Here’s an easy way to tell if what you experienced was really a sign, whether from heaven or your inner self. When some event or something you see triggers you to ask the question, “Was that a sign?” stop and examine how you are feeling. If it is truly meant to be something you are supposed to take notice of you will experience a definite feeling, an emotion, however slight, that will clue you in. Sometimes felt in the ‘gut’, sometimes in the heart, this feeling will let you know that this is something to pay attention to. Usually these types of signs tend to ‘pop’ into our awareness. You’re just moving along minding your own business when ‘pop’ you notice something that triggers an idea.
Gradually you will learn to tell the difference between things and events around you that may have meaning for you and things that don’t. Let your emotional feelings guide you. Sometimes you will experience something and you will feel certain that it must be a sign of some sort, but you can interpret it in two different, often opposite, ways. When this happens step back and pause for a bit. What was your first feeling? Chances are, that is the one with the emotion attached to it. That is the choice that your inner self is presenting to you.
So, the next time the umbrella falls over... take it with you. It might rain. Or it might not rain. Maybe by taking the umbrella you avoided the rain. It doesn’t matter what the outcome is. The point isn’t whether or not the ‘umbrella incident’ is a prediction of rain that day. What matters is that you listened to the inner voice. You took notice of the sign. You strengthened the connection with your inner self. By allowing your inner self to attract your conscious attention you are opening the door to easier and more powerful results. You can put out the most powerful intentions into the universe, but if you are going through life with blinders on you’ll never see the wonderful things the universe is bringing to you.