A couple of years ago I broke up with my guy.  One day he called wanting to talk and I agreed to go to lunch with him.  He came by to pick me up and after riding just a few blocks feathers just started flying all around inside his car.  There was no visible reason for this and he did not know where they came from either.  They flew around until we got to the restaurent.  When we got out of the care he had a few feather on his clothes.  When I saw that I knew what to do.  I had chosen feathers to be one of my positive or “Yes” signs. I picked a couple of the feathers off him to keep.  By the end of lunch we were back together.  Yes, we are still together, happily I might add and yes I still have the feathers. (If you want to learn how to select your own sign the site information is listed at end of this article.). 

The universe works in mysterious ways. It is constantly working to make available to you the tools, the resources, the people, and the lessons you need to become the person you were meant to be which is why it is so important to pay attention to signs from the universe.

Do you feel at times as if you are a newspaper caught up in the wind, being blown about with no clear direction? However, if you start paying attention, you will realize that the universe is sending you signs and messages all the time that show you where you need to go and what you need to do to create the life of your dreams. There are no coincidences. But, many of us chalk things up to serendipity, good luck, bad luck, or some other randomness. But, what I have learned from the Universe is that it never works randomly.

Signs are important indicators that can lead you in the right direction when you are attempting to manifest your dream. They can tell you what you need, provide inspiration, and even guide you away from potential mistakes you could have otherwise made along the way.

Many people believe that the Universe only speaks through amazing, miraculous, ethereal events, and unfortunately, this blocks the flow of communication. But the truth is that answers are just as present in the grime and banality of daily life as it is in the “special” moments. The universe works in mysterious ways. It is constantly working to make available to you the tools, the resources, the people, and the lessons you need to become the person you were meant to be which is why it is so important to pay attention to signs from the universe. The Universe sends messages everywhere. I have received messages from the Divine in the shower, on the toilet, while doing the dishes, cleaning, going grocery shopping, and many other commonplace situations.  

Are you ready to understand your signs? If yes, start here:

Be open to receiving This is a valuable yet often overlooked starting point for any kind of life exploration. Sometimes we ask questions while simultaneously holding some apprehension about the answers. When posing questions to the universe or to our higher self, this apprehension is noted. Remember that ultimately the universe is always giving you love. If you are not ready to receive, you won’t. Be honest with yourself and about the questions you have in life. Are you willing to change? Be willing to accept the answers no matter how or through whom they come. You may receive your answers from a stranger, an unlikely source, a random occurrence or even a song. The possibilities are endless. However, you must truly seek it out before it will be revealed to you.

Pay Attention  The universe does not have any limits on how it will speak to you. For example, a person may show up at your workplace wearing a T-shirt with a particular phrase on it, that is a message for you. The intelligence of the universe is boundless. It is always connected to you and seeking to strengthen its connection with you. You may not always realize this, particularly if you are in the midst of struggle. Pay more attention to what you are experiencing. Watch your environment a little more closely during these times of seeking. You may be surprised at what pops out at you when you actually pay attention.

The universe is not subtle. When a message is sent, it is meant to be heard loud and clear. Just because we do not get it at first does not mean that it is not there. Sometimes these messages will be sent repeatedly until we get them. So pay attention, make note, and begin to unlock those hidden potentialities in the recurring experiences of your life.

Surrender. Once you begin to recognize and engage with the signs around you, remember that you have the power to see whatever you want to see. If you want the universe to say something, you will bend it to meet your desire. This may not be the universe speaking to you. To avoid this problem, you need to completely surrender. If you want an answer or a sign from the universe on a specific topic, you must release your personal investment in the answer. Just allow it to come.

Do not Overcomplicate the Sign  You may get lost as you seek out the truth. You may receive a sign but then continue to seek out more instead of getting the message. The universe expresses a great deal of genius in simplicity. If the universe tells you “go left,” don’t hinder yourself by trying to figure out why and how and at what point to make the turn. Just do it! In a lot of ways, we humans tend to get in our own way, and this can be true when it comes to receiving signs as answers. In other words, if you see something significant on the side of a bus, do not take it upon yourself to follow the bus and interview its passengers at each stop. The universe is what is speaking to you in that moment, which is why you felt that momentary impact. This thing or person is more than likely just a carrier of the intelligence so that it reaches you in the right way

Remember: when you know or need to know, you will. There will be no confusion or doubt about what is being said. Seek out this kind of relationship with the universe and it will most certainly support it.

Gratitude  Upon receiving a message always remember to express your gratitude.

Signs can include: Numbers, Dreams, gut feelings, surprises, feathers, animals, birds, health, overheard conversations that answer a questions, warning signs and many more.  Here are a few specific examples.

Songs / Music in Your Head Have you ever woken up and instantly had a song in your head? Or have you been going about life when all of a sudden you hear a specific piece of music? Our minds often create complex associations between music and our emotions. The universe can then use specific songs, tunes or lyrics to convey important information to you. If you look more closely at the lyrics, you’ll suddenly see a hidden message or a useful piece of advice.

People and resources show up ready and willing to help you. The highly-respected mentor you follow starts offering free trainings that totally align with what you need right now. Your business bestie reaches out to help you brainstorm your launch strategy. I am sure you have heard the saying, “when the student is ready, the teacher appears” and it is indeed true.

Health Our physical health can guide us to the right path in life. Illness, accidents, and ailments can be signs from the universe sent to guide us. Many spiritual traditions associate certain illenesses with our spiritual needs. For example, the throat chakra is associated with being able to express ourselves freely. Therefore, a problem with the throat or thyroid could indicate a need to express our own needs, ideas, and desires.

Losing/Finding/Breaking Objects Our relationship with the things we possess is strong; we see ourselves and our lives among the objects we live with and around. So it should not come as a surprise to learn that the universe may send messages through these tokens. When we lose something, find something, or break something, it can signify various different things. Finding something is quite often designed to jog a memory within your mind, while breaking something is often seen as a sign that you need to let go of the past.

If we begin to pay attention to these signs, we may soon find ourselves guided in the most amazing, joyful and profitable ways. If you have yet to experience any signs from the universe, you can encourage them by tuning in to their source.  

Here are a few of my resources for sign interpretation:

Create Your Own Lucky Sign.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oDhnrfuuMkM

Physical Symptoms and Illness:   https://alchemyofhealing.com/

Number meanings:  http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/p/index-numbers.html

…. The article is a reprint from my May 2019 article in Capital City Hues.

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