Friday, May 8, 2020

How to Look for the Signs to Know You're on the Right Path

Just yesterday I was knees-deep into a FaceTime convo with one of my good friends. In the middle of hearing his story, a teeny tiny bright neon thing grabbed my attention from across the room. A caterpillar found its way to onto my black one-piece suit somehow--and was having a little dance party!

At first I squealed in disgust. How on earth did that thing get there?! But then I paused a moment to reflect on what I instinctively knew. I lurched toward my computer while 
my friend looked at my cross-eyed- "What is happening over there?" he asked. I gushed the details and sheepishly told him this thing I do when something happens (that usually doesn't happen at all) comes up, I find out what the meaning is behind it. 

I anxiously hammered out a brief description of what I saw into the Google search box: "what's the spiritual meaning of a caterpillar crawling on your clothes." I like to precisely describe odd occurrences  because it tailors the meaning dramatically. 

As the page loaded, I saw large text at the top of the page from stating: 

"Caterpillars usually signify a need for gentle and quiet approaches to our activities and endeavors. They can also signal a surprise or gift about to be offered to us, or that can be beneficial to our future if we take advantage of it."

Seeing this made me smile. Who doesn't love knowing a good surprise or a a great gift is on the way?! I could use more that in my life!

What makes occurrences a sign from above? I gauge it on how unlikely something is to occur.  This particular incident was striking to me because it was my first-caterpillar-crawling-on-my-clothes experience. On second thought, it was the first time in a loooooooong time since I've seen a caterpillar, ever.  This tiny little insect exists outdoors-- even then, I don't find it in its natural habitat. Except when they are butterflies, of course. So, that in of itself makes it a sign to me. Now, if you see these insects or animals cross your path all of the time, then it won't stand out. If it did something strange? Yes. But if you hardly see blue jays or hummingbirds and one flew inside your house, that's definitely a sign. 

Someday I will tell you about every single magical incident, but for now I want to tell you about a moment I will never forget. In the dead of winter, I sat on the floor in the room I stayed in when I was on the mend from my divorce. I was having a hard time navigating my newly single life. I cried out my fears and worries and then, if by magic, a lady bug crawled on my sweater. A sign? You bet.  This magical occurrence intervened to give me a message that I was on the right path. I was amazed- as I consider lady bugs very lucky. 

It is my personal belief that The Universe is always speaking to us. If we slow down a bit, and notice small, indescribable moments like these, they hold messages from above. Just google it. Take comfort in the message, knowing you are being guided and looked after from something larger than yourself.

I wanna hear from you! 

Have you had an encounter like this? Tell me in the comment box below!


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