A sign of encouragement

A couple of years ago in June, 2018, I had found the inner resolve, eventually, to tell my story on my blog in a more elaborate way than just on the About page of WordPress.

Soon after I had set the intent to write, I was doing some grocery shopping and immediately after I had walked out from the cashier, I saw some candy bar on the floor. It was turned face down and I could not see what kind of candy bar it was. As it was after the cashier, I thought, ‘Ooh, how nice, this must be for me!’ and I picked it up.

When I turned it to read the label, I saw “Wunderbar” printed on it – which means “wonderful” in English.
(In the US, this chocolate bar would be named Starbar.)

I took that as a sign of encouragement for my writing project which I was about to start.

This was very welcome and desperately needed because I had to go a long stretch. The writing took me publishing weekly chapters from December 2019 until at least January 2021 plus some preparation time in 2018 and 2019. So, around 2.5 – 3 years. And it was good to feel that someone or some force behind the veil was cheering me on during that time. I very much appreciate that my guidance always finds a way to get their message across to me.

The result of this work can be read on the tab My Journey.

A flower for our wedding anniversary

My guides (or whatever these forces behind the veil are) not only send me signs for guidance. Sometimes, I also get little gifts.

On our wedding anniversary in August 2022, my husband and I went grocery shopping.

As we checked out and were already through the cashier, I looked down and saw a few white blossoms lying on the floor.

I thought, ‘Oh, how nice! This looks like a gift for our wedding anniversary’. And I picked it and put it in into a bowl of water at home.

I guess this is a dahlia. So, I looked up ‘white dahlia symbolism’ and found that they represent purity, innocence, and rebirth and are often used in wedding bouquets.

I really enjoy the interaction with the universe. Signs for guidance, signs of comfort, little gifts for special occasions – I just need to pay attention. And when I find something, then that little girl inside of me jumps up and down and claps her hands with excitement.

Working with the moon phases

On September 1st, 2022, when I was in the grocery store, I came across a woman with a t-shirt twice which made me pay attention. The shirt had the moon phases on it and an inverted triangle and the words “Moon Magic”.

On the same evening a few hours later, I sat outside admiring the clouds during sunset when I suddenly noticed a weird cloud formation.

It looked like a person wearing a cape. And in the right hand was a sword pointing over to his left side. I didn’t have a camera with me and couldn’t take a picture of it, but I attempted to make the drawing below with a digital app to give you an approximate idea of what this looked like.

I thought, the sword symbol reminds me of Archangel Michael. Why is this image showing up for me now?

Then I saw where the sword was pointing to. It was the crescent moon.

Somehow this was new. I was blissfully unaware of most things related to the moon before. I didn’t know the dates when we would have a full moon or a new moon. I didn’t even know whether a moon was growing or shrinking when I saw it. But I thought that the signs I received regarding the moon meant that I should look that up.

It could also mean metaphorically “pointing to the moon” which is meant to say pointing to awareness, to that which can’t be described with words. But in combination with the t-shirt of the moon phases before, I thought it rather meant to point to moon phases.

According to my internet search, some people suggest that creative projects can be timed according to the moon phases. And while the moon is growing, it would also be a good time to invest in the new project.

I had never timed my projects according to moon phases before and I didn’t know whether it would make any difference for me. At that time, I was busy with the production of the divine guidance workshop video. So, I looked up the date of the next full moon (Sept 10, 2022) and thought, alright, 9 more days to go and until then I should probably reach an important milestone regarding the video project. I took this sign as a message to stop procrastinating and get going.

I still can’t say for sure whether working with the moon phases would make a difference for me. But I wanted to share this story as an example of how guidance can come in.

Pyramid signs showing up

In May 2022, I participated in a workshop about joy and expansion held by channel Lisa Wechtenhiser. And in this class, we were first to envision a pyramid in our minds which contained everything we loved and by which we felt supported. Then we also had to choose some pieces of music which we loved to go with the pyramid.

Except for the music part, I was a bit like “meh” about it since I usually don’t do well with visualization exercises. I mean I can do the visualizations, but I don’t feel anything from them. I assume that the exercises are supposed to get me into a certain mental space or vibrational state or whatever, but I feel that this doesn’t work so well for me.

