The Signs. I can’t ignore them any longer. Have you been ignoring them too?
Whether I’ve been just plain scared, in denial or “not ready”, I have chosen to ignore many signs throughout my life.
It would be an outright lie to say I’ve never seen any of them. I’ve seen them alright and ignoring them has been a choice. I remember continuing to do work that didn’t support me financially or emotionally. I remember being in romantic relationships that couldn’t deliver what I needed, deserved or desired. Let’s just say I have avoided my share of stuff.
Years ago, the man I thought I wanted to spend the rest of my life with told me he wouldn’t marry me because I didn’t (at that point) have a master’s degree. If that wasn’t a sign, I don’t know what is.
Signs may be but the sympathies of nature with man. ― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
The Good, The Bad, The Sledgehammer
Signs come in many forms. The mouths of babes. And adults. Through images, gut feelings, inner voices, songs, advice– there are countless vehicles. Here’s the thing: our kind and loving Universe provides us with signs that affirm life as it is, show us how existence could be even better, and warn us of the potentially dangerous. When we refuse to pay attention to the signs, we may receive what a friend calls The Sledgehammer. Sledgehammers can be painful, and for good reason. I always think of it as the Universe putting its foot down!
Do you pay attention to the signs? It’s easy to heed the good ones, but I mean all of them, including the difficult and hard to accept.
I have been striving for that actively. In my perfect imperfection, I’ve got my eyes, my ears, my heart, my mind wide open. I am aware. I listen. To myself, to others, to The Universe. To the so-called good, the bad and the ugly. I see it all as information that can be used to expand and perhaps act on. There’s something to learn in there, I swear.
It’s fine if you can’t interpret a sign. Just begin to actively notice what’s happening around you and inside of you. Awareness. Really tuning in is the first step.
So when I saw the image above, I paid attention. People always ask or wonder how I’ve come to experience such joy in my life. What makes me shine… I’ve wanted to share with you the same science, philosophies and tools that have helped to liberate me in most every moment.
I had been thinking about hosting an event where I could do just that, and then came all of the signs. I call them signs to Realign Your Mind. Here are a few:
#1 – I had been wavering on the when, the where and the ifs of the event when I walked down a side street and saw the sign above. For me it was a sign to go for it. My deepest desire is to free as many minds as possible!
#2 – A few days before seeing that same sign, my business coach happened to say, “Doing an event would be really good for you right now.” I trust her. Her instincts and intuition are right on, and so I actively chose to receive her words as an affirmation.
#3 – A few weeks ago, I attended an event at the same exact space that I had been considering. I got to spend time in the space as a participant, and loved the energy. Yet another confirmation. And yes, there have been many more signs…
So I’d love to invite you to Free Your Mind + SHINE on Sunday, September 27th! I know, it’s coming up quickly. Come join me! I’ve planned a fun-filled, informative and experiential afternoon where I’ll empower and teach you about your magical mind, body and spirit. We’ll do some powerful exercises, you’ll experience self-hypnosis, plus I’ll share tools that guide you to live a liberated, joyous and abundant life. It’ll just be us. An intimate group. You can learn more or sign up here. I can’t wait to free you!
I believe the more you understand the workings of your mind, the more freedom you experience in all areas of your life!
A second invite…
Most of all, I invite you to look at your own life. Take three to five minutes right now to write the answers to these questions. Just write down what’s top of mind. No straining allowed. What are you choosing to ignore or avoid? Personally and/or professionally? Do you see, hear, feel any signs? What are they? How might those signs be showing you positive possibilities, or nudging you elsewhere? Is it time to take action or surrender? Whatever you discover, it’s information you can work with, a starting place.
I’d love to hear about your signs, please share. I will too. It’s never too late to start paying attention. In fact, you’re right on time!
P.S. – I’ll be sharing more of my #mindrealignsigns in hopes that they inspire you too!