When was the last time you experienced the magic of synchronicity? Maybe it was when a chance encounter led to a great opportunity or maybe it was when a song on the radio spoke directly to you?
Nonetheless, whether synchronicity sparks a little magic in your day or leads to a life changing opportunity, the odds of meaningful events coinciding, at exactly the right time and place, are often one in a million! In fact, in most cases, we couldn’t make these random events coincide even if we tried!
No matter how you look at it, whenever we experience a series of synchronistic events, the laws of probability are defied in miraculous ways!
Although we can’t force synchronicity to occur any more than we can predict the weather a year in advance, what if we could increase the likelihood of synchronicity in our lives? Well, maybe we can….
So, here’s a little secret about synchronicity….
According to firsthand accounts of athletes, artists and many other people from all walks of life, the odds of synchronistic events exponentially increase whenever we’re in the Flow State, and therefore, the more we’re in the flow, the more we can expect synchronicity!
But, what exactly is the “Flow State”?
According to Mihály Csíkszentmihályi (the psychologist who coined the term in his 1990 book, “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience“, the Flow State is defined as an “optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best. We are completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one….”
So, why is the Flow State conducive to synchronicity?
According to the most recent theories in quantum physics, there may be an infinite number of parallel realities, and except for minor details, many of them could be almost identical to the one we call home. If this is true, it would mean that there’s a high probability that, at any given time, an alternate reality would have exactly what we need…when we need it.
Imagine being able to instantly jump into a reality that contained the answers or opportunities you were seeking? Well, believe it or not, this happens all the time – and we call it synchronicity!
So, how do we shift realities?
Well, most often, we shift realities through altered states of consciousness, such as those achieved through deep trance-like meditation, mindfulness practices, prayer and mind-altering substances like psychedelics. By acting like a dimensional portal, an altered state of consciousness can seamlessly transport us between realities, but since we experience a continuous stream of events in a nearly identical reality, we never even know the difference (and if there are any differences, our minds simply fill in the gaps).
As you may have already guessed, another way to access an altered state of consciousness is through the Flow State. In fact, whenever we’re in the flow, we’re actually in an altered state of consciousness.
While deep meditators and psychonauts often report mystical experiences while in the Flow State, extreme sports enthusiasts often report a sense of timelessness where everything slows down or time stops altogether, and this is what allows them to perform incredible athletic feats.
Not unlike deep meditators, psychonauts and extreme athletes, whenever we access the Flow State, our consciousness merges with the unlimited quantum field – and since we are no longer bound by the constraints of linear time and space, we’re able to seamlessly shift to an alternate reality that aligns with our wants and needs.
In fact, it’s possible to rendezvous with any number of meaningful events, such as a chance encounter, an amazing opportunity or simply a serendipitous billboard on the side of the road. Although we may not notice that we’ve shifted realities, such experiences are often characterized by a “magical feeling” or a sense of something we can’t explain.
Just to sum this all up… by accessing an altered state of consciousness through the Flow State, we’re able to seamlessly shift realities in order to align with synchronistic events.
So, how exactly do we access the Flow State at will?
5 Steps to Getting in the Flow
Ranging from mild to extreme, not all Flow States are the same, and the experience of flow can be significantly different for everyone. The good news is that we don’t need to access extreme Flow States in order to align with synchronicity, and in fact, we’re able to align with synchronicity simply by getting in the flow of life – and this is accessible to everyone!
Therefore, let’s look at a simple formula for “living in the flow.”
1. Slow down!
Believe it or not, the proverbial “flow” has both a “speed and a rhythm”….and if we’re not aligned, there’s no way to enter the flow. Since the “speed of flow” is often slower than how we generally operate in life, it’s possible to miss the flow entirely – and never even know that we did. Therefore, if you want to enter the flow, it’s important to slow down and find your own internal rhythm.
2. Let Go of Control!
Attempting to control circumstances and outcomes, or trying to hold on to the way we think things have to be, is like trying to row a boat upstream – against the flow. Since it’s impossible to get in the flow and micro-manage at the same time, it’s usually important to let go of control. So, before you can go with the flow, you first have to let go….
3. Be Fully Present!
If you only remember one thing, remember that the Flow State can only be accessed through the present moment, and therefore, anything that keeps us from being present keeps us out of the flow. So, in addition to slowing down and letting go of control, we also have to stop multi-tasking and rushing from one thing to the next.
4. Follow Your Dreams!
Of course, nothing makes us fully present like following our dreams and desires, and therefore, by doing what we love to do, we can effortlessly gain admission to the Flow State on a regular basis. No doubt, this explains why crazy synchronistic events often happen when people follow their dreams.
5. Be Open!
Moreover, in order to get in the flow and align with synchronicity as often as possible, we must be open to possibilities, and this means releasing our attachments to all limiting stories and beliefs.
The Path is Paved with Miracles!
Believe it or not, the way in which we interpret synchronicity can make all the difference in the world. For instance, if we try to “explain it away” as a meaningless coincidence, we might miss the magic and meaning altogether. On the other hand, if we interpret synchronistic happenstances as a sign of a loving Universe, synchronicity can be an invaluable tool that guides our path.
If you pay close attention, you’ll begin to see that everything in life is speaking directly to you!
Moreover, if you’re truly conscious, you might also notice that the Universe is constantly sending you signs along the way – and if you dismiss them, you miss them. While the logical mind might want to ignore unusual signs, you might want to consider that the most odd or random signs could be the most pertinent.
By listening to the signs and following the flow, the Universe has a way of delivering exactly what you need at precisely the right time and place, and in fact, you may discover that the path to your dreams and desires is paved with miracles!