Synchronistic Events

Started by jbseth, August 19, 2018, 12:44:41 AM

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LarryH

jbseth, your Pentatonix post today is the basis for my latest synchronicity. After listening to the link that you posted, I received an email from my neighbor Bill. Bill and I have had numerous synchronicities over the last few years, most of which I have shared in this thread. In this latest email, he shared a link to a different person singing Amazing Grace. But before he sang it, he talked about its history. He shared that its melody is likely to have been overheard by the writer of the words from the gallows of a slave ship that he had once worked on. He also shared that almost all negro spirituals can be sung to a tune played on "only the black keys", and he demonstrated that this was also true about Amazing Grace. The black keys on a piano consist of five notes, and these five notes are referred to as pentatonic notes.

So:
1) You share a song in the syncronicity thread
2) On the same day, a neighbor with whom I have shared many synchronicities sends me a link to the same song
3) The speaker in that link talks about pentatonic notes, using a word that presumably inspired the name Pentatonix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNuQbJst4Lk
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jbseth

Hi LarryH, Hi All,

Wow, that's a really cool synchronous event, LarryH. Thanks for sharing.  :)

In the past I've heard (I don't actually know if this is true or not) that the song "Amazing Grace" was written by a man while on board a ship. It seems to me that I may have been told that this came about as a result of this man's ship being involved in a terrible storm. Beyond that, I don't know much about its history.


I do however, know more about the group "The Pentatonix".

Between 2009 and 2014, NBC has a show call the "The Sing Off" which featured a sing off competition of a cappella groups. This was kind of like "American Idol" or "The Voice", only for a cappella groups.

In 2011, Scott, Kirsten and Mitch, three people who had all known each other for some time, and who have sang together in the past decided to try out for the "Sing-Off" show that season. However, they were told that they needed 5 members to participate. As a result of this, they then quickly added Avi (the bass singer) to their group first and then, just 2 days before the competition added Kevin as well (the Beatbox guy).

As I understand it, they very intentionally chose the name "The Pentatonix", for themselves. Again as I understand it, partly because the pentatonic music scale is a 5 note ("penta" = five) scale, partly because the pentatonic scale is used a lot in rock and pop music and partly because there are 5 members of their group.  I personally think that their decision to name themselves "The Pentatonix" was pure genius.

Now, it turns out that they were a really good a cappella group. So good, in fact that they actually "won" the NBC's Sing-Off competition that year.

In 2017, their bass singer, Avi, sadly decided to leave the group under amicable conditions and so they then hired a new bass signer named Matt.  If you watch any of their videos, some of them contain Avi and some of the newer ones contain Matt instead.






The major pentatonic scale consists of the first, the second, the third, the fifth and the sixth notes of the major scale. 

While it is true that the black keys on a piano (G-flat, A-flat, B-flat, D-flat, and E-flat) make up a pentatonic scale, (specifically they make up the G-flat pentatonic scale) not all pentatonic scales, are necessarily this G-flat pentatonic scale.  This is kind of like saying that all thumbs are fingers, but not all fingers are thumbs.

As I previously mentioned, the pentatonic scale is used in a lot of rock music. Back in the 1950's, at the birth of rock music, it consisted of a merging of many different kinds of music including, "the blues". Since the blues has always been largely based upon the pentatonic scale, it is for this reason that a lot of rock music is also largely based upon the pentatonic scale.




After writing all of this, I finally watched the video that you (LarryH) attached.

Wow. Talk about goosebumps. That man, Wintley Phipps has an awesome voice.

Thank you, thank you, LarryH, for sharing this video with us. I loved it. :)


-jbseth



jbseth

Hi LarryH,

I noticed that in the video that you posted in reply #200, the video was titled "Bill and Gloria Gaithner – Amazing Grace ft. Wintley Phipps (Live).

From what I've been able to determine from the internet, it appears that it was Wintley Phipps who told us the story behind the song "Amazing Grace" and then sang this song in this video.


