Updated: May 9
There is a whole lot more to the story than I can put here, but I have been wondering about coincidences and synchronicities. The two could be a bit of the same thing, but coincidence is defined as, “a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection,” and Synchronicity is defined as, “the occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” I will let you determine whether it is just a coincidence or a causal connection of events with significance.
I have been building the Azure Dimension for years. Stories and characters would rear their heads and I had concepts in mind, but the stories were separate. Except for a few they weren’t even related together. Somewhere in 2018 things started coming together, but I don’t think I really knew what I had until I started attending classes at YTU (YouTube University…GO TUBES!)
On this particular day, I wasn’t looking for anything specific. I think I saw a new video from someone I subscribed to and ended up clicking on one of the videos on the side. It didn’t seem to relate to what I was watching, and I figured I would click on it, realize it wasn’t for me, and then find something out. The video was called The Seven Densities of Consciousness and the title card said, The Science of Reincarnation. I am not going to be able to do it justice, so I’ll include the video by Aaron Abke below, but suffice it to say that it goes into some pretty deep metaphysical stuff. The summary is this:
There are seven levels of consciousness and correspond to the seven Chakras in the body and, to use a video game reference, we are here to level up until we get to level seven. It is a much more involved and convoluted process but that is the concept. Additionally, it involves telepathic abilities, honoring your soul, beings merging, finding balance, and some time-bending. All things that were either very similar or touched on a concept in the video series.
I am not doing it justice here, but the similarities slapped me upside my head and had me wondering if these story ideas were a coincidence or synchronicity. Had the divine and the universe been feeding me this story, or was this an Olympus Has Fallen/White House Down situation; two similar stories thought up by two different people?
I am far from Stephen King level and can only dream of reaching Dwyane McDuffie or Kevin Grevioux level, but dreams without action is just sleep, right?
Again, you can decide if this was a coincidence or synchronicity. For me, regardless of what it was, I decided to take it as a sign that I needed to redouble my efforts, tighten some things up, and put something out there. I have redoubled my efforts and merged two separate projects that I was working one into one called The Theophilus Project. I’ve thrown myself into doing as much writing as I can and figuring out the next step forward. It isn't going to be perfect and I'm a thousand miles from the entertainment capital of the world, so fame and glory aren't the end goals. The goal is to be happy, do what I love. You don't have to have to come out of The ‘Rona with a new skill, your business started, or anything else. You are only obligated to make use of Coincidence or Synchronicity to do what is right for you and your well-being.
I’ll touch on this a bit more in Episode 3 of the Theophilus Project.
The Seven Densities of Consciousness by Aaron Abke