“Putting love first means knowing that the universe supports you in creating the good, the holy, and the beautiful”
Marianne Williamson, The Law of Divine Compensation
Gabby Bernstein is a motivational speaker, a best-selling author, and an avid Course in Miracles student. She has a weekly youtube blog, which I always find inspirational. In one of her blogs this winter, she talked about asking the universe for a sign if you are struggling with a decision. She said the sign will hit you like a billboard when you receive it.
So I listened to Gabby, but I didn’t really believe her. I WAS struggling with a decision. I asked for help. I told God I was struggling with knowing if I was doing the right thing in a certain area of my life. I told God (like Gabby had instructed) to show me a sign if I am going in the right direction. In Gabby’s example, she asked for an owl. The first thing that came to my mind was a pig. I asked God to show me a pig if I am doing the right thing. Stay with me here, I know it sounds crazy…
I can’t believe I am writing about this in a blog! I thought it was so stupid. The reason I picked a pig was because there was no way I was going to see one. It was in the middle of winter in Chicago. There were no pigs. I could not even think of one instance in which I would see a pig. Still, I asked. Then I forgot about it. I knew it wouldn’t happen.
I went home that night and went about my business as usual. My husband and I watched a TV show that we always watch. I wasn’t paying much attention to it. Suddenly, on the show, someone was walking down the street carrying a little pig in his coat! I screamed! The next scene, I kid you not, was just a room full of pigs!
It was a strange, super-hero-ish, show that my husband likes. I have never seen any pigs on that show before. I couldn’t believe it. I almost felt like I was going to cry. I have found it to be a sign of truth when I feel like I’m going to cry tears of relief or joy.
It hit me like a billboard when I wasn’t looking. I then knew I was going in the right direction. I never looked back. When you know deep in your soul that the universe has your back, all your insecurities vanish. You feel the presence of God. You are no longer alone. Since then, I smile, laugh, and tell God thank you when I receive the signs that the universe has my back.
Soon after that, I asked for a rainbow. I was thinking about getting serious about my writing. I was questioning if this was a wise way to spend my time at the moment. I had this deep longing to write for while, and I knew I would someday write. I just did not know if I should start at that time. I asked God if I should get serious about my writing right then, please show me a rainbow. And guess what? I didn’t get one.
So I opened my mind. I knew I had signed up (and spent a lot of money) for a writer’s workshop that was a couple of months away. I wondered if it was a waste of time. Still, there was no turning back. I was going to the workshop. I started writing. I forgot about the rainbows.
Last week, I got serious. I published a blog about connecting with God. I dedicated myself to writing in it regularly. Tonight, on my way home from work, there was a RAINBOW….billboard. It felt like magic. It was barely there, very faint and short. I wondered if my eyes were playing tricks on me. I opened up my car window to see if the window was causing it. No, it was still there. As I drove home, I thought about what I was going to write in my blog. I smiled, laughed, and told God thank you. By the time I got home, the rainbow had grown bigger and brighter. It was right in front of me as I neared my house. It was beautiful.
Today I was struggling and wondering if I should continue with the blog. God never fails to surprise if you are aware. He will always give you inspiration if you look for it.
Try asking God for a sign if you are struggling with a decision. If you do not get the sign, that is okay. Just open your mind and refocus. Maybe it is time to adjust your path.
If you keep talking to God, the sign will come to you. It probably will not be the way you expect it. Always be open for God Sightings wherever you are, and they will happen. Please post below any experiences with “signs from the universe” or God Sightings!
Peace, Love,… Pigs, and Rainbows! 😉
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