And the sign says…
I was at a crossroads in life. I had an idea of being a writer but I had a full time job, housing expenses, bills and a whole lot of self-doubt. My mental state was unsettled but my spiritual state was not.
So, I did what I have done for many years – I asked the Divine for a sign.
Like me, everyone gets signs all the time. The trick is to be open to receiving them and then figuring out what the heck they mean!
I loved receiving messages but I used to struggle deciphering the symbolism, shapes and colors to have much of a significant meaning.
At times, I would think about and meditate on my sign, sigh, and then say out loud, “I got nothing”.
Then I had a thought! Why don’t I just ask for my signs to be shown to me in a way that I will clearly understand. What a revelation! I did a happy dance. Back to my crossroad.
I was having a day of angst deciding what to do about my desired writing
career. I asked for a sign – a big one – one that would definitely tell me what to do. Okay, maybe I was a bit pushy but I really needed help!
In my angst, I realized I was hungry so off I went to my favorite deli and bakeshop for lunch. I gave my order and stepped aside for the next hungry human. It was then that I saw it. My sign! Clear as day. Tears filled my eyes and gratitude filled my heart.
There, tucked behind the counter, was a sign that said
Say YES when it seems crazy.
This was a pivotal moment in my life. I had the choice to honor and follow my sign or to ignore it. I am happy to report that since then I have written 2 children’s books and am currently working on number 3. As you may have guessed, I didn’t ignore it. Right before I moved to another state, I went back to my favorite deli to say my goodbyes. As I was getting ready to leave, the owner smiled and handed me the plaque. “This truly belongs to you”.
As I write this, I glance at the corner of my desk where the plaque is proudly displayed.
My sign. My hope. My new beginning.
What signs have you seen today?