Updated: Dec 9, 2019
Have you ever wondered if you were on the "right path" in life? The path we are each supposed to be on? Is there such a thing as a "right path" or your "best path" or your "life path"? Maybe life just happens without reason or cause. I have wondered these things often. I used to struggle with that nagging little feeling inside that something was just "off" a little bit, but I couldn't quite figure out what it was.
I tried looking externally for the answers; maybe a new job location would put that little feeling to rest. Maybe a completely different career - start fresh with something new and exciting! Maybe I should try moving to a different house in the same town - a change of scene is what I need! Maybe I need to just take time to declutter, that will probably do it! Ok what if I try all of the above!
I quickly learned that in order to understand if I was on the right path or not, I couldn't look externally at all. I couldn't just randomly try things to see if they would make that little nagging feeling inside go away. I couldn't just "guess" at what I needed. I learned quickly that the answers were not outside of me at all; they were within.
Looking within meant connecting what my heart desired and was passionate about, with what my logical, analytical brain wanted. I had to quiet my mind, my "busy". I used various modalities from meditation to Taichi, Qigong to yoga, Reiki and energy work, walking in nature, grounding daily and so many other techniques to help quiet my mind, so I could hear my heart.
I also continually asked the universe for a sign. I would wake up and say "Dear universe please give me a sign today, that I am on my right path in life." The universe guides you if you are open to listening and seeing the signs. It nudges you along or confirms you are on your path of purpose or stops you cold in your tracks before you jump off the right path. Here are ten signs I discovered that confirmed for me, that I was on my chosen life path. You may find them helpful: 1. You Keep Missing the Mark
When you continually strive for a higher goal (like a higher paying job in your field or a promotion in another organization) and you continually miss the mark. You try and try and try, but never quite make it to the next step or you just miss nailing the interview. This is the universe stopping you from jumping into a worse situation than you are in now. Or it is stopping you from jumping off your path all together. Be grateful to the universe for not always giving you what you wished for; as it might be a blessing in disguise. You may have ended up in worse situation than you are currently in now.
2. You Wake Up Excited Every Day
Do you sleep until the alarm sounds? Do you roll over and hit the snooze button a few times before deciding you have to get up? Do you run through all the negative events you have facing you after your feet hit the floor and you actually start your day? Do you think "what body part could I mame, but not seriously, so that I could get some time off work?" These are all indications that you are absolutely NOT on the "right path" for you and it is time for a serious change.
When you are doing what you love, and you are passionate about your purpose and are fulfilling your heart`s desires, you can't wait to start your day. You may even wake up with new ideas and new strategies you want to try. You look forward to the new challenges you will be tackling that day, knowing they will bring you one step closer to your goal. You may have no solid "plan" for the future, but you know it will all work out because you believe so strongly in yourself. You do not find your work mundane or an energy drain; but rather you are recharged by doing exactly what you love!! You feel at peace inside, knowing you are on your "right path".
The old saying "Timing is Everything" is absolutely true!!
Have you ever been thinking about a person only to have them show up in your life within a day or two? Maybe you run into them in the store or out of the blue they phone. There is a reason!! There is some information that this person is meant to share that will help you along your path or that will confirm your path or that will prevent you from stepping off your path. Pay attention, this is not an accidental encounter.
Maybe you are considering learning a new skill and shortly thereafter you find an advertisement for a course in your town for exactly what you were wanting to learn. It is not coincidence!!! The universe is putting opportunities in your sight, so that you can choose to make positive choices to get on and stay on your path.
Have you ever been struggling with a problem that you can't find an answer to? Then just as you tell yourself "I just don't know what to do about ..... " a post on FB pops up, seemingly speaking directly to you, about your exact problem. It helps you see your situation in a completely new light, giving you hope and clarity. It is not a coincidence!
Or maybe the perfect person walks into your life, someone who knows exactly how to deal with a situation and is there to help you through the struggle. It is not a coincidence either! It is the universe giving you support along your path.
4. Nay Sayers Have Zero Impact
When you are solidly on your path in life it doesn't matter what anyone says. It doesn't matter if they put you down, to build themselves up. It doesn't matter if they hope you fail. It doesn't matter if they talk badly about you behind your back. Inspite of what people say, it falls off like water off a duck's back. It doesn't bother you in the least because when you know you are on the your chosen path you realize very quickly that so many others are still struggling to find theirs. That struggle emotes as jealousy, pride, resentment, anger, frustration and even borders on hatred. These people's vibrations are very low, and it is only a matter of time before disease and degeneration take hold, with these emotions manifesting as physical ailments.
