This topic is something that comes up often.
Why don’t I see signs?
How will they show up?
How do I know what is a sign?
This episode will answer these questions and much more.
Patty shares why we doubt the signs we receive (it’s not all our fault!) and steps you can take to have more confidence around the signs that show up in our life.
- the 3 types of signs (this is so helpful) that show up for us
- how your brain filters the signs and the way to reprogram your brain to see them
- how to know if a sign is a sign for you (it’s easier than you thought!)
Her stories will help you understand how easy it is to see the signs that are showing up for you.
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0:00:04.3: Welcome to the Space for Magic podcast, where people who are led by their hearts come to learn the secrets to receiving all the gifts the Universe has for us. I’m your host, Patty Lennon, I’m an ex-type A corporate banker turned intuitive coach. Using a blend of common sense, brain science, and just a dash of magic, I’m here to help you create abundance in every area of your life and business. Welcome.
0:00:36.6: Hello, welcome to this episode of the space for magic podcast. This is Patty your host, and today I wanna talk to you about getting signs, getting how to get signs, is this a sign? How to ask for a sign from the universe. These are really common questions we get in the receiving school, it’s something we work on, how to receive guidance from the universe, from source, your loved ones, guides, angels. And there’s a piece of the puzzle that I think gets overlooked a lot of times, which is that your brain is set up to block signs, and that’s a big reason why if you’ve been trying to get a sign and you aren’t sure if you have a sign, or what is going on? Why you’re so unclear or you’re not seeing signs at all, the reality is that you’re getting signs all the time. In fact, what I really try and drive home the point of with all of our community is to understand that we get signs daily, we get signs hourly. In fact, it’s the abundance of signs, that is part of the reason why we doubt them so much, because if we have one sign a year, it might be easier to believe in, but really we’re getting signs all day long, but yes, you are.
0:02:04.0: Because you know why, your loved ones that are on the other side, your guides, your angels, source, whatever word you use for your higher power, they’re in constant relationship with you, they’re not showing up when you’re desperate and on your knees, they’ll be there in those times too but they’re, there all day, every day for you, they love you, they are in relationship with you, so they wanna be communicating with you and they’re communicating you through thoughts and feelings and signs, and signs has a particular language about it, and you do need to start to understand the language, and I’ll talk about that in a minute, but what you do need to understand as well, is that when you think… Was that really a sign or was that just in my head, what’s happening is, yes, it was a sign, and I’ll tell you exactly how to know it was a sign, but what’s happening in that moment is that your brain feels unsafe, so the part of your brain that sensors, signs essentially, really needs to feel like it’s in control, it wants to know that it’s safe, and so it’s gonna do everything in its power to take control and stay in control, and so if you have signs coming in from some unseen force that you can’t touch and that you can’t see with your physical eyes or you can hear with your actual human ears, the human brain is not gonna feel good about that because that’s not something…
0:03:45.0: It can make sense of, and what it can’t make sense of it feels uncomfortable with… It feels unsafe with… And so if you start paying attention to signs, until you get used to them and you start laying them on on a regular basis and you train your brain to understand that they’re safe, but until you get to that point, it’s going to try and get you to doubt them, because that’s your brain’s mechanism to keep you from relying on this other force, so this is a very ego-driven process, the ego likes to think that it is an individual… The ego’s job is to make us feel like we are I, am me, you are you. We’re all separate, right? And so then to even bring in forces from the other side of the veil helping us that that just blows the ego for the most part. So what’s happening with your brain is that it’s trying to keep you safe, and so there’s a few mechanisms you can use to allow yourself to create an environment of safety for your brain, so it lets in those signs. So the first is just understanding that there’s different kinds of signs and knowing that they can come from different ways, so just from a real high level, the kinds of signs fall into three categories, there are the general signs, those are signs that…
0:05:15.6: If I got them or you got them, they basically mean the same thing, right? So if they assign that many of us often get is in the form of the animal and animal embodying the spirit of that animal here to give us messaging, so typically, each individual animal embody certain behaviors and energies and represents certain aspects of planetary energy and hold space as that Spirit friend. So if a fox crosses my path or a fox crosses your path, although there might be some nuance to it, it’s probably there to give us a fairly similar message, so those are general signs, they kinda go across the board. We get 11-11 on the clock. It generally means the same for all of us, we talked about that when Julie Ann was on the podcast towards the beginning of the year, so those are general science, then there’s specific signs, so those are signs that are specific to each of us individually because of our life experiences or they might be specific to the person talking to you, so if it’s like your grandmother that passed over, cross over, and she made the best meatloaf. And you were trying to think, missing her and just thinking, Is she there? And ask her and just send me a sign that you’re close…
0:06:37.9: And all of a sudden, the commercial comes on for meatloaf, that’s a sign that’s specific to you, or to her and your relationship, and then there’s very nuanced signs where we specifically ask for something kind of cookie, so that we know that that sign means what we need it to mean… So in that case, the sign we’re looking for doesn’t necessarily have meaning to us other than we chose it, and then those chosen signs are usually unique to a problem, so it might look like, Hey, if I’m supposed to take this job, let me see a dancing unicorn floating on a Cloud, right? It’s not that dancing unicorns floating on a cloud mean anything to you, but it feels unusual enough that if you saw it, you would be for certain knowing that you had gotten your answer… No, as an aside, because people ask me, Is there a right way to ask for signs? There isn’t just asking for a sign is enough, you can ask it by crying, you can ask it by thinking it, you can ask it by saying, please, you can ask it without saying, Please, there’s lots of ways to ask for signs in terms of the words or the function you use, you can write it down on some certain spiritual teachers have made a lot of money putting a lot of specifics around how to ask for signs, and I have not felt that those specifics are necessary.
