My friend Liz had been in her house shouting at God for not helping her with a very difficult situation involving her child. Liz normally has tremendous faith but was completely exhausted mentally, emotionally, physically, and, at last, spiritually. She told God she didn’t believe He existed. She felt if there was a God, he would be helping her more.
I had been talking to her on the phone moments after the tirade, reassuring her that God doesn’t care about the awful things she said in frustration. I told her that since God is all-knowing- He knew the vitriolic rant was coming and that she was really begging for reassurance.
“Thanks for listening. I’m going to run errands, but I’ll call you later,” the calmer Liz said to me at the end of our conversation.
Twenty minutes later she called back. “You’ll never believe this. Well, you will, actually,” Liz said enthusiastically when I answered the phone. She had driven past this church on the way to the grocery store and the sign out front said, “why do you doubt me?”- God. She got a sign…on a sign…
Liz and I love looking for signs that reflect something we’ve been thinking about or struggling with. While bad habits may cause you to diminish the message as coincidence or cause you to wonder if the message is for you, Liz and I readily believe. We share signs, journal them so we’ll remember them, and I, of course, write about them.
Have you ever thought, “I can’t believe you just said that” because someone says some random statement, but you know it’s a message for you?
Have you ever seen a post on social media or read a passage in a book that provides reassurance for something your mind has been questioning?
How about dead relatives coming to you in dreams or meditations?
If you’re open-minded, signs are everywhere and you will not wonder for long.
If you think it might be for you, it is.
If you’re not sure what you believe, play with God, the big U, the Divine Buzz (as Pam Grout calls it), the Goddess or whatever you want to call the universal energy that connects us all with everything that ever was or is. Suspend your disbelief if you need to. Think about your issue and ask for a sign.
“Pain is part of life. Suffering is a choice.” – Tony Robbins.
Use your resources. You are not alone. – (the voice in my head)