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  • Writer's pictureDiana Seidl

Signs From The Universe

Does the Universe or Spirit world communicate with us through the use of signs?

I often tell my clients to ask for help, put requests out into the universe, be open to receiving messages or answers, pay attention, and see what shows up.

Messages can come in the form of animals, patterns of numbers (e.g., 11, 11), song lyrics, objects that show up in unusual places, lost items suddenly showing up, and seeing or hearing the same words or phrases repeated over and over.

Earlier this year, Chris, my husband, and I decided to downsize to a smaller more manageable home. Our 4-bedroom, 4000-square-foot home was put on the market to sell on April 20th and was conditionally sold, pending a house inspection on April 22nd. We were relieved that it sold quickly, as the homes in our neighborhood just were not selling; many had been on the market for over six months. We were excited to move into our new home (new for us) and a bit sad to leave the home we had lived in for 16 years and a neighborhood where we had lived in for 25 years.

When we purchased our home 16 years ago, there were issues with the foundation. We knew it had to be repaired, at some point. We lived in the house for six years before repairing it. I was anxious and nervous about the house inspection required to officially close the sale. I knew the buyers would question the work done to the foundation and was concerned that even though we had no issues in 10 years, this would be a deal breaker for the buyers and the sale would fall through; which meant carrying two properties until our first home sold.

The night before the inspection was a sleepless one for me. Chris was calm and positive that everything would be fine. I headed into the office to begin a full day of meetings. I had hoped that the meetings would keep my mind off things, as it happened, it didn’t. I was distracted, anxious and frankly not very productive. The inspection was scheduled to last 2 hours, questions from the buyers started coming in fast and furiously which Chris responded to. At the 3-hour mark, I decided I needed to get out of the office and get a coffee, just do something different.

As luck would have it, there just happened to be a Starbucks across the street from the office. It was a rainy and cool April day, instead of walking to Starbucks, I took my car. As I drove out of the parking lot, I heard what sounded like the flapping of wings. Was it possible a bird was trapped in the rear window shield wiper?

I looked in my rear-view mirror and remembered I did not have a rear window shield wiper on the car in. I continued on through the parking lot. Stopped at the traffic light, I heard a tap, tap, tap on the back window. Is it possible that the glass had come loose? I’ll check it out once I arrive at Starbucks.

I heard tap, tap, tap again along with the flapping of bird wings against the trunk of the car. It must be a bird that has somehow gotten itself caught in my trunk I think, although I am not sure how this is possible? I heard tap, tap, tap, a second time but coming from the back passenger window.

I looked in my passenger side mirror and there was a swallow hovering and tapping its beak on my window. I did a double take and thought…am I really seeing this? I sat there just staring at this bird tapping on my window. No one is ever going to believe this. I got out my phone to take a picture as proof, and the light turned green, and the swallow flew away.

There must be seeds in the window wells for a swallow to have done this. I arrived at Starbucks, parked my car, got out to inspect the passenger and back windows. There are absolutely no seeds, no branches, there is nothing there. I am still not getting it…I thought, this is weird.

I headed into Starbucks, picked up my coffee and headed back to my car. I sat there going over what just happened. I needed to tell someone. I called Chris and told him what happened; he was unimpressed and asked if I was sure that this happened. I hung up, feeling a bit deflated and I heard tap, tap, tap again, on my front passenger window. I looked over and there is same swallow, hovering above the mirror! It tapped again on the glass, hovered in place looking right at me for a good thirty seconds and then flew off.

This is no longer a coincidence. Clearly it is someone trying to give me a message. I decided to take the advice I give my client and pay attention. Just as I stepped into my office, Chris called me to let me know that the inspection had ended, the buyer had not identified any issues with house, all the conditions of the sale were met, and the house was officially sold.

What was the message? Perhaps it was to let me know not to worry, that everything would work out, things would be fine. Maybe it was my mom (she was an artist who painted swallows) saying hello or perhaps it was to reinforce that I am receiving help and to pay attention to the signs that are everywhere.

My father-in-law passed away suddenly, 6 days before we took possession of our new home. Chris showed him pictures and was extremely excited to bring him for a visit. I was sitting in my home office 3 weeks after he passed away wondering if my mother and father-in-law had found each other and were together, how it would have been nice to show them around. I would have loved to ask my mother-in-law for her recommendations on what I should plant in the garden to enhance the existing landscaping. Chris’ parents owned a cottage not too far outside of Ottawa. They had a number of hummingbird feeders scattered around the property. We would sit out on the back deck of the cottage in the early morning or late afternoon and watch the hummingbirds hover over the feeders and dip their beaks to drink.

As I sat there looking out the window thinking of them, I heard tap, tap, tap on the window. There hovering in place right in front of me were two hummingbirds looking at me through the window. They tapped on the glass once again, hovered in place a bit longer, and flew off together. I sat there and smiled. I have not seen a hummingbird since that day.

The universe and the spirit world attempt to communicate with us using signs. They are everywhere, it could be birds tapping on cars or house windows, license plates with repeating patterns or finding objects that clearly should not be there. There are no coincidences. Everything happens for a reason. So, ask for help, pay attention, and see what shows up. You might be surprised at what show ups.

With Gratitude and Reiki Blessings

~ Diana


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