Wikipedia describes Bill and Gloria Gaithner as singers of contemporary Christian music.

https://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q=bill%20and%20gloria%20gaither&prt=NGC&chn=1122&geo=US&ver=22.20.5.39&locale=en_US&tpr=111&guid=999377F7-F2C8-4C03-915B-1CBE18013915&doi=2017-12-12&o=APN11912


Wikipedia also describes Wintley Phipps as a singer, songwriter and Seventh-day Adventist minister.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wintley_Phipps



I've found a similar video where Wintley Phipps sings at a national prayer service where President Obama was in attendance (see link at bottom)


The video that you posted in reply #200, looks like it was shot at some place like perhaps the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.  I was wondering if you or maybe your neighbor knows where this video was actually shot?

Thanks

-jbseth



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PonrDkafEDs


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LarryH

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The video that you posted in reply #200, looks like it was shot at some place like perhaps the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.  I was wondering if you or maybe your neighbor knows where this video was actually shot?
I think the Kennedy Center has a much more contemporary architecture, but I will ask my neighbor if he knows the location.

Deb

Here's a fun little synchronicity that just happened yesterday. My BIL, who lives in Florida, asked me how he could start seeds for a native plant, Butterfly Pea flower, and how long they would take to germinate? I'm a long-time gardener, so he thought I'd know. I said germination time varies from plant to plant, so he'd have to look on the seed packet or search the internet since I'd not heard of the plant before. Then I realized the plant he was asking about sounded oddly familiar to me and I made the connection.

One week ago my ex texted me asking how he should handle starting seeds for a native plant (he's in North Carolina). Spurred Butterfly Pea Flower! He even sent me a photo, they're beautiful. I may be moving to FL in the fall, this will be on my wish list.

What makes it even more of a "coincidence" is that the BIL and ex are both named Peter.

Which was also my father's and grandfather's name. Or as the family joked, Pete and Re-Pete.
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jbseth

Hi All,

Here's another synchronous event.

Last night my wife and I took a look at the usual TV shows that we typically watch and discovered that we were all caught up, on all of them.  That being the case, we decided to watch a movie that my wife had heard some time ago in the past, and has been wanting to see, but we haven't seen it yet. This movie is called "Radioactive", and it's all about the life of Madam Curie, the woman who discovered among other things, the element, Radium.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6017756/


On Bing, typically every day, they have a link called, "On this Day in History" and on this link, they typically show 4 events that occurred sometime in the past, on that particular day.

Today, on Bing, under their "On this Day in History" link, the first of the 4 events, was the story that on this day, April 20, 1902, the Curies isolated Radium.


https://www.bing.com/search?q=marie+curie+and+pierre+curie&filters=IsConversation:"True"; OsKey%3A%22OnThisDay0420%22+Id%3A%220%22+dw_answerstobesuppressed%3A%22taskpanepromotionanswer%22&form=OTDTB0


https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/curies-isolate-radium


I'd say that this was some pretty interesting timing.


-jbseth



usmaak

I don't know if these fit the description.  Both have happened in the last week.

  • I was in my basement doing yoga and I was thinking about Seth concepts.  One Seth concept (that really isn't a Seth concept per se) is "The Point of Power is in the Present."  I was laying on my back and thinking about the point of power and I looked up at the ceiling and the word "point" was on it.  We have an unfinished basement with an exercise mat in the middle of the floor.  The brand of subfloor used is "Point Six."
  • I've been ordering a brand of potato chip off of Amazon for about a year.  It comes in boxes of 24 bags and the flavors are Sea Salt, Vinegar, and BBQ.  I placed an order for a box last week and was telling my wife that while I like all three flavors, my favorite is the BBQ.  When I got the order, it was 24 bags of all BBQ.  I contacted Amazon to let them know about the mixup and they refunded the order without my even asking.

These could easily be lumped into the category of coincidence but what if all coincidences are actually synchronistic events?