When you are on your chosen path you no longer fit into people's boxed images of who you are and how you are supposed to behave. They don't know how to relate to the strong, confident, positive, happy, peaceful and beaming you! So they have to find ways of putting your success down, until they feel better. Sadly, though, putting others down does not make anyone feel better. So those people will continue to struggle until they reach a point of higher learning and love. Hopefully along the way, they find their own "right path" for them. Don't take it personally. Raise your vibration up, and be the bigger - better person. Thank them for the lesson in compassion, understanding and tolerance. Send them love with the positive intention for their own growth and healing, for their highest and greatest good. You will just be one part of their life journey puzzle for their own learning and spiritual growth. Be grateful you could help. 5. Your Friend Circle is Expanding to "Like Minded" People When you are on the path that aligns with your goals, doing what you love you cannot help to have a very high energy hertz reading (aka a high vibration). High vibrational people tend to gravitate towards one another. When you are seeing your circle of friends expanding to include more and more "like minded" people sharing your interests, ideas and philosophies, it is a sign you are on the your chosen path. When making these types of friends comes effortlessly, it is also an indication you are on the "right path". However, if you are finding you are having to "hide" things from your friends it maybe an indication you are not on the "right path" with these people. If you are finding that you are acting differently around people in your friend circle, then your true authentic self, this too maybe an indication that your friend circle is out of alignment with your "right path". When you are finding you are having to explain yourself or justify your decisions with your friends, it might be another indication that these friends no longer align with your authentic self, and your authentic path. It doesn't mean you still can't be friends, it just means that they are not "like minded" and you need more of those people in your life for your own growth and support as well.
6. You Start Clearing Out The Drama & Chaos In Life
When you are on your life path there is no drama! There is excitement for sure, but not really drama. When you are on the "right path" you focus on what is meaningful and important in life. You focus on helping people, building lasting relationships, bridging connections and encouraging others to reach their highest potential. You are happy and excited when others succeed and soar! You go quickly to acceptance and work on a positive resolves to seemingly difficult problems. You are optimistic and can see the good in everything, because you know there is a higher purpose for learning and everyone's greatest and highest good. Everything happens for a reason and you are good with that knowledge. You believe that everyone has a clear purpose in life.
When your life is a constant state of drama, with one crisis happening after another, it is a sign your universe is NOT aligning and you are NOT on the "right path" for your highest and greatest good. Your life slowly unravels with what seems like a constant stream of "bad luck". Gossiping, negative talk and putting others down are all signs that there is too much drama in one's life; too much focus with what is wrong versus focussing on what is going right! Miserating on what is negative, depressing and dramatic will only deepen the hole from which one will need to emerge to release the drama.
Life events happen to all of us, but it is how we cope with them that makes all the difference. If someone wallows in the drama of the event, focussing on being the "victim"and constantly feeling sorry for themselves, again they are NOT on their chosen life path. (Note: I'm not saying a little self pitty isn't healthy and part of a genuine grieving process for any loss; I'm talking about not wallowing in it and getting stuck there) Some people have to do a lot more struggling before they will be open to hearing, learning or taking a step towards their right answer.
Constant drama, whether through life events or self perpetuated, is hard on one's nervous system and one's neuroplasticity of the brain. Chronic stress affects your heart, your blood pressure, your blood sugars and due to the lower hertz reading in your body, it actually perpetuates degeneration and disease. Learning the lesson quickly is better for one's health. Drama or life events are the universe's way of redirecting a person; stopping them in their tracks; waking them up and guiding them to their next steps. Unfortunately some people push back against the universe's obvious messages. They brush off clear signs, symbols, repetitious words or phrases, clear signs of repeated imagery popping up... they brush them off as coincidence. Learning to quickly identify the signs, directional messages and encouragement during times of drama and chaos will help immensely for getting back on track.
When you are on your "right path" - your "best path", you avoid drama at all costs as it does not serve your highest and greatest good!!
7. You Experience High Highs and Low Lows
As you work through getting on the "right path" or staying on it, you may experience some really high highs and really low lows. You might feel a bit manic actually.
As you start living for you, and your heart's desires certain feelings may arise (guilt, fear, curiousity, excitement, euphoria, etc.) You may feel like you go up and down throughout the day or maybe day by day or week by week. This is 100% normal and all part of the process of getting on and staying on your "right path".
You will be working through unresolved issues, letting go of past hurts that are no longer serving you or maybe releasing regrets or guilts you have been hanging onto. While at the same time you will be excited the for new authentic you that is emerging, excited for the future, happy with yourself for being so brave and generally beaming with peace and love as you inch closer to your chosen path.
You are doing some serious soul searching, considering some big changes for yourself and for others in your life. There is going to be a feeling of a little upheaval through the process mixed with the excitement and euphoria of a new beginning. Whatever the emotional roller coaster you are on, know that it is completely normal.
Give yourself permission to just be. Take time to explore emotions or weird reactions to things that come up. Ask yourself "what was that about?" then listen to the short answer that comes from your heart. Placing your hand on your heart as you do this will help increase the connection. If it is something you can release and let go; do it right there and then. Visualize releasing it up into the air, through the clouds far out of sight. If it is something you need to hang onto write it down and come back to it later. Work through all the emotions that arise, as they arise.
