Last weekend my sister and I spent time in the Colorado mountains. The trip was a much needed break from my every day life. I was able to connect with her and with myself again. On Saturday, we spent part of the day snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. I have been longing for snow all winter, so I was ecstatic to find a snow storm upon our arrival. We were the first few to hit the trails that morning, and the snow was pristine and perfect.
For those of you that don’t hike, there is always a trailhead with information about the hike. The distance, sometimes the elevation climb, a map, dangers of the area, etc. Then, you take off down the well marked trail that so many have walked before. What was unique to this trip, is that the snow was deep and fresh enough that the trail was not visible. We had to intuitively make our way into an opening in the woods.
Lucky for us, there were trail markers, which most parks have. They are bright signs, tags or ribbons adhered to trees or posts by park rangers to indicate that you are in the right place. On this trip, I relied heavily on these markers as there were many other trails that intersected with ours. (Each trail is usually a different color).
As I was walking, I started thinking about signs. Not trail markers, but the messages from the universe that come in the form of objects, symbols, animals, or songs. I have received a lot of them lately. They come as no surprise since I’ve asked for them, but how many of you are walking around ignoring your signs?
I do not believe we are in this world alone. The power that created us is always working in our favor. I choose to co-create my life with it, and that comes in the form of signs. You hear people say it all time. “It must be a sign,” or “this doesn't feel right.” This is exactly what I’m talking about.
Putting one foot in front of the other and breathing through the snow, I wondered, what would my life would look like if I didn’t follow my signs? Had I not followed the trail markers, we most certainly would be randomly walking through the mountains of Colorado unguided, and that only leads to danger. Translated to my life, walking around unguided also feels dangerous.
Paying attention to signs is not difficult. There is no magic or trick to it. You simply start by being mindful and in the present. When a sign presents itself, you will know because your intuition will guide you. The key is to trust in the sign and go with it. Don’t let your mind take over and convince you that signs don’t exist. Follow your sign.
We ended up at Bierstadt Lake without trouble, despite the fresh snow covering the trail. We took a snack break and then headed back down the trail cleansed by the snow.
What signs have you been missing or ignoring? Where in your life are you walking around unguided? It’s time to come back to the present and see what is waiting for you.
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