A synchronicity is a meaningful coincidence of events that are not connected, often involving a metaphysical overtone. It's a psychically conditioned relativity of time and space.
An Internet website recently had an interesting list of amazing coincidences. However, they seem more like synchronicities to me -- like a shot of destiny to wake up the soul.
JAMES DEAN'S CAR
On September 30, 1955, movie actor James Dean (1931–1955) was driving his Porsche 550 from Los Angeles to Salinas in northern California for a race car event.
Along the way, a car driven by a 23-year-old college student crossed into Dean's lane causing a head-on collision.
Dean was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
- The Porsche was towed to a garage where the engine slipped out onto a mechanic, shattering both legs.
- The engine was installed in a race car. The driver was killed in a race shortly thereafter.
- The driveshaft was installed in another race car and that driver was killed in the same race.
- The Porsche was later repaired and restored. The garage it was in was destroyed by fire.
- Later, while on display in Sacramento, the car fell off it's mount and broke someone's hip.
- The trailer the car was mounted on slipped from its tow bar and crashed through the front of a shop.
- Finally, while resting stationary on steel supports, the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces in 1959.
Two identical boys born in Ohio were separated at birth and adopted by different families.
- Unknown to each other, they were each named James.
- Both were trained in law-enforcement.
- Each married a woman named Linda.
- One named his son James Alan and the other named his son James Allen,
- Both divorced and married a woman named Betty.
- Both had a dog named Toy.
- At age 40, they finally met for the first time.
In the 1930s, a man named Joseph Figlock was walking down a street in Detroit when a baby fell from a high window, falling onto the unsuspecting Figlock who broke its fall. Neither were hurt.
- A year later, Joseph Figlock was walking down the same street when the same baby fell from the same window, falling onto the unsuspecting Figlock, once again, who broke its fall.
- Neither were hurt.
TWO BROTHERS AND A TAXI
In 1975, a man riding a Moped in Bermuda was struck and killed by a taxi.
- One year later, the man's brother, riding the same Moped, was struck by the same taxi, driven by the same taxi driver, carrying the same passenger that was the passenger in the first incident.
THE CABIN BOY
Edgar Allen Poe wrote "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym," a story about four survivors of a shipwreck, adrift on a lifeboat for days. Three of them killed and ate the cabin boy named Richard Parker.
- Many years later, in 1884, the yawl Magnonette went down and there were only four survivors.
- On open waters for many days, the three senior members of the crew killed and ate the cabin boy, whose name was Richard Parker.
THE KING'S DOUBLE
King Umberto of Italy went to a small cafe in Monza, Italy, and noticed how much he resembled the cafe owner.
- Ironically, each was born on March 14, 1844 in the same town.
- They each married a woman named Margherita and Umberto was crowned King of Italy the same day the owner opened his cafe.
- On July 29, 1900, the cafe owner was shot and killed.
- While expressing his regret of this incident to a throng of people, on the very same day, King Umberto was assassinated by an anarchist in the crowd.
THE BULLET OF DESTINY
In 1883, Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend, who subsequently committed suicide.
The girlfriend's enraged brother shot Ziegland, then turned the gun on himself and took his own life.
However, the bullet only grazed Ziegland alongside his head and lodged in a nearby tree.
- Years later, Ziegland decided to cut down the tree where the bullet had lodged.
- The tree was quite large so Ziegland blew it up with some dynamite.
- The explosion dislodged the bullet from the tree and propelled the bullet into Ziegland's head, killing him.
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You can't make this sort of thing up. Well, actually you can but the amount of synchronicity in store for you if you did would be extremely heavy.
Many people believe everything happens for a reason.
What seems accidental comes from the concept of destiny, a predetermined course of events. There is no such thing as chance. These types of synchronistic events promote spiritual growth, through intuitive knowledge, giving meaning to our lives.
A synchronicity is a hint to look more deeply into your existence.
May the Force be with you.
Quote for the Day – "It all depends on how we look at things." Carl Jung
Bret Burquest is the author of 12 books. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a couple of dogs and occasional amazing synchronicities.