My latest (academic) article, published in the Journal of Conscious Evolution and linked below, explores the phenomenon of synchronicity. Specifically, it looks at the roles that meaning and meaning-making play in our experience of synchronicity, and asks whether synchronicity can be invoked by activating our meaning-making faculties and perception of meaning in our lives.
I'm excited about this article because it breaks from the conventions of academic writing to really look at the role synchronicity can play in bringing enchantment to our personal and collective lives. It involves a review of my own attempt to practice synchronistic inquiry, and as such also deals with personal themes. Simultaneously, some of the content that arose in the process led me into a fascinating inquiry into the relationship of synchronicity to time (and the end of it), field awareness, eschatology, and messianism.
In this sense, this article can be seen as a seed of a much broader hypothesis that I am in the process of developing. And that hypothesis is this: synchronicities, and the presence and sense of flow that accompany them, are emanations from beyond our current ideologies and challenges that guide us toward and participate in a "timeless" realm of "natural time." This timeless time is in turn an entryway into and expression of a profound way of being and relating that can transform conflict on this planet and inspire a global dynamic peace culture. It is this movement, of magic amidst diversity, attuned to the rhythms and wisdoms of a meaningful cosmos, that we can call messianic. It is a practice and way of being whose potential we collectively share. It can best be activated by understanding clearly the principles that underlie it and supporting one another to embody these principles and see them in one another.
I want to say that it feels like an important time to be talking about matters such as synchronicity. It is clear that the tipping point into chaos in our world has nearly been passed, and we are faced with a world and reality that does not match with the values and beliefs we previously held. As such, it is a time for deep reflection, revision, and emergence. Synchronicity - honoring it, appreciating it, valuing it, utilizing it - can be one pillar of a more sensible world. It is my prayer that this article can be one offering helping to make this truly the case.
May you be blessed with magic and momentum. Enjoy! Ciao.