How To Read The Signs From The Universe

A sign from the universe is an inner recognition of truth, it’s Truths speaking to itself in ways that you as an individual can understand and relate to.

It’s a inner knowing.

It’s only when we involve the mind into the intuitive knowing that confusion arises because the mind can never understand or ‘get’ intuition and true wisdom.

When attempting to consult the mind (asking it for guidance) regarding something it can never know or understand, that’s when we begin to doubt and become fearful.

Only the mind (ego) analyzes and intuition can’t be analyzed.

It’s only to be trusted, and the more you do that, the stronger and clearer it gets.

Respect the signs, acknowledge them, that’s how you develop your trust in your intuition.

It’s only the mind that wants to make things mean something, often it’s even compulsively trying to put labels on things, call things for this and that, when in reality it’s all completely irrelevant.

Numbers are just numbers for example.

They don’t mean anything else than what your mind makes them into meaning, and there’s no truth to be found in the thinking mind.

What is relevant is to trust your inner guidance, not so much about what happens outside of you. It’s always about your inner response to whatever shows up that is the true guidance, not the “sign” itself.

You’ll know it’s for you, that’s why static signs (as the belief in meaning of numbers etc) are not reliable.

Sometimes people (or, the mind) ‘make’ things into signs, like the meaning of seeing feathers and black cats crossing the road and so on – when in reality sometimes a rainbow is just a rainbow…

Sometimes people fear that they will have to give up something valuable if they follow their hearts and intuition, because deep down they know that it sometimes requires one to do something that the ego doesn’t like.

The ego is fine following the signs as long as it thinks that following them will make them happy somehow, while Spirit (true self) may guide you in directions that can be challenging and testing at times. (Outside of your comfort zone

The intuitive guidance is not always leading you on a path that is going to be free of challenges, but it will always have your best interest at heart.

We can’t know its ways, in reality we don’t know what’s best for us, and we’re not given more than one step at a time. It requires trust and sometimes courage too to follow the heart and all the signs that the universe drops for us along the way, like breadcrumbs that we follow along the pathless path.

There’s no end destination, it’s a way of life, an ongoing process that you’ll become one with.

For example;

You may be invited to a party and you don’t feel like going but feel that you somehow ‘should’ anyway. Something pulls you there, so you decide to follow the hunch.

And lo and behold, there you meet someone who will play an important role in your life somehow!

The mind wants a self-serving REASON to go (“What’s in it for me, what do I get, how will this serve me”), while the heart knows and sees the whole picture.

We can’t make any conclusions about anything because we can’t possibly know or see the whole picture.

Something that may appear as “wrong” usually turns out to be a blessing in disguise later on, and only then do we understand or see what it was all about, so to learn to discern with the heart is vital because sometimes what feels wrong is wrong actually. (Not that anything is “wrong”-wrong, but you know what I mean). 

And so you don’t go to the party with expectancy or to consciously look for something or someone, but you remain open and attentive, not in a rigid or evaluating way.

If you start to evaluate you will have lost touch with the intuitive knowing, because now you’re going to the mind for guidance again, so stay open and present. That’s all.

Don’t listen as if you’re going somewhere, as if there was a goal to achieve: not to get something, be free of those things and let it all be on the premises of Life/Truth.

Whatever comes up you’ll know if its for you or not. It will feel right somehow. You will know.

When the sign is fully received and understood, when you feel that inner aha – don’t analyze, but instead start moving in the direction you’re guided towards – don’t ponder too long – decide to trust and simply start walking.

Don’t try to make logical sense out of the signs.

Many times people don’t follow their hearts because oftentimes the guidance don’t make sense to the mind and the heart can’t be understood by the mind/logic, and that creates fear within the individual so they don’t go there.

It takes practice and trust to learn to discern with the heart, and to go where you don’t see the next step takes courage, but that’s where our real life is – where the heart leads us.

The mind is not a good leader as it’s driven by fear basically; fear of loosing something or fear of not getting something.

The heart wisdom simply says go there, do that, call her, don’t talk to him” and so on and your role in this is to not ask “why?” because Truth never explains itself.

You only need to trust it.

