Like Hansel and Gretel leaving a trail of breadcrumbs to find their way home, life gives us breadcrumbs to find our way in the form of signs. Follow signs from the universe and your life will unfold before you in magical, synchronistic ways.
These signs could come in just about any form, from numbers you repeatedly see, to messages heard on the TV or radio at just the right time, to a rainbow.
Skeptics will of course chalk signs up to coincidences, but these breadcrumbs are part of the universe’s incomprehensible magic. I don’t understand how, and my logical mind wonders why the universe cares enough to leave these signs, but they’ve happened so many times that I can’t deny their existence.
How to follow signs from the universe:
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1. Become aware
This is the first, most obvious step. Signs are unobtrusive most of the time and seeing them requires paying attention.
Consider that nothing in life is a coincidence and don’t take signs for granted.
For example, the other day I walked down the stairs to the living room, where my husband was watching the news. The first words I heard out of the newscaster’s mouth were, “Trust the process.” This was Fox News, and so not a sentence you’d expect to hear. (Yes, I’m a liberal who’s married to a Republican. That’s a whole blog post in itself.)
Another example, when I was planning to quit my toxic corporate job that made me miserable, I started seeing rainbows everywhere. I live in the desert, and so rainbows are definitely not common, but the universe finds ways to deliver these messages. Life’s capacity for magic and possibility far exceeds our ability to understand.
Follow signs from the universe and you will never feel alone.
Numbers are also frequently used to give us direction. You may see the numbers 111 frequently, which essentially means you’re on the right path. It’s like the universe saying, “hi,” or “keep going.” Seeing these numbers means you’re tapped in and aware to these energies.
2. Take action
Sometimes, our life paths call for us to do things that scare us. We have to do them to live our purpose and shed those layers of fear and uncertainty to reveal our true self. Keep in mind that the desire to take an action should outweigh any fear. Feeling afraid without a sense of desire is an indication you should not move forward.
When I was graduating college, I wanted so badly to travel the world and experience new things, but of course I was terrified. I was scared that I would never land a good job with the dreaded gaps on my resume, nervous of making wrong decisions, and terrified of leaving my comfort zone.
To decide where to go, I sought guidance from the universe. First, I wrote the names of all the places I wanted to go on individual pieces of paper and picked them from a cloth bag. I picked Hawaii three times.
This is were it gets weird: I started seeing Hawaii license plates all the time. In Philadelphia. This was not a common occurrence.
Moving to Hawaii terrified me, but I tried to trust in life. Living on Maui was the best experience of my life so far and was incredibly healing on a soul level. Follow signs from the universe and life will take you where you need to go.
We’re often called to do things that frighten us, but as Hunter S. Thompson said, buy the ticket and take the ride.
3. Give it time
Becoming attuned to signs is a process, and once you start seeing them, they’ll appear everywhere. When I was younger and in tune to the idea of life as an adventure, the signs were everywhere.
Then, I grew older, took on boring, soul-crushing jobs because that’s what I thought growing up entailed, and never took the time to just sit and wonder and dream. The universe stopped delivering signs, and I stopped believing in them. It was sad. But ultimately, the magic didn’t forget me. I forgot it.
I thought that I had fallen off the path, but I had just closed that door to my psyche. The good news is you can always open or re-open the door.
Begin to meditate, spend time in nature, practice gratitude — all these things help us reconnect to the great mystery that is the universe. And once you’re connected and aware, the signs will come. Follow signs from the universe and you will again feel guided and on purpose.
What has been your experience with following signs from the universe? Share your story in the comments below.
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