Universal Signposts

While searching for another document I ran across this draft, eloquently titled “blank10.”  Serendipity strikes again—I just finished my retyped manuscript I refer to below yesterday. 

A universe that doesn’t deal in subtleties can be both a wonderful and worrisome place.  If we aren’t tuned into the right channel though,  we might miss the broadcast entirely.

Case in point:  I’ve developed a fun little game to signal alignment with my soul’s purpose—whenever I see a rainbow, I consider it a universal sign.  This goes back to my first dabbling in E Squared by Pam Grout.  I love it (and rainbows), and I enjoy when they pop up in the strangest of places (you’d be surprised when and where I’ve found them).  Well, recently I’ve added an animal to the mix...get ready for this majestic creature...the snail. Yep.  I mean, according to most Native American totems, the beaver is my actual spirit animal, but I have felt a strange affinity for the snail lately, and I inexplicably added it to my universal signpost collection.

Yesterday, I had one of the most fruitful, synchronistic, productive writing days I had experienced in a long, long time.  It was, for lack of a better description, a “very chill day.” Then, I went to dinner with my husband.  We had a delightful time, and we came back to find, I kid you not, 20-odd snails crawling around the sidewalk leading up to our house.  Oblivious to my asking the universe about the snail signs, I just enjoyed them, watched them, and tried to gently assist them when it seemed they may be close to getting stepped upon.  Yep, I was that weird snail lady on the sidewalk yesterday (guilty as charged...).  I had completely forgotten what I had put out to the universe...until...

An hour later, I put it all together.  The snails.  The positivity around my creative path.  The new strategy with my manuscript—spoiler: I’m retyping the ENTIRE next draft—all 90,000 odd-words.  

So this is my love letter to the Universe; this is my token of gratitude.  Thank you, for the snail sign.  I know that it is going to be a slower path than I’ve want to crawl upon, but I know you are watching and guiding me all the same.

Imagine my surprise when I ran across this little ode to the Universe today!  I really needed it, too.  Let me know in the comments below—what are your signs from the Universe?  Animals? Words?  Angel numbers? (I dabble in those, too)