Synchronicity is a concept introduced by the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung: it refers to a significant coincidence between apparently unrelated events. It is a fascinating concept that can help us understand the mysteries of the universe and of life. Indeed, according to Jung, this coincidence between events that are not causally related can nevertheless have a profound meaning for the observer.
In this respect, mirror hours can be seen as an example of synchronicity, as they represent a phenomenon that seems to occur randomly, but which can be interpreted as an important sign or message.
In this new blog post, I’m going to delve a little deeper into the subject today as I’m a big fan of mirror hours 😉
The concept of synchronicity
The concept of synchronicity was introduced by Carl Jung in the 1920s, when he began to notice strange coincidences in the lives of his patients. Jung noticed that certain events seemed to be inexplicably linked, even though they were not causally related. He also noticed that these events seemed to have a deep meaning for the people who observed them.
For Jung, synchronicity was a phenomenon that went beyond the limits of reason and logic, and was instead linked to the human psyche and the collective unconscious. According to him, synchronicity was a way for the unconscious to communicate with consciousness, using symbols and significant events to convey important messages.
There are many examples of synchronicity in everyday life and I am sure you have experienced it.
For example, you may have a specific thought or intention (thinking about a friend you haven’t heard from in several months) and then notice that this intention manifests itself in your life in a strange and unexpected way (this friend sends you a text message within 15 minutes). You may also meet someone who seems to have a special connection with you, as if they were a lifelong friend, or you may receive a message or sign that seems to guide you in a certain direction just when you need it.
Morphogenetic field theory
Synchronicity can be seen as a mystical or spiritual phenomenon, but it can also be interpreted in a more ‘scientific’ way. Indeed, some researchers have proposed theories to explain synchronicity, notably the theory of morphogenetic fields. This was developed by the British biologist Rupert Sheldrake in the 1980s. According to this theory, the forms and behaviours of living organisms are influenced by invisible information fields that exist on the scale of the universe and are transmitted through space and time.
According to Sheldrake, these morphogenetic fields are information fields that exist around all life forms, from plants to animals and even humans. These fields contain information about the form, behaviour and function of each living thing, as well as its evolution through time. They are believed to be passed on from generation to generation, creating a collective memory for each species. These fields also influence the individual development of each living being, providing a kind of template for the formation of organs, tissues and behaviour.
Sheldrake also proposes that these fields are constantly evolving and changing in response to changes in the behaviour and form of living organisms. For example, if a large number of individuals in a species begin to adopt a new behaviour, this behaviour can be transmitted through the morphogenetic fields and spread throughout the population of the species.
Although Sheldrake’s morphogenetic field theory has been widely criticised by the scientific community (like feng shui, right?), it has also attracted a number of proponents who find this approach innovative and fascinating. According to them, this theory offers a convincing explanation for many biological phenomena that cannot be explained by traditional scientific models.
This is reminiscent of the concept of the ‘matrix’, which is linked to Chi, the life breath. For me, Chi is a carrier of information and characteristics, and this is why, depending on its origin, we will benefit from its energy differently.
Mirror hours are hours where the minute and hour digits are symmetrically reflected, such as 11:11, 22:22, 14:14 or 12:21. When our gaze falls by chance on the clock or on the watch and a mirror hour is displayed, we may (or may not, depending on our beliefs) consider this as a sign and not as a simple coincidence.
For many people, mirror hours are a sign that the universe is sending them a message. According to this belief, mirror hours are a kind of synchronicity that occurs when the universe (or your guides or angels) is trying to communicate with you.
Each mirror hour is said to have a particular meaning, which is not unlike numerology of course.
For example, 11:11 is often taken as a sign of happiness, inner peace and spiritual connection. 22:22 can be interpreted as a sign that you are on the right track and that your dreams are about to come true. 14:14 can be taken as a reminder to stay positive and optimistic, even in difficult situations.
Of course, there is no scientific evidence to support these theories, but that doesn’t stop you from paying attention to them as I believe they can be a useful tool for finding answers or following the guidance of your inner self.
It can also be said that mirror hours can be seen as a reminder of the importance of living in the moment. When you notice a mirror hour, it feels like a break in your day, if you make a habit of noticing them, and as a result, it can also be a great time to say okay, I can enjoy life as it is now for me, right here and now.
Ultimately, mirror hours can be seen as a funny coincidence or as an important sign from the universe. Whether you believe it or not, it can’t hurt to take a moment to think about what it might mean for you, for example, to stay open to all the possibilities that come your way.
Interpreting the mirror hours
There are many possible interpretations of mirror hours, depending on your culture, beliefs or personal experiences. Some people believe that mirror hours are a sign that you are on the right path in life, or a reminder of the importance of staying connected to your inner self. Others interpret the mirror hours as a sign of the presence of spirit guides or angels. Whatever your interpretation, the mirror hours can be an invitation to step back, pause, and reflect on your life and your choices.
Of course, the meaning of the mirror hours is subjective and personal. Everyone can have their own interpretation, based on their own experience and inner feelings. To better understand the meaning of the mirror hours in your life, it is recommended to observe them carefully, write them down in a journal, and reflect on the thoughts, emotions and events that occur at the same time.
I regularly see the same mirror hour several times for several days in a row. It is only after the third or fourth time that I will ask myself if there is a message.
Of course, it’s not a question of looking for the mirror time on purpose! If you look at your watch and it’s 11:10, waiting for 11:11 while looking at the screen to see the famous mirror time is cheating, eh! 😉
The numbers of angels
At one point in my life (when my job was meaningless and I was trying to hang on), I would see many mirror hours throughout the day. To cheer myself up, I told myself that this was a sign that I needed to stay positive and that things would get better.
I remember one week when I saw 11:11 every day. On Sunday I was in the Fnac or Cultura when I saw that sequence of numbers again. A few minutes later, my eyes fell on a book by Doreen Virtue “Angel Numbers 101”.
I looked at the message related to 11: “Stay positive! Your thoughts are quickly coming to fruition, so you need to ensure positive results by focusing on the good in yourself, others and the situation.
Of course, I bought it 😉
So, afterwards, when I got home from work, I looked at 16 when I saw 16:16 (“your words are magnetic affirmations that attract to you the things you speak and think about. For this reason, angels remind you to be aware of your words and thoughts.”
Now I rarely look at the meaning of the numbers. Because all the “messages” are ultimately related to positive thinking, the law of attraction, faith in ourselves, etc.
I just say to myself “OK, I know you are there and you are supporting me”.
So, to conclude, I would say that the mirror hour is a small synchronicity of everyday life, which arrives like a small gift… Whatever your interpretation of synchronicity, this concept remains fascinating. By observing the significant coincidences in our lives, we can try to understand the messages that the universe is trying to convey to us, and thus find a deeper meaning in our existence. Synchronicity can be seen as a powerful tool for personal growth and self-discovery, and can help you find your way in life. And indeed, starting by paying attention to the mirror hours can be a good way to spot more synchronicities in our lives. It’s easy and it doesn’t cost anything but a little attention 😉