An excerpt from the book “Strange Phenomenons in Homeopathy“:
“We often dream about people from whom we receive a letter by the next post. I have ascertained on several occasions that at the moment when the dream occurred the letter was already lying in the post-office of the addressee.”
(C.G. Jung, Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle)
A person takes Natrium-muriaticum, dreams of a mouse and when he wakes up there is really a mouse in his house. The mouse represents his inner state of mind, his timidity, and because the mouse is there at the same day he took the remedy, this demonstrates that an inner state was expressed by physical reality. This is what we know as synchronicity.
Synchronicity are meaningful coincidences. Jung describes them as inner events (dreams, ideas, emotions) expressed by physical events.
I experience synchronicities every day, therefore I wonder why most people don’t notice them too. Sure, some people are more open to it than others, but most people are not aware of their inner feelings, so why should they become aware of strange correlated events too? Than more you are inclined to observe yourself, than more you will become aware of synchronistic events. They are similar to dreams. Everybody dreams, not everybody is able to remember them. To notice synchronicity is similar to become aware that you are in a dream. It requires almost the same amount of awareness.
For example, I took Praseodymium one day, because of a health issue, not for experimenting. Before I took it, I wondered if some synchronicity would occur, because I read that chemical elements from the lanthanides series has this strong magnetic force. In a forum someone wrote that he took Neodymium, which is also a lanthanide, and his notebook broke soon after.
Only two hours after I took Praseodymium my iMac PC broke. What a coincidence! I went to the Apple store and they told me that the graphics card which was embedded in this specific model was known to have a serious problem and it could have break anytime. I was lucky that it happened just one week before my guarantee expired.
The funny thing about all this was, that there was already a potential breakpoint. It broke only two hours I took Praseodymium and 3 hours I read that lanthanides could do this.
From a quantum mechanics point of view, this event did not break any law of energy conservation. The remedy just modified the time when it happened or the probability when it should happen.
When you buy a computer, should you take one dose of Praseodymium C1000 in order to make sure, that all breakpoints survive the quantum flux stress?
Joke apart, computer designer, specifically computer chips designer, has a big struggle with such occurrences. They know that quantum tunnelling effects can happen and therefore they try to work around with some quantum mechanics tricks or by adding more cores. Than smaller the circuit in a CPU becomes, than more quantum leaks occur. It’s like trying to prevent electrons from teleporting themselves to other wires. At smaller scale quantum properties starts to emerge, because the interpretation of space location seems to lose importance and other properties like that of time gain priority.
The truth is synchronicity is not only a strange phenomenon, but it is necessary for life. Our brain would never work without synchronicity. The neurophysiologist and Nobel prize winner Sir John Carew Eccles was sure that a quantum entanglement between our mind and the neurons exist. He wrote in his book “How the Self Controls Its Brain” that neurons could fire a signal on their own during the day, without external stimulus. This could happen just once a day. The probability is very low, but it’s there, somewhere higher than improbable. And then the wonder happens: we decide to raise our arm and millions of neurons fires without external stimulus from other neurons, just because our immaterial mind changed the probability when the improbable event occurs.
While I write this book, my finger moves and hits the keys to form words and phrases, and some grammatical errors too maybe, just because events occur in a synchronistic manner, without breaking the law of energy conservation. I love when this happens. Quantum mechanics in a wet and warm environment, inside the brain, also known as quantum biology … or coffee overdose?! … anyway …
20 years ago, while training in a fitness club, I took Arnica C200 against muscle soreness. An excellent remedy for athletes (I’m not an athlete actually, but sport is for sure real fun), besides Rhus-tox and Symphytum officinale. Jan Scholten wrote in his book “Wonderful Plants” that some plants absorb elements from the earth regarding their own nature. Especially the plants from the family group Campanulidae, which contains also the Asterales group and as a special member Arnica montana, absorbs lanthanides in bigger quantities from the earth through their roots. This plant family has one main theme with the lanthanides in common: a strong drive for individuality, independence and living their own life. You can recognize this in Arnica, but also in other members of this family like Calendula, Cina and so on.
