“Please, show me the way,” I ask the stars. As if their cryptic shine will magically unravel the path ahead of me.
Do the stars answer?
When you ask, the answers are always given. Only, listening to the signs of the universe isn’t as easy as picking up the phone and dialing up the 111-universe help hotline. It would be nice if that were the case but it’s not. And that means it can be easy to ignore the signs when the universe is attempting to collaborate with you.
The trick is that it takes intentional practice to work out how to receive the signs of the universe. We are individuals. Each of us with our own set of nuances. So, it is important to understand that we won’t always receive the same signs, either.
What resonates with me may not necessarily correlate with you and vice-versa. So, the universe will personalize your signs.
Think, Google. Minus the psychological manipulation tactics, of course.
Still with me?
I know it comes across as woo-woo, but the truth is that there is a part of you and me that is completely synergized with the universe. Like an invisible umbilical cord composed of links.
Sometimes, the links become weak. Life has a way of doing that. On the other hand, life also has a way of bringing you back in tune with your true essence, reconnecting your links to the universe.
The fastest way to quit ignoring the signs of the universe is to become more aware of your direct link to the universe and reconnect yourself with the cosmos.
Shall we begin to unravel?
The Signs of the Universe
“If we would just take a moment to look around, we would see that the Universe is in constant communication with us.
Sometimes I’m convinced that my life resembles a science fiction movie. My mother is inclined to agree. She finds it fascinating that strange, uncanny things are frequently popping up in my experiences.
As in, the signs I receive from the universe.
For me, the universe communicates through repetitive numbers, names and initials, music, and mind-blowing synchronicities, to name a few.
It wasn’t always this way.
The difference is that now I have reconnected my link to the universe. No longer do I ignore the signs. I couldn’t even if I wanted to.
It all started around the same time that I was gearing up to leave my first husband. I began to go deep about myself and life. Something felt horribly amiss. My sense of unease had a lot to do with the poor quality of my marriage. The relationship wasn’t fulfilling what I yearned to experience in a connection.
My husband loved the illusion of me and not the real me.
He wasn’t interested in who I was, who I could become, or where I was going in this lifetime. And he possessed no desire to “see” or “learn” me.
It got to the point where I was suffocating in an invisible, self-created prison. I realized that it wasn’t just him. I didn’t know any of these things about myself either, and that was the real reason for the unease tormenting me.
The more I faced the truths about my life, the more it was made impossible to run from the reality of my situation. No longer could I deny that I was existing in No-Man’s Land. Just getting by in a relationship that didn’t feed my soul, ignite personal transformation or expand the breadth of my love.
There was no room for me to grow, be who I was, and flourish as a soulful human being. I was so disconnected from myself, and detached from the spirit of the universe that it was slowly killing me.
I knew that I was the only one who could change it.
Signs of Disconnection
“A bad day for the ego is a good day for the soul.”
— Michael Beckwith
When your link to the universe is disconnected, you are also in a state of spiritual disconnect. The estrangement begins at the core of yourself, in the body and heart-space, then branches out through the soul.
How can you be sure?
If you cannot feel deeply in a body built for experiencing life through emotions, then that is a clear sign that something is wrong. In turn, your soul will fall flat against the cosmos, unable to penetrate her deep mysteries and receive her vast wisdom through her guidance.
Chronic unhappiness is usually a sign of disconnect.
It may also show up as:
Emptiness is a strange and uncomfortable sensation that arises from a sense of emotional numbness that you can’t seem to shake. You may feel depressed, unfulfilled, confused, and unsettled.
You feel stifled, suffocated, and lack control in your life. There seems to be no way out. You may sense that you need to become more present and connected with your reality, and you know in your heart that you must find the courage, as an individual, to flip your world on its head.
Alone and Unsupported
A heavy perception of separation from yourself and/or your partner. You feel isolated, limited, unheard, unloved, and unsure of your life purpose.
Your Ego Dominates Your Soul
When your ego rules over your soul, you are afraid of changing and often feel threatened by people who are different from you.
It is vital to remind yourself that when you’re afraid of change, there can be no transformation. And transformation is the essence of universal connection and spirituality.
Are you ignoring the signs of the universe?
“The universe is talking to us. It is trying to get our attention. It is trying to guide us, connect with us, and wake us up.”
— Spiritual life coach, Borbala
I didn’t know it consciously at the time. It was more an inkling that I was missing a big piece of the puzzle, and that that piece was significant to my quality and understanding of life — who I am, my worth, purpose, and place in this world.
But it wasn’t until I found the courage to change my life that things began to shift. I left my husband and began to do the inner-work, seeking answers to the big things. I wanted to understand the meaning of life and more importantly, my connection (link) to the universe.
- I began to read books about spirituality and higher-love.
- I spent time practicing things like mediation, calibration, and pondering greater meaning.
- I became aware and comfortable with the presence of my own company.
- I learned how to accept me, and reacquainted myself with self-care, and self-acceptance.
- I began to trust in something higher than myself, and in turn, I started to feel excited about the unknown future rather than afraid.
- And eventually, I was catapulted onto a new path strewn with signs from the universe.
Signs I could no longer ignore.
Signs of Reconnection
“When you are tuned in to how the universe is communicating with you, life becomes a lot less confusing, and you start to feel a lot more aligned and connected.”
Admittedly, it wasn’t a sudden transformation or awakening. More like a steady drip of information given at the right times. The most important part is that those feelings of unease and dissonance that I had been experiencing, began to fade into a new state of being which involved trust in myself, the path, and the universe.
A deep sense of inner-peace is usually a sign of reconnection.
It may also show up as:
You learn to let go of the past which is gone and the future which is yet to arrive, as you immerse yourself in the present moment.
You’re not always perfect at it, but you get better at finding ways to get out of your over-thinking head long enough to tune into the universal magic, and you begin to realize the beauty of living life at a much slower pace.
Opening Your Mind
When you have reconnected to the universe, many things in life become relative. You begin to understand and accept what John Allen Paulos meant when he said:
“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”
As your mind begins to open, so does your heart and tolerance for others. You will seldom act in anger and judge much less. You will be more prone to flexibility, adaptability, and curiosity. You will empathize more than ever before. You will learn how to accept the things you cannot change. You will be more mindful, compassionate, and appreciative.
Reconnecting to the universe means that you will take time to use your senses and relish in the spirit that you find in everything. At times, you may be overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude and wonder — for life itself and the love-energy pulsing through your being.
You will begin to notice miracles and feel your connection to the earth and cosmos. You will sense the divinity within as you feed your soul with new thoughts, ideas, and ways of being. You will learn to inexplicitly trust your intuition and place your faith in the universe that is always working for your highest good.
Then, when the final links of the invisible umbilical cord begin to heal, something else begins to happen…
The right people show up at the right time. Unexplainable and powerful synchronicities arise to light up your path. You notice number sequences that are intimate to you. Peculiar events of significant meaning will come to pass. Song messages, words, and random bursts of inspiration begin to become the norm. Butterflies are everywhere and white feathers may float across your path. Your dreams may become a precursor for the future. You begin to go with the flow and work with the universe. You are less afraid of change.
Then, you will find that…
You are no longer ignoring the signs of the universe.
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