One picture was nearly identical to one of the cards my friend had gotten from her husband. A woman running through sunset tinged surf, wearing a sweater over her bathing suit, waving to someone; the picture and the card were so close to being identical that I felt strange for a few minutes. But then I forgot about the event until another and then another perfectly timed event happened. A string of similar precisely timed events built up and only then a degree of curiosity gripped my attention enough to wonder how even one such event could happen in a lifetime.
It was not my real life of course, it was building a story from what was really happening, using this as material. As I had to find out over a span of decades because, the psychological method is a mode of interpretation that Sigmund Freud is credited for writing down but I knew nothing about the psychologically sensed mode of interpretation. It was the same 'kind' of material that he must have experienced and tried to understand.
I read a lot and many events happened so I became informed that this mode was for a period of time, the accepted mode of getting meaning. However I didn't know that either until I found out there are other names for personal interpretation, one is 'psychosis', 'delusional thinking'.
It was only when I read some of Freud's writings that I realized that he'd experienced in his life a pattern that individualized his thought and his lifes' events and it was close to Silvano Arieti's explanation of how the creative mind works. According to Theodore Reik, who was devoted to Freud, Freud only wrote down what milkmaids had always known. But that's not actually true as I've learned to understand my own mind and 'see' with that inner eye, how it works to create information that I didn't know, its more than acquiring 'wisdom': "Dr. Arieti argued there was a ''tertiary'' process in which primary and secondary were combined to bring about an accepted artistic representation." There may be a fourth process that links the literal mindset in a particular way to the primary, secondary and tertiary process that can explain paranoia, which Gregory Bateson wrote, was 'like' knowledge.
"Time" has layers in which certain ideas were commonly accepted then were later rejected and replaced with 'new' ideas. The old ideas do not die easily, they are experienced as long as someone lives them, in my opinion, the past is still present.
It's the 'eye of the soul' (probably) that I didn't know was either part of 'me' or it seems that way because the timing makes it 'seem' a foresight other than my own had been preparing a future where foresight, not mine, had to be established.