It’s all too easy to feel lost or confused on your path, sometimes what you need is a sign from above that everything is going to be ok.
They say that the universe has our back for good reason, it is always sending us helpful messages to further us along.
The key to receiving these messages is trained intuition or psychic ability. As daunting as this may sound the process is actually pretty simple, it’s simply a matter of being consistent with it.
In this post I want to talk about how you can go about asking the universe for a sign, and then how to know you’ve received it.
I also want to touch on how to move beyond the signs, and feel into the more subtle messages that you are always receiving…even if you don’t realize it yet. So let’s get right into it!
The first step is of course to ask for a sign. There are so many different ways you can go about doing this. Start by thinking of the question you’d like to ask, and how to best phrase it. Think of communicating with the universe like texting – the clearer you are, the clearer your response will be.
Be as concise and direct as you can, experimenting with both closed and open ended questions. When stating your question/request do so with conviction, put yourself in the mind space that an answer will be received with certainty.
For general direction you can affirm: I am open to receive and follow guidance from the Universe in the form best suited to me
Another way to ask the universe for a sign is to write your request or question on a piece of paper or journal page. Spend a few moments meditating on the questions, then close the page. Once the page is closed considered your request sent. Come back to it later once you’ve received an answer.
As you go about your day pay attention to what draws your attention, notice recurring themes that arise. Your answer can manifest as a specific word coming up constantly, hearing the name of a place several times over the day.
The universe can send messages through:
- Recurring numbers
- Recurring conversation topics
- Song lyrics
- Gut feelings
All of these seemingly innocuous things can lead you to a coherent answer. I find that when I receive a message from the universe it stands out amongst everything else, I get the sense that I’m looking at something important but I don’t know why yet.
The key is to let go of expectations and allow the answer/sign to come in whatever form is appropriate. In letting go you allow more paths for the information to come through, you encourage an element of surprise which is helpful in distinguishing everyday occurrences from universal messages.
The third and final step is to express gratitude once you have received guidance. This begins a two way communication with you universe, and signals that you are receptive to more of the same.
By practicing gratitude you begin to see the universe as a friend you can converse with anytime, rather than an unreachable abstract concept. This will allow you to build trust with the universe, and validate the signs you receive.
Keep a written record of the questions you ask, along with the synchronicities you experience or answers you receive. When we write this information down we bring it to a physical level, and solidify this communication.
Over time you’ll notice that the universe likes to speak to you to a specific way. You might be more receptive to song lyrics, receiving messages through people, or feel guidance come through a gut sensation.
The universe communicates with us all in a different way because we all have different psychic strengths. For example: if you are a more visual person the universe may send a sign through image such as on social media, or if you’re more of a people-person the universe may send you a message through a chance encounter with an old friend.
Asking for a sign is the sign!
I think it’s important to realize that asking for a sign is a sign in itself!
Being open to receive a message from the universe means you are ready to widen your perspective and grow spiritually. Most of the time wanting a sign is all the confirmation you need to know you are on the right path.
So often we rely on an external prompt before we take action. Whether it be someone directly encouraging us to do something, or waiting for our schedule to align a certain way before going ahead. In doing so we can unconsciously delay our progress and silence our own intuition.
As you work on communicating with the universe and identifying your strongest signs, you will also work your intuitive muscles. When messages come through you won’t need an overt confirmation, but instead will just know based on how it feels internally.
Asking for an external sign can be helpful and I still do it sometimes myself. However this shouldn’t be your main avenue of tuning into your intuition, learn to trust what you already know in your heart.