Living in Flow
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 When you align with circumstances, circumstances align with you.

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 Is the cosmos friendly or unfriendly to us? Is it indifferent?

No. It is responsive.

Bridge the gap between New Age philosophy and hard science.

The Science

The Tree of Possibilities

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What is a synchronicity? A synchronicity is a “meaningful” event which becomes more likely because it leads to an “experience” you are seeking to have.

Imagine that all the possible experiences you could have exist in a timeless and spaceless mathematical space of possibilities. A tree.


Retroactive Event Determination

Light takes 8 minutes to travel from Sun to Earth. But only when it is felt on Earth, at the end, does its previous path become certain.

Light takes 8 minutes to travel from Sun to Earth. But only when it is felt on Earth, at the end, does its previous path become certain.

The world around you is undetermined until you determine it. Life’s events are free to fall into place when you experience them. What led this person to show up at this particular time and place? According to retroactive event determination their history is flexible. This becomes retroactively determined at the moment you see them.


Meaningful History Selection

With every choice you make, you are anticipating experiences. You invest time setting up your kid’s birthday party because you anticipate them having a great birthday experience. Or you drive fast because you are anticipating receiving a rebuke from your manager for being late. You are actually anticipating your experience of each situation, what it will be like to feel (fill in the blank).

Now think about the tree of possibilities. On some of those branches you have the experience you are anticipating. On some you do not. Any of the future situations that align with the experience you are seeking to have grow apples and become a little more probable. If an area of the tree is heavily weighed down by apples, all the possible events on that part of the tree become more likely.

A synchronicity is one of these events which has its probability boosted because it leads toward the apples you are actively striving for. At the last minute the birthday party gets rained out, so you are very disappointed, but that same week a friend needs help moving and asks you to store some of their things, including a bunch of indoor party games for kids. As a result, your kid’s party is a success. That is a synchronicity, because it is a seemingly random event which leads you to where you were already trying to go.

But synchronicity is not a “positive” thing. The process is neutral. If we dwell on worry about our manager’s reaction to us being late, we might disregard the instructions of our GPS and follow a “short cut” to work, only to find unexpected roadwork that makes us decisively late. The road work is a synchronistic event because, just as before, it leads to the experience we are anticipating.

Can the histories of everyday things fall into place retroactively, like the light from the Sun, based on a future experience you are seeking to have?

Can the histories of everyday things fall into place retroactively, like the light from the Sun, based on a future experience you are seeking to have?


The Physics of Flow

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We do not force synchronicities. Rather, we can align with circumstance, and then find that circumstance aligns with us in response. We call this "flow."

Flow can help you forward on a path that you are working towards, or similarly can help you avoid a situation which leads away from that path. Ultimately, I think it leads us toward chances to heal, grow, and improve our lives on the inside and outside.

One can think of the physical world as a simulation designed to evolve our selves. In other words, through meaningful history selection, the physical world produces synchronistic events which serve to help us develop greater compassion, work through personal trauma, and get free from self-imposed constraints.