Signs, signs everywhere signs

Driving to a workshop a few weeks ago, I enjoyed the morning sunshine and some Elvis tunes – it was his birthday that day, after all. Nothing like a little “Burning Love” to get me ramped up for a new adventure!

Introducing the course materials, the instructor explained how she does her work (she’s a Reiki healer and a spiritual medium) when she added, “but it’s not like I can channel Elvis or anything” I smiled and knew that comment was for me.

Before I committed to the  class, I had to wrap my head around the fact that I used to work where the class was being held.  We had reorganized and didn’t need that much office space; the building and surrounding acreage sold easily. The new owners invested a lot to convert it from office space to a spa/healing center and what a beautiful center it is now.  At the time of the sale, I served as the legal contact and while I couldn’t remember the new owner’s names, I definitely remembered their personalities: she was headstrong and driven, he was quiet and meticulous. I remembering wondering if I could ever work for a woman with a personality so defined (think: her way or the highway).  Probably, but it would not be without its challenges, I thought.

Back to the class … it began, I took notes, and felt myself relax into the materials.  Then, I found myself distracted by Salisbury steak.  Now I love to cook and I enjoy food, but I’m not a fan. In fact, I’ve never even cooked it!

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I know you’re probably wondering where this is going .. please bear with me.

When the instructor referenced the work she does and and how the Spa owner’s personality is a “red” – someone who is pragmatic, organized and defined and she’s more of a “green” – creative, light and carefree, I asked, “Do you have to speak another language just so she can understand you?”  She looked me right in the eye and said, “Yes, that’s it, exactly.” And suddenly that steak image popped up again and I recalled the name:  Julie  Salisbury – the buyer from so many years ago…

Signs are everywhere. We all get them and we all have an intuitive voice that speaks to us:    Do we heed the signs?

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein.

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22 thoughts on “Signs, signs everywhere signs

  1. I think you are sending out signs to all of us – yesterday’s wording on a sign and today’s intuitive signs. I too believe in signs and look for them before making major purchases or delving into some new venture. And I love the Einstein quote. We often live so fully in our rational brains that we disregard the gifts we can’t explain. Well said.

    • I really hadn’t thought about looking for signs but, looking back, I see them all around me. It’s when I really pay attention that I can actually count them as they come at me … it’s amazing!

  2. I look for signs in my life. I don’t necessarily make decisions from what I perceive to be signs, but I love the reinforcement of seeing something I interpret as a sign when I am facing choices. Signs boost my confidence that I’m headed in the right direction. ~ Sheila

  3. Great post, MJ. I’m a big believer in signs and have long respected the intuitive mind. Love the Einstein quote!

    Hope you’re having a sign-filled weekend.


    • I love that quote as well. It’s on my vision board and I keep going back to it; I am having a happy and restful weekend = ahh .. Hoping the same for you, MJ

  4. Love it, LOVE it! It’s so cool when we become aware enough to get this stuff! I hear it’ll only get better and easier.
    Hope you are feeling much better. Happy “Work-Week” to you.

    • It’s definitely a process; sometimes I don’t see the signs till much later but I’m becoming more aware of the fact that they’ve always been there for me. I am feeling oh so much better; thank you for asking 🙂 MJ

  5. I don’t think my mind is nearly as open as yours. I rarely notice signs, though I wish I could. What a great experience for you!

    • You might now, Terri! I find that just being aware of the possibility makes me more cognizant of what’s already around me; MJ

  6. cooper

    i always thought salisbury steak was a fancy name for meatloaf with gravy…

  7. I think it is very helpful to know someones personality “color”. It makes it much easier to communicate with them on their level. The test we use in our office breaks each personality down to this…
    Red is direct and to the point
    Blue is organized and literal
    Green is the caregiver
    Yellow is creative

    I was amazed at how accurate the test was…scarey accurate!

    • I’m somewhere between a red and a green; there are days that I’m more of the caregiver than I care to be but it’s necessary so I do it. I’m often blue in my project work … and hardly ever get to be yellow at work.

      You are right on the $$ here 🙂

  8. Wow, I love these stories! Isn’t it crazy what your mind remembers?! There are signs everywhere!

  9. I love that more and more people are nurturing their intuitive skills….it gives me hope.

    • Me, too. Our youngest is soon to graduate and he told me that “trusting your gut” is one of the “best” things I’ve ever instilled in him :). I couldn’t have smiled any brighter at that comment! MJ

  10. I remember that song, forgot the band name, though. I hadn’t heard of personality color testing. I don’t know if it is a sign technically, but I try to heed that “still small voice.”

    • There’s a quiz you can take online (and a book) called “What color is your personality?” I didn’t buy the book .. but the online quiz is kind of fun. If you try to heed that voice you are listening to the voice of spirit, in my opinion. I love it! MJ

  11. alanamokma

    MJ, what is the name of the workshop? Is this something that I could sign up for on my own or is it for corporate trainings only? It sounds very interesting and something that is right up my alley. Do you have a website or any info you could provide?

  12. alanamokma

    ps – LOVE the video about the man who is blind and the woman who changed the words on his sign.

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