Signs From The Universe: Do You Believe In Them?
Signs From The Universe: Do You Believe In Them?
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I’m going to go full woo-woo on you here and admit that I’m a huge believer in signs from the universe! I mean, I spend my days looking for them, I search them up online, I LOVE this stuff! If you aren’t in my corner you’ll be sitting there thinking ‘what the actual hell is this woman talking about’. So, let me start out by explaining that I believe we are all connected. We are not as separate as we have come to think we are. We are all part of the greater force that is God/Source/The Universe!
I believe that we have had a break in our transmission and that the signs that we receive throughout our lives are our source trying to re-connect with us. Part of my personal growth journey is a ‘finding my way back’ to source and to my true, authentic self. This authentic self is who I am at my core, not who I pretend to be for the sake of those around me. At my core I am a spiritual being. This spiritual being is looking to connect with source through these signs or messages from the universe every day.
We ask for Guidance
Those of you who are in the ‘this-is-too-woo-woo’ camp will be in denial about asking for guidance from the universe. You may think ‘I don’t do that’. But, we are all looking for guidance, we just go about it in different ways. So, for example, if you are religious you ask directly through prayer. The thing is, it’s the same thing, we just use different labels to describe it. We are all looking to our source for the answers.
When you are looking at changing your career, you ask for guidance in making the right decision. When you are struggling with a difficult relationship, you ask for signs from the universe that will tell you if you should stay or you should go. We are asking subconsciously all the time. Little prayers for guidance. Think about the last time you said a little prayer that you would receive clarity on a particular subject. This is you asking for a sign.
Moments of Serendipity
Another example of the universe communicating with us is when we experience those beautiful moments of serendipity. When you think of a friend and they call you or you’re late to head off to a meeting and hear there was a car accident on your route. There are many times when we just have a gut feeling about something and we never get to know what this was all about, but somewhere out there someone was looking out for us.
I’ve been looking into this a lot more lately and there are so many different ways these messages can come through to us. For example, through animals. I have a resident Kingfisher in my garden, he has his one spot where he likes to sit where I can see him so clearly. He is magnificent and captivates my attention more than any of the other birds in the garden. When I looked it up, the symbolism of a Kingfisher is abundance. It could be a sign of abundance coming or it could be a reminder to acknowledge the abundance I already have, but I definitely feel like he’s communicating with me!
My Personal Experience with Signs from The Universe
I’ve had plenty of signs from the universe over the years. Found my name carved into a tree in the forest after telling my husband I would see my name in the forest! Seen rows of cars with repeated numbers and even messages in the license plates in those strange no-syllable words like ‘gfrit’ meaning ‘Go For It’. Plus, I’ve also got my own personal angel in my 12yr old daughter who sends me screenshots at 11:11 on the regular. You get the point.
I have one story I’d really like to share though. It’s the story of how we ended up in New Zealand. For those that don’t know I am South African born and bred. After my second child was born we decided to look into moving to New Zealand. Now, when you are super close to your family this is a very difficult decision to make. We started looking at the process and my husband, Byron, started looking for work, he even flew over for interviews. We plugged away and did our research but it didn’t seem like it was meant to be. I guess we kind of gave up.
You don’t get to quit
But, the funny thing about the universe is it knows the timing of things and, well, you just don’t. So, when the timing was right and we had given up it decided to shake things up a little. Byron and I were away for a rare weekend, just the two of us. We’d had a blissful nights undisturbed sleep and we were feeling rejuvenated and happy! We sat down for a breakfast in a cute little café. We still talked about the idea of New Zealand a lot but our dream was fading.
I joked, saying “Ok, if I open this magazine and there’s something about New Zealand it means we need to keep going.’ So, I opened up what happened to be a Travel Magazine and there was a story about The Lord Of The Rings, advertising New Zealand. I laughed and said, ‘Ha! Look!’. Byron said to me “That’s nothing, it’s a travel magazine, not surprising to see something about New Zealand. Open the magazine to page 25, if that has something about New Zealand then we know it’s a sign.”
You know what’s going to happen, right?
I turned to page 25 and this is what happened (boy do I wish I had photographed that page!). On page 25 there was an advert. The advert was for a New Zealand wine. Good enough? No. The tag line for the advert was ‘Stay Curious‘. I still get chills thinking about this and I’ve been living in New Zealand for 8yrs now! The universe had sent us a sign not to give up on our dream of moving to New Zealand. The universe knew, the universe understood the timing! It’s our job to trust it.
It was this sign from The Universe that set us on a path that would change our lives. If we had let our despondent state of mind have the final say we would not have continued on our path. In my experience it is often right at the point when you are ready to throw in the towel that you get that little nudge that you need. A reminder not to give up.
Learning to trust the signs
I’ve always felt that when things are meant to be they seem to happen almost independently of you. I’ve had other signs like these. When I was younger, travelling alone overseas and missing my family like crazy I had an experience I am yet to find a logical explanation for. I was holding a Book of Calm, filled with ideas on how you can create a sense of calm for yourself. I remember saying ‘What ever I open it up to is what I need to do’ When I opened the book all it said was ‘Go Home’. Considering I was missing my family so much this felt like a direct instruction! Funny thing is, I was never able to find that page again! Needless to say this made a huge impact on me, and I took the advice!
