What does gravity and synchronicity look like?

Gravity has another name–synchronicity;  it’s a particular kind of synchronicity, the kind that deals with objects of mass whereas synchronicity is that mysterious convergence of events/people/ideas we often attribute to mere coincidence.  But what if synchronicity, like gravity, is predictable and always true?  What if both operated along the same law, different frequencies?  The former applies to ideas and thoughts while the latter applies to objects of mass.  What would that look like?

We know that apples fall off of trees down to Earth, but how exactly does Earth predictably attract apples to itself?  Albert Einstein gave us a plausible explanation when he published his Theory of General Relativity in 1916.  Einstein could ‘see’ space… at least enough to describe it with equations anyway.

According to Einstein’s theory, space is invisible to our eyes, but is itself a thing and profoundly impacts the universe and everything in it, in predictable ways.  Space is to us what the ocean is to fish —an unseen medium that bends, swirls, and flexes with every movement of every object contained within it.  This flexing and bending has real consequences to other objects sharing the same space.

Because of such an intimate relationship with space, large objects such as planets significantly affect the space immediately around it causing the object to have gravity.  Space is commonly depicted as a flexible fabric that stretches in response to Earth’s mass.

Smaller objects with enough velocity, like the moon, are able to orbit around Earth, like a ball at a roulette table, rather than “roll” toward Earth.  While this image helps to make decent sense of Einstein’s theory of space, this common depiction of gravity doesn’t quite fit.

If the above image were true there would be no gravity at the south-pole because space isn’t bending there.  The image is also static and doesn’t account for how the Earth’s rotation affects space. 

A better, albeit still incomplete, image of gravity is a whirlpool, that literally whirls objects within it toward the center (that would be us and everything on the planet, plus the moon).

Earth pulls apples to itself, not because its mass causes a depression in the fabric of space, but because its collective rotating energy causes a whirlpool of space, ‘sucking’ smaller objects, ever persistently toward Earth’s center, like the open drain of a full bathtub.  If the Earth were to stop rotating, the whirlpool would disappear and Earth’s gravity at 9.81 m/s/s along with it.

Here is a whirlpool within a whirlpool—a twister pulled down to earth.

Image courtesy of DisasterSafety.org

And here is a whirlpool in Earth’s atmosphere.

Traveling even further out, the space around our galaxy consists of dark matter that we cannot see, but it is our ‘ocean’ and it responds to the massive energy at the center of our galaxy, which some scientists believe is a supermassive black hole.  If you were to sprinkle star-dust on the outer space around Earth, you would see…a whirlpool in space.  Here is one artist’s rendering of the image of star-dust around our galaxy:

I’ve seen this artist rendering many times before. But recently I looked at this graphic and saw it again for the first time.  It’s not just a picture of a static spiral galaxy.  It’s a snapshot of a dynamic, swirling whirlpool of outer space.

If we could see synchronicity I believe it would look the same as the Milky Way or a hurricane in Earth’s atmosphere, a whirlpool operating by the same law of attraction, but on different things, namely on thoughts and ideas.  Planets have gravity and people have synchronicity.  Both are whirlpools of energy affecting us in different ways.

 

 

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3 responses to “What does gravity and synchronicity look like?

  1. SynthesistChronicles

    Excellent post. The metaphor of a whirlpool for gravity is novel but I like it. It definitely gives me something to ponder. 🙂

    • The funny thing is I racked my brain for an image of gravity, came up with a whirlpool of space, published this post then watched a Stephen Hawking show on the Discovery Channel a few days later (synchronicty?). In the show, Hawking uses the ocean as a metaphor for spacetime and shows a boat on an endless ocean going straight, then encountering a whirlpool causing the boat to travel in circles instead, unbeknownst to the boat driver. The idea is still novel to me, but it’s already been thought of (and at least it’s Hawking)!

  2. Interesting questions you write about Naia. I have followed you.

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