Self-ImprovementEncouragement

When You Feel Lost, Ask The Universe For A Sign

At times, there’s only so much that we can handle ourselves.

Getting fired from a job, going through a breakup or divorce, being kicked out of your apartment, having health problems, feeling like you only attract losers, not knowing how to end a relationship with said loser, feeling unfulfilled—the list goes on.

We feel like these tiny, helpless humans strolling around, not knowing what to do. Why don’t we ask the Universe for a sign? Why don’t we ask life to show us a way?

Here’s the thing: You CAN ask for a sign.

The guidance is always ready and available to us if we just ask and listen. We’re never alone, and we’re never hopeless. The Universe is here to guide us, teach us, and assist us. It wants to see us thrive, and it wants to see us happy and fulfilled.

If we just slow down a little and sit still, it will listen to our requests and respond in the most magical way.

You don’t have to do a ceremony, chant, or sit in meditation for 90 minutes to ask for a sign. It can be as easy or as complicated as you want it to be.

Here are a few ways in which you can connect to a higher power and ask for a sing and guidance:

1. Journal

Write a letter to the Universe/Life/Higher Power and explain that you are looking for some help and guidance. Explain your situation and request that this higher power assists you in the best way possible.

2. Repeat affirmations

My favorite affirmation is by Gabby Bernstein: “I step back and let the Universe lead the way.” It’s so simple and straight to the point. Repeat this affirmation multiple times a day and surrender your worries. Be open to the most incredible and unexpected guidance.

3. Ask for a specific sign

This only works when you have a specific inquiry or question and want to be reassured that you’re going in the right direction. You can use a flower, animal, symbol, or word to serve as a sign that you need. Ask for it to be shown if you’re on the right path. For example, “Universe, please show me a blue tulip if I should take this job.”

Now that you’ve made a request and asked the Universe for a sign, it’s time to listen.

Let go of all expectations and don’t go obsessively looking for a sign. If you asked the Universe to show you a blue tulip to confirm that you should go for this new job, don’t walk into a flower shop and ask, “Hey guys, do you have any blue tulips?”

Let go of this question. Forget about it. Move on! The sign will come in a way in which you least expect it. You might think that you will see your blue tulip on a book in a bookstore, when in reality, you could be sitting in traffic when you suddenly have a hunch to look to your left and see a black BMW going past with a sticker of a blue tulip on the side.

Go on with your life like you usually would, and let the sign surprise you. It’ll pop up when you least expect it!

Remember: You are always being guided.

No matter what situation you find yourself in, trust and have faith that there’s a reason life brought you here.

Perhaps it’s a lesson that you need to learn, a strength within yourself that you need to find, or a new direction which you need to take.

Tune into your own self, tune into the Universe, and ask for a sign. The guidance is always here, and it’s always available. Ask, and then be open to receiving it in the most unexpected way.

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Gabie is a life coach and creator based in the Netherlands. Follow Gabie on Instagram or read more articles from Gabie on Thought Catalog.

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