Updated: Mar 1
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’s so important to pay attention to signs from the universe.
If you start paying attention, you will realize that the universe is sending you signals all the time that show you where you need to go and what you need to do to create the life of your dreams.
Here are 5 powerful signs from the universe to pay attention to that will help you understand what you’re meant to do to become the person you are meant to be.
Joy as a navigation tool
When you experience pure joy with whatever you are doing or wherever you are or with a company you really love, that is a sign to keep building those experiences.
If you‘re not happy with your job, or where you are living, or any other aspect of your life, that may be the universe telling you that it’s time to make a change. As you move through life, start paying close attention to the times when you are experiencing joy.
That’s the universe telling you, THIS is what you are meant to be doing. And once you know what that is, you can start looking for more opportunities to create that in your life.
Using Pain as a sign
The whole purpose of pain is to alert your body to the fact that something is not right. So the sooner you pay attention, the sooner you can heal whatever physical ailment might be bothering you.
Sometimes, though, the thing that’s bothering you may not be a problem with your physical body.
Instead, it might be the physical manifestation of stress, anxiety, or an unhealed emotional wound. It could be related to something you shouldn’t be eating, some emotions you are not dealing with, or some situation that you need to address that you are avoiding. Listen to this warning sign and take actions to remove it.
Something stuck in your head
Many times a song or a dream gets stuck in our head. Pay attention to the particular song or dream that is recurring. Make a note of it or journal it. It may reveal your hidden subconscious fears or desires.
Listen to your intuition
There is always an inner voice that guides you towards who you are meant to be. With practicing methods like meditation, journaling, mindfulness etc. we can build our abilities to listen to our inner intuition. Many times what is best for our growth is hinted by the universe in subtle ways through this inner voice. This voice fades when we are distracted by external noise & our egoic pursuits. Listening to our intuition is tapping into the language of the Universe which propels us towards becoming our best version. The book Alchemist talks about this in detail. Read about it here.
Ask the Universe
Finally, ask the Universe for guidance. This can be done in two ways. During your meditation or journaling practice, ask the Universe for guidance. If you have been practicing this for a while, you might hear from the Source directly. This state is difficult to achieve for most. The second way is to ask universe for specific signs like you can ask to see for a specific bird like owl, hummingbird or any insect like butterfly, ladybird or any other Sign of your choice. Ask the Universe to show your sign in specific time duration like within 24 hours, or 48 hours etc & if you see it in any form either live or pictorial or word form, consider it as a go ahead.
Always remember, there is no good or bad sign. Whatever sign you get from the universe, is meant for your Growth. So with practice we can polish these skills. What are your ways to communicate with the Universe? Comment below.
This post has been inspired from Jack Canfield's following blog: