How to Ask for a Sign from the Universe

There comes a time in everyone’s life when Divine guidance would be much appreciated. When you find yourself at this crossroads, and you have meditated, and you have prayed, it may be time to ask for a sign from the Universe. The Universe doesn’t care if your request concerns something monumental or infinitesimal. When you get the nudge that a sign would be helpful, ask.

Pose the Question – I like to pose my question out loud using a speaking to the audience voice. I greet the Universe and state the issue that I am trying to resolve. I express gratitude and trust for the forth coming guidance, and then I ask for a sign.

Ask for the Sign – The sign you ask for should be specific and relevant to your situation. You should also set a time frame for seeing the sign. I typically state within a week. Indicate that if you see the sign, the answer is yes, and if you do not see the sign, the idea should be released.

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Actual Example

Hello Universe. Should I expect that my family will move home to the Midwest within the next 6-12 months? I am so grateful for your guidance and support. I trust that you will communicate with me if a move is in our future.

If you show me a Sandhill Crane in the next week, I will know that a move is in our future. If I do not see a Sandhill Crane, I will know to release this idea. Thank you again for your support and guidance.

Why my sign was specific and relevant to my situation: This sign was requested in January in New Jersey. Sandhill Cranes are prominent in the Midwest and are not found on the East Coast. In January, Sandhill Cranes are only found in southern states. One of our favorite places in the Midwest is a summer breeding ground for the Sandhill Crane.

What happened next: So I knew I would not see a Sandhill Crane flying over head or landing near our pond. I knew that I had to stay open to other means of communication concerning my sign, so I set the intention that I would be open to receive.

A few days later, I attended a small business meeting that happened to be above a locally owned toy store. After the meeting, I felt an urge to stop in the toy store to browse. My kids have outgrown toys, so I wandered over to the book section. I was drawn to the clearance rack, that is just how I roll. I found a beautiful moon journal. I was marveling at how such a mystical and beautiful book would be found in a toy store of all places.

I was about to head to the front to purchase my find, when my intuition whispered that there were more treasures to be found. So I knelt down in front of the clearance rack and started to sift through all the books. I found an entire book on cranes. There was a Sandhill Crane on the cover, there were multiple chapters dedicated to the Sandhill Crane, and on every page there was a Sandhill Crane watermark.

Message Received!
We moved to the Midwest in October. We did not know how or when we would move to the Midwest until September.
The Universe knew the entire time.

11 thoughts on “How to Ask for a Sign from the Universe

      1. Thanks. I’ve lately just been trying to let the universe take me where it wants to, which is an interesting ride. But sometimes it would be nice to have a little clarity, if only the universe can laugh at me when it throws another opportunity my way πŸ˜‚

  1. I love it when the sandhill cranes come calling. I remember them in flight over the Mississippi River when I went back to visit my mother’s grave for the first time after her passing.

  2. I love this more than words can convey! My sign has always been the Great Blue Heron. He has always let me know, I’m where I need to be. I love that yours was on the cover of a book! Magical. <3

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ A few houses ago we had a resident Great Blue Heron in the pond behind our house. The kids named him Archibald. Since then, I always think of him when we see Great Blue Herons. πŸ™‚

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