I’ve been thinking a lot about synchronicity lately. Though I haven’t seen it myself yet, Jung’s Red Book has been published. Jung coined the word synchronicity after he had been asked to write an introduction to the English translation of the I Ching. Jung was very aware of crossing the boundaries between the worlds. It’s one of the reasons I’ve always been so interested in him and his work.
A synchronicity: last week I was at a memorial service for a friend’s mother. I was seated near a man who cuts down trees for a living. We had a bit of a discussion about his trade, and I asked him if he plants trees to replace the ones he cuts down.
He said no.
I felt a chill, and the following week, I learned that my fig tree has to be removed.