15 signs the universe is working for you

Even at your lowest point, you have an ally who’s on your side.

The universe.

Our grand cosmos and its spiritual power is available to us if we learn how to notice its methods and patterns.

We must also learn how to adjust our own sails so that we align with the universe instead of against it.

Here are the top 15 signs the universe is working for you.

1) It sends people to guide and teach you

When the universe wants to work for you, its first and foremost method is by sending other people to guide and teach you.

“When we are in the right places in our own minds, the universe will send us people who are supposed to be in our lives either forever or for a single instant,” observes Spiritualify blog.

“These people will push us to be better versions of ourselves and really teach us lessons as we move forward in our lives.”

Working with you through other people who enter your life is one of the strongest signs that the universe is actively aiding you.

These people may not always be superstars of guiding light and love, but they challenge you and make you grow in ways you never expected.

They are conduits of the universal intelligence who are helping you to achieve your purpose in this life – and you’re helping them with theirs too!

2) Daily patterns emerge

If you’re looking for signs the universe is working for you, look no further than your day-to-day life.

The universe will show you patterns and recurrences to send you a message.

All you have to do is know how to separate the truly coincidental and random from the cosmic and meaningful.

“When I have an amazingly unlikely experience, I pose three questions. Actually, one question, asked three ways: (1) Why is this happening to me? (2) Why is this happening to me? (3) Why is this happening to me?” notes Martha Beck at Oprah.

“Let’s say I hear the word erinaceous (as in “relating to or resembling a hedgehog”) three times in one day.”

If you heard such a specific and rare word three times in a day it could indeed be a sign from the universe.

It’s just highly unlikely that you’re going to hear something that odd over and over.

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It probably wouldn’t literally mean hedgehogs, but it might be a reminder of growing up and how happy you felt caring for your pet hedgehog Billie.

That, in turn, could be the universe working with you to become a more caring, compassionate person.

3) Your purpose becomes clearer

When you’re willing and ready, the universe will lead you to your purpose in life.

It will give you the tools to contribute and fulfill that purpose.

Most of us go through life at least somewhat unsure about what we’re “supposed” to be doing with our time in our job, personal life and beliefs.

The universe will help guide you, if you open your heart and intuition toward it.

“Humans live on a physical plane and can only make judgments according to the five senses and reasoning.

“However, your spirit exists on a higher frequency, and you can connect with something bigger and more powerful than you,” writes Chris Butler.

“Your spirit exists on a higher frequency, and you can connect with something bigger and more powerful than you.”

4) Your dreams speak to you

Dreams are the uncharted realm of our subconscious.

They’re also the medium through which the universe may choose to speak to us and give us guidance and assistance.

When the universe is working with you, it often works with you through your dreams.

In this way, it can send you metaphors and strong emotional experiences all from the comfort of your own bed.

These dreams can light the path forward if you think about them deeply and reflect on them.

As the website Astrotalk explains:

“People say dreams are the outcomes of our past life karma but actually, these are the powerful signals in which the universe wants to communicate with us…

“Dreams are the messages that the Universe sends us to pay more attention.”

5) Deep intuition where you ‘know in your bones’

Intuition is often underestimated in our fast-paced, click-obsessed culture.

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But intuition is real and powerful.

When the universe is working with you it accesses and communicates to your intuition to let you know the right path to take.

Tap into your intuition by doing things like breathwork.

Get connected to your body and let the universe begin to manifest in your intuition.

6) Everything – absolutely everything – seems to go wrong

Sometimes the universe works with you by blocking you.

I realize that sounds insane, but it’s true.

Sometimes you’re not meant to be on the path you’re trying to go down.

It seems like every damn thing goes wrong even when you’ve prepared perfectly.

This is the universe working with you to redirect your path to something more aligned with your purpose and destiny.

“When everything seems a struggle and things always seem to go wrong, the universe is asking you to look at your life and make adjustments,” writes Joselin Barrasa.

“In this case, it is best to take a step back, breathe, and think about the direction of our lives. Ask the universe for further guidance and see what comes up,” she adds.

7) Everything starts going right

Another of the big signs the universe is working for you is that everything starts going right.

You walk out your front door and the pieces all fall into place.

When you start noticing the universe has your back it can really take a load off your mind.

Things start going right even when you didn’t expect it or feel you deserve it.

“Seeing signs from the universe is believing in a higher power.

“It allows you to take the pressure off of yourself from making everything happen for you, knowing that you have some guidance really relieves that pressure,” writes Taylor at Taylor’s Tracks.

8) Incidents with symbolic objects

Objects in our daily lives can be an important way the universe speaks to us and guides us.

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One of the ways that we can get a “warning sign” from the universe is when things we like break, get lost, or get stolen.

As Aletheia Luna notes:

“Either something is stolen from you or you’re misplacing things. The temporary shock of losing something wakes you up.”

On the flip side, we often get signs of positive encouragement and help from the universe when objects we love suddenly come into view.

Something which was broken gets repaired, a lost item suddenly gets found and items begin to come into view which we love and want.

This is especially true of items with ancestral wisdom and significance and ties to our family roots.

9) You start forming a spiritual family

Your physical family means a lot and your roots are important.

But sometimes the universe works with you by building a new – or at least additional – family.

This is your spiritual family.

