The new age community often promotes the idea of synchronicity but often forgets that it operates alongside the law of causality. Mainly, our lives are governed by the law of cause and effect, which is simply an emphasise that every change or outcome is a consequence of an action, behaviour, or has a cause. Besides, these changes or outcomes often originate from some comprehendible and traceable source. On the other hand, the concept of synchronicity refers to two acausal events emerging simultaneously and often significantly impacts an individual's psychic state. Specifically, synchronicity often challenges or ruptures an individual's frequent thought patterns, which often leads to a more comprehensive perspective being developed.
Synchronicity originally came after Jung's fascination with a book from ancient Chinese civilisation called the I-Ching or Book of Changes. The I-Ching was and is still used during different types of divination. Divination can be described as practices that might allow insights or predict future events and often reveal hidden or forgotten knowledge to support someone's progress on their journey. On the other hand, the I-Ching is often used to guide people to live more ethical lives, which is often forgotten in the current new age community. The I-Ching has been an essential guide for several millennials and often advocates that each aspect of reality is intertwined and continuously influencing each other. As a result, every state and 'thing' is perceived as in constant change and growth. Besides, the ancient Chinese proposed that each aspect of reality was governed by masculine and feminine elements, which are continuously fluctuating. Lastly, these elements are also known as Yin and Yang and can be found in several other books, texts, etc.
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, Jung developed a fascination for the I-Ching and frequently experienced external events that matched his psychological state or inner world. Additionally, these events emerged even more frequently, which led him to develop the idea of synchronicity. Hence, Jung proposed that these acausal events or meaningful coincidences continuously occur. On the other hand, synchronicity might contribute to combating extreme scientific rationalism and creates a space for other phenomenological ideas. Besides, synchronicity might be a holistic concept that considers an individual's level of consciousness and internal world alongside external events. As a result, these events rupture an individual's habitual thinking and help the individual gain a more comprehensive perspective on themselves and the world.
Based on personal experience, synchronicity often emerges when masculine and feminine elements are engaged in a process that requires correct actions, behaviour, thinking, etc. Mainly, I have learned that coherence should be a priority if one desires a life of grace and simplicity, which is often impossible due to our hectic modern lives. In order to experience synchronicity, one has to engage both in the internal and external world, and mainly it is complementary to the law of cause and effect. In other words, we have to engage in the external world and take appropriate actions, which Jung has emphasised several times. Additionally, I propose that synchronicities often function as transcendent functions, contributing to uniting opposing elements to acquire greater psychic balance. Transcendent functions often emerge to support an individual transition from one psychic state to a more comprehensive state and are executed through a mutual confrontation of opposing elements. Lastly, Jung also emphasised that the individual has to engage in both worlds to experience such events or transitions, and if someone is either excessively inactive or irresponsible, they will never experience these events.