0:08:04.8: There is one role that I do see some people need to understand to actually work with signs properly, and that is, they’ll say, and you might have done this, if I’m supposed to take the job, let me see a dancing unicorn floating on a cloud. If I’m supposed to turn the job down, let me see a tractor, a Purple Tractor being driven by a cow, that’s going a little bit too far, I find it’s not that it won’t work, but here’s where it gets tricky and where the way your brain works and it’s important to understand, is that if your brain thinks it’s better for you to take the job… It think that’s the safe option, it’s a nice job, it’s got a paycheck. Well, then your brain might filter out that Purple Tractor with the cow because it doesn’t actually want you to get that answer, so I find that it’s not good to ask for two signs that mean two different things, it’s just stick with one of the answers you want, and so if it’s you wanna know whether you should get the job, then just focus on either this sign means that I should, or the sign means that I shouldn’t, but don’t ask for both, and that’s really just a structural thing because of the way your brain is built to kind of filter out certain things, so I said, I’d talk to you about different ways to get your brain to get on board, the first is, when you ask for sign…
0:09:38.5: The typical energy, people will go into that process with once they’ve asked, is to be looking for it. So when you’re looking for a sign or you’re judging is the sign here yet, or you’re wondering is the sign here yet what you’ve done is you’ve given your brain a lot of bandwidth to be in engagement with that process, which allows it to filter out signs because you’ve opened up the option for it to say, No, that sign is not here, and so the shift that you can make is to once you’ve asked for the sign, tell yourself, Okay, now I’m just waiting for it to come, you’re moving out of the… Is it gonna come like if it comes to… It’s coming, I just gotta wait. I’m not looking for it, I’m not doing anything, I’m just waiting for it to show up. And that waiting attitude programs your brain differently to kind of let go of the challenge, right, because waiting is not something a brain has to get involved in, at least not your logical thinking brain, the part that likes to filter out those signs, so that’s one big shift you can make…
0:10:52.3: That will really help you start to receive your signs more completely, and the other piece of the puzzle that can really help is to educate it on how signs come, to educate it on the language. So I just went through briefly what the three categories are, that there’s these general signs, that there’s these specific signs to you or the person that you’re hoping will communicate with you, and then there’s these chosen signs. I have found that for real people whose brains really filter out signs that are sticking with general signs, are really helpful even if you’re gonna ask for them, so to ask for a cardinal or ask for a dime or any of these things. And the reason is that there’s a lot of proof out there that these signs are real, that they’re actual signs… So you could Google dimes from heaven or pennies from heaven, and you’re gonna see tons and tons of stories of people who have gotten a dime as a sign or have gotten a penny as a sign. I also have something that you can download, and it’s the 10 most common ways that we get signs, it’s just a quick PDF to cheat, cheat.