Many spiritual writers also refer to this as your soul family.

Whether you meet your soul family at college or through various activities you take part in, you’ll know it when you find it.

Sometimes it’s not geographical either: your soul family may be different people from all over the world who’ve been drawn to you by your shared spiritual and life experiences.

As spiritual healer and holistic psychotherapist Christine Lord explains:

“Soul families are just what the name suggests: families. If your biological family shares the same ancestry, your soul family members share the same oversoul.

“They may not necessarily be reincarnated with the same relation as you shared spiritually, but they share similar lessons and themes as you…

“Long story short, your soul family loves and sees you as you are.”

10) You feel called to meditation and spiritual or religious practice

The universe often works with you through improving your spiritual or meditative life.

It will guide and work with you on ways to improve your focus, spirituality and inner peace.

When it comes to meditation, it’s best to remember that there’s no competition or “goal” per se.

It’s much more about the process and having patience.

“One of the main signs of progress in meditation, though, is not being so bothered about making progress. Our meditation practice never changes in a constant, linear way,” writes Bodhipaksa at Wild Mind.

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“There are always ups and downs. One day you’re sitting there and you unexpectedly find that you’re blissfully happy and almost totally without distraction.

“The next day your mind is all over the place. This is normal, and it’s good to relax.”

11) Lyrics that speak straight to you

Music is a special gift from life that fills us with inspiration, and provides motivation and relaxation.

It’s not only the beat and melody that’s important, however.

Lyrics can also be profound and speak straight to us.

It’s much more than just loving a song or feeling amped up by it.

It’s having a burning question, desire, or issue inside that is suddenly – and directly, specifically – addressed by the lyrics in a song.

“You’re driving down the road with the radio on, and you hear a song with lyrics that tell you precisely what you need to hear in that moment — or that address your current thoughts,” observes spiritual writer Barrie Davenport.

“If you’ve asked the universe (or God, Spirit, the angels, etc.) for guidance with a difficult decision, they have plenty of songs in each musical genre to work with.”

12) Others say out loud what you’ve just been thinking

Isn’t this one creepy and spectacular at the same time?

You’re thinking of something specific and then someone pops right up and literally says – or completes – what you were thinking about.

It could be a close friend or a stranger at the gas station.

They suddenly come up and say what you were just thinking.

Or they bring up a subject and strong opinion which is exactly what you were just mulling over.

This is more than synchronicity. It’s the universe working with you to show you you’re not alone.

13) Sudden unexpected opportunities come up

The universe works with you by providing what you need when you’re ready for it.

One of the top signs the universe is working for you is that sudden unexpected opportunities come up.

You get a job you’d always wanted but thought you had no shot at.

You find out that the girl or guy you’ve been in love with for years is single and in your area asking around about you.

You notice a new idea that nobody’s thought of that could revolutionize the world.

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It’s amazing and it’s what happens when the universe is working for you in miraculous ways.

14) An old friend re-enters your life out of the blue

Friends and other people are one of the top ways the universe speaks to us and works with us.

If you’re looking for signs the universe is working for you then watch out for old friends who are re-entering the picture.

They have been sent by the universal intelligence to guide and challenge you in new ways that will help you grow.

Sometimes they are actually your twin flame or soulmate and the universe intends for you to be together with them.

“When the universe wants you to be with someone, there will be synchronicity and energetic flow,” writes Kristine Fellizar.

“You’ll meet someone who fulfills the characteristics of your ideal partner. Your values will align, your energies will be balanced, and there will still be a lot of space for growth.”

15) Illness, setbacks or tragedy force you to change course

Illness or tragedy is the worst possible thing and we would do anything for it not to happen.

But sometimes it’s the universe working with us to reorient us on a new path.

It’s not that you should enjoy when your life gets turned upside down or you feel crippled with pain.

It’s just that you should try to do what you can to readjust.

The universe will often back us into a corner before it shows us the path forward.

Sometimes it can be as simple as realizing that our financial or job issues, for example, are just the way forward to something much more in line with who we truly are. As Jack Canfield writes:

“You might need to go through bankruptcy in order to finally learn the money lessons you need to create a life of true financial abundance.

“You might have to get laid off or fired from a job you don’t like, in order to find the job you love.”

Join forces with the greatest force of all…

If you’re on Team Universe, there’s not a whole lot that can stop you.

When you stand with the source of all life and let it guide you, life works out.

Finding out that the universe is working for you is a huge self-esteem booster that brings you a ton of inner peace.

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The truth is that the universe is trying to work with all of us, if we’d just know where to look.

The issue isn’t so much being cursed or blessed, it’s finding the ways that the universe is trying to bless you and following and reinforcing them.

Together you and the universe have the power to make your dreams come true.

Personal success coach Jack Canfield has a great post on this:

“The universe’s communication with you is not a one-way street. If you are ever at a loss for the direction you should take in a specific circumstance, take a moment to ask for guidance.

“How you do this is up to you. You may want to pray for guidance to whatever Higher Power you believe in, whether you call it God, Source, Spirit, the Universe, or Infinite Intelligence.

“Or you may prefer to ask the universe to send you a clear sign.

“The more you open yourself to ‘the powers that be,’ (however you choose to define that), the easier it will be for you to find the answers you seek.”

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