This Week, I Will Notice the Signs favorite_border

Yoga Girl Daily - August 31st 2020

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Make It Happen Monday, Intention Setting

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

What is life throwing you right now that seems like a struggle? Maybe it is actually a sign!

The universe is constantly dropping little hints all the time to lead us in the right direction.

This week’s intention will allow you to become so present that you may be able to see the greater things at play.

Tune in to lean into trust and feel your connection to the divine.


[00:39] Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily, happy Monday everyone, and welcome to our intention setting practice of this week. This week I have an intention in mind that literally just fell into my lap this morning. It was one of those things where I just realized completely on my own that this is something that I need to set as a personal intention for myself to remind myself of every day so that I don't get lost. And then it was time to record this podcast and it was just all in alignment. So, I'm hoping you're going to resonate with this intention, too.

[01:18] This week I want us to get so in tune, not just with our bodies, but with what's happening around us so that we can begin noticing the signs that the universe is dropping all around us all the time. I know it sounds like a totally woo-woo new age-y thing to talk about signs and the universe speaking to us. But we have all been in that state of flow at some point in our lives where we really felt like life has been giving us signs or is giving us signs for different reasons. Usually, or at least in my personal experience, I recognize and notice signs around me more when I'm going through something challenging than when everything is super easy going and good all the time. So, especially if you are having a hard time right now, if you're going through a rough period in your life, to take a moment to get present in your day to day and look at life as something that's actually connected to the divine. Look at your own life as something that is more than the flesh and bones, the material things that you can touch around you, but you know, begin contemplating that greater spiritual knowing that, what if you were put here for a reason, what if there is a greater plan with all of this?

[02:34] What if everything that's come your way this year somehow is bringing you to a place where you're supposed to be. I don't know the answer to all of these questions, but I do know that there is something bigger than us, right? And as human beings, I think we can get really weighed down feeling like we are the ones in charge of everything, that we're the only ones who are responsible for everything that happens in our lives. And at some point we have to just back and ask for divine help. We have to just step back and trust that there are greater powers at play and get really close to the signs that the universe is presenting you with all the time. If you are familiar with signs from the universe, you might have something special that shows up again and again. So, I know some people have symbolism that returns often.

[03:24] I know I have a friend who constantly finds feathers on her path whenever she's going through something difficult, or whenever she's in a state of presence. I have another friend who has a really deep connection with butterflies and whenever she's feeling lost, all of a sudden a butterfly will appear in a really special way. Another friend of mine constantly sees crows whenever she's going through a hard time. And for me personally, I've gone through different phases where different things have become symbols in my life. And this past year, I keep coming back to dragonflies. Okay, just as I said that this just became the most woo-woo podcast episode of all time. But I swear to God, I keep having moments where, whenever I'm feeling really way down or I'm feeling hopeless or tired or wondering what's the point of it. All of a sudden a dragonfly appears right in front of me in my garden.

[04:17] And for me, it's just one of those little reminders to just take a breath, be present and remind myself that yeah, I am on the right path. Sometimes, you know, these signs that kind of life gives us. They come not in form of symbolism, but in something that challenges us. I woke up this morning with massive, massive back pain. After having had a long conversation with my husband yesterday about taking care of my body and about allowing myself more space to slow down and then boom, you know, I can choose to take this back pain as just a pain in the butt right now. It's just annoying. Why am I going through this? It's just a big obstacle in my day. What's the point? Or I can take it as a sign that my body's trying to tell me something, that life is trying to tell me something, that I'm on the right track in terms of really looking for new ways to slow down at a level I've never been at before.

[05:12] So, what is life throwing you right now that maybe looks like a struggle, but actually is a sign that you're going the right way, that you're moving in the right direction. Perhaps there's a sign that's occurring in your life right now in terms of change or in terms of a person in your life. Or sometimes it's just being in that place in time where everything feels totally aligned, where you're just in-sync with things. Where strange things start to happen, like you think of someone you haven't seen in a while and then all of a sudden, they give you a call. You know, things like that, all of that are little signs from life that you are on the right path. So, our intention this week is to notice the signs. This week, I will notice the signs that the universe places along my path and trust that I am in the right place. I don't know about you, but I feel really good about this week's intention. Just putting us all in alignment with the universe a little bit more, reminding ourselves that it's not just up to us, right? Sometimes we have to let go and trust that there is something bigger at play. So, wishing you a week full of signs from life, from universe and that constant reminder that you are where you're supposed to be. Thank you so much for setting this intention with me today. Yoga Girl Daily will be back tomorrow.

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