8 spiritual signs from the universe (and what they mean for you)

The Universe speaks to us in the most mysterious ways.

Are you wondering what it means to receive a spiritual sign from the Universe?

Read on to discover how the Universe communicates with us and what it might mean for you.

1) You keep having recurring experiences

Now, this is a big sign that the Universe is trying to capture your attention.

It’s the Universe’s way of saying: wake up and take note!

If you’re finding yourself having recurring experiences day in, day out, it’s no accident.

One of these might be bumping into the same person.

If this has happened to you, you’ll know how spooky it can feel. It’s as though you know there’s something more than meets the eye – but you just don’t understand what the meaning is.

Why is this person showing up?

I have personal experience of this.

Last summer, my relationship was coming to its end and I happened to bump into someone while dancing.

I mean, literally bump into.

Our chemistry was electric and we were fixated on eachother. It was an overwhelming experience, to say the least.

We got chatting and I told him I was with someone, but we were separating. We decided to exchange numbers and I said maybe I would get back when I was in a headspace to talk to someone new.

I thought about thim for a week afterwards and it cemented that I needed to end my current relationship.

As I was still in a relationship, it was inappropriate to suggest meeting up with him. But I wanted to send him a message to say meeting him was a nice unexpected experience and that maybe our paths will cross again in the future.

You won’t believe what happened next: an hour after sending this message, he cycled past me.

He literally passed right by me. I went to an appointment on a random street and, as I came out of the building, there he was.

We live in a busy city and it’s not like you bump into people often.

I gasped and knew this was a sign. It was no coincidence…

He followed up with a message to say he’d just seen me, and, yes, perhaps our paths will cross again in the future.

Can you guess what happened?

A few months later, I went to a random party and got a tap on the shoulder.

There was this same guy, who couldn’t believe I was there.

We got chatting but, by this point, I was with someone new so we weren’t able to take it any further. My new boyfriend was there who cottoned on to this guy’s energy and he quickly got in the middle.

I’m still wondering who he was and what it was all about…

What does this mean for you?

If you’ve been in a similar situation, know that it’s a sign from the Universe. It’s trying to tell you something. It’s just up to you to work out what exactly that is…

2) You keep seeing patterns of numbers

You might have heard of angel numbers, but do you know what these are?

Numerology says it’s the angelic realm communicating with you.

Your guides are trying to get messages across to you digits, not words.

It might be that you see these numbers on your digital watch, on your devices, on the microwave or when you look at a train board. There’s no hard and fast rule for where you can see these numbers.

I personally believe I see angel numbers on my phone and on my laptop, which is where I spent most of my time.

So what are angel numbers?

Writing for Allure.com, celebrity astrologer Aliza Kelly explains:

“​It is believed that these numbers are messages from the spiritual universe that offer insight, wisdom, and directionality.”

Pretty cool, huh?

Common sequences include seeing repetitions of numbers like 111, 444 or 777.

Best of all, they all have different meanings, so if you’re seeing multiple of these then you can enjoy multiple messages from the Universe.

I’ll give you an overview of some of these numbers.

  • If you keep seeing 111, use it as an opportunity to set an intention or make a wish. Supposedly, it’s a powerful manifestation number.
  • 222 is all about alignment. It’s telling you that it’s a great time to collaborate with someone and to trust in your decisions.
  • 333 indicates that you’re able to magnetize what it is you really want.
  • 444 is your angel guides’ way of saying: don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
  • 555 signals that big changes are coming up for you and it’s a nod to say you’re on the right path.
  • 666 isn’t a combination to fear; instead it’s your guides telling you to be kind and understanding to yourself.

Other combinations to take note of include 22, which is a reminder that your Twin Flame connection is manifesting in reality. This also goes for 1212.

Meanwhile, if you suddenly start seeing 717, it is the Universe’s way of saying that all of your dreams are waiting for you on the other side of the hard work you’re putting in – so keep it up!

In my experience, I always see 1234. I look at my phone when it’s this time basically every day.

