Here's Your Sign
Blessings to You!
One Way SignIt seems that the one type of business that flourishes regardless of the economy, would be those who can predict the future. Whether the forecast involves the stock market, weather, our love lives or the future of humankind, we all want to know "What happens next?" And of course we want that outcome to be good.

So often however, we are just wasting our time, money and energy...not because the predictors or readers are frauds, but because we are surrounded by signs. We need only to pay attention to, and learn how to read them. The good news is we can all do it.

Please note that I am not denying there are professionals who are specially trained or intuitively gifted, whose abilities may be more developed than ours, and provide valid assistance. That said, whether the question is "weather" or "whether," most of the signs can be read by ourselves.
Sky for Scripture Matthew 16:1-4


And the Pharisees and Sad'ducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 
He answered them, "When it is evening, you say, `It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.'  And in the morning, `It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah." So he left them and departed. 
eclipse sun Unity Wisdom


There are two ways of getting understanding. One is by following the guidance of Spirit that dwells within, and the other is to go blindly ahead and learn by hard experience. Spiritual understanding is the ability of the mind to apprehend and realize the laws of thought and the relation of ideas one to another.


Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity


Supercell Storm We have become so accustomed to receiving input from the "information highway," that we are getting lazy, and losing our natural abilities of perception and intuition.

Another reason we are finding it difficult to discern right action and outcomes is that many people have a spiritual disconnect. Distracted by the world and it's many enticements and manipulations, we cannot or will not turn within, where the answers await us. 


Oftentimes we "see" but do not "read" the signs. We are oblivious to what they are trying to tell us. Have you ever been driving down the street to suddenly discover you had passed your exit? Where were your eyes and mind as you passed the signs? The same thing is true in our lives. We must be able to first be conscious enough to see the signs, second to take the time to read them, and third to comprehend their meaning.


In order to see the sign, we have to be close enough, but not too close. Approaching a stop sign at full throttle will be too late to stop. If we are too far away it would be easy to mis-read the sign. This means that we have to remain alert for the appearance of signs, and then to pay attention enough to read them before it is too late.


Most signs today are designed to have "universal symbols" to make it possible for all people, regardless of their language, to understand. Metaphysical signs also have a common language called "archetypes." these are primal ideas that most people have in common. One is an angel, as a messenger of God. 


Some signs are intuitive, like a 'message,' and others we 'sense,' like the energy we feel when we encounter another person. What we feel may be positive or negative. Because these types of messages are not presented in "black and white," they can easily be misread or misunderstood. We want to be certain we are in our "right mind" when we read them.


The mind is pivotal. It can look to the world of appearances, or the world beyond appearance; Spirit, God, Divine Mind. Because we can see, touch and hear the things in this world it is easy to judge by appearance. However, as scientists are discovering...and the spiritual community has been taught for hundreds of years...there is more in the unseen than the seen.


For example, we can see, touch, hear, smell and taste junk food. It may appear appetizing and even taste good. Many commercials will even tell us that it is good for us. But in Truth it is not. Soon our bodies show the effects of eating too much junk food and not enough healthy food. As they say, "There's your sign!"


Spiritual signs include dreams and desires, awareness of shifts in human consciousness and behaviors, and sensitivity to the energy of the people, places and things around us. They may be warnings, they may be calls to action or invitations to spiritual growth. Whether we read and heed them is up to us.


I like to call it being a Metamatician; having the ability to "do the spiritual math." The formulas are simple:
1)Thought + Feeling = Manifestation 
2) Mind + Idea = Expression.
3) In thought, word, action: Positive = Positive, Negative = Negative .


These apply to individual as well as collective consciousness; personal thoughts as well as herd-thoughts. So you want to be aware of where your mind is as well as the greater "collective perspective." We first learn to be aware of and guide our own mind, and then to do as we are guided to work toward illumination of lower consciousness on a collective level.


Sometimes the Metamath has to be done in analysis after the fact. Not looking to place blame, but to get to cause. Change the cause, change the effect! Now THAT is powerful!


Looking at the increasing violence, global warming effects, health crises and economic disasters in our world today we ask "what is the sign...the warning...the guidance? This is not about science. Scientists gave us warnings, as did other authorities in the world of appearances. The statistics are grim. But they are not ultimate realities they are signs; signs that urge us to pay attention.


There is a prevailing thought in human consciousness that these things are not the individual's fault. In fact because we are each a part of the greater whole, we are, through action or inaction, at cause. The action cannot be changed without first changing the thought. 


Right now we are caught in the dark shadow between a rock and a hard place. We need light. Enlightenment. We need new ways of thinking and manifesting change, while coping with our current culture of ignorance and denial.


I know it is a lot to digest, but it is critical. You already are either a part of the solution...a life of love, security, abundance, health and hope, or a part of the problem, increased poverty, disease, danger, loss and grief. You have the power to choose. There's your sign! Choose God...choose good.


Think on these things.