The Psychologist Carl Jung called the funny thing about conscious thinking and coincidence, synchronicity. Over centuries, the phenomena of active intuition has been called many things including good luck or even bad luck. But, I am going to identify in this article specifically how, why and especially when and where this power is used. It is pretty obvious what this power is used for. I will still go into that also, anyway. So, let us get started: When we think about coincidence and conscious thinking, we think about something usually "over our heads" in some way although it happens every day we live, breathe and think deeply about things and then experience the things we think deeply about.
Right down to Joseph Banks Rhine and his experiments with old style six sided gaming dice and the mental control of physical phenomena, or even every day hope a traffic light will stay on long enough for us to cross through it, or even catching a bus perfectly on time when we get to the stop, we all use, have and work with these powers to some degree. I know, it took a long sentence for that basic description, but the attentive reading of this along with the rest of the article will be well worth your while. Sure, I can tell you many things you want or need to know about conscious thinking and coincidence. But as you read, keep this in mind: All things follow an internal logic that corresponds with their nature and the core nature of existence, even the most "unnatural" phenomena. So, also keep this in mind, if you can objectively experience it, and conceive of it, even if it is seemingly illogical, it makes sense.
Simple as these hypotheses may seem, they are the most complicated and all encompassing realities there are. Indeed, I am not saying have faith in anything irrational, but have your conception of what is rational become more encompassing of what is total reality. Oh, it is impossible for any finite consciousness to be genuinely all encompassing and infinite, but broadness is always possible. It is that realistic. No self justification or irrational fear, just the courage to perceive and go into new realms if not create them somehow. To have self justification is to know it all, so indeed, self justification is a form of irrational fear, not apart from irrational fear. This brings me to a revolutionary concept of what healthy being comes down to, honest creativity and realistic perception instead of illogical self justification and unhealthy competition. I am not getting off the subject, I am showing the conditions where coincidence and conscious thinking combined work best and become ideally the conditions that Carl Jung called synchronicity.
Think in these terms, all genuinely diseased thinking comes down to a narrow self concept of what is possible. For example: What is a wrong and will not work is what is a wrong and will not work, and silliness or insanity is not changing the approach so it will work. What we have there is a primacy of stagnation as in a denial of reality. Sure, if it is not broken do not fix it, but if it needs to be improved, do improve it. For stagnation is telling your intuition and mind to grow up from your present position. That is the key to the productive use of coincidence and conscious thinking. For the unproductive use of coincidence and conscious thinking is called an accident. We all have a choice, let the lemons be sour or make lemonade with sweetener. Your call. Your existence. Your life. That goes for me, and everyone, right down to everyone who makes a conscious choice, too.
My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer. I would like to thank here, Eric Mann, Barbara Lott-Holland and the staff of the Los Angeles Strategy Center for letting me use their facilities for this article and a few other articles of mine.