Is it normal to experience synchronicity on a regular basis?
I know that Jung’s theory of synchronicity is nonsense, but I find myself experiencing it at a rate of at least once every few weeks. It is never about anything profound, just two related but unlinked events, like thinking about something I rarely think about and then reading about it shortly afterwards.
I understand that there are alternative explanations. For example, what causes me to think of something might be something that I heard on the radio but quickly forget about, at least on a conscious level. I also understand that there are very large numbers of opportunities for related unlinked events to occur by pure coincidence, so it would be unusual if such coincidences never occurred.
I have tried a few times to test for synchronicity. I realize I am thinking about something I have not thought of in a while and then test to see if anything linked to it occurs. Results so far have all been negative.
I am a true card carrying skeptic and am a little embarrassed to talk about synchronicity, but it would be comforting to know that others have a similar experience.