Good morning, lovely you!
It hit me quite recently that there is a big silver lining to what’s happening in the world right now. The Coronavirus has caused the entire world to come to a screeching halt. Now I very much recognize the fear and financial hardship this has caused so many people.
But there is something interesting going on right now as well. Life has become… quieter. The noise of daily life has also been brought to a halt. No more sports on TV. No more loud traffic. No more din of the daily hustle and bustle of life.
This peace and quiet is a perfect time for reflection and for communing with the Universe. The Universe, God, the source, creator, whatever term you feel most comfortable with… IT is always trying to connect with us. But most of us are so gosh darn busy that we don’t even hear the whisperings.
I encourage you to take advantage of this downtime to connect with the spirit to connect with source so you can finally receive the important messages.
Asking for Help
Most of us, at any given time in our life, feel absolutely stuck and lost and like we need someone just to tell us what to do. It’s at these times that we need to start the communication with the Universe.
So how exactly do we go about asking for guidance from the Universe?
The first step is to get absolutely clear on what it is you’re asking. The clearer YOU are, the clearer the answer will be.
Once you know what it is exactly that you need help with, speak to the Universe as you would a trusted friend or advisor. You can do this in the shower, while driving (if you’re still going out) or while walking the dog. Just speak and ask for what you need, “I ask that you help me find ways to pay off this credit card debt.”
Once you ask, the next important thing is to THANK the UNIVERSE as if you have already been given the answers you seek. This is key The saying, “Let go and let God” is about this very concept. Have the confidence of a little child who has asked their parent for a glass of milk. Of COURSE, they are going to give you that glass of milk, you have NO DOUBTS about it, and you go about your business.
And SO LET IT BE! Have FAITH that the UNIVERSE will provide you with what you need and simply go about your business.
How to Hear the Universe Whispering
The only thing you need to do at this point is to allow those messages to come through. As I said, now is a great time because all of us are forced to stop and be quiet.
Here are some things you can do to put yourself into a head and heart space that will allow those messages to come through:
Be in Nature
Spring is here! Get outside and enjoy nature.
Take a walk or simply sit outside on a warm day listening to the birds and enjoying the sun. Try and let all of your thoughts go and focus on the sights and sounds around you. This will help open up communication channels.
Be Mindful of Your Breath
You may be feeling stress with the recent events. Stress closes us up to messages from the Universe. Focus on your breathing to release the stress and to feel calm. Take some time each day to control your breath… breathing in slowly for a count of 5 through your nose… hold it for a count of 5… then release it for a count of 5 through your lips. You should feel instantly calm and relaxed after doing this just once. But repeat it a few times and practice this breathing technique throughout the day.
Limit Media Consumption
Your head and heart only have so much bandwidth for messaging. Save it for the Universe, who will only bring you truth, love, and peace. Keep media consumption to a minimum.
Look for Signs
Our nightly dreams are always our subconscious speaking to us. Our subconscious speaks to us through the symbols of our dreams. The Universe will also speak to us through signs and symbols, so it’s essential to be open and pay attention to your surroundings to find them.
The Universe may speak to you through your subconscious and through your dreams. Keep a dream journal and write down everything you remember each morning. Pay special attention to what you were FEELING in the dream and to anything “odd” or “unusual” that happened that drew your attention.
You may also get messages through animals. This can be through your own pets or through wild animals. Zuzu will often draw my attention to something outside that when I see it, I instantly know it is a message from spirit.
Pay attention on your walks, pay attention to how your pets are acting. Animals are CONNECTED to source and are always happy to help act as messengers themselves!
You may notice that you will start seeing the same numbers over and over again. 11:11, 333, 551, 515, pay attention to these angel numbers as this is a common way we are spoken to.
And finally, synchronicities are a very obvious way the Universe speaks to us. You were thinking of a friend and they call you right in that instant. Synchronicities are so remarkable it is hard to deny that there is something so important about them. This is how the Universe lets us know we are on the right path and to keep going, to keep trusting our instinct.
And what is instinct? Instinct IS THE UNIVERSE at work within us.
While I know this time is very stressful and unnerving for many, I encourage you to use this downtime wisely and get in touch with the Universe.