It symbolizes that you’re on the right track, a bit like 555, so I always smile when I see the time flashing 12:34. It suggests positive energy is coming your way and it’s a sign of good luck.

On those days where I look at the time and I’m a minute or so out, I’m always a little bit out of sorts. I take it as the Universe’s way of saying: “yep, that’s not quite right.”

Simply put: I have my own relationship with my guides through this dialogue. And you can too if you accept it’s your guides trying to communicate with you and you acknowledge what they’re trying to say.

This doesn’t mean verbally saying anything, but you can simply acknowledge in your mind and respect that they’re trying to get through to you.

The more you accept, the more you’ll be able to download from them.

It’s like opening the floodgates, so expect loads more signs as a result.

3) Rediscovering objects

You may have heard stories about people passing and their loved ones suddenly discovering objects of theirs out of the blue shortly after.

If you haven’t, I have a story to share.

When my grandma’s partner died, she was naturally beside herself. But something happened that served as a comforting sign he was there with her.

As if by magic, a card he wrote to her many years before appeared at the top of a pile. It was already open and inside read a message that told her how loved she was by him, and how he’d always care about her.

She had no idea how this mystical experience happened, but it’s certain that it was mystical.

There was no logical explanation for how that card got there – other than it being the Universe’s  magic.

A sign like this can be taken as a message from someone who’s crossed, letting you know you are loved.

4) Losing objects

On the other hand, there’s a spiritual significance about actually losing objects.

In my experience, I’ve lost jewelry that tied me to my ex-partner since separating with him and I don’t think it’s a coincidence.

I used to think: if I ever lost this ring then it would symbolize the end of our relationship.

It was one I’d worn for the entire duration of knowing him, but not one he had bought me. Funnily enough, I’d tied this meaning to it and, guess what, after we split up, I lost it.

Shortly after, the bracelet he got me for our anniversary went missing too. It was as though the Universe was telling me to let go. It literally removed these objects from my life so I wasn’t physically reminded of him everyday as I went to put my jewelry on.

Again, I knew it was no accident that this happened. Instead, it was the Universe’s way of telling me to register the sign to move on.

5) Unexpected illness

Spiritually, illness arrives to tell you the body is in a state of dis-ease.

It’s a sign from the Universe that says changes have to be made and you need to come back into balance.

In my experience, whenever I’ve been really ill with any type of flu, I’ve been forced to slow down and confront what’s going on in my body.

It’s made me come face-to-face with any unease and to make the adjustment required.

Rather than seeing the negatives in illness, be grateful that the Universe is talking to you this way.

From a shamanic perspective, medications can only do so much when it comes to healing illnesses.

Writing for Omega, anthropologist and shaman Hank Wesselman explains:

“In looking through the shamanic healer’s eyes, the ultimate causes of virtually all illnesses are to be found within the imaginal realms—those same regions from which illnesses derive their initial power to affect us adversely. Because of this, it is not enough to simply suppress the effects of illness with medication on the physical plane and hope for the best. For true healing to occur, the causes of the illness must be addressed.”

It could be fear that has manifested in the body causing illness, or even a sense of power loss has made you vulnerable and susceptible to catching something.

If this is the case, then it’s time to focus on cultivating your strength.

So how can you overcome this insecurity that’s been nagging you?

The most effective way is to tap into your personal power.

You see, we all have an incredible amount of power and potential within us, but most of us never tap into it. We become bogged down in self-doubt and limiting beliefs. We stop doing what brings us true happiness.

I learned this from the shaman Rudá Iandê. He’s helped thousands of people align work, family, spirituality, and love so they can unlock the door to their personal power.

He has a unique approach that combines traditional ancient shamanic techniques with a modern-day twist. It’s an approach that uses nothing but your own inner strength – no gimmicks or fake claims of empowerment.

Because true empowerment needs to come from within.

In his excellent free video, Rudá explains how you can create the life you’ve always dreamed of and increase attraction in your partners, and it’s easier than you might think.