And of course the chips one could just be Amazon listening to me through my Echo that I have set up in the living room.  ;)
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Deb

I guess the case of chips was a case of careful what you wish for!  ;)

Well, everyone says there are no coincidences. I take things like this as a little wink and nod from the universe. You get enough of these in a row and it's another clue that there's more to reality than what we've been told.
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usmaak

Quote from: Deb
I guess the case of chips was a case of careful what you wish for!  ;)

Well, everyone says there are no coincidences. I take things like this as a little wink and nod from the universe. You get enough of these in a row and it's another clue that there's more to reality than what we've been told.

I was actually happy.  The BBQ are really good! :)

The "there are no coincidences" thing is a saying that many people use, perhaps without giving it any more thought than they do any other saying.  It is kind of cool to think that perhaps there is actually something to the saying. ;D

T.M.

Hi All,

I'm not sure exactly how to put this into words. I'm wondering if it's a slight flip of perception.  Do we experience what we do because we caused events on a 3d level. Or do we experience events in the 3d that we created from another level of our being, that we then call synchronicity?! :o

That's as close as I can get to verbally describing it.
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usmaak

Quote from: T.M.
Hi All,

I'm not sure exactly how to put this into words. I'm wondering if it's a slight flip of perception.  Do we experience what we do because we caused events on a 3d level. Or do we experience events in the 3d that we created from another level of our being, that we then call synchronicity?! :o

That's as close as I can get to verbally describing it.
Either way, I'm enjoying the chips. ;)
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LarryH

May 15, 2021, 08:20:59 PM #211 Last Edit: May 15, 2021, 08:42:12 PM by LarryH
I believe I have shared somewhere here about the controversial minister Terry Jones, who used to have a church in Gainesville, FL about 6 miles from my current home. About 10 years ago, he got international attention when he posted signs that said "Islam is of the devil" in front of his church. He also threatened to burn hundreds of Korans at one point, but he did not go through with it. Incidentally, he was in the same graduating HS class as Rush Limbaugh (for that that's worth). He has a distinctive look with a horseshoe mustache. I saw him twice in the grocery store.

Fast-forward to last week when a person in my HS graduating class, who is now a Unitarian Universalist minister, emailed me. After we emailed back and forth, I had the impulse to do a Google Images search for our high school in Dearborn, MI. The school now has a majority Muslim student body. When I did the search, there was a picture of Terry Jones. "What's this?," I thought. It was part of a 2012 article detailing his visit to my high school where he wanted to have a rally against the problems that he perceived related to this Muslim issue. He had a handgun, and when an officer saw it, he made Jones return it to his car, which, as described in the article, was parked at a corner that would put his car in front of the house next door to where I had lived.

The rally was scheduled to run from 1 to 4 pm, but they left about 2:20 pm. Officers then escorted Jones back to his car.

"During the rally, about 10 people stood with Jones and Sapp in support of them in front of the school; a like number of protesters were kept about 25 yards away, behind barriers. They held signs and chanted things like "Stay away from our kids" and 'Terry Jones go home.'"

So the guy had driven his car over 1,100 miles to have a rally for 1 hour and 20 minutes where 10 people participated and a similar number protested his presence.

I emailed my friend again, and she emailed me back that she remembered that incident and had participated in "a loving interfaith response to his presence" at a Muslim Mosque in Dearborn. But the real synchronicity is my brush with him both in person in Florida and his parking next to my former home in Michigan.

usmaak

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So the guy had driven his car over 1,100 miles to have a rally for 1 hour and 20 minutes where 10 people participated and a similar number protested his presence.
If time = money, this dude got badly ripped off. ;D
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Sena

May 16, 2021, 04:12:00 AM #213 Last Edit: May 16, 2021, 04:20:41 AM by Sena
Quote from: T.M.
Hi All,

