Synchronicity: Fate or Coincidence?
"Well, look who I ran into," crowed Coincidence...
                              ..."Please," flirted Fate, "this was meant to be."

 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 1
 Synchronicity, first coined by Carl Jung, describes a concept proclaiming fate driven events are frequently meaningful coincidences, having no actual relationship, despite their linked appearance.
Jung claims that these certain occurrences, create an "energy for like events" where we, as humans, try to recognize similar patterns. In doing so, we relate one with the other therefore assuming a predisposed link.
Death coming in threes is a popular example.
While pattern recognition has always been one of mankind's most pertinent survival tools, Jung seems to remove significance from constructiveness by assuming each interaction has significance and sentimental value.
Researcher Nassim Haramein, however, states that the universe is interconnected through the proton within each atom. Thus, creating a unified field (The Unified Field Theory), from which we are all a part of – essentially, all minds are connected to create a synapse of molecular aether.
While, the unified mind concept is profound, it creates a link prior to the event, which also understates fate and synchronicity.
It is important to notice there is a difference between correlation and causation as each refers to synchronicity.  Correlation is the relationship between two or more variables, while causation states that changes in one variable produced significant changes in the other.
The Butterfly Effect is a wonderful example of correlation vs causality. The theory states that chaotic (or randomized) correlations are nonlinear and each action produces a cause and effect relationship. These iterations, although appearing coincidental (like Jung's theory of synchronicity) produce a direction of causality, where fluctuations of the previous variable affect, and therefore, determine the next (fate).
                    "You could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby changing something                                 throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole."
— Fichte, The Vocation of Man (1800)
Herein lies the problem, can randomized data through subtle nudges create recognizable patterns? Consequently, are these patterns destined to occur or are they simple coincidences that create profound conclusions?
Statistically speaking, yes, it is possible for random data to produce "patterns". Consider shuffling a deck of cards, each shuffle, effectively randomizes the deck however, it is still possible for three eights to be together when displayed.
Are the three eights destined to be together?
Do they provide spiritual significance?
The answer isn't a matter of perspective, but one of recognition.  The eights alone provide little inherent value however, to those familiar with numerology 888 is quite powerful.
888 tells you that your life purpose is fully supported by the Universe.
The Universe is abundant and generous and wishes to reward you.
Seems pretty profound to me...
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