The universe works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, if you look close enough, you may be able to see a sign that may help to guide you to your next rightful path. Here are a few signs that the universe is trying to tell you something.
**Note: This article is for those who believe in the universe, its workings, spirituality, and agnosticism.
Does it bring you joy? Focusing on feelings
Similar to Marie Kondo’s famous line, Jack Canfield, teacher, author, entrepreneur, and coach tells his students to focus on the feeling. Does a certain moment bring you joy? Does another bring you sadness? “When you experience true joy, it’s a sign you are on the right track and doing what you are meant to be doing,” Canfield says. If you do not focus on your emotions and how something (a promotion, a new relationship, hanging out with a certain friend) makes you feel, then you may be ignoring signs from the universe.
Got an earworm or a recurring dream?
If you have an earworm or are experiencing recurring dreams in your current life, this may be the universe giving you a sign that forces you to pay attention until you get the message. The universe has a way of letting our subconscious mind know what we need. Canfield suggests, “if you have “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” from the Rolling Stones stuck in your head, you might be getting a message from your subconscious that you are frustrated with the lack of satisfaction in your life and need to make some changes to increase your happiness.”
Dreams may be a message from our subconscious. What is really bothering us beneath the surface? If you are open to the messages you are receiving in the recurring dreams, you may find the answer you were looking for to solve a problem in your waking life.
Your inner voice and gut feelings
When you are unsure of yourself and what to do next, ask your inner voice. Sometimes, you already know and feel the answer if you simply just ask. It can be hard to hear the inner voice when it is next to the list of things you have to get done, the people you want to talk to, and any other anxieties that may be on your mind. One simple way to reduce the other unnecessary noise is through meditation. Canfield says, “When you take time to clear your mind of the endless monkey chatter that keeps it so distracted all day long, you’ll find it easier to hear the inner truth that lives deep inside you.”
Ask the universe
You can communicate with the universe and ask what it is that you are trying to find or if you are on the right path. The universe may send you clear signs that you may or may not be on the right path. This can be communicated through repeat occurrences or creatures. Canfield suggests to, “write down any other signals you think the universe is sending you. Maybe you feel stuck at your job, or you’re frustrated with a toxic person in your life, or you’re experiencing some sort of physical pain.”
How do I recognize signs from the universe that are being sent to me?
A few things you can do according to Chopra.com, an online site created and inspired by Deepak Chopra’s massive following.
1.Cultivate the desire to receive
It can be hard to see signs when you do not have the desire to receive. Make sure that you are open to receiving signs (genuinely) and you will start to see the universe’s signs all around you.
2. Pay attention
It’s not enough to just see the signs, you also have to pay attention to them. The universe may be sending you signals through recurring dreams or experiences, creatures that cross your path repeatedly, or through a feeling in your body. Pay attention.
3. Make notes of recurring experiences
As noted above, recurring experiences may be a sign from the universe. What is the universe trying to tell you? Focus on it.
3. Fine-tune your sensitivity
Focus on yourself and your feelings. Chopra.com reminds, “Remember that you and the universe are one, which means a true sign from creation should resonate with you on some level.”
4. Release your personal investment in the answer. Surrender to the universe’s signs.
The universe may give us signs, but sometimes we see what we want to see and bend the signs to fit our personal investments. Release all personal investments and biases. Surrender to the universe’s signs and trust what it is doing/where it will lead you.