I'm not sure exactly how to put this into words. I'm wondering if it's a slight flip of perception.  Do we experience what we do because we caused events on a 3d level. Or do we experience events in the 3d that we created from another level of our being, that we then call synchronicity?! :o

That's as close as I can get to verbally describing it.
@T.M. ,that's a good question. Seth did not say much about synchronicities, but this is one quote:

"The inner senses, though I have in the past described them by separating their functions and characteristics, basically operate together in such a way that in your terms it would be highly difficult to separate one from the others. They function with a perfect spontaneous order, aware of all synchronicities. In that psychological universe, then, it is possible for entities "to be everywhere at once," aware of everything at once. Your world is composed of such "entities"—the units of consciousness that form your body. The kinds of conscious minds that you have cannot hold that kind of information."
—DEaVF1 Chapter 5: Session 900, February 11, 1980

The concept of synchronicity originated with Carl Jung. He collaborated with the physicist Wolfgang Pauli to come up with an explanation. They came up with the concept of "unus mundus", Latin for one world. I wonder whether unus mundus corresponds to Framework 2. In that case, we could say that synchronous events originate in Framework 2.

"Jung, in conjunction with the physicist Wolfgang Pauli, explored the possibility that his concepts of archetypes and synchronicity might be related to the unus mundus - the archetype being an expression of unus mundus; synchronicity, or "meaningful coincidence", being made possible by the fact that both the observer and connected phenomenon ultimately stem from the same source, the unus mundus."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unus_mundus#Jung_and_Pauli


Deb

Quote from: T.M.
Do we experience what we do because we caused events on a 3d level. Or do we experience events in the 3d that we created from another level of our being, that we then call synchronicity?!

Based on this quote, I see synchronicities as guidance from nonphysical:

"It is, therefore, quite to everyone's advantage that Framework 2 is not neutral. Faith in a creative, fulfilling, desired end, sustained faith, literally draws from Framework 2 all of the necessary ingredients, all of the elements however staggering in number, arranges all the details, and then inserts into Framework 1 the impulses, dreams, chance meetings, motivations, or whatever is necessary so that the desired end then falls into place as a completed pattern."
—TPS4 Deleted Session October 24, 1977

Since things don't happen for "no reason," synchronicities are part of the path to accomplishing a goal, but some are less obvious than others. And may become more obvious when the goal is met and we think about all the events that came together to bring us where we are. Because I feel the universe also has a sense of humor, I wonder if some things like the bbq chips are just a wink, or maybe an acknowledgement?

Then there's Larry experience around Terry Jones. @Larry, do you have any sense of the "why" behind all of that? I can look back at some synchronicities in my life and connect the dots, but others just leave me scratching my head.
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LarryH

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Then there's Larry experience around Terry Jones. @Larry, do you have any sense of the "why" behind all of that?
Many of my synchronicities have some sort of spiritual connection, and this one is no exception. A further small synchronicity is that I am in contact with exactly two fellow high school graduates and exactly two fellow college graduates. The one high school graduate is the UU minister. One of the college friends is now a Catholic Priest in the same small town as the UU minister at the time, a fact that I did not know until now. So in a way, we have a complex confluence involving a Catholic Priest, a Unitarian Universalist minister, a conservative Christian minister, the Muslim religion, and myself, a person whose spiritual beliefs are grounded in the Seth materials.
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T.M.

Hi All,

Hi Sena,

Funny you should mention Jung. I've gotten bored with my regular YT channels and started watching channels that discuss Jungs various books and concepts. It's very much helping me to organize the various subjects Seth talks about too. It's almost like they are students in the same classroom in some respects.

Hi Deb,

Yes the quote from TPS4 comes very close to what I was thinking!
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Deb

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So in a way, we have a complex confluence involving a Catholic Priest, a Unitarian Universalist minister, a conservative Christian minister, the Muslim religion, and myself, a person whose spiritual beliefs are grounded in the Seth materials.

What are the chances? Wow. Now I'm curious where that will go...