah.s permission. And they learned what harmed them, not what profited them. And they knew that the buyers of (magic) would have no share in the happiness of the Hereafter. And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls, if they but knew!
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #102)