So if you’re tired of living in frustration, dreaming but never achieving, and of living in self-doubt, you need to check out his life-changing advice.

Click here to watch the free video.

6) Random thoughts come to you

Right, so we can have up to 6,000 thoughts a day. A medical study that tracked brain scans showed that this is about the average.

It’s a lot – so within that we’re going to have some random thoughts for sure.

But sometimes there are those thoughts that seem extra random.

It could be that a certain person pops up in your mind’s-eye or that you have a certain urge. It could be best described as an unknown hunch.

Turns out, this could be the Universe’s way of communicating with you.

In my experience, when someone pops up in my mind, it’s often the case that I’ll check my phone and their name appears. What’s often incredible is that we might have been out of touch for months or even years, and then, as if by magic, their name is there with a thoughtful message.

On the other hand, I’ll often take these random nudges from the Universe as signs that I need to get in touch with that person and when I do, I’m often met with a response that says: “wow, I was just thinking about you.”

What does this mean for you?

Don’t dismiss your thoughts as pointless and notice the unlikely things that pop up in your head.

7) You get a deep feeling

The deep feeling I’m talking about is what you might call a “gut feeling”.

It’s that voice that says: “I don’t like the look of that” or “something isn’t right about that person”.

It also says a big fat “yes” to the things you might seemingly stumble across, signaling you’re meant to look into this further.

You can feel this knowing, before you fully understand it.

Does this resonate with you?

I can think of a few instances where this has felt particularly true for me. One is negative and one is positive.

I’ll get the negative out of the way first.

I was certain a girl who had befriended my partner had romantic feelings for him, and I could sense she didn’t like me. I wondered if I was just making it up in my head and being a little insecure, as I’d made up stories in my head like this in past relationships.

But something said: she’s one to watch out for. Don’t let her get too close as her intentions aren’t pure. She wants to pursue something with him.

I acknowledged this voice, but tried to move past it. I even tried being her friend, which didn’t go down well. She was icy towards me, giving me dagger eyes when she saw me walk in the room.

It was an unexplainable dislike she had for me and the only reason could be that she wanted to get to my partner, and, quite frankly, I was in the way.

So what did I do? I confronted her and asked if she liked him. I asked if she was off with me because she liked him. To this she said no and laughed it off.

But guess what?

She phoned a mutual friend and cried to her, telling her I had told her to back off – in so many words.

All along, my hunch was right.

Hearing this gave me faith in the deep knowing I received from the Universe. The moral of the story is to not waste time trying to rationalize with the mind. If you get a deep feeling download from the Universe, trust it.

On a more positive note, I’ve had many deep knowings that I’ve felt when I’ve come across something by chance.

For example, I’ve come across certain writers or philosophers in the past – and something about their work has gripped me more than others.

I can only liken it to a lightbulb moment where things seem to fall into place.

It might be someone I’ve never heard of before, but something in particular pulls me in. And, always, the message or learning is just what I need at that moment.

If you have something similar, don’t disregard it but lean into the unknown! It will take you down the path you’re supposed to go in.

8) You’re receiving downloads through song lyrics

Just like with angel numbers, once you open yourself up to the magic ways of the Universe, you’ll start getting downloads from various channels.

One of these is through songs.

In my opinion, the music you hear – in your car, in the supermarket or on shuffle at a party – is all divinely playing at that moment to communicate with you.

You don’t have to believe this, but I sure do.

Just like Roald Dahl said:

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

If a piece of music feels like it has a strong meaning behind it and it seems to really resonate with you, it’s the Universe trying to give you a subtle – or maybe even obvious – message.

Pearl Nash

Pearl Nash has years of experience writing relationship articles for single females looking for love. After being single for years with no hope of meeting Mr. Right, she finally managed to get married to the love of her life. Now that she’s settled down and happier than she’s ever been in her life, she's passionate about sharing all the wisdom she's learned over the journey. Pearl is also an accredited astrologer and publishes Hack Spirit's daily horoscope.

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