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Synchronicity and Intuition

Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a week of work and writing. We had a warm day today, and I made my first attempt at running outside. I’m hoping my pinched nerve doesn’t come back. So far so good. I’m hanging up the treadmill, running on that soft surface isn’t good for my spine.

But enough about that, today I’d like to talk about synchronicity and intuition. First, what is synchronicity? It is:

The simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection

I look for signs from the universe all the time because we can’t predict the future, and sometimes not knowing the outcome can be scary. Some of the signs I’ve seen are in my work life. The city or the lake where my story takes place appears in my daily life. It makes me pause and think about my story. I feel it’s the universe telling me I’m on the right path. Other times, my main character’s name will appear in odd places. I’m hoping this is a sign telling me to stick with my story. All we can do is wait and see. (Fingers crossed)

Another example is when I’m travelling to a friend’s art gallery. Her gallery is about an hour away, so I enjoy the drive because I can turn up the tunes and relax. Every single time I go, one of my favorite songs comes on the radio. Now, the first few times it happened, I just enjoyed the music, but since it has been consistently happening, I’m thinking this is a moment of synchronicity. So, what is the universe trying to tell me?

I’m not sure on that one, but I do know when I visit my friend and her gallery I leave in a great frame of mind. She’s an inspiration and I admire her greatly. Maybe it’s the universe telling me to stay connected with her. I’m not sure, but I do know it’s a sign of something.

Synchronicity and intuition go hand in hand. I trust my intuition. That gut feeling that tells me something is off. The rare times I’ve ignored my gut I’ve regretted it, and the times I followed it, even though I didn’t understand the why, I’ve learned it was the right decision.

Intuition is the the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. You just know something isn’t right usually without any evidence. I’ve learned the hard way to trust my gut.

How about you? Do you trust your gut, or do you make decisions on cold, hard facts? Do you see synchronicity in your every-day life? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you.


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

9 thoughts on “Synchronicity and Intuition

  1. I’m always looking for signs, symbols, synchronicity, and symbols in my life, Lisa. They help lead the way and act as signposts on my journey. My intuition was something I had to learn to trust, and when I listen to it, I’m truly amazed! Cheers and thanks for sharing, girlfriend!

  2. I tend to do both.

    In my experience, gut feelings can almost always be backed up with cold, hard facts if you dig long enough.

    I do not talk about my gut feelings out loud until I have proof (unless, say, I sense someone is in immediate, grave danger. Then I would do everything I could to discreetly get their attention).

    The last thing I want to do is accuse an innocent person of wrongdoing, etc. But I think it’s completely sensible to pay attention the little alarm bells that go off in your head sometimes. They exist for a reason, and it makes perfect sense to pay attention to them while also looking for rational explanations that may very well corroborate what you feel or might point to another explanation altogether.

    1. I agree. I had a situation where I had strong negative vibes about someone, but I kept them to myself until that person showed her true colors. She showed them not just to me but to other people who would’ve never believed me if I had spoken up first. Sometimes you have to be patient and let people show their true colors.

  3. I think there are probably more instances of synchronicity than we can even contemplate. I also think we make these happen by noticing them. It’s a way of making meaning out of things that might otherwise feel chaotic or meaningless. As for intuition–yes, trust the gut always! Mine has only been sharpened through parenthood. Mother’s intuition is definitely a real thing!

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