But a bit later, upward pointing triangles kept showing up in my life frequently, and they reminded me of pyramids.

The picture below is a nature reserve sign accross from my favorite bench when I walk around the fields.

Originally, it was held by four screws. But two of them had already been loosened a while ago. And then during this pyramid exercise, the wind had blown so long and so strongly that it had loosened the third screw of this roadsign so that it turned upside down. From an inverted triangle to an upright triangle, as if to underline the importance of the pyramid exercises of the workshop.

Another upright triangle showed up under unusual circumstances, too.

My husband went shopping. And as he was at the cashier in the grocery store, another cashier came over to his cashier, gave her a red soap bottle and said something like, “This is a gift from the management for you.”

But apparently, the cashier who received the soap bottle didn’t care and wanted to get rid of it. So, she immediately passed it on to my husband who was next in line.

When my husband brought it home, I thought that it looked like a sign or a message. Reminding me of the importance of the pyramid exercises again and also of love.

I took the pyramid visualization exercises a bit more seriously after that. I don’t know whether they had any effect, but at least I tried.

So, I can’t really say anything about the significance of pyramids and the related visualization exercises, but what I can share with you is that there is an invisible force behind the veil which orchestrates some amazing synchronicities.

Spiraling forward: a story about the confirmation of the inner voice

During one of my walks in April 2021, as I sat down on a bench at the side of a large parking lot, I saw a twig in an unusual spiral form lying on the ground. There were no bushes near that place and the ground was made of paving stones. So, it was a bit unusual to find any twig there at all.

An inner voice said, ‘This is for you. This is like your journey. Spiraling forward. Even if you don’t move in a straight line forward, keep moving forward and keep growing like this branch did.’

I never know whether I am making this inner voice up or not. But I thought, why not? I‘d take this twig home. It was pretty and I planned to use it for decoration purposes.

At that time, I was also participating in a 6 months channeling class.

One participant of this class posted something in our facebook group about how he imagined the spiritual journey to play out for each of us. It was about climbing up a ladder. And while climbing up, we would increase our vibrational frequency and get more and more above the clouds which had blocked access to truth and guidance.

He looked for a suitable image of ladders online, but none of them felt right. Then he found an image of a spiral staircase which felt right and he posted it.

I shared that I had found this spiral twig a couple of days earlier and that the inner voice had told me that this was like my path, spiraling forward. Now I was much more confident in the message of the inner voice. It seemed that I hadn’t made it up.

When I am in doubt about the messages I receive from the inner voice, there are several ways for me to look for confirmation. In addition to the inner voice, the message could also show up in dreams, signs, songs on the radio, etc. And, as in this story, it can also show up in other people’s experiences or the messages they receive.

A sign of comfort

When my younger son received his vaccination against measles in May 2020, we were worried whether he would have an adverse reaction to the vaccine. He hadn’t been vaccinated as a baby. But in 2020, the vaccination against measles had become mandatory in Germany for kids who go to school. And so, he got the shot in his teenage years.

At the day of the vaccination, I stood in front of our pharmacy and looked down on the ground and saw an angel made from felt. It looked like a Christmas tree decoration item, but this happened in May. So, a Christmas decoration would be rather unlikely.

I walked into the pharmacy and asked them whether this angel was one of their shop decoration items and whether they needed it back.

No, it didn’t belong to them.

So, I took the angel home and gave it to my son. “Here, I just found this. I think it is a sign for you that you are protected and don’t need to worry.” And he felt comforted by it.

It turned out he did have some mild and also not so mild reactions to the measles vaccine, (low fever and a slight skin eruption as expected, but also several heavy nosebleeds afterwards which were totally unexpected), but luckily we were able to handle this well with homeopathy.

Throughout this ordeal, I reminded myself that all would turn out well. After all, the guidance had sent us this little angel and we had to have faith.

I like how guidance uses so many different ways to contact us and to comfort us.

The rainbow: a Mercury retrograde tale

This series of events happened during Mercury retrograde in fall of 2022.

The rainbow and a letter to the wrong address

From our roof window, I photographed this rainbow above the house of one of ours neighbors.