Never think you made a mistake, never blame yourself if you know that you didn’t listen to the inner voice last month or ten years ago, or feel bad because you didn’t see the signs or because you did but chose to ignore them.

Always be here now – always show up to life Now, completely uncluttered by the past.

Spirit don’t care about your so called “mistakes” or if you have come off path so to speak, it’s only always interested in if you’re here right now and if you are it says “let’s go, this way!”.

Always in the present moment.

You decide, don’t let the signs themselves decide. (Static “signs” are merely beliefs that you have accepted as “truth”). 

Instead listen within, be attentive to things that come your way, conversations you overhear – it’s always about if what you see and hear touches something with you, it’s not about the signs themselves.

Maybe a book comes to your attention several times, people mentioning it a lot, or you start seeing it everywhere until it becomes totally obvious to you that you should read it.

You may even find yourself in a bookstore and that precise book is staring at you from the shelf and you just know, you get the inner aha which will make you smile inwardly 🙂

Only in hindsight can you see the whole string of events and signs that lead you to finally get that book. So is it with all things that comes from and by the heart, we can only see after we have actually taken the step how perfectly everything was orchestrated.

The signs were there for you and they have no meaning at all for others and vice versa.

Signs are not to be ‘believed in’ but to feel resonance with – they need to touch you on a deeper level.

And when they are recognized within you, say “Thank you, and keep showing me, keep talking to me God”.

If you feel that it’s difficult to hear and see clearly simply ask for more clarity.

A simple heartfelt prayer like; “Please be more clear God, make sure I really get the message” is enough, and then let go.

Trust that God will show you what you need to see in perfect timing. 


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  1. Caroline Bedard-Nower

    Great article, Maria!
    This came at a perfect timing as a confirmation of my new way of being! <3

  2. deepika

    thats a wondrful article maria :)..
    “God will show you what you need to see in perfect timing.” i recently expierenced this when i was thinking to quit something but then holded back cos god showed me some signs on right time n i trusted them n my intutions.
    thanx again cos at that moment i remembered wot u said in ur last article.
    keep writing!!

  3. Beautiful! I love that 🙂 That’s the key to all this; to trust the intuitive knowing and not involve the mind into any interpretations or opinions about what’s happening, because it simply can’t know or understand any of it.

    Sometimes we just get a silent “not yet, stay put” and that’s what needs to be surrendered to, not the voice that always wants to ‘do something’. (Even if it’s about thinking of quitting something as in your case).

    Trusting intuition (God speaking) is to say Yes to the inner Truth and go with it, always, no matter how things may look on the “outside”.

  4. Thank you for sharing! I absolutely agree, I do trust God but sometimes I don’t really trust time because I have been waiting for a veyr long time and have been very patient.
    I do have a short story to share and it really got me going. I started getting these signs about this one famous actor and I have heard about him throughout my childhood! I never really cared much about him but all the sudden 8 months ago I gotten this weird vibe as i was watching one of his films and something told me that I was going to be involved or perhaps marry him? I was like year right and shook it off. 6 months later I watched another film of his that just came out and i started getting these intense vibes, a strong connection to him! It was more romantic type of a connection. I was kind of flipping out and I had no idea what all of this means. I started to do some research on the web to learn more about him and I realized what a remarkable human being he was! Helping animal rights, human rights, planet but he is always dating beautiful blonde supermodels. I am light burnette but yes a model but supermodel? Never really pursued my career in that area but onlyin fashion and chairities that helps children with disabilities.
    So I decided to write to him sharing about one of the organizations that I strongly believe in. I haven’t heard back from him and I don’t think he even bother to read it. Again I was still getting weird vibes and it was so powerful and magical. I was sitting home one morning and the local channel was on that was talking about animals and it wasn’t a popular show or channel. Just had it on as I worked. My inner voice says,”You will recieve a sign and its for real.” I didn’t understand but a few moments later the unpopular show showed a photograph of this actor posing with another successful powerful business man! My jaw dropped.
    A friend of mine to let it go and stop thinking about it so that way it will come to you faster. I decided to go to places I havent gone to and started modeling again. I met a very special unique man who happens to be a public figure and a fashion model who has been in ads. His mind and spirit is so strong but we communicate on a regular basis however I don’t think it will go anywhere since he is comfortable only communicating with text and not really doing anything fun. We would talk everyday for five months until yesterday I realized I don’t have time for this silliness. Friendship is ok but now I come back to think about those signs….what does it mean? If it led me to meet this man then why isn’t it going anywhere?

