We are meant to understand our own signs?

“There are indicators that you often ignore, and those indicators are being given to you by you. So when you are aware of something, anything, in your reality, it serves you very well to pay attention to it because you are the one who put it there in front of you.”

This is an excerpt from Daniel Scranton’s message on his website today.  I think I have him on my “blogs I follow” section now, so you can go check it out if you want.

This quote interests me.

One of my friends thinks that any unusual interaction she has with birds is somehow a connection to her mother, who has passed away.  Her mother passed away when we were in our early 20s, but she only told me this about five years ago.

I must admit, I thought, “Wow, she’s gone over the deep end.  That’s really f-ed up.  She must really NEED to feel connected to her mother.”  Which makes sense.  Her mother died suddenly, so there was no closure.

Now, I feel like for her, the birds might be a “sign” from her mother.  And, according to the above quote, it is because she thinks it is.  She puts those signs there.

Does this make any sense to anyone else?  I just like pondering this.




6 thoughts on “We are meant to understand our own signs?

  1. Hi there! This makes perfect sense to me, especially the birds and death part. I recently put my dog down and while I was spreading my dad’s ashes (he died last July), a woodpecker was pecking wood behind me. Thing is, I’ve never seen a woodpecker and I recently started taking photos. The woodpecker stayed there long enough for me to walk back home, get my camera and snap a shot. Something similar happened a couple of weeks later. A hawk flew right over my head and stopped to perch on top of my building. He stared down at me and snapped a few pics and then he flew off. I wholeheartedly believe that both of these birds flew by me for specific reasons. The woodpecker was reminding me to focus on a writing project that I had stopped due to the dog’s death, and the hawk could have been letting me know that each death is perfectly fine. If you Google each bird’s symbolism, it’s pretty amazing.


    1. Wow! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Sorry for your losses. Those are some big ones to deal with. I am surprised that your experience is so similar to my friend’s. I will Google those birds regarding their symbolism.

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      1. You’re welcome. I meant to also say that yes, I believe that we bring things into our experience that we need to interpret lol – forgot cause I got wrapped up in telling the coincidences 🙂


  2. Oh, that’s good to know, too! I always used to be nervous that signs would come my way but I would not be able to interpret them correctly. I really like the idea that we put them there and therefore we know how to interpret them. I was reading about hawks and woodpeckers and their connection with souls transitioning to the afterlife and helping souls in the afterlife. Fascinating…


  3. This is a great topic; I hope you explore it more. A friend of mine lost her husband suddenly two years ago and finds “signs” all the time (dimes with significant years, etc.) that he is still with her. It has brought her great comfort and often, her finds are beyond logical explanation other than they are unexplained gifts of love. I think it’s all open to personal interpretation – and the more you are open to it, the more signs you see around you!


  4. Oh my gosh! I know…I like this subject too. My dad passed away a few years ago and I was unable to be there, but my brother and sister were. I felt so guilty. I feel like he gives me signs, too, and I tell myself it’s his way of saying it was ok not to be there. I also feel like he led me to my current relationship that is very healing. I feel like it’s his way of helping me after my divorce from a formidable narcissist.

    I’m tearing up. Haven’t done that for a long time. : – ) So glad you shared that about your friend and her husband. Thank you.


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