Different people are sensitive to different kinds of coincidences.
I seem to attract and notice human GPS coincidences. Human Geo-spatial Positioning is the ability to get where you need to be without knowing how you got there. It's somehow being in the right place at the right time. I am interested in both explaining these coincidences and and how to use them.
Gary Schwartz attracts and notices serial coincidences. His book Super Synchronicities is filled with amazing repetitions of the same phenomenon. Gary is primarily focused on how to explain them, not on their potential use.
Robert Perry attracts and notices CMPEs which are a sharply defined coincidence type. In his book Signs, Robert describes how he discovered CMPEs (Conjunctions of Meaningfully Parallel Events), how to spot them and how to interpret them. Although he is interested in explaining them, his primary focus is on how interpret their messages.
A CMPE is characterized by two events that are highly similar, occurring within 12 hours of each other. The first event is a situation involving the person or persons and the second is a comment on the first.
Here is a simple example from Robert:
The Two Events
1. Conversation over lunch about Miranda eating more vegetables
I was visiting a place called Monkey World with my wife and two children. We had all sat down for lunch. Miranda, age 11, was saying that she was doing better in terms of eating healthier foods. I said it’s true that she’s doing better, but that she needs to eat more vegetables. To show that she is getting better, she pointed out that she had chosen an all-fruit smoothie for her drink for lunch. She said it had no sugar added. I said that fruit is already sugary; you don’t need to add sugar. I said that a lot of what we call vegetables is actually fruit that has a lower sugar content. We therefore think of them as vegetables, even though they are fruit. I mentioned cucumber as an example.
2. The zookeeper talks about chimpanzees
Literally a few minutes later we heard the keeper talk outside the chimpanzee enclosure. The keeper was talking about their diet. She said they like fruit, because of the high sugar content, but don’t like vegetables. So they’ll only eat vegetables if they have nothing better. As a result, they have to mix up the times when they feed the chimps fruit, because if they know that fruit is coming soon, they’ll leave the vegetables lying there on the ground, uneaten. She said that the keepers do use fruit, however, to entice them to get up in the morning. She also mentioned that fruit these days has been genetically modified to have a higher sugar content, so that we find it more appealing, but that the high sugar content is not good for the chimps.
Parallels between the two events
1. There is a talk about a situation in which parent figures (parents, keepers) have to manage the diet of at least one child figure (Miranda, chimps).
2. This child prefers foods that are not necessarily good for them and it’s the parents’ responsibility to correct for this.
3. Specifically, the child prefers fruit over vegetables because of how sugary fruit is.
4. For the child’s own good the parent needs to make sure they get their veggies.
5. There is a reference to some fruit having a higher sugar content than other fruit or than fruit in the past. This sugar content makes it more appealing.
Robert and his wife can each tell by the emotional feel of an event, that another similar event will happen very soon. They become ready to receive the message of the new CMPE.
To learn more about how Robert thinks about CMPEs, please click here