from soul cards
The word “clusters” conjures various images: clusters of stars, grapes, leaves, people, experiences. But synchronicities often occur in clusters – notably in numbers or the repetition of names, phrases, songs, objects. We’ve posted quite a few synchros about number clusters. Another type of cluster is simultaneous discoveries.
Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, working independently of each other, discovered calculus. Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace came up with the theory of evolution at the same time. Author and physicist F. David Peat, writing in Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind, asks, “Do such concepts and insights exist in some enfolded, symbolic form within the unconscious mind? Or are they approached within nature, not directly but in some hidden way which must be unfolded within the languages of art, literature, music or science?”
Jung also saw synchronicity as the reason independent researchers can come up with the same results or knowledge at the same time. Congealing in the unconscious is the need for answers. Searching for a solution in their own ways, researchers resolve the problem simultaneously. Peat points out that some synchronicities could involve “becoming linked with the environment in a special way, anticipating events or sensing some underlying pattern to the world.”
This special link to the environment that Peat mentions might explain the planetary empath phenomenon or why some of us have such strong connections to animals, certain places. When Jung experienced clustered synchronicities, he described them as having a “numinous quality,” a characteristic many people mention when talking or writing about their synchronicities. It’s as if the hand of the cosmos sweeps into our lives and shakes things up so magically that we no longer see the world or ourselves in the same way. Come to think of it, that’s how I feel every time I stumble across a synchronicity on a blog or website or whenever I experience one myself. A sense of wonder.