What’s the spiritual meaning of running into your ex? 15 things to know

Running into your ex is always awkward, but it can also be a sign. 

Have you ever wondered what the spiritual meaning of running into your ex is? We all want to know the meaning behind this type of meeting. 

Here are 15  things to know about running into your ex and its spiritual meaning.

Let’s dive in!

1) Make peace with the past

Probably one of the biggest spiritual meanings behind running into your ex could be connected to the past. It may refer to the need for closure from an old relationship in order to move on. 

There is a chance that you were still holding onto something toxic or unhealthy and now it has been triggered by seeing your ex’s face again. 

It could also be representative of how even though people leave their past selves behind, they will always have some connection through DNA and memories never forgotten. 

Kind of like a psychic imprint, if that makes sense.

This leads me to the next point.

2) Don’t get caught in a guilt trip

Okay, so you messed up and you feel really sh@tty about what you did. You felt guilty, said you were sorry, and made amends.

Now you need to stop beating yourself up.

Running into your ex can also signal that you need to put it behind you now. You might be harboring guilt that’s preventing you from going forward.

Don’t be afraid to move on with another person because of unresolved issues from the past or present relationship with your ex.

I’m not saying that you need to forget about your ex. You guys have history together and you’ve gotta remember the good along with the bad.

What’s important is that you learn from your past so that you don’t relapse and make the same mistakes in your new relationship.

3) Seek divine guidance

It’s important to acknowledge running into your ex as an inner prompt.

Look, the pointers in this article will give you a good understanding of what the spiritual meaning is of running into your ex.

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4) Old habits die hard

Bad habits lead to late nights but sadly, old habits die hard.

So, if you’re stuck in a rut and every day feels like groundhog day, the meaning of running into your ex is that you need to take stock of your life.

Do things that will make you a better person and get rid of those nasty habits that are causing you damage.

I mean, is it really a good idea to smoke 40 ciggies in a day.

Didn’t think so, and neither does the universe.

Regardless of what your vice is, break the chains and do better.

5) There is a chance that it’s not over

Talk about a curveball.

You might not want to hear this but you have to. The reason you keep running into them is that you’re meant to be with them.

Perhaps you are meant to be friends with them, or it could be that you weren’t ready to let go of the past and were holding on to the past or something bad in a relationship that may have happened. 

You might have been trying to forget about the bad times and now you’re having a flashback. 

The point I’m trying to make?

It’s time for you to re-think the situation and figure out whether or not you want to give it another go or move on.

6) You need to start thinking more positively

Running into your ex is tantamount to slap upside the head from the Universe.

It’s a message that you need to stop being so damn cynical.

You’re in a negative headspace and you need to start thinking more positively.   

You need to stop blaming yourself and start looking at what you can do differently in your life so that you can move on with your life.   

Remember, like attracts like so if you’re putting bad vibes out there, you’ll be getting them straight back.

Stop bitching and moaning about what you don’t have and be thankful for all that you do have.

There are so many people in the world that would kill to have what you have right now.

Let that marinade.

7) Accept the inner prompt and see where it leads you

Another spiritual meaning of running into an ex is change.

It could be a sign that something is going on in your life right now. Something big that could change everything in your life!   

Perhaps you’re going through a spiritual awakening or something big is about to happen in your life right, regardless, the winds of change are blowing and it’s category 5 hurricane-type winds.

Whatever it is, you need to listen to the message.

8) The Universe is throwing you a lifeline!

It’s time for you to start taking responsibility for your own life.   

You’re not going to get anywhere by blaming others and putting all of your blame on the Universe. It’s time for you to stop living in the past and start living in the present.   

I mentioned earlier how speaking to a gifted advisor can reveal the truth about what the spiritual meaning of running into an ex is all about.

Rather than just analyzing the signs in the hopes of getting answers, a gifted advisor can give you real clarity on your situation.

And the best part of speaking to the folks at Psychic Source?

Not only can they give you guidance on how to move forward, but they can empower you to make the right decisions when it comes to your love life. 

