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The Importance of Signs

Pay attention.

By Karina NistalPublished 6 years ago 5 min read
Pay attention

Too often we overlook the importance of signs. Which signs, you ask? The ones that present themselves to us from a higher source. Bear with me—this doesn't have to be a religious or spiritual post. I know that can be a touchy subject and not everyone necessarily "believes." If I were to really dive deep into the topic of "believing" in something, anything, I'd say the most important thing to believe in (besides God) is YOURSELF! Your higher source could be different than mine and I'm not here to negotiate that. There are so many things we can do to make life so complex. Things won't always make sense or line up in our favor. Most of the time we will feel like we're going against the current. That's because we find ourselves resisting things that have presented themselves for our highest good.

Take my case, for example: I have been at my job for almost six years. That's a long time to be somewhere you didn't expect to be that long. Sometimes we dive into things and we find ourselves so deep in the rabbit hole that we feel stuck. Feeling stuck can make you feel unhappy. It can make you start to lose faith in yourself, and worse, it can make you feel miserable. When you're miserable, anyone can read it. Misery has a tendency to seep through your pores, to find someone who will agree with your unhappiness and also take pity. I think that's where "Misery loves company" came from and, like Joel Osteen says, "don't create your own pity party." You find yourself complaining, dwelling, and magnifying your situation rather than changing your focus.

How do you turn this around? The only way to turn this around is to change your feelings. Find something fulfilling and dedicate your time to it. By pursuing, talking, and doing more of what you love, you begin to create a life you love. By speaking and doing it, you are attracting more of that into your life. Doing those things will fill you with purpose. This is different for all of us and it can always change with time. For me it's always been music, writing, recording, and performing songs. I have been certain of this since I was a young girl. Still, I managed to somehow deviate from what I thought was my life's path. Don't get me wrong, I have learned A LOT in the process. Mainly, what I've learned is that time goes quickly and you have to believe in yourself to get anything [you want] done. You have to believe in yourself to finish, and you have to stop caring about what others think. That's the ultimate FREEDOM.

The older we get, we learn to pay attention to the signs. We learn to value our time and freedom. Our intuition strengthens to guide us, reinforce our senses, and remind us to stay along our path. These signs could be anything from "listening to your gut," reaching out to an old contact, a dream, sweaty palms, a strong feeling, or a conversation with someone. It could also come in the form of a hunch, validation, or feeling of certainty. By listening to your internal guidance, you become perceptive! You may even receive a confirmation while you're reading a post, bulletin, article, or book. You may have a follow-up conversation with someone who shares their same position. You may also start to see certain sequences of numbers presenting themselves to you such as 11:11, 1:11, 3:33, 12:34, so on and so forth. Believe it or not, THESE are all signs! They are our higher selves speaking to us and giving us affirmations along our journey. Be it God, an angel, your deceased loved one, or even our own intuitive nature steering us in the right direction. As I grow older, I'm believing in this more and more. In the last couple of years, I have taken a special interest in metaphysics. The definition of Metaphysics: the ultimate reality being the big picture.

Meaning, if you can see it, you can believe it. It's really that simple.

This is one reason I like Henry Ford's quote: "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.” Self confidence is a powerful tool and it's absolutely necessary. We constantly need to remind ourselves that we are capable of doing anything we dream of doing.

Now I realize I've laid out a lot of food for thought in this piece. As far as belief is concerned—personally, I believe in God and His son, Jesus. The rest is Universal. If we start our lives knowing that we were created to be royalty, we can accomplish anything! (Philippians 4:13.)

We are designed to be our greatest version and make the most of our human existence while on this planet. Live with purpose. Be of service. Be our highest selves! Don't focus on what you're doing wrong. Focus on what you can do right. Put yourself in a position to grow and learn. Seek your source within and never doubt yourself. Be open to change and opportunity. Every experience should be just that: change and opportunity. Our job is an inside job, the things that ignite our souls and make us happy. Those are the things to pursue. The things we love, that's our purpose. If you can take anything away from this article, I hope it serves as a reminder to believe in yourself, do what you love, trust in perfect timing, and of course to pay attention to the signs leading you there. It's a journey not a destination. In everything give thanks.

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About the Creator

Karina Nistal

A deep thinker who is always curious; sharing experiences and thoughts through stories and perspectives.

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