- Religion and Philosophy
Seeing Signs From The Universe
"Do You Think That Was A Sign?"
First and foremost......YES it was a sign. The Universe supplies us with an infinite amount of signs daily we just need to put on the correct pair of glasses to 'see' them. If you are wondering about the usage of the word Universe I can make it easier. God/Goddess, Source, or Spirit. Call it what you will it is all the same. We live in beautiful in synchronicity with the life force that is the Source of all living things.
I know we have all heard there are no such things as 'coincidences' it's kind of trendy and cliché at this point. However, a truism. Look at the world around us. Is it a coincidence that we have seasons? Is it a coincidence that plant life recycles? Is it a coincidence that a child can be created from something we can't even see? Is it a coincidence that EVERYTHING is made up of energy? Hmmmmmmmm, not likely.
We have all have experienced signs. I doubt highly there is a living soul who has not thought of someone and the phone rang, bumped into an old friend who helped them get a job, met someone in a restaurant who told you just what you 'needed' to hear, or thought of someone and there they were. There are tons of these things working in our lives daily. If you really stop and look at how life actually works you would be amazed at how finely tuned it actually is.
What I am here to tell you is that YOU can work with the signs and not just sit and wait for a sign to show up and then not know what to do with it.
If YOU think it is a sign, it is. There is a difference between just seeing something and seeing something 'knowing' it was meant to be there for you. You will know this if you are open. The KEY is be open to the possibilities and it will be wondrous what you actually see.
Now, there is a pesky little thing called "Second Thought (ST)." ST is the enemy of the sign. ST is the logical part of our brains that undermines the sign. First rule of thumb, "go with your first thought-not the second." There are occasions where logical thought is warranted. For example, not everything is a sign. If you are driving and you see a billboard that says "May is here,so start the Spring right." if you are thinking of your friend Margaret and think wow maybe the M on the sign means I should call Margaret. I'm thinking no. However, if your friend's name is May and you were thinking I haven't talked to May in a while I wonder if I should call her and then see the bill board I'm thinking yes.
The radio is a great place for signs. I get huge signs on the radio. Someone I loved very much died (in my arms-another Hub) and she reaches me via songs all the time. We went to a David Bowie concert over 25 years ago. We loved Bowie and that was one of our "things". Now Bowie, as much as I LOVE him, is not at the height of his career now. He is not all over the radio like say Lady GA-GA. I can think of her and tell her to give me a Bowie song and almost on command it is there. I will get a 'vibe' to turn on the radio and there he is. It happens so much that it defies the laws of probability. Once it was 5 times in 24 hours. I was scanning the TV the other night and something said stop on this channel. Well, it was nothing I wanted to watch but I followed my intuition. Within no time David Bowie was on. I have not seen him on TV in probably 12 years or more. Countless experiences like these.
Wait, I just took a break form writing this Hub for a few days and this is what happened yesterday. I was walking thinking about my friend and I looked up and there was a parked car with the license plate saying "IM HERE." I thought I wonder if this is you. I crossed the street and went into a deli and David Bowie FAME started playing!
Pennies are our little gifts from the other side. I asked The Universe the other day, "If I am on the right track send me a penny right away. With in 1/2 hour in the dark I saw a shinny penny in the middle of a parking lot with on coming cars. I stopped and got the penny.
Commercials and TV shows are also a means for signs to be brought forth. If you are thinking clearly about something you may hear a line on a TV show or commercial that answers your question. I know someone who was pondering deeply what she was supposed to do next and where to look. As she thought that a line on a TV show said, "To find what is truly real you may have to look at the unreal." I also, know someone who was in a grocery store and thinking about her loved one and said to herself I wonder if you ever talk to me and at that moment the song on radio said "I'm talking to you."
Feathers are another way our loved ones try to reach us. I have personally asked for a feather to be presented to me within 24 hours. Withing 6 hours I was in a mall parking lot nowhere near any "nature" and a large quill type feather was at my feet.
Signs are can be very specific to the individual. Very much like my David Bowie you may have certain words, songs, smells, feelings that occur. Always go with your first thought. Remember ST will always be there to tell you "oh no it was just a coincidence." Trust me what I have seen defies all laws of probability.
Working With The Universe to Achieve Signs and Help
God/The Universe wants us to be happy. God does not want unhappiness. The notion of poverty,chastity, etc never really worked. Think about it what kind of "all loving presence" wants you to be poor and struggle? There is an abundance of happiness for us we just have to trust and believe. It is a simple equation: Ask +Believe = Receive. The forth component is Gratitude. Sounds simple but at the same time hard to do. Asking is easy, believing less easy, receiving easy with a twist. The twist is being open to receive your sign. I am famous for studying this, practicing this and yet the hardest thing for me to do is receive. I am always saying well maybe but I'm not sure. This is a guarantee to NOT get the sign. I asked for one yesterday. I really felt I knew the answer but was asking for 'back up'. I was nervous I would not see the sign, this does not show believing. I did not see the sign I asked for. That can be the sign, no sign. However, by me having lack of belief put the message out there that I really didn't want it.
The word FLOW is often used to describe being open to the Universe. This simply means allowing without doubt. VERY hard. We as humans have the knee jerk reaction to control. Being in flow is easy when things are good. Being in flow when things are not so good very hard. If we are trying to control a situation then we feel active and distracted at the same time which allows us in a way to avoid just "being". Just being is where you have to be to work with signs. Just be and watch and then you really learn.
The Key To The Universe
Step By Step
You have the ability to talk to God/The Universe any time and should. If you are interested in working with signs and seeing how you can communicate there are a few clear ways to do it.
1. Find a relaxed and quiet spot (same spot every time).
2. Relax (light a candle, play soft music, meditate)
3. With a clear mind think of the question you want answered. Write it down. While writing it down concentrate on the question, really press down on the paper. Easiest to ask a yes or no question.
a.You can ask for a specific sign or a general sign and a time limit. Be VERY clear with your question. No extra words. For example, "Give me a clear sign of a feather, in 24 hours that it is a good idea to travel by plane on June 1st 2010 to New Mexico. Thank you God!" Now if you were to ask it like this "Give me a clear sign of a feather, in 24 hours that it is a good idea for me to take a trip. Thank you God." That is way too vague. Remember no sign is a sign.
4. Repeat the question out loud or in your head with no other distracting thoughts.
5. Relax and visualize you getting your sign and experiencing what you asked for. Feel all emotions attached to it. Use all your senses to really lock in the experience. Also, picture what it would be like to not get your sign and be fine with that. If you can not do that don't ask for that sign. Thank God for the sign.
6. Keep a journal with all your signs and write where and when you get them. You will see how amazing it is and how it works.
Signs can come to us in many ways and in many forms. God/The Universe sends us signs daily whether we ask for them or not. We are guided with that little voice we hear or something will pop out of seemly no where. Our deceased loved ones are another way we receive signs. I believe they want us to know they are always around and try very hard to get our attention. Signs will increase as we are able to aline with the flow of The Universe. It is as if the more we get the more we get. God can't reach us as easily if we are blocked by emotions, control or lack of faith.
Next time you see that penny pick it up and I bet another comes along very soon. Try it.