Posted on: September 27, 2021 Posted by: A.L. Jonas Comments: 0
ways the universe sends us messages
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Feeling lost in life? Do you feel isolated from the rest of the world? It is painful and lonely. But if it is any consolation, know that you are not alone. Everyone goes through that feeling more so if you are at a crossroad in life. There are really days when you will feel like you have lost it. The good news is that there is a greater power out there whom you can rely on. And if you are searching for answers, the universe will send you messages to guide you and lead you to the right path. The real challenge lies on how to identify the messages. It is quite tricky but if you will really pay attention, you will realize that the signs are everywhere. You just need to be aware of them. Here are some ways the universe sends messages:

Only those who can see such signs of life are able to find treasure.

– Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist

1. Animals

You have heard stories from ancient times on how certain animals are actually signs from the universe.They are very sensitive and can sense the energy around them. For example, many cultures around the world associate butterflies with souls from departed loved ones. If you see one, it is said that it is time to let go and start anew. Cats on the other hand are a symbol of mysticism. Since it is all a mystery, cats are both loved and feared throughout history. Meanwhile, sightings of hawks indicate courage and opportunity. It means you are now ready to take on new responsibilities.

2. Dreams

Do you remember the last time you had a dream? What was it about? Dreams are actually bridges that connect us to the spiritual realm. It is a clear way for the universe to interact with us and send us messages. That’s why since ancient times, you have heard of dream interpreters. It is difficult to remember our dreams, much more to interpret them. For example, try to recall. Have you ever dreamt of a deposed loved one? What was the person trying to tell you? What was the message? So, if you ever dreamt of something at night; try to recall and write down your dream before you forget.

3. Illnesses

Most of the time, illnesses indicate that you are sick physically. But there are times that illnesses are actually a way of the universe trying to tell you that you have unresolved spiritual or emotional issues in your life. Have you ever experienced feeling sick and the doctor can’t seem to pinpoint what is wrong with you? Then, the doctor will end up telling you that your sickness is caused by stress. Well, the pain that you are feeling is but a physical manifestation of the unresolved spiritual and emotional issues.

4. People

The most common way the universe sends messages is through other people. That’s why it is important to listen to what other people are saying; regardless of who they are. The messages can come from people who are younger, less successful and less smart than you are. Obviously, not everything you hear is a sign. The key here is to pray or to ask the universe first your question. In this way, you will be able to recognize it right away if another person talks about it. For example, you are contemplating on whether to have a baby or not. You suddenly bumped into an old classmate who is pushing a stroller with a cute and adorable baby on it. You had a quick chat and she talks on and on about how she felt happier and fulfilled to become a mom. That is actually the answer to your question. It is the way of the universe giving you a glimpse of what your life will be if you push through with your decision.

5. Random Thought

Have you ever experienced a random thought suddenly popping into your head? This is what is called your intuition. It is any information that suddenly appears in our thought without conscious effort. It is when you are thinking about something else, and then suddenly, a brilliant idea pops into your head that is totally off-tangent. More of an “a-ha” moment. If this ever happens to you, do remember that the idea will disappear as soon as it pops out. That is why there is such a thing as the 5-second rule. This means that you only have 5-seconds to act on the idea. If it is not possible, it helps to have a small notebook handy so that you can keep a diary of your random thoughts and act on them later.

6. Repeating Numbers

Do you keep on seeing repeating numbers? For example, you woke up in the middle of the night and the time was 1:11 am. The next day as you drive yourself to work, you have noticed the plate number of the car in front of you is 111. At lunchtime, you met a long time friend. You asked for his number. The last three digits of his phone number are 111. Coincidence? No, it’s not. Those are angel numbers. It means that the universe is sending you a message. If you see repeating numbers, research what it means to find out what the universe is trying to tell you.

7. Recurring Problems

Have you ever felt like you kept on encountering the same problem over and over again? For example, you have a pain in your back that never disappears or you keep on having issues with your direct supervisor. It can also be money problems or relationship problems. If problems keep on recurring, it is the universe telling you that you have not learned your lesson and have not solved the root of the problem.

8. Setbacks

Lost your job? Did not get the promotion? Failed an examination? Rejected by your loved one? Detours, roadblocks and setbacks are common in life. Even if we did our best, there are just some things beyond our control. If this happens to you, know that it is a sign that the universe is telling you something. It is either redirecting you to the correct path or telling you that now is not yet the time.

Be thankful for closed doors, detours and roadblocks. They protect you from paths and places not meant for you.

– Suzanne Heyn


Have you been hearing the same songs over and over again? Or did a song just pop out of your head for no reason? If this ever happens to you, check the lyrics of the song. What is the song’s message? The universe is trying to send you the message through the song. If it is not in the lyrics, maybe it is in the time the song was released. Like if the song was popular in your younger years, the universe may be telling you to go back to the time when you were young, innocent and at peace with yourself.

10. When Everything Falls into Place

The opposite of setbacks is when everything seems to fall into place. You are inspired, happy and good things keep on coming your way. People and opportunities kept on presenting themselves to you. It is a sign that you are on the right path.

11. Words

You are riding on a bus and the person beside you is reading a newspaper. You caught a glimpse of a line on the newspaper. What is it saying? You ate at a Chinese restaurant and they give free fortune cookies. There is a message inside the cookie, what does it say? Sometimes, the universe sends us messages through words or phrases that suddenly caught our attention.

The point is signs are everywhere around us. It is just that we are so caught up in our world that we failed to notice the messages that our spirit guides are telling us. Be fluid and follow the signs in your life to find your purpose in life.

Be like water.

– Lao Tzu

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