“Trust me, I know what I’m doing.” – The Universe
We all face challenges in our lives and have times of uncertainty when we aren’t sure what to do, or where to go next. And in those times, we can turn to the Universe (God, Source energy) and ask for guidance.
If you’re in the midst of a personal crisis, or just looking for clarity in your life, then now is a good time to connect with and ask the Universe for guidance.
Here are 5 ways you can do just that:Trust me, I know what I'm doing. - The Universe Click To Tweet
1.) Ask for guidance.
Oftentimes, when we feel lost in life, we ask questions such as “Why me?” and “How come this is happening?” But, when we ask loaded questions like these, we adopt a fear-based mindset that blocks us from receiving guidance and flowing with life.
Instead of stepping forward with fear, empower yourself to connect with the Universe by clearly outlining what kind of guidance you’re seeking and why.
Here’s an example:
“I am seeking guidance about what to do in my business because it will help me understand the next steps I need to take. Please bring me clarity and direction. Thank you!”
Here’s the format you can use when you practice this:
“I am asking for guidance about ________ because_______.”
Once you figure out exactly what in your life needs guidance, write it down and then close your eyes and listen to the Universe with an open heart, and clear mind. Trust that the answers you are seeking are coming to you. As you do this, try not to rush yourself to find an answer. It’s okay to move on with your day still uncertain – the answers typically come when you’re least expecting them.
2.) Say a prayer.
Most of us only pray when we’re in dire need of something and in these instances, we surrender any disbelief we have and cling to the hope that things will improve in our favor.
But, prayer isn’t just meant to be reserved for difficult or extenuating circumstances. Instead, prayer is a tool we can access anytime to connect with and receive guidance from the Universe.
There’s no right or wrong way to pray – you don’t have to kneel, be in a church, or follow a certain set of words for a certain length of time. Instead, pray from your heart and connect in a way that feels comfortable for you so you can truly open yourself up to the guidance of the Universe.
3.) Sit in meditation.
It’s been said that we think 60,000 thoughts on a daily basis. That means most of the time, we’re distracted by past events or thinking about what’s to come in the future. As a result, we aren’t present in the here and now and our minds are consumed by fears, what-ifs, regrets, and other anxiety-inducing thoughts.
To receive guidance, we have to step outside of the thoughts that are clouding our minds, and an easy way to do this is through meditation (if you’re a beginner, read this).
Meditation will allow you to suspend thoughts, become an observer of your life, connect with the Universe, relax your mind, and receive clarity and guidance. Start your meditation session by asking a question, and then remain open until an answer comes to you.
4.) Ask for a sign.
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If you’re the type of person who needs to see something physically to know if you’re on the right path, or what to do next, then ask for a sign.
Make your sign something specific and meaningful to you that will really “wow” you when it shows up.
For example, don’t ask for the next car to drive by to be yellow with black stripes (that’s testing the Universe, not asking for a sign). Instead, ask a question, and say “If this is the right path for me, please send me (insert specific and meaningful sign). If this is the wrong path for me, please send me (insert specific and meaningful sign different from the one above).”
Then, release your request and let the sign show up when it’s ready. Don’t go looking for it. Let it come to you.
5.) Invite the Universe in.
The Universe is always guiding you and working on your behalf, but if you don’t invite the Universe in you’ll miss all of the ways it’s trying to communicate with you.
That’s why step #5 is so important because it will allow you to become conscious of all the ways the Universe is communicating with you so you’re co-creating with the Universe.
To invite the Universe in, simply say, “Dear Universe, I know you’re always working on my behalf and I want you to know you are welcome in my life. I love you and I am grateful for you. Please allow me to become aware and understand all of the ways you’re communicating with me so I can consciously co-create alongside you.”
Use these 5 suggestions to ask for guidance, and understand how to apply the guidance you receive to your life.
About Antasha Durbin: Antasha is a spiritual writer, life-long student of the universe, and psychic tarot card reader. Her website, cajspirituality.com, is dedicated to simplifying the spiritual experience and making it attainable for everyone. Follow her for free, easy-to-digest and highly actionable advice on spirituality, mindfulness and empowered living.