Saturday, March 4, 2023

In which the sync fairies undermine an attempted experiment

In my January 10 post "Ask for a mini T. rex, and ye shall receive a mini T. rex," I describe how I decided on a random whim to focus my mind on the concept "mini T. rex," and how a mini T. rex obligingly materialized. As documented in several subsequent posts, this was not a one-off event, either: the mini T. rex theme entered the sync-stream and kept appearing again and again, which it had not done prior to my visualization.

So does that mean I have some degree of conscious control over synchronicity? That I can simply will a certain sync theme to start appearing? I decided to perform an experiment: Using randomwordgenerator.com, I would acquire a randomly generated noun and adjective, put them together, focus my mind on the image thus created, and see if the syncs started appearing.

I performed the experiment at approximately 1:00 this afternoon. I first got my random noun: trap. That's a bit vague and abstract, I thought, not nearly as usefully concrete as T. rex. Well, so be it. And then the random adjective: blushing. Great -- blushing trap? How am I supposed to visualize that? What does it even mean? After a few seconds of perplexity, I realized that I could think of one -- and only one -- thing that unambiguously answers to that description:


So I closed my eyes, visualized a Venus flytrap with its blushing lobes, and mentally repeated, blushing trap, blushing trap, blushing trap . . . . Now to see if Venus flytraps suddenly start showing up in my life here, 8,000 miles from Carolina.

Except, wait -- that already started yesterday.

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:00 p.m. -- 18 hours before the "blushing trap" exercise -- I had been teaching this page to children in one of my EFL classes.


Why is an article about eating a healthy diet illustrated with a picture of a Venus flytrap? I don't know, ask the sync fairies.

I was attempting to artificially inject something into the sync stream and see if the fairies would pick up on it. Instead, they had actually already made the first move, and I was the one unwittingly following their lead. The thing about experimenting with synchronicity is that there's no such thing as a control, since even "randomness" falls under its purview.

It was a trap, and I walked right into it. How embarrassing!

Update: Apparently the "blushing trap" is a thing:

4 comments:

Ra1119bee said...


William,


Isn't Lucifer associated with the morning star, shining one, brightest star, Venus??

I found this information (below) interesting especially regarding OVID,( see(c) -Ovid, Metamorphoses? Hey,19? )

Here's the copy and paste: note the reference to the reddening and crimson doors

The Latin poet Ovid, in his 1st-century epic Metamorphoses, describes Lucifer as ordering the heavens:[22]

Aurora, watchful in the reddening dawn, threw wide her crimson doors and rose-filled halls; the Stellae took flight, in marshaled order set by Lucifer who left his station last.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

Debbie,

I guess the Venus flytrap combines green doors and red doors in one.

Ra1119bee said...


William,

Yes indeed. Green on the outside. Red on the inside.

Ra1119bee said...


William,

I just found this interesting information on wiki, Check out the reference to the 34 latitude.
Recall my comments about the significance of the 33 latitude and also the 36 latitude and the Missouri Compromise and the Slave Trade.

copy and paste
"On 2 April 1759, the North Carolina colonial governor, Arthur Dobbs, penned the first written description of the plant in a letter to English botanist Peter Collinson.[18] In the letter he wrote: "We have a kind of Catch Fly Sensitive which closes upon anything that touches it. It grows in Latitude 34 but not in 35."

Also I found this interesting about the Venus flytrap and 'water'.

copy and paste:
"The Venus flytrap is found in nitrogen- and phosphorus-poor environments, such as bogs, wet savannahs, and canebrakes."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_flytrap

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