In my journey into meditation and into mindfulness, I have come to be aware of signs in my life. Daily little synchronicities, coincidences and signs are everywhere and I feel they are our guides’ way of pointing us in the right direction, or even simply letting us know that they’re there for us.
I have come to pay attention to a wayward butterfly crossing my path, or a dragonfly darting around me when there are no others. I notice cloud formations that have meaning to me. And I notice little things in my life that tell me those I love who are on the other side, are reminding me that they’re with me.
Humans become far too involved in day-to-day living, to the point of ignoring what is truly important on this planet. We begin to base our lives, our hearts, our direction and our decisions on unimportant minutia. I mean, seriously, do you really want to stay angry at the inane customer service agent on the phone to the point it stops you from experiencing something beautiful, or from experiencing messages and direction from your angels and guides. You know, your anger or grief will do that. And our angels, guides and loved ones on the other side cannot help us unless we ask for their help and unless we listen for them.
Some of the best times to listen are when you surrender yourself totally to nature. Sitting in nature, breathing in fresh air and enjoying all that is around you is not only calming but it allows you to connect with the planet and thus, connect with the help and love that surrounds you. When you’re angry, when you’re not in the moment, you miss a lot of the beauty that is your gift from earth.
Signs generally have meaning only to you. The image in this post of the clouds is an example. I’ve recently lost someone who I loved dearly, who was like a second mother to me. My heart has been hurting since her passing in May. In two visits to her home in SW Florida, I have seen a few signs that tell me she’s with me in spirit. On the trip home the first time, I was feeling particularly lost and then I saw this cloud which to me, is an amazing bird. I knew that I was not alone in my feelings.
And then I saw iris in many other places (note the bedspread below).
So, my message today is to not ever let these special moments go unnoticed. They are there for your benefit and to help you with whatever you’re struggling with, be it grief, loss, love or any of the myriad of other of life’s struggles.
And then there are numbers. But that’s for another post another day.