At 3:00 this morning, I awoke with a start. I checked my phone and rolled back over – 3am? Not getting up. As I closed my eyes, eager for more sleep, I realized that I had a song stuck in my head.
It was one I hadn’t heard in ages – Phil Collins’ version of “True Colors.”
I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you. So don’t be afraid to let them show, your true colors.
That part was on repeat in my mind, and as I listened, an idea struck: “It’s a message from the Universe!”
As the thought came, I felt a deep sense of recognition and acceptance. Call me crazy, but I know that was the Universe, singing me a sweet message (á la Phil Collins) as I slept.
Upon awakening later that morning, I thought of the strange event. It ceased to be so strange, though, when I realized that these random occurrences have been happening a lot lately:
- Two days ago, after a day full of flow and joy, I received an unexpected phone call. It was from an acquaintance I made from an opportunity I passed on back in May. It was a delight to hear from him – and it sounded like the same opportunity may be resurfacing.
- Yesterday, driving home from an errand, I saw a quote on the back window of a car: “Take control of your future. Invest in yourself. Realize your dreams.” I even drove by a second time to really capture it.
- This morning, no sooner had I clasped my hands together and said, “Namaste,” did the phone ring. It was a company in a nearby town looking to see me for an interview…A little less than a year ago, posted by my desk in the cube farm, was my “motivation for success” poster. What was on it? A collage of pictures from said town. I wanted to move there.
I think it’s far more magical (and I’m all about the magic!) to think of these events as affirmations, signs that I’m on the right track.
When I’m “on path” – living my passion, reading, writing, meditating – these synchronicities are almost a daily occurrence! It’s like I’m following a trail, and these little events are the breadcrumbs left by the Universe.
These breadcrumbs are fueling my fire, coaxing me onward; they are, perhaps, my “Zen caffeine.”
How about you? What “signs” tell you you’re on the right track? What “breadcrumbs” have the Universe left you lately? Please…sharing is caring.
Peace, love and a steaming cup of Zen,