Arnica provokes synchronistic events which resembles incidents. When I took for the first time Arnica C200, one hour later a friend let his car keys fall down a gully. The second time I took this remedy, almost 15 years later, a policeman let also his car keys fall down. This happened after one hour I took Arnica C1000. His colleague looked at him astonished and asked him “what happens with you”. You need to know that this policeman walked like Dirty Harry through the parking lot and he was for sure a typical Arnica type, strong, the “nobody would ever touch me” kind of man. Only 10 minutes later, I was in a store buying something to drink, a woman let her stuff fall down on the ground. The policemen were present and they both found it very amusing. It happened again, just a few weeks ago, this time with a lower potency of only C30, a woman let her stuff fall down in a store after 30 minutes I took Arnica. Well by the way, when I take Arnica, it happens to me too. Even the name in German “Fallkraut” (drop herb or fall herb) indicates this intrinsic curiosity.
When I read my diary, I find more strange occurrences (always on the same day, within 24 hours):
• Calcium phosphoricum C10.000, one of my teeth broke while eating soup (what a loser)
• Stramonium C1000, minutes after one dose a TV comedian show was cancelled, but they show a horror movie instead (thank you)
• Pulsatilla C200, because I’m curious, and shortly after I got 3 phone calls from women living in different cities and countries, all asking what remedy they can take for the menopause
Not always I need to take the remedy. Sometimes it’s more than enough to trigger synchronistic events when I study a particular remedy.
Magnesium phosphoricum is a remedy with huge problems in communication and aggression. While I was studying Jan Scholten’s book “Homeopathy and Elements”, I was on the chapter of Magnesium, a young boy ringed at my door. He was from Niger, talked very good German. He said he got my address from a common friend. I invited him in, we eat some spaghetti and talked. He just wanted to spent some time with friends of his friends. I’m totally ok with that. At a certain point the conversation touched his family condition and he began to stutter. Not the occasional stutter, but a real problem was recognizable in his voice and rhythm. He could not express freely his anger towards his father. He was the victim, he said. But he was also an aggressor in some way, which he could not hide. The root cause of his problems was the recurring conflicts in his family. Whenever he talks about his family, he said, he begins to stutter. These was all Magnesium-phosphoricum themes, the stutter, aggressiveness in family, problems with communications, no stability, pain.
Not all synchronistic events are safe. Especially radioactive elements like the actinides can trigger the worst. Therefore, one cannot just play with them. Actinides are known to trigger catastrophic events, severe incidents and they do not only break electronics in the vicinity like the lanthanides, but also glass breaks.
Animal remedies attracts synchronicities which contains similitudes regarding the animal behaviour, territorial fighting or attracts the animal itself into your vicinity. When I took Tyto Alba C10.000 one day a rare coincidence occurred. I was walking home from the office. As usual I walked through the fields, because I love nature. In this fields I knew every bird, every insect and plant. And because photography is one of my hobbies too, I collected a lot of photos of different plant species. I thought I would know every living thing in this field, but when I took Tyto Alba, which is a remedy made from a feather of the barn owl, this must have attracted the rarest bird in the surroundings. On that day it has snowed, not much, but the fields were all white. And then I saw them sitting there on a tree, all three together, snowy owls, in Germany! A friend of mine is a bird expert. He told me that it’s almost impossible that snowy owls would fly towards this region. Well, maybe these was not snowy owls from the arctic, but they were white owls, really beautiful. I’ve have never seen then again after that day when I took the remedy.
How do we make sense of synchronicity? I believe that the information of a remedy resides on the dimension of time only and there it exhibits its power, by creating order on time. Time is spaceless and therefore also immaterial. When different events happen at the same time and they have all the same theme in common, this points towards a greater meaning, a node or crossover in time where order emerge from the immaterial realm. Our consciousness as a whole generates time as a way to communicate. This must create tension between the eternal and the temporary. When the tension is too big, synchronicity occurs in order to relieve the tension and we become aware of it. In this regard synchronicity is similar to the tension between the subconscious and the consciousness, where relieve is achieved by expression of symbolic meaning during dreams.