0:12:06.5: And you can go to pattylennon.com/signs to get that. That’s another great one. So basically, you’re gonna read down them and you’re gonna see that these are things that you’ve probably seen yourself, but what happens is when your brain sees it in writing when it sees it as a guide, when it sees it… As a checklist, it’s like, Oh, this is real. It’s almost like we’ve come to doubt the news, but if you went back a generation, if something was on the news or you read it in the paper, people really believe that a lot of people unfortunately is still too… We’ve learned that’s not exactly accurate, but our brain trust things that I can read, that I can see that it can touch, so these are two ways to actually reprogram your brain to believe in signs, and why this is so important is that that your feeling you’ve had where you’re like, Is that a sign? Can I trust that sign? It’s not because it might not be a sign, I can tell you it’s a sign, it’s that your brain is really trying to keep you in doubt, and so the work isn’t for you to get better at seeing signs, it’s for you to manage your brain better and make it feel safer at getting sign, so hopefully that that difference is really helpful in making sense of this for you, and I did tell you I was gonna explain how to know if a sign is a sign, and there’s really just one way, and it’s the feeling you get…
0:13:40.2: So you can see a penny on the ground and you’re not gonna have any feeling, and then a different day you see a penny on the ground and you just feel something, right. And that feeling is proof that it’s a sign, it’s that little jolt of energy that says, Oh my goodness, right. And here’s why, those signs are communications from beings that love you, from whether you’re word source or God or the universe, that higher power loves you, your loved ones that have crossed over, love you the reason they’re giving you signs ’cause they love you, they wanna help you they wanna support you, and just like if someone you love looked at you and said You’re beautiful, the way that would feel… Versus someone you don’t know and you don’t even know if they’re telling you the truth, saying, Oh, you’re beautiful… You’re gonna have a different feeling about that same thing, if someone that you really care about says, I’m really glad you’re here, versus a stranger saying, Hey, I’m really glad you just walked into the coffee shop, right, you’re gonna have two very different feelings about the same words and the reason is because of the feeling, think that’s actually being exchanged between you and the other person, so signs or the language that the other side, the Veil uses, or one of the languages, the other side of the veil uses to talk to us and we know that they’re talking to us based on the way we feel, and so that’s the only thing you need to know is when you get that little feeling like, Oh, this might be a sign or you know, you just get that sort of warm feeling or that jolt of energy in the center of your body or somewhere inside you, that is your proof that something is a sign.
0:15:32.0: So I hope that that helps. I do wanna tell you some quick stories of signs that have come in to both my life and some of my clients lives that I think will help also drive home this point, just hearing stories actually helps your brain get on board, so we’re doing lots of things right now, I’m trying to entertain you, we are trying to reprogram your brain to feel safe with signs, and so here’s one of the first one… One of my favorite signs stories is from my mom, and so after my mom crossed over, I was able to talk to her, you know I had those gifts, and here are the answers, but there is a different experience when you have something show up in your reality, even though I can talk to the other side, I still… I’ve still booked a couple of sessions with mediums to be able to talk to my mom and dad because when their words are coming out of another human mouth, they actually make me feel even better. Right, so even though I can talk to my mom, I like when my mom and my dad sent me signs because it’s something physical that shows up and there’s just a juicier feeling about that.
0:16:45.6: It was a couple of years after my mom passed and we had bought our house that we live in now, and it was our forever home, and I was so excited to be living there, but also feeling that my mom didn’t get to see us in this house, I feeling that absence, that loss, and I think there was a couple of things going on that could… I just really wanted my mom closer at the time, and so I could feel her, but it wasn’t the same… Right, and I didn’t really even ask for a sign specifically the desire for my mom to communicate was just there in my heart, and that’s what I want you to understand is… You know the other side, they feel our needs, all of this idea that we have to ask for things a certain way, it’s really kind of silly because they’re beyond time and space, and for the most part, language, I mean language strengthens our vibration around asks on this plane. But… It’s not required for them to understand what we need. So anyway, I just really wanted her to show up and I was sitting outside, and all of a sudden something caught my eye, and when I looked closer, I realized that there were daisies popping up all along our property line, where there had not been daisies there before, there were pictures of the property before we had owned it, I double-checked with a couple of neighbors, were these here before, and they weren’t in a planted…
0:18:25.4: A planting area where there were already flowers planted… These were just popping up everywhere. All along the property line. And daisies were my mom’s favorite flower, and so my mom found a way to bring those daisies into my life and the warmth that surrounded me when those pop-up was just so amazing, and I could just feel that she was so close now, daisies grow in my town, I live in Connecticut, there’s daisies everywhere I could meet up a whole explanation of how daisy seeds fly through the air and fell on the ground and all of that good stuff, and of course, probably all of that is true. I mean, the daisies got there somehow, but it was my mom that made it happen, so daisies became a very specific sign between my mom and and they used to show up all the time, and then there was a period of time where things were particularly difficult, I don’t remember exactly what was going on at the time, but there were a lot of moving pieces in our lives, there was something happening with a person that I won’t share the story with that I love deeply, and they were in crisis, and it was really hard, and it was someone that was in my mom and dad’s life, and at this point they had both crossed over, and I was like, Where are you guys…