8. Peace, Contentment and The Future
When you are on your chosen life path, you feel at peace. You are content with your choices, the people that are in your friend circle and your life. You are excited about what the future holds and literally can't wait to get there! When you are on your "right path" there is a sense of calmness about you. A sense of ease and joy.
People who are not aligned to their life path that is right for them, tend to have a state of chaos as they are being pulled in too many directions. They tend to have a lot of anxiety, as they are trying to please so many people; but they are not on the list. They have a lot of stress, because deep down they know they are on the wrong path for them. People not on their "right path" dread the future, because all they can see is more of the same - torment, struggle, want, pain....
Meditating can help these people slow down, quiet their minds and learn how to listen to their hearts. Other healing modalities can also help them identify different issues and show them how they can start realigning and healing themselves including getting back on track. Here are a few modalities I would recommend to try for releasing and healing are:
Meditations (guided ones are great if you are just starting out)
Taichi Qigong Sessions barefoot in the grass for grounding and connecting
Meridian Tapping, particularly releasing with EFT Tapping
Access Consciousness - Access Bars to identify limiting beliefs and help them to start reprogramming their own beliefs
Reiki or Crystal Reiki for emotional releases, opening energy flow blocks, clear your energy centers, auras and meridians
Craniosacral for running your Theta bars releasing emotional and physical blockages
Being in the forest
Doing creative things you love, to raise your vibration and remind you of what brings you joy
9. Universe Gives You What You Need, When You Need It
In my experience the universe gives you exactly what you need, when you need it, when you are on your "right path".
For example if you are starting to feel run down and are needing a break, then out of the blue the universe aligns cancelling meetings or appointments to allow you the down time to heal. Or maybe you have more work than you can accomplish all on your own. The universe aligns and out of the blue, either your workload is lessened, the priorities changed or someone stepped in and took over some of the load.
The universe works in the opposite way too because sometimes you need tough lessons to get yourself back on track. The universe will stop you dead in your tracks and make you have a tough struggle, before you "get it" and readjust.
For example when you are on the wrong path, you might find you are arguing your point of view a lot. You might try forcing an issue over and over with someone, trying to get them to see your point of view. In the end, your persistence didn't get you any farther ahead and only damaged a relationship, ruined a friendship and alienated someone, leaving them with a very negative impression of who you are.
You are trying to change someone's viewpoint = good luck with that! Think about how hard it is to change your own! You know how hard that can be. Changing someone else is NOT your job. Forcing your opinions, beliefs or viewpoints on others is not aligning with your authentic self or your chosen life path. Gathering "company" to align with the negative thinking to feel supported is not aligning either. (like the old saying "misery loves company") It is not real, it is not empowering and it is yet another lesson the universe is trying to teach you.
If you find you are getting the same lessons over and over again. If you find you are saying "why is this happening to me again????" Here is your answer = it is happening again because you missed learning the lesson the first time around. Pay attention to the lesson, the nudges, the alignments that help you move forward with ease as that is the direction you are meant to be moving. If it is a struggle, if it is super difficult and road blocks are being presented every step you take - it's the wrong direction!!
10. You Notice Physical Changes In Your Body
When you are on the "right path" your body's physiology changes. You sleep better, because you are at peace. You feel better on the inside because the nagging stress and anxiety melts away, knowing you are doing what you were meant to do. Your physical aches and pains are reduced or eliminated because you are no longer living in the lower hertz readings (below 200 hertz). You have a strong, positive and healing vibration, so the physical ailments don't manifest as they used to. You are physically exhausted from all the changes, new ideas, new projects and tasks; you feel overwhelmed, over stimulated; but mentally you are alive and excited with the new possibilities the future holds!
When you are not on your "right path" you toss and turn through the night, having difficulty shutting your brain off. You might have to take tums on a regular basis, to stave off an upset stomach due to excessive stress and anxiety. You may experience regular headaches, maybe even migraines because of all the stress and pressure you are feeling not living your "right path" life. When you are not on your "right path" you experience physical aches and pains as energy and neuron blocks manifest themselves as physical ailments. You probably have a lot of tension in your neck, shoulders and down along your spine muscles.
So that is it in a nut shell... the 10 signs that I came to know as being my signs for confirming I am on my right path. I am helping others live their best lives, soar to new and higher potentials and I'm helping people learn how to heal themselves. On top of that I am able to teach others how to heal themselves and others, becoming Reiki Practitioners and Masters. I run a business online as well, with a web site, a blog, a Youtube channel, advertising, promotions, monthly emails to site followers, manage a FB page and a group page as well as sell Juice Plus+. I am living my dream job, making my own hours and helping people every day.
Wouldn't the world be a wonderful place if everyone was on their correct path in life, learning the lessons they needed to learn with ease and with the ability to heal their own emotional and physical wounds by just processing their baggage, clearing their blocks and maintaining their vibrations? I hope that day will come for everyone :-)
Thanks for listening