“It's a Sign!" 3 Ways to Tell If You Are Being Superstitious or If It's Really The Universe Showing You The Way
An open line of communication always exists between you and the Universe. While messages are always breaking through, the energetic landscape is subtle and messages can easily be lost in translation, ignored or go unseen.
Rather than tuning in, slowing down, and allowing the Universe to guide you, you find yourself grasping at straws and misreading the signs. Suddenly every advertisement, passing conversation, or TV show is laden with ‘signs,’ leading you down a well-traveled path of overthinking. If you’re tossing and turning over the latest episode of Game of Thrones, it's time to decipher intuition from superstition. Here’s how to tell the difference:
i. It doesn’t feel right. If the ‘sign’ feels unsettling, anxiety-provoking, or desperate, this information was not meant as a message. This is not to say that the Universe will always tell you what you want to hear, quite the contrary, but with truth comes a deep sensation of knowing and certainty. Listen to your body, not your mind.
ii. You’re getting mixed messages. If the Universe seems to change its mind throughout the day, you’re letting ego step in and trying to manipulate the broadcast. The Universe is trying to communicate with you but you’re hell-bent on only experiencing one outcome. Be honest with yourself about whether you’re forcing a sign or allowing communication. Often times, the right message will come through with ease and it will appear as if a path is laying itself out for you to skip down once you decipher the ping. If you attempt to manipulate the message, you most likely will be met with some sort of resistance.
iii. You’re not surrendered. You feel desperate, anxious, and burdened by the weight of indecision. This can snowball into a feeling of mistrust and neglect from the Universe. “Where is my sign?! What do I do?!” is often the internal dialogue we find ourselves spewing. HELP. Yet this desperation for guidance and anxiety can cloud your intuition. Sometimes no word from the Universe can be a sign in itself, for you to take a deep breath and surrender. Perhaps you need time before you can make the decision you're begging the Universe for guidance on. Surrender and let the Universe lend you support when you are ready to receive it.
Contributed by Ellie Benet • @elliebenet