Today’s guest post is from my beautiful friend, Ashley at Light, Love, and Spirit. She’s a beautiful soul with some really good stuff to teach today :) Enjoy!
When you’re an intuitive, you’re likely to receive spirit signs and symbols often. The big question then is, how do you recognize them and how do you know what they mean? Symbols and signs can come in many shapes, forms, and at any time day or night. Spirit loves to speak in metaphors and sometimes – no, most times, this can be confusing for us. I receive a lot of questions about symbolism, so today I wanted to take the time to answer some of them!
Why does spirit speak in metaphors?
Spirit doesn’t have a voicebox and it takes a lot of energy for them to show themselves to you. They will often speak in metaphors to try to get their point across.
You may notice that your dreams seem highly significant while at the same time you can’t make sense of them. In a dream, you may have a giant tidal wave approaching you as you stand on a hill and watch. It is likely an intense scene but what does it mean? As far back as I can remember I’ve had dreams like this; so often I would find myself face to face with a tidal wave. Every time this dream came up I would know it was important but at the same time, I was incredibly uncomfortable.
Seeing a tidal wave in our dreams usually means that something is welling up inside of us that needs to be taken care of. It could be emotions that we need to deal with, a big change that we feel coming, or a big fear we need to face. The tidal wave is your subconscious/spirit showing you universal symbolism to help you heal what is going on in your life.
The last time I had this dream I decided to try something a little different, I dove into the wave. I remember that diving into the wave left me feeling relaxed, free, and floaty. To me, this meant that I was ready to face the issue at hand and after I did everything would be just fine.
How do you decipher symbols during readings and visions?
My favorite symbolism story is about patience…a common theme spirit loves to give me. Obviously, patience isn’t my strongest suit!
I was giving a reading to a client and I kept seeing a pink daisy rolling down a hill. I’m going to be honest, I had no clue what spirit was trying to tell me, so I asked!
The next thing they showed me was someone waiting at the bottom of the hill watching this very slow rolling daisy. As she stood there, I got the feeling that this daisy was just for her. It was something she had been asking for for a long time, yet she just stood there watching it instead of going after it. Finally, the daisy stopped at her feet for her to slowly bend over and pick up.
The message for my client (and me) was to be patient. Beautiful things will come to you but sometimes a little patience is needed. This message was a reminder that occasionally we just have to watch and let them come to us; I like to look at this from another angle too. If you were trying to climb up the hill you might end up exhausted thus not appreciating the beauty of the flower once you caught up to it. Now, whenever I need to remember to have patience or relay to a client that they need to have patience, my guides show me a pink daisy rolling down a hill.
Often times, in the beginning of intuitive development, it is helpful to keep a journal of spirit messages and symbols. Doing this allows you to go back week after week and track the symbols you get. Eventually, you will start to see a pattern, this will allow you to decipher their meaning for your messages!
Are there any physical signs that let me know spirit is with me?
ABSOLUTELY! Spirit can give us spirit signs to let us know they are around, to make us pay attention, and even to let us know we are on the right path. It’s easy to ask for a spirit sign and I even have a free e-guide to help you do so!
Ever find a penny on the ground after you’ve been thinking of a passed loved one? That’s a spirit sign, some people call these pennies from heaven! My favorite spirit sign is feathers, particularly BLUE feathers. Blue feathers are just rare enough to let me know that they weren’t placed in front of me by accident!
Aside from tangible signs such as feathers and coins, spirit can also send us messages through songs! Have you ever been driving and a song comes on that totally resonates with what you were feeling or thinking at the moment? When I was contemplating leaving my 9-5 to become a full-time medium and intuitive coach, I repeatedly heard this song that said “you can work from home.” I didn’t really care for the song but the message it was bringing me was LOUD AND CLEAR!
Repeated numbers are also a great way for spirit to let you know that you are on the right path or that they are with you. Do you ever see numbers like 1111 or 333? It may be that you see them while looking at the clock or you may see them while driving down the road and on billboards! The cool thing about numbers is most of them have a meaning linked to them so it is easy to look that up! If you’ve been seeing repeated numbers I suggest looking up the meaning to see if it resonates with you!
When you receive a sign from spirit and you’re not sure of the meaning I first recommend asking them! Seriously, sit down and ask them! Take a few deep breaths and sit in silence for a few minutes; the answer is likely to come right then and there. If it doesn’t however, there is always google! Many signs and symbols given by spirit are universal and can be seen across many different cultures and eras!