For me when these things happen the universe seems to take over and everything seems to happen of its own accord. All we have to do is learn to trust it. This kind of stuff gives me chills because it makes me remember the presence of God or Source in our lives. Knowing that we are being guided and looked after is the most comforting feeling I can imagine. We are not in this thing called life alone, there is a beautiful guiding light out there for us. We tend to disconnect and when that happens it can become really difficult to get back to it. Try to be still and reconnect whenever you can. Whether that’s through prayer, meditation or a gratitude journal. These are all ways that we acknowledge that presence.
Share Your Signs From The Universe!
I’m willing to bet that you have experienced something like this in your life! Please share in the comments, I would love to hear your story.
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Thank you for sharing. Its a lovely post. Signs are everywhere if we are just willing to see them.
Thank you, Mary! You are right, we have to be willing to see them.
I love looking for signs! I see so many in the clouds and trees if you look they will find you ❤️❤️❤️
I agree, if we are open to them they are all around us!
I have a beautiful story to tell of my late daughter that happened very soon after she died in a motor car accident. I was looking for a key rings with a name tag,and this giftshop had plenty but just not the one name I was looking for. Then I came across the name Georgia, the only one in the entire giftshop. The message was so beautiful I had to get it. It told me the all is well with my daughter,I don’t remember the exact words, but what I do remember is they made me feel really good. So I went away with instead of a key ring with the name Edward ,a song in my heart and a keyring with the name of my beautiful daughter Georgia.
Definitely a sign/message and so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Signs from the universe, and belief in them… Yes, because when you experience them, you know they’re true!
Absolutely! Thanks for reading, Shar!
Wonderfully thought provoking peace. I’m definitely with you on this! I think the trick is to be quiet enough to see/sense the signs. Thanks for sharing your stories.
You are so welcome! Thanks for reading!
So beautiful. You can find solace in these small things in life
Yes! I agree, keeping an open heart and mind can help us see the signs.
Lovely post! I am so glad that you are able to recognize the signs and use it as part of your life. Yes guidance and directions could be so helpful to anyone!
Thanks Nishtha, there are so many to be found every day!
I have always deeply believed in the following the signs of the universe, and that they will lead you where you should be, and on the path your should follow. I do also believe that some are blind to these very simple signs just as easily as I can see them, sometimes they are only meant for the ones they are sent too.
I agree 100%. What some take as a sign others laugh off as nothing. It is all about what touches you and what you choose to do with it!
Love this post, I call this living an inspired life … being directed from within by the breath, a spirit that sustains and connects all life. I loved your story about the move to New Zealand. if ever you felt “inspired” or “moved” to share one of your stories with Daily Inspired Life I would be delighted to feature you.
Thanks Karletta, it was a definite ‘ah-ha’ moment for us!
I haven’t had as much experience with asking for signs from the universe, but I have had many experiences with the law of attraction. I wanted to go on a cruise for our 25th anniversary. Even though we didn’t have the money for it, I booked it anyway. Then when we needed money for all the different deposits and payments, it just showed up in totally unexpected ways. The cruise ended up being pretty much free for us and we had a wonderful time.
I love this so much! For me the Law of Attraction is along the same lines as guidance from the Universe. It’s about trusting your intuition!
Sometimes I think there are signs, but most times I believe that things are the result of the decisions we made and the energy we put into those things. People can “read” a lot into what they perceive as a sign and make it good or bad depending on their perspective and/or mood. I think as long as a person thinks it is good and finds positive things, it is good for them.
Yes, it is all about your mindset. If you choose to see the good, it can only benefit you!
I definitely believe in things like this! Not to a huge extent but I definitely think there are little signs out there. Even if it’s that you’ve been thinking about buying something then see it’s gone in the sale, or they only have one left and it’s your size! Similarly I believe that if things don’t work out, that’s for a greater reason also. x
I definitely agree, if things don’t work out it was for a reason!
Thank you for sharing this! You’ve opened my eyes to a whole new concept that I never gave much thought before!
You are welcome, Annalise, thank you so much for reading! Keep tuning in and you’ll see, there are signs all around you!
I definitely believe that there is a higher power who sends us signs! Then it’s up to us to decide what to do with them.
I do believe there are signs from God (universe). Not coincidence can explain those magical things that had happened with meaning. The point is whether we aware of it or not. Some signs may appear as a repeated pattern until we learn some critical thing (plan by God or universe) by making a change.
Well said! We are nudged and guided towards action.
Love it! This is so true. I truly love being in constant connection with the universe.
It’s a special feeling, isn’t it!
I do believe the universe takes care of us. We just have to be alert and responsive.
Yes, we do need to tune in to the signs we are being sent. Too often we are so focused on our daily lives that we don’t even see them.
Thank you for sharing such a lovely and interesting story! It’s amazing how we can see signs if we are open to them. Lately, I have seen a lot of angel numbers and number patterns. It’s really interesting to know what is the meaning of those numbers and what the future is holding for me.
Thanks for reading, Paivi, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Trusting the signs from the universe is like trusting your intuition! It will not fail you, especially if you also believe that everything happens for your best good.
I love this, Nkem, and agree with you 100%!
Absolutely I completely enjoyed this post for so many reasons I wish everyone could see things this way my friend!
Me too, Jen, we would all be able to trust in the process so much more!
I’ve definitely been getting lots of signs from the universe in the form of numbers — I know my spirit guides and guardian angels are trying to communicate with me.
This gives me shivers! So exciting!
Beautiful post. I started meditating and since I started, I have been more open to the signs of the universe.
That’s amazing! I never thought about the connection before but I love to meditate too!