The Billions To One Coincidence Of Being Here Now

evolution stages of manThe posts on this blog are about coincidences or synchronicity. I've written about quite a few examples, some small and others more impressive. But when you think about it, we are all here on earth at this time by one big coincidence or maybe even millions of them.

The odds of us being here now must be billions and billions to one. For example, if our great-great-great-great-great-grandfather hadn't have met up by chance/coincidence with our great-great-great-great-grandmother then we wouldn't be here now. And you could take this right back to the first men and women who walked on earth - even Adam and Eve if this is what you believe.

It looks like we are all linked, almost relations if you like, going back thousands of years.

Let's now look at this from another viewpoint, this time looking forward. Our meeting with our partners and then us producing our children stretches way into the future. Our great-great-great-great-grandchildren will be there partly because of us and other coincidences along the way. We are linked therefore to millions and millions of people in the future.

Now some will say, though all of this might be true, there is more to it than this. They would bring in their beliefs of how we are souls or spirits - or whatever else you might wish to call the part of us which is God, for want of a better word.

If we are atheists then us being is here is definitely one massive series of coincidences. We are almost freaks by being here in our present form purely by chance - lucky to have had the opportunity to experience a short life. Simply a speck of dust along the highway.

If we believe there is something more to us, and we are eternal, then perhaps the coincidences that got us here are in fact part of some Master Plan. Some say we choose our parents, for instance, and are here for a purpose of learning. If this were/is true those coincidences, which created our physical bodies are less meaningful, but other coincidences and synchronicity are the opposite - very much more meaningful.

It all depends on what we choose to believe.

Regarding coincidences in general I feel that The Celestine Prophecy guy James Redfield has got it partly right when he says:

"A new spiritual awakening is occurring in human culture, an awakening brought about by a critical mass of individuals who experience their lives as a spiritual unfolding, a journey in which we are led forward by mysterious coincidences."

This post was first published on my blog 67 Not Out.


  1. My favourite Redfield quote
    (which is on the sidebar of my blog)
    "...each person who holds the truth of his synchronistic journey,while listening for the truth in another's journey,helps to build a new,more truthful worldview.And because of this honoring of evolving truth,that person exudes a special influence on the world."
    From "The Twelfth Insight" by James Redfield.

    And I wasn't that keen on "The Twelfth Insight" as a novel oddly enough.
    But the book has played a big role in my life in a roundabout way.

  2. Insight didn't work for me as a novel. Redfield's strengths lie in his view on spirituality and synchronicity.

    1. I agree with you there Trish.
      His novels I found quite bland,but as you say "Redfield's strengths lie in his view on spirituality and synchronicity".
      His books might be good starting blocks for beginners who may be knew to the concept,but there are much better books out there on the subject...yours for example.
      Was that a nice plug,or what?-)

    2. That should be new,of course,not knew,
      I need an editor and a cup of coffee,badly ;-)

    3. I've read Redfield's books - though I found the Twelfth a bit repetitive - probably one book too many. There are better books than his but people with no knowledge of the subject won't dive into these straight away. They need something like Redfield's novels as a primer to get them started.