The Spirit constantly offers us signs and omens in our lives. But, we are often so blind to them. You don’t have to be a professional psychic to receive information from Spirit. All of us, all the time, receive signs from God, from the world of the Spirit. These signs are generally ignored or considered just a coincidence.
When you ask your Spirit Guides, Angels or God a question or a guide, you will receive an answer. Don’t feel that unless you have fantastic visions or hear a booming voice in your head, your plea has not been heard. All questions are heard and all questions are answered. It may not happen right away, but it will.
When you ask a question of the higher powers, expect to receive an answer. But do not wait. Get on with your life and be open to receiving their response. The spirit works in many different ways to reach us. If Spirit knows that we are not ready to receive answers telepathically or clairvoyantly, they will find other means to reach us. Signs, omens, guidance are all around us, all the time. All we have to do is open up to receive it. Look around your world, really look at it, pay attention. Don’t follow your life blindly.
Some examples of the different ways the Spirit gives us an answer or a sign can be:
The first song you hear when you turn on the radio. Or a song that repeats itself over and over in your head. You know that song that you can’t get out of your head
You turn on the television and someone is talking about the same concern that you have. You listen to a conversation between other people that has a meaning for your condition.
You may see or hear something repeatedly. An example is constantly seeing the number 11. You can see 11 on a watch, a tag, a license plate. Seeing 11 many times means that something spiritual is happening or is about to happen in your life.
You open a page in a book and your eyes land on a paragraph that has meaning for your current situation.
Maybe you worry about a situation with another person and decide that you will call them and solve it. But, every time you dial your number, you are not home or the line is busy. This could be the Spirit telling you that now is not the right time to talk about the situation. Or maybe you’re not in the right frame of mind to talk to that person. You may not know whether to speak to someone about a topic and the phone rings and it is the person you were thinking of.
The signs often come from the animal world. Maybe every time you leave the house, a crow walks by and squawks, or you constantly see two squirrels chasing each other.
You are about to buy something that you really want, but don’t necessarily need. When you go to pay, your credit card will mysteriously not work or you will have forgotten your checkbook. Spirit could be telling you that the item is not beneficial to you, or it could be that the purchase could put a stress on your finances.
You are in a hurry to get somewhere, you are racing in your car and every traffic light you come across is red. You would probably start cursing and driving even faster. But, perhaps Spirit is telling you to slow down. They may tell you to stop and think about your actions. Perhaps Spirit is trying to prevent you from having an accident.
I was walking through the woods once and I got lost a lot. I couldn’t find a way back to the road. So, I asked the Spirit to please guide me. Moments later, a raven appeared in the sky above me and circled several times. Then the raven flew in a certain direction. I knew this was a sign, I followed the raven and got out of the forest quickly and smoothly.
Don’t have expectations and don’t read things. Just ask for guidance and let it happen. Not everything you see or hear is a sign. But, if you are open and responsive, the signals will be clear. By practicing the act of asking for guidance and following it, you will soon understand when you are receiving a response from Spirit and when you are not. The more often you ask for guidance and follow the given guidance, the stronger the connection and guidance and the symbols will become much clearer.
When I go to a bookstore, I ask my angels and spirit guides to show me exactly which book would be best for me at that time. I have always received an answer. You’d be surprised how many times a book literally falls off the shelf, or someone I don’t know recommends a book, or I just feel like I should pick up a certain book and flip through it. I see that it contains exactly the knowledge I was looking for.
Many signs of the Spirit will come in a way that you will easily identify and understand. If you get symbols that don’t instantly click with you or are unfamiliar with, get a good book on symbolism. For example, we often receive signs from the animal world, but if you are not familiar with the character of each animal, you may miss the sign or misinterpret it. In this case, you can find a book on animal symbolism and search for the animal shown to you. After a while, you will develop your own personal symbolism. For example, if you constantly see a squirrel burying food in your garden and shortly after receiving some money, it could be a sign that when you receive extra money, you should save it for the future. Don’t always rely on a book to interpret a sign for you. Books on symbolism are good resources, but ultimately what the symbol means to you is the most important thing.
One of the oldest forms of divination or seeking guidance is bibliomancy. Originally, one held up the Bible and asked for guidance on a personal issue. Then he would open the Bible at random and, without looking, put his finger on the page. Reading any passage he pointed out would provide you with the guidance you were looking for. You can try this at any time and you don’t have to use the Bible. Choose any book that inspires you. Hold the book in your hands, ask God, your Spirit Guides, your Angels to guide your hand to the correct page and passage to answer your question. When you feel ready, choose a page, point to a passage, and read it. See how it relates to your problem. You’ll be amazed at how often the answer is right there, right at your fingertips.
If you ask for guidance, if you ask for a sign, he will give it to you. Be patient and open to guidance. Very often, we ask for a message from Spirit and then we are disappointed that we have not received great guidance, such as flashing lights or neon signs. Rest assured knowing that if you ask for guidance, it will always be given. But you must be open to receiving the message in any form.
Remember that your guides and angels are always around you, ready to help you. But they cannot and will not interfere with your life. That is not your role. You must invite them in, you must ask for their guidance, then they will be more than happy to help you in any way they can. Start today. Communicate with your spirit guides and angels, even if you cannot see or hear them. Ask them for guidance on an issue that concerns you. Ask them to show you a sign to guide your way, and then be open to receiving their guidance.
Blessings and love
Copyright 2002, Reverend Jeff Bekasinski