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Recognizing Signs From The Universe

How many times do your wish you had a sign to help your take the right direction in life? 

Have you asked for answer but didn’t know how to recognize or receive it? 

Do you feel alone and unsupported? 

Spirit talks to us, trying to get our attention and attempting to guide, connect and wake us up! There are plenty of signs, but are you listening and do you know what to look for? 

Because we live in a physical world, we tend to limit ourselves to the physical limitation, which limit Spirits communication with us. BUT-When you are “tuned in” to how the universe is communicating with you, life becomes less confusing and you fell more aligned, guided and connected. 

Slow down-Be Present, Pay Attention and Be Willing to Receive

Every time I connect, I first quiet my mind and raise my energy and vibration. I open my self up to the subtle and creative ways that Spirit communicates with me.  I am open, present, and willing to receive what messages spirit sends me. 

The signs and communication is subtle. It does not smack me in the face, and it is not a loud voice telling me exactly what they are trying to say. I have a clear knowing, and can be very gentle or very obvious but always calm and clear. 

Signs can also be woven into everyday moments. For example you may connect while in the shower, or use my favorite, I connect while I dry my hair. It could be while you’re stuck in traffic or washing dishes. The bottom line you are present and you are open to receiving. This is not a “one size fits all” situation. It is unique to you and it is essential you remove your ego and fears out of the way to let it happen. 

(By the way, I use terms Universe, Spirit, The Divine or God as it is all synonymous)

Here are some of the top 6 ways The Universe Is Nudging You to Pay Attention


Synchronicities are a direct connection to Spirit and a sign that you are on the right path. They are random occurrences that seem coincidental and related, and yet they are not connected. 

Synchronicities are one of the most powerful ways that the universe communicates. As you open your eyes and awaken to Spirit it will occur more and more. Many times you don’t need to read deep into the synchronicity, it’s just a matter of recognizing that there is something much bigger happening around you and is bigger than ourselves. 


Seeing numerical patters are signs from Spirit. For example on a clock you may see 11:11, or 12:34. You may see a certain pattern on license plates or in and address or phone number. Repeating numbers 1111, 2222, 4444, 555 can all be clear signs from the universe that you are on the right path. I would also recommend you research the spiritual meaning of numbers if you have specific ones that keep repeating for you. 

You may also see numbers that have a special meaning. My late husband was born in 1954 and died at the age of 54, so this is a repeating number for me. He says hello all the time using these numbers, I will see them on license plates, receipts, football jerseys, literally everywhere when he is around. 

Signs From Nature

Pay attention to what you see around you and in nature. Animals, flowers, feathers, crystals all have meaning. Is it random, are you drawn to something specific or does it keep reappearing? Has a feather fallen on you or in front of you from a random place. I once had this happen in my kitchen while sitting in a chair a feather floated down from the ceiling. These can be signs and communication from Spirit. The Universe is communicating with you. The other day I saw a ladybug crawling across my path right after a snow storm in cold weather. Do you think I received a sign? 

Deep Feeling or Knowing

Do you feel like “something is off” sometimes? Or “I really feel like I need to do this”? This is a clear sign. It is your intuition and spirit talking to you. There is a deep feeling or “truth” we feel when your connection with Spirit is deepening. Pay attention and know that your inner truth is being nudged or awakened. 

People As Signs

The Universe has a way of using people in our lives as vehicles of communication or messages. Maybe you hear a message on the radio of someone speaking, or get a text or phone call that triggers something in you.

It could be overhearing a conversation that give you a deep sense of knowing somehow. It could be someone reaching out after not talking for quite some time. Not everything is a sign, but it is a sign if you have asked for guidance and now someone randomly tells you something related to your question. Your intuition will know, and the key is to follow it. 


Do you keep having the same dreams over and over again? Are you seeing the same person all the time, visiting the same places, having the same types of experiences? Are there animals in your dreams? Does water show up and what does the water look like, calm or rushing? 

Did you have an intense dream that felt very real? Who appeared in your dream? Did they say anything? 

Messages, guidance, and answers can come to us through our dreams. Look into the “meaning of dreams” to see what it can mean. 

Setbacks, roadblocks, detours, and delays

When out of nowhere your flight gets delayed, your interview gets cancelled, you get sick and must change your plans, The Universe might be trying to nudge you in a different direction.

These things are usually beyond our control so it’s best not to fight or resist it. Accept it and take it as a sign that the Universe is shifting to align with a higher vibration. 

The universe knows your needs BEFORE you realize it. All you have to do is look out for the signs and TRUST that you are being guided and supported. 


Deb Sheppard