  5. Whatever is meant to happen will happen and what is not meant to happen won’t, and we will know what we need to know the moment we need to know it and not a moment sooner, that’s really all I can comment on what you wrote.

    It’s not about what the little me wants and wishes at all, it’s not about patiently waiting for God to hand over to you what you desire, and it’s not about the minds projections and interpretations regarding what’s going on.

    The mind can come up with all kinds of ideas and reasons to events in life that has no base in reality at all, so one thing you could do is to ask “What is real and true about this?” and then listen to your intuition.

    My focus is on the deeper realms of spirituality and it doesn’t resonate with me to talk about topics such as ‘why haven’t I met my dream man yet’-type of questions.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with those kinds of questions, but that’s not my focus at all with what I do and share here.

    If you have more burning questions/comments regarding the deeper nature of our being and Truth, then we can explore that together but I don’t get involved in these types of conversations, it just has no interest to me.

    But when it comes to the deeper questions in life; then I’m open to talk and have a conversation:)

    You might like the article below, it may be helpful to have a real conversation with the guy (and not only text each other) to clarify where you are with each other.

    I’m sure you can find a way to tweak it so it fits into the context of this particular relationship of yours – because really, the most important key (in my opinion) is to stay open and honest with each other:

  6. Shreya

    Maria, i find your articles really inspiring and helpful! Thanks a ton!

  7. Alison

    Hi there,

    I wanted to follow up with you. Things are starting to unfold and it really is incredable what the universe can reveal. I never would even thought I would end up doing films! I now work for two different production companies that work in television and movie films. Also met with a casting director for background work. It all just happened and fell into place! I am curious where things will take place in the next five years. 😉

  8. That is so cool Alison! Thanks for the update:-)

    What kind of films are you in the process of making?

    I wish you all the best on your new venture and thanks for reporting back to me what has happened for the past few months, it’s always interesting to hear back from people, so thanks for sharing with us.

    All the best wishes!

  9. Rory

    Thank you so much for this wounderfull article!
    It was a pleasure to read! I felt it really touched something in me at just
    the right timming of course.

    Thanks again

  10. Ann phillips

    I have received a lot of signs referencing the location of my ex boyfriend. And I feel like it’s telling me that I’m on his mind. These references/signs are getting stronger. Not sure what to do about it but they are obvious to me.

  11. Maybe that’s all there is to it. And maybe not, maybe there’s something else that wants to be known.

    Asking within is always helpful, and then listening to what comes up.

    Maybe it’s just a little hello between the two of you across the cosmos:)

  12. Ann phillips

    I also has a dream and my ex and his grandpa were in it. His grandpa had passed away several years ago. I met his grandpa when we were teenagers 35 years ago. But when my ex and I reconnected he had already passed. In my dream his grandpa didn’t play a big role but I remember him saying to my ex “didn’t you get back togwther with her” and my ex said yes I did. But in my dream I was thinking are we together or what. I don’t remember a whole lot more than that. But we were building something out of wood slats and it was Christmas time.

    Anyway, the thing is I don’t know why his grandpa was in the dream since I didn’t really know him. Like what was the significance of him entering my dream.

  13. Interesting with dreams, I dream a lot too almost every night.

    Dreams can mean so many different things for different people as what we see and experience in the dreams are connected to our personal lives.

    What I always suggest is that to know more about what the symbols are about (or encounters etc), we can look and ask within to see what comes up.

    That’s always the best way:)

    You could meditate on that, and ask what he did in your dream and if there’s a message for you and if so, what it is about.

