What makes someone a conductor of synchronicity? | Ron Colone | Journalist
We had dinner with friends the other night and naturally during the conversation as we ate, drank and relaxed around the table we started to share personal stories; in particular, those which involved bizarre coincidences.
Like meeting someone on the other side of the world who grew up near you;
Like discovering that a student in the class you are teaching is a close relative of the family who welcomed, housed and fed you many years ago while traveling in a foreign country;
Like seeing someone walking down the street wearing the one of a kind bowling shirt you gave to the Goodwill store – in another state;
Like walking into a bar-grill in a small town in the middle of the countryside and seeing someone play the guitar you once owned;
Like receiving a sign, a premonition, from someone who calls, or appears, or dies.
” How is it going ? One of the guests exclaimed. ” I do not understand ! “
“It’s synchronicity,” I said, as if that explained something.
“I know,” he said, “but how? Why? I mean, if I had turned left instead of right, or if I had gone to the bar next to the hotel instead of the one across the street, none of this would have happened . To which I replied, “because we are conductors of synchronicity”.
I hadn’t thought of it like this before, but I posited the idea that just as some materials conduct electricity and others don’t, so some people are conductors of amazing coincidences.
“Now that makes sense to me,” he said.
I don’t know if this is the case or not, but if we are to consider the notion of “conductors of synchronicity” then perhaps it is worth considering: What makes something a conductor of electricity?
On the one hand, all conductors allow the flow of electrons in and through them. In contrast, insulators, which are not good conductors, resist the flow of electrons in and through them.
If we make a direct analogy, it would seem to suggest that the occurrence of remarkable events and how often we experience them in our lives may depend on whether we allow or resist the flow. Only in this case, it is not a flow of electrons. So what then? I will say liveliness, wonder and meaningful connections.
This begs the question: can we affect our status or designation as conductors, or is it a characteristic trait, like eye color and hair color?
In physical matter, electrical conductivity is a characteristic property, but we are more than just physical matter; we are thoughts, feelings, memories, and imaginations, and we possess, at least potentially, the capacity for free will. In addition, even in physical matter, there are factors that affect conductivity, such as temperature. What if, in the same way, there were factors that affect the experience of synchronicity in our lives?
The attitude comes to mind, as I can easily conceive of a mechanism by which desire plays a role and how actively searching for connections might determine whether or not we find them.
If each of us in the incidents we have recounted had not researched information with questions about where and when and what and how, then we may never have discovered these amazing connections. What if we had never found out, would that make them less amazing?
The answer, I think, is ‘Yes’, because if these things weren’t known, then they couldn’t be remembered and told, shared over dinner with friends, and that would make a little less. wonder in the world.
This, to me, represents a spontaneously obtained (if not unrelated) insight, in support of the idea that reality needs a witness, and the sound of a tree falling in the forest requires an ear to hear it.