A Universe of Signs and Messages Awaits
You are standing in the center of a very chatty universe that is ready to engage. Everything that you encounter is a part of you and you are part of it. Even though we may at times feel separate and unknown in a vast and impersonal world, we are never as alone as we may think. No matter where we are and what we are doing, guidance and direction is available through sacred signs, messages and synchronicities.
Do you ever find coins or feathers on your path and wonder if this is a message from someone or something? Does the same species of bird suspiciously come to your window a little too often for it to be simply a chance encounter? Do you wake at the same time night after night, then glance at the clock at this same time during the day? When facing a difficult choice, decision or during a personal crisis have you ever asked for a sign or message to guide and lead you?
If any of these are true for you, you are not alone. Since the beginning of time, we have looked to an invisible presence and power to guide and comfort us through signs and messages. When we notice signs, we are pulled into the deeper mystery of life where we become aware that we are seen, known and being guided.
Intuition Made Easy
We often attempt to access intuitive guidance when we need to make an important decision or when we are amid a personal crisis. Unfortunately, the result often frustrates us. We may look to our intuition to provide wise and timely insight. Although, it can be difficult to achieve the calm and receptive state we need to receive clear intuitive guidance.
Unfortunately, it often seems that when we most need the assuring voice of our intuition, our stress levels make it almost impossible to become quiet and meditative enough to receive inner guidance. The same is true when a loved one on the other side, reaches out to connect with us. Our grief over their passing and the many other intense emotions that we often feel can create an energetic static that gets in the way of tuning into their presence. Our intuitive awareness can seem to be blocked or absent. It becomes all too easy to mistake our desires, wishes, and hopes as intuitive information or to discount our intuitive impressions altogether.
However, when we find ourselves pressed for answers, overthinking and becoming consumed with trying to figure out possibilities, options, choices and the best course to take, there is another option. Sacred signs and messages are an external form and expression of intuition. The divine spirit realm knows all too well the difficulties that we encounter and has devised creative ways to break through the chattering thinking mind and our anxious emotions. Even though the divine response may not come in the way that we expect or desire, our prayers and requests for spiritual help and intervention are heard and answered.
Signs, messages, and synchronicities are messages from above. Through them, the spirit realm sends their wise and loving council in a dependable and accessible way. When we observe and notice signs and messages we are engaging with powerful forces of positivity and healing. Instead of worrying, obsessing or feeling lonely, renewed hope and heart-centered awareness awakens.
Many sacred signs, messages, and synchronicities come to us uninvited. During times of confusion or stress, when we need to decide or even when all is well, we may suddenly become aware that the butterfly that just landed on our window sill or the cloud overhead that is shaped like a heart, may be a message. When we notice and trust that we are being guided, the sudden appearance of a sign can be a welcome relief. They remind us that we are not alone. They can fill us with love, provide us with much-needed direction and give us the assurance that our concerns and worries are being worked out for the highest good.
Signs and message are a form of intuitive communication that is available always and under any circumstance. Anyone and everyone can participate in noticing and deriving meaning from them. It is not necessary to be especially gifted or a confident intuitive to benefit from this form of unspoken and spiritual guidance.
The Living Oracle
Even though signs often come to us without our request and appear to be random, I have developed a system, that I call the Living Oracle, to invoke and interpret them. I describe it in my new book, Sacred Signs and Symbols, along with a variety of ways to personalize and adapt it to your needs. Through the Living Oracle, sacred signs and messages can be invoked for insight into such areas as relationships, career and life purpose. They can also guide us in our everyday decisions and choices, offer spiritual guidance and connect us to our loved ones on the other side and our angels.
Throughout history, oracles have looked to nature and naturally occurring phenomena such as the changing skies, the flight patterns of birds, markings on sticks and stones and the sightings of animals to provide guidance and direction. Although many ancient oracle systems make use of the symbology of nature and the natural world, signs, and messages emerge in everyday conditions and through everyday objects and situations. The advancement of technology and contemporary society has allowed new and creative signs and messages to develop and take shape. Even through some signs and messages are similar in appearance and meaning to those that occurred centuries ago, they also take form and are expressed through everyday conditions, objects and situations.
The Living Oracle was designed to better notice and interpret the common signs that often occur in more urban areas, such as towns, cities and residential areas and neighborhoods. It is in highly populated areas that signs, messages, and synchronicities are often missed or ignored.
The purpose and meaning of present day signs and messages and naturally occurring ones, might not always be obvious. Signs and messages communicate through symbolic and metaphoric language. Some signs utilize time-honored universal symbols, while others are expressed in a more personal and individual way.
Along with listening within to our intuition and gut knowing and relying on our personal interpretation of signs and messages, Sacred Signs and Symbols, includes an extensive glossary which reveals the meaning within hundreds of natural and urban sacred signs and synchronicities.
All of life is a living oracle where we are supported, loved, and cared for.
Sherrie Dillard has been a professional psychic, medium, and therapist for over thirty years. She taught intuition development at Duke University and leads workshops and classes on spiritual development and spiritual healing nationally and internationally. Visit her at www.SherrieDillard.com.