  14. deepika

    Hi…I have been following Maria from quiet some time now n it’s interesting to know that there are lots of people believing in signs from universe.
    regarding dreams I would like to put some points forward. Dr.Brain Weiss said in one of his books that dreams usually guide us about our future and the’re are sometimes messages from the masters(god/ souls from the other end).if we want we can make our dreams guide us. We should keep a dream journal near our bed while sleeping and should try remembering the dream and write it. After sometime you will be able to analyse what your dreams want to tell you.
    also I read somewhere that before sleeping if you meditate for 10 mins and tell your subconscious to guide you through your dreams about your does. It worked for me.
    One of the nights I and my bestfriend had the same that time our friendship was going through some ups and downs and that mutual dream was unusual for us. We both thought it was a message for us tat we should try mending up and yes our relationship improved and got to a completely new stronger level.
    also you can Decode your dreams on dreamdecoder websites.they are usually helpful.

  15. It’s all you talking with yourself, no need to make it into a new age thing.

    There are no gods or anything, it’s all us, everything is an aspect of ourselves.
    It has nothing to with “believing in signs”.

    It’s all your own intuition and insights etc, and are not something you ‘believe in’, they are direct experiences of life in different ways of expression. (Life speaking to itself in various forms).

    And ‘a sign’, or a dream, mean different things to different people depending on their own individual life experiences.

    Just sit with yourself and listen to yourself, that’s all there is to it. It’s nothing complicated, and it has nothing to do with beliefs or any kind of spiritual ideas etc that you mentioned.

    Nightly dreams are an aspect of yourself just as the waking dream is. It’s all about you speaking and listening to yourself. (Everything is a happening in consciousness, that includes you as well).

  16. Just to add to my previous comment: The whole point of the article was basically to inspire you to think for yourself, to trust your own intuition when it comes to signs and not rely on what others ‘think’ (believe) signs mean.

    For example; numbers are simply numbers and seeing different combinations like 11.11 etc are simply new age beliefs and has no base in reality.

    And seeing feathers and rainbows and whatever does not mean that angels are close and so forth.

    Those are all simply beliefs/belief-systems that someone has created in order to try to make some kind of sense of their life, but they have nothing to do with reality.

    What is real and true is what’s in your heart, and that is not something you can read and learn about in books or whatever.

    Trust yourself. That’s my point.

    Your ‘signs’ that you receive mean nothing to others and vise versa. Your nightly dreams has no relevance to my nightly dreams. Your intuitive knowing has nothing to do with my intuitive knowing. And so forth.

    You need to look at them in context of our own personal life experience and take into consideration what you are experiencing in your own life at the moment.

    This is what many fail to do.

    Instead they look for answers outside of themselves and fall for silly beliefs like what numbers mean when in reality numbers are just numbers, and the moment when you received the ‘sign’ (whatever it was for you personally) was the moment you also understood it. But then your mind cluttered the seeing.

    Going back and analysing it to pieces is irrelevant and has no use whatsoever.

    The moment of insight (about something in your life) was then and there and now you’re stuck in the past trying to figure out something that was a flash of insight.

    In the next moment there can be a new one, but you really have to move on from the previous. This is not a game for the mind.

    Intuition (and signs) is fresh and alive right now, and now, and now, ..

    That’s what it’s like.

    So if you wonder about some sign you think is coming to you time and time again, then simply sit down, ask yourself what it is about, get still, listen without listening (without trying to figure anything out) and then if something comes up take it to heart, and if not, leave the subject altogether and move on.

    It’s now old news and there is no need for it anymore and it was probably only your mind that got stuck in trying to make sense of some random thing that happened. (And if there is something for you to know then it will show itself when you have loosen your grip on the whole thing. Insights and signs are not something we figure out and create, they just happen and they happen when we relax and let go).

    It’s really that simple. Not everything has to mean something.

    Trust yourself. That’s basically it.

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  19. midhila

    hii i just wanna share my experience
    actually from last few months wherever i go on sign boards or streets “surya” “name was appearing me atleast thrice a day i dont know what it depicts…
    is it tells that he is the for u or u r going to miss him…i need answer for it…

  20. Did you read the article midhila..? You might want to read it again.

    The answers are not static ‘facts’ that can be given from someone else.

    You need to ask within what it means for you and then will you know.

    All the best to you,


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