Don’t you just love it when you have something in mind and then all of a sudden you find information on the topic coming your way, either via email, conversation, a documentary? I love it when this happens as I feel that my plan is divinely guided. As though I’m being looked after. A lot of people I know feel the same way.
Let’s have a look how you can recognise the signs and synchronicities in your own life so you can experience confirmation that something is about to change in your life, or you’re on the right path.

What does synchronicity mean from a spiritual perspective?

“Synchronicities are incidents of spiritual significance that ask us to momentarily dampen our self-obsession and consider the possibility of the divine. Synchronistic experiences leave us with a curious sense that we should pay attention.”
It was coined by Carl Jung as: “Synchronicity is a meaningful coincidence of two or more events where something other than the probability of chance is involved.” He described this phenomenon as events appearing meaningfully related despite having no causal connection.

Things start aligning up in a way that can’t be explained …

You may be asking: What’s the difference between synchronicity and coincidence?
Someone who closes themselves off spiritually and works from a practical mindset only, may put the signs down to coincidence. Nothing will persuade them otherwise. They may even suggest that as you’re looking for those signs, you’ll receive them.
From a personal perspective, if you are spiritually inclined, you may see intuitive signs as you’re tuned into that divine connection.

However, you don’t want to be blown around like a blade of grass in the wind and think you’re receiving signs EVERYWHERE. You need some sort of middle ground where you’re not confused.

When you receive ONE sign, you may consider it coincidence. When the sign is repeated OVER and OVER again, it becomes synonymous with synchronicity. Your message will be confirmed and is less likely due to chance. This will allow you to interpret it intuitively.

Most days we are in a zone, especially at work, where technology plays a huge role in a lot of our lives. We may miss a sign initially … However, I’d like to suggest that if you are seeking help from the Universe and are awaiting an answer, you need to become aware of your present moment, day after day.

• Pay attention to your surroundings. Be mindful of what is going on around you.
• Notice any repetitive messages – you may hear or read or receive messages that are similar in context. At first it may be difficult to recognize them, however slowly but surely a pattern will emerge.
• The Universe always confirms messages repeatedly. It nudges you in the right direction.

Here are some synchronistic signs to take note of:

1. Numbers:

Numbers are one of the most popular synchronistic signs. They can show up on a clock, registration number plates, signs, almost anywhere. One of the greatest assurance signs that you’re on the right path. Some examples: 111; 1212; 333; 555; 999, etc.  In my personal life, I receive two particular numbers confirming that I’m on the right path, e.g. 5 and 6 (I see 56, or 506). As soon as these numbers are swapped around, and I see 65 or 605, then its confirmation for me that change is imminent.

2. You think of someone, and they contact you:

This often happens to me, and I’ve found this often to be scary when I randomly think of someone, and they contact me several days afterwards.

3. Hearing the same message or phrase:

Sometimes it’s a new phrase you’ve never heard before, and then soon afterwards you hear it several times, as if the Universe is teasing you. It is merely confirming that a matter around this is soon to play an important role in your life.

If a warning phrase comes across often, pay heed. You don’t want to wish in hindsight that you had listened to it.

4. Perfect timing:

Things happen “just in time” for you to avoid something negative coming your way! You’re blessed when these events happen as though the Universe is confirming that they have your back!

5. Spirit animal:

If you see the same animal (or insect / bird, etc.) repeatedly, whether in a picture, symbol, meme, or real life, then you are receiving a message that is of course specifically for you. Look up the meanings of each animal to see how their presence resonates with what is going on in your life right now.

6. Dreams:

When we’re at rest, then our subconscious comes out to play! Notice significant or recurring dreams. If you intuitively feel the dream is significant, then look up the meaning.

7. Thinking of something and then it happens:

We all have experienced this at some point in our lives. You may be thinking of taking out pet insurance and the next instant your social media brings up endless pet insurance adverts.

When we think of something and it happens, it is a very clear sign that our manifesting powers are strong. Use this as a sign of encouragement to manifest good things into reality.