9) You need to rise up

No one is coming to save you. No one. It’s all up to you.

Sure, you have friends and family that love and care about you but they can only do so much. 

At the end of the day, it’s all up to you.

It’s time for you to stop waiting around for someone else to give you an opportunity or chance in life because they won’t! 

You need to take action instead of waiting around for them to change or fix things and you need to take back control of your life instead of letting someone else do it for you. 

So, if you keep on running into an ex, the meaning of it is that you need to stop living in the past and start living in the present moment where everything is happening right now.

You need to believe in yourself because you’re capable and able to stand on your own two feet.

10) Unfinished business

Running into your ex might not necessarily mean anything about them but more, that you have unfinished projects that you need to complete.

Maybe there’s a DIY project or tasks that you’ve been putting off or, it could be about working on some goal in your life (finishing an exercise program, losing 10 pounds, learning how to play guitar, etc).

Stop procrastinating and finish what you’ve been putting off.

Yes, the universe has some uncanny ways of grabbing our attention so seeing your ex is just a sign that you need to get off your butt and get things done.

11) You’re at a crossroads

So, do you go left or right?

You have no clue because you’re confused.

Another spiritual meaning of running into an ex could be that you’re at a turning point in your life.  You need to make a decision, however, you’re not sure which way to go.

The beauty of it all?

You have a choice. There’s no right or wrong answer because there’s no right path or wrong path. You have a choice and the choice is yours to make. But is it really that simple?

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12) You haven’t quite learnt the lesson yet

Maybe the lesson that you need to learn is that it’s okay to mess up and make mistakes. You don’t have to be perfect all the time because perfection can be boring.

Sometimes, you just have to accept that you’re human and make mistakes. 

We do it every day, so why should we feel bad about it? If anything, we should feel good about making mistakes because it means that we’re learning.

So, if all other reasoning fails and you have no idea why you keep on running into your ex, take it as a divine sign that you’re not finished learning what the universe wants you to know.

It will take some time but eventually, you’ll get it.

13) You’re not ready for a relationship yet

This might be a very unpopular opinion but it needs to be sad.

Please don’t go rushing into another relationship.

If you’re thinking this, STOP!

Another telling sign of running into your ex is that you need to be on your own for a while.

Maybe you’re not ready for a relationship yet and it’s okay to be single for a while longer. 

There’s no rush and you don’t have to get married or have kids right now. Life is short, so why waste it with the wrong person or even that person?

14) You don’t believe in yourself anymore

Hey, you! Yes, you.

Do you know how truly unique, talented and special you actually are?

Yes, that’s true. You are capable of so much more than you can imagine.

Going through a break-up and then seeing your ex (which is adding insult to injury) is an awful experience.

I’ve been there.

You feel like a failure and like you’ve lost all your faith in yourself because of this relationship gone wrong.

Well, if this is how you feel right now, then it means that there’s more work ahead of you before things are going to be good. 

15) Take better care of yourself

You might be tired of hearing this, but it’s important.

Maybe, you keep running into your ex because you need to start taking better care of yourself. You poured so much of your energy and heart into the relationship that you did so to your own detriment.

Now, the universe is showing you your ex as a reminder to take care of you.

Be gentle with yourself and practice loads of self-care. You’ve got to work on yourself and make yourself a better person and Rome wasn’t built in a day, in case you forgot!


So, I hope I’ve managed to enlighten you on what the spiritual meaning of running into your ex could be.

I mentioned Psychic Source earlier. They’ve consistently helped me in the past when I’ve felt stuck in a rut.

That’s why I always recommend them to anyone facing issues with love.

Their advisors can help you get to the root of your problems and guide you in making empowered decisions about your future.

When I got recently signed up for a love reading, I was blown away by how kind and genuinely helpful they were. 

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Lyndol Lyons

Lyndol Lyons

The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is. Writer, spiritualist, mom. Tolerant of people, but prefer animals. Owner of 346 cats in a previous life.

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