"Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future. I believe there is another world waiting for us, a better one. And I'll be waiting for you there." - Robert Frobisher, from the movie, Cloud Atlas.
What path are we on? Is life just a nine to five treadmill that we run on every day? Are we just meant to wake up, work, and then die? Are we really paying attention to our lives? The spirit world is! The spirit world is always there, always present, and always sending us many signs, symbols, and synchronicities. The spiritual path is simply the journey of our lives. Everyone in life is on a spiritual path, it's just most people don't know it! When you have a spiritual awakening, spirit becomes aware of the shift in your vibration, energy, and frequency and you become awakened and aware with a willingness to step into the knowledge that has always been.
There is more to you, the universe, the human experience, and what your belief system is of "God." That moment of awakening is coterminous when you realize that there is more to your life than just paying the bills, competing in the daily rate race to advance your career and make more money, and you start asking the bigger, more important questions of life. It is at this point that spirit shows up to you, meeting you half way as you begin your transformation from the ground perspective of the caterpillar to the higher perspective of the butterfly. Something within calls you to prospect, explore, and discover the deeper meaning of the mind, body and soul. This is when spiritual signs begin to show up and guide us on our spiritual path.
There are signs everywhere for us to witness and observe that is if we are paying attention and we are aware of spirit's presence, energy, and vibration. So for those who are in the 'incarnate' form or the physical, flesh suit, how do we interpret the meaning of signs that we are being shown from those who are 'discarnate' or not having a physical body in the spirit world? Some of the signs come in "loud and clear," or that direct slap to the face when pain makes us pay attention through the loss of a loved one, a personal tragedy, or health scare. Subtle signs from spirit usually leave a nice little bread crumb trail for us to follow and can be metaphorical or symbolic in nature.
Symbols throughout history have always spoke and connected to the subconscious mind and have great potency and power depending on your perception in that moment of your life, and where you are at physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Oftentimes, your perspective needs time and several adjustments as the analytical mind works to decode the messages in real time or "now" when we receive symbols, signs, or synchronicities, when in fact it may take seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, or even years for the moment of illumination to reveal itself. Timing and "feeling" plays an important part in this process and this is a big reason why many in life miss the subtle signs of spirit as they want answers now, don't feel into the situation, and are not willing to wait and be patient for everything to unfold. "We think to much and feel to little." -Charlie Chaplin
Conversations, dreams, life experiences, movies, music, books can all be triggers that start to put the pieces of life's puzzle together. Even though it is human nature and the power of the mind to seek and understand all of life's answers through signs, symbols, and synchronicities, you must also surrender to the fact that some things will remain a mystery and can take time to come into fruition. Gracefully accept with gratitude that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear...
For more examples and stories of how the spirit world interacts and blends with our world on a daily basis, check out the encore show of INSPIRED LIVING with Marc & Kim over on OM Times Radio: