Okay, let’s be honest here. How many times have you stopped to ponder for just one second if the Universe was actually trying to send you a message? You get goosebumps. You hear a song on the radio that instantly reminds you of someone you love or who has passed away. Or perhaps, you pause for a second and wonder if that “coincidence” which just happened was actually not a random occurrence at all.

No Such Thing as Coincidence

Divine intelligence always has a plan. Whether you know (or believe) it or not, our metaphysical side is shouting to be heard and to remind you of your soul purpose which is Love. We are just so busy with our everyday life and distractions we simply don’t pay enough attention to our signs and messages. But they are there. They are always there. The trick is to figure out what the Universe is trying to tell you.

Here are some examples which have come up in my own life (over the past few years) as I began the awakening process and writing my three spiritual self-help books filled with lessons from the Universe – The All of Everything, The All of the All and The All That Is. 

10 Times the Universe Might Be Trying to Send You a Message

1. Your email, text, or comment on social media doesn’t send.

You could chalk it up to bad cellular service or something being wrong with your wifi if you want, but the truth is that most of the time, the Universe is telling us to press pause and think if we really want to be saying the thing we are saying. It’s a message to take a moment and reflect before we hit send. I’ve been burned so many times on this I could write a whole book on the subject. However, now I always pay attention and think before hitting the re-send button.

2. Your computer breaks down.

This is yet another situation where we are being asked to pause and reflect, but this time on how important our work is over our natural state of beingness. It’s our warning sign that work is overtaking our life, and we’ve got to take a step back from it and enjoy life more. Less doing. More being.

3. The toilet clogs.

This happened to me during a time in my life where I was in a state of panic about switching career paths. My fear was getting the best of me, and the Universe was sending me a message about my clogged thinking that it was time to unclog it.

4. Your tire blows out.

This message is all about learning to let go of control by being made to feel as if you are out of control. Type As take note.

5. You get fired or laid off.

Often times we feel as if we are being kicked in the gut when we lose a job, but perhaps the Universe is letting you know it’s time to move onto greener pastures.

6. Your spouse/significant other leaves you.

Same principle as above. As the Dalai Lama famously said, “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” Perhaps you are not with the right person, to begin with, and the Universe just gave you a nudge in the right direction.

7. Insects and/or vermin invade your home.

Animals are often messengers for us, especially when it’s an animal or insect that comes into our awareness when no one else is around. Each one has a specific role to play in our lives. There are many great books available that talk about animal symbolism. For example, ants arrive to teach us patience. Rats might be telling you that someone in your life is deceiving you. Spiders are a reminder that we weave our own web in life, and it’s our thoughts that create the reality we see.

8. The radio plays a song reminding you of a lost loved on.

This is our crossed over loved ones sharing a moment or memory with us. No exceptions.

9. The air conditioner or heater breaks.

You are being asked to notice your conditioning as it relates to a loved one. Are they annoying you? Then you will feel heat. Are they withholding love and affection? Then you will feel the cold harsh reality of that. Either way, it’s time to fix the problem by way of a change of perception about the other person.

10. You stub your toe or get a bruise.

This is a form of self-punishment. We are angry about little details in our life that we seemingly can’t control, so we lash out at ourselves. The good news is that little hurts often heal very quickly. So, if you notice them more often, they will happen less often.

This is just a short list of signs and messages. I could tell you hundreds more, like finding a note on the ground, overhearing a conversation that relates back to your life, spotting a vanity license plate of something you were recently thinking about, getting lost at the park, finding a penny on the ground, or seeing a rainbow in the sky. The trick is to find all the ways the universe is talking to you. My signs may be different than yours. Once you begin to recognize what your messages are, you will begin to see them more and more. Of this you can be sure.

For more on how and why the Universe sends us messages be sure and check out my The All of Everything book series.

Laura Saltman is an author, speaker, intuitive guidance coach, meditation teacher and TV/Digital Host who began her career in television. She is an Emmy-nominated producer and correspondent who has worked for TV shows like Access Hollywood, E! News, Today and On Air with Ryan Seacrest. She can currently be seen in segments on Lifetime TV for Designing Spaces and The Balancing Act. Her own channel on the Well World TV network recently launched. After her life was turned upside down when she lost her older brother to cancer, her father to suicide, suffered multiple miscarriages and a disrupted adoption followed by a shocking divorce, Laura turned to a spiritual life coach who helped turn her life around and manage her grief, anxiety and depression. Since then she has trained with spiritual life coaches, reiki masters, clairvoyants, mediums and meditation gurus all over the country.