Updated: Apr 4
Have you ever experienced a sudden change in contentment in your life? One second you feel completely content with the way things are, then all of a sudden nothing brings you the joy it used to. The connections in your life don’t seem to add value. Your career no longer fuels your passion. And you aren’t sure what to do about it. This sudden discontentedness with life is due to a need for change. This is your chance to mix things up and figure out what getting back into alignment looks like for you. Being led to make changes can be intimidating but when you know the signs and what next steps to take, all that fear will wash away.
Change is scary. Especially when it doesn’t make sense. When you are being guided to make a big change in your life, you don’t always know all of the details. For example, the Universe might be encouraging you to quit your office job to become a freelance writer. You might be thinking, “how do I do this?”, “how am I going to make money?”, and “this could ruin me financially!” It’s wise that you’re thinking about the details and not just following your impulses but sometimes the things we are being guided towards don’t make sense to us. This is because we are not meant to have it all figured out. Knowing all the details doesn’t always make it easier. It’s important to remember that while change is scary, the Universe will always support you and will never lead you down a path that puts you in harm’s way.
3 Signs You're Being Guided to Make Changes In Your Life
Being guided to make a big change looks different to everyone. In general, the 3 major signs that you’re being guided are synchronicities, messages from the Universe itself, or messages from your intuition.
First off, synchronicities are a common way for the Universe to give us messages throughout the day that guide us in the right direction. Continuing with the freelance writer example above: several times throughout the day within various conversations with different people you talk about the freedom that freelancing offers. Without even mentioning it yourself, it keeps coming up in conversations. Then as you think about becoming a full-time writer you see angel numbers such as 222, 555, or 444. When something keeps coming up in conversation or you see angel numbers, this is communication from the Universe about whatever you’re thinking/talking about. It’s best to practice awareness during this time to notice what specific thoughts come up and what they are trying to tell you.
Another sign you’re being guided by the Universe is messages through dreams, meditations, or psychic visions. This is why having an active meditation or prayer practice is so crucial for your spiritual health because it gives you the opportunity to receive divine messages every day. If you feel like you’re being guided, pay attention to the details you receive in messages. What colors are appearing? Do you see any animal imagery? What phrases or words are being shared with you? Nothing appears in a dream, visualization, or meditation as a coincidence.
Finally, your intuition is a built-in guiding system meant to show you the way. This essential tool within you will also send you messages about your next steps in life. Perhaps you receive an intuitive nudge to talk to a specific person at a party and they end up being a full-time writer. Now you’ve made a contact and are once again experiencing a push to leave your job so that you can pursue this other endeavor. Nurture your intuition by listening to your gut feelings.
Remember that your gut will speak out of love whereas anxiety, which is commonly confused with intuition, will speak out of fear.
Your intuition is calm and supportive. Ask your intuition for guidance: what does it want to share with you? Wholeheartedly listen. You’d be surprised by how often we unintentionally shut down our intuition! Through practice and continued exposure, you will begin to see the messages from the Universe that are leading you towards making a big change in your life.
Now that you’ve identified that you are in fact being guided by the Universe to make a big change, you are ready to take the next steps to begin the actual process of change. First off, the most important aspect of change is not action taking; it’s actually your mindset. We can get so caught up in not knowing all of the details that we stop ourselves from taking the first step. Remember, that you don’t have to have it all figured out. You just have to be willing to get started. This can look like being willing to trust the universe. Being willing to make this change. Being willing to put in the work. When you establish that you’re willing, the Universe will do the rest. The Universe will take this as a sign that you are truly ready to get started and will begin setting things in motion behind the scenes.
Remember: just because you don’t see it happening, doesn’t mean that it isn’t.
Finally, when all is said and done, take inspired action. When we want change in our life, we actually have to make it happen. This is something that is often misunderstood in the manifesting community. It is believed that you can just think about something and it will happen. You still have to put action behind the intention that you’ve set. So, for example, you’ve received the signs that you should leave your job and become a freelance writer. You’re terrified but still on board with moving forward. You take inspired action by working towards building an emergency fund, making a plan to leave your job in 3 months, and signing up on a freelancing site. Is it scary? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely.
Change is dreadfully scary. It can rock your entire world and make you question everything. But you can rest knowing that the Universe is always going to be by your side; supporting you throughout the journey. You will never be let down. You will never be left behind nor will you be left in the dark. Trust in the Universe and let it shower you with the possibilities of tomorrow.
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