FMBR Editorial: April, 2012
Synchronicity and Fields of Meaning
Amy L. Lansky, PhD
Similarity in vibration has been used to explain the phenomenon of synchronicity -- "coincidences" of seemingly unrelated events that share a common meaning. A typical example of synchronicity is when the beloved clock or watch of an individual breaks or stops at the precise moment of his or her death. Another well-known illustration of this phenomenon was described by psychiatrist Carl Jung, the originator of the notion of synchronicity. One of Jung's patients was recounting her dream about a golden scarab beetle when he heard a rapping on the window. When he opened it, a rose chafer beetle-the insect most similar to a scarab in Jung's region-flew into the room. Jung quickly put two and two together. He realized that the mythological meaning of the scarab-an ancient Egyptian symbol for rebirth-was highly pertinent to his patient's problems. And this was also the reason why the insect had appeared in waking life.
Both of these examples of synchronicity demonstrate a key point -- the universe may not be operating like a cold, meaningless machine after all. Instead, the reality we experience each day may be flooded with fields of meaning... Each field of meaning has a particular vibration to it, and objects, individuals, emotions, dreams, and events with similar vibrations will tend to resonate with one another and then co-occur. This is what creates synchronicities...
Similar ideas also underlie Jung's notion of an archetype -- an idea, concept, or quality with a distinct meaning and significance, which is often represented as a mythological figure. For example, in ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle symbolized the archetype of rebirth. Other archetypes are "the warrior," "the explorer," "the nurturer," and "the destroyer"-each of which is also the subject of many human myths.
Rather than just being abstract concepts or ideas, however, Jung believed that archetypes actually exist and that we interact with them through dreams, the collective unconscious, and synchronicities. Greek philosopher Plato also believed in the existence of archetypes, which he called forms. Along the same lines, consciousness researcher Stuart Hameroff has proposed that qualia -- the qualities or sensations of things, such the "redness" of a flower or the "equanimity" conveyed by a piece of art-are also vibrational patterns in the "fundamental granularity of space-time geometry that makes up the universe." Do archetypes, forms, and qualia actually exist as fields of meaning within the zero-point, morphic, Akashic, or psi fields? And do these distinct fields of meaning interact with us through synchronicities?
Think about it. There may be another fundamental mechanism at play in our universe besides cause and effect. Most of us think that everything that occurs in our world is due to some causal mechanism. A causesB causes C. However, synchronicity -- the co-occurrence of events within the same field of meaning -- may be another fundamental reason why things tend to happen. Many things in life that we think are due to cause-and-effect or mere coincidence may actually be due to synchronicity.
Excerpt from Chapter 12 of Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within; www.activeconsciousness.com
by Amy L. Lansky, PhD (R.L.Ranch Press, 2011) www.activeconsciousness.com/media.php
Copyright (c) 2011 by Amy L. Lansky, PhD. Reproduced with permission.