0:19:49.7: I feel so alone and you guys have not shown up, I cannot feel you… And you need to bring it like you need to. Show me a sign. By the way, the sign my dad often sends me is a shamrock, and so I had driven to the cemetery and was talking to them and telling them this, I’m saying You guys, you need to do better than I… I’m married to support in both of you, I need to feel you closer, this person needs to feel you closer. Show up. And something in me said, look down. I was out there, I think I was at their gravestone or I was walking towards it, and I looked down and everywhere there were Shamrocks, there were Shamrocks everywhere, I’ve been walking on them and I didn’t even notice it, so that was my dad’s sign. So I left that cemetery and I was driving to the gym and I was laughing and I’m like, Well, Mom, Dad had only been on the other side for probably at that point, like six months or year… You’ve been there for a lot longer. You should have been way better, get me a sign, than he was…
0:20:58.0: And so I get to the gym and get out of the car, and I go in the gym and I come out and right by my car is a cop. Now, people in this gym, this was a large parking lot, people leave garbage, they do stuff, and I don’t know what made me go look closely at the cup, but I did, and it was like a logoed cup and on it, the logo was a daisy. And so that’s how quickly they were able to respond, and I think when you’re asking, just know you can ask in any way, you don’t even have to say the words, but when you need it and you’re like, Look, I need a sign… I need to quickly just understand, they can hear that as well, and they can respond to that as well, so it is okay to put some urgency in it, that being said, that just because you can ask for the sign with urgency, they will respond, but that doesn’t mean… You’re gonna actually see it. And so, similar to my story, my brother likes to ask for signs, and so he had asked my father for a sign right after my father passed, and he told me he had, but he wasn’t gonna tell me what the sign was because it…
0:22:17.0: Somehow I made to show up, it wouldn’t feel as substantial, so he didn’t wanna tell anyone what the sign was that he asked for, so it was a few months after my dad passed and I took my daughter up to visit my brother, she was gonna hang out with him for a weekend, and we were walking along the street and… Oh, well, I’ll pass actually, that part of the story. So a day passes and he’s like, You’re not gonna believe it, your daughter is the one who ended up getting me my sign. And I say, My God, that’s amazing. And he sent me the picture and he said, My sign was… I asked dad to have someone give me flowers, and give the flowers to me and tell me they were for me, and so he had been walking around… He lives in Boston, he’d been walking around Boston with my daughter, and they’ve been looking at graffiti artwork, and there was a building with a full bouquet of flowers on the side of it, and my daughter, I turned to him and said, Look, Uncle Jimmy, they’re giving you flowers. And so because it was those words, he felt that sign…
0:23:19.1: Now, I was confident. My dad had managed to get him those flowers prior to that already, and I had proof of it, and I said, Jim… Don’t you remember what we were doing yesterday? So we had been walking along the road, and I don’t even know what possessed me to do this, but we passed a florist, and I went into the flower shop, got a bouquet of flowers, and I handed it to him and I said, Here to brighten up the condo. His condo… So I had just given him flowers the day before and he totally missed it, and I’m confident that flowers were given to him in many different forms prior to that, but maybe it was having my daughter close and someone who has a little more connection to the magic and the mysticism of the world opened him up to seeing it, but I knew for a fact that there’d at least been one other case, and it had been the day before where those flowers have been delivered to him, but he missed it, so… So often we’re missing it, and I have one more story like this that will kind of dictate sort of the same message.
0:24:30.7: So another one of my clients, I’ll call her Susan. So Susan wanted to sign, she just felt very alone she was going through a difficult situation, and she had said to me, she was like, Well, I keep asking for a sign, but it’s not coming, and I said, Well, maybe it’s coming, you don’t realize it’s a sign why don’t you ask for something specific, so sometimes we just ask for a sign, but we don’t say what the sign needs to be, and that’s okay, you can do that. And signs will show up in lots of different ways, they can probably actually show up a lot faster than a way, but we don’t always feel confident in them, so I said, We’ll pick something, so she picked a dragon fly, and I could feel the… Know that she was gonna get that sign, so I checked in with her leader the day… No, no sign. Next day, no sign keeps going. No sign. I’m like, I know you were getting the sign, get on the phone with her. I’m like, Come on, we know the signs coming. Are you sure? She’s like, I’m sure. And sometimes I’ll do this for my peeps, I bring in my own spiritual power and I’m like, Come on, dude, she needs a sign, you need to hit her in the face, so whatever you’re doing, I’m confident you’re giving her that sign, but you need to just hit her in the face, and the next day she talks to me and to send me a voice text, she…
0:25:54.0: And she was laughing because she had opened the garage door and a dragonfly zoom through the garage and smacked her right between the eyes. So you can get even that specific if you need it to be, if that’s what it’s gonna be for you to believe in the sign, you get… What I want You to most understand is that you are getting the signs, you’re getting the signs every day, all day, but trusting them as a different level of experience and really that’s your next step. It’s not to be how to do a better job of asking for signs, it’s to actually allow yourself to receive them. So again, if that guide will help, you can go to pattylennon.com/signs, download my 10 ways to get signs, and just know if you were looking for a sign today, especially if it was from a loved one, I bet you they brought you to this podcast, just so you would hear this just so you would have the information that you need to receive the signs they’re already sending you.
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