I thought this is so pretty (you can even see a hint of the double rainbow), I wish I could send the picture to our neighbors. But since I didn’t know them that well, I didn’t pursue this plan.

Just a couple of days later, I got a letter from an administration office which did have our address on it, but the name of the receiver was unknown to me!

Now what to do with this letter?

We didn’t open it since our name was not in the address. But instead we checked whether we could find someone with this last name in our street. And luckily, we did.

And what was even more awesome was that this was the address of exactly the house of which I had taken the rainbow picture a couple of days earlier. (What are the odds, really? This seemed too orchestrated to be a mere coincidence.)

So, I went to the house of this neighbour, brought him the letter and also asked him, “I took a picture of a fantastic rainbow over your house. Would you like me to send it to you?”

And yes, he would like to get the picture.

This story in itself was already pretty awesome, just considering the synchronicity between my wish to send the rainbow picture to my neighbor and the letter with the wrong address just a couple of days later.

But there was more to it.

An email to a wrong address

My neighbor proceeded to give me his email address. I typed it into the receiver field of an email with the rainbow picture on my iPad right there at his door. The email would be sent once I was back home and would have Wi-Fi again.

As I walked back to our house, the neighbor came running after me and shouted, “We forgot the number!”

I said, “What number?”

“The number from the email!”

It turned out that his email address wasn’t correct. He needed to add a number at the end to have the correct email address.

So, still standing in the street, I pulled the former email from the outbox folder of my iPad and put the corrected address in. I was relieved to find that the email hadn’t been sent yet to the wrong address.

But after I came into our house, I saw that this rainbow-email had now actually been sent to two addresses, to the correct one and in addition also to the wrong one.

How could that have happened? I had no idea. But I figured that it would probably be good for something. The wrong receiver never wrote back. I figured, who knows, maybe there was a reason he needed to get a picture of a pretty rainbow on that day?

But the rainbow story was not finished at that point.

Meeting an old friend

On weekend right after the rainbow-email-story happened, I met an old friend in the forest. We hadn’t seen each other since 8 years.

And as fate would have it, we started talking about LGBTQ-related topics. Since the rainbow is the LGTBQ symbol, the topic seemed to be connected to the rainbow a couple of days earlier.

I kept wondering about the series of events. The rainbow, the wrong addresses twice, the chance encounter, the LGBTQ topics.

The sign of a rainbow kept coming up again after the meeting with the old friend, for example during the weather forecast of the evening news. Like a closing sign. This story started with a rainbow and also ended with rainbows.

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My knowledge of astrology is still close to zero and I can’t talk competently about it, but I found it interesting to notice that this whole series of events happened during Mercury retrograde which is known for communication issues, technological errors, and also for reconnecting with old friends.

But more than musing about how this fits in with astrology, I am in wonderment, joy, and gratitude about the unseen force behind the veil which peeks through, says Hello, and orchestrates things.

Divine Guidance Workshop Video

How can we know what our soul wants us to do even if we cannot hear the still small voice of inner guidance yet?

Divine guidance can come in many different forms. We just need to become aware of them.

In April 2021, I did a live online presentation of the divine guidance workshop pdf script (which was originally written for an in-person workshop in 2017) for some fellow participants of a channeling class. And now ( October 2022) I have edited the recording of the presentation part of that session and released the video.

1.) I share a bit about my spiritual journey and how I came to work with divine guidance.

2.) Divine guidance can come in many forms, for example, inner input channels like an inner voice or dreams as well as outer input channels like seeing signs or patterns of events.

I share several stories to illustrate the various input channels and how they can work together.

3.) Helpful attitudes and habits are :
Intention, belief, attention, journaling, and contemplating

4.) What are possible challenges during the interpretation of guidance and how to deal with them?:
-) Is it literal or metaphorical?
-) How to interpret the guidance if it is metaphorical?
-) Is it descriptive of the present state or is it future oriented (like a warning or an advice)?
-) If it is future-oriented, what is the timeframe?

The video is 36 minutes long and contains timestamps so that you can jump to the single chapters.

Metaphors in nature: Service

I bet that tall tree wasn’t aware that it would once serve as a very long table and benches in a space where kids could learn about the forest.

I am often surprised by the different ways in which I am called to do service (where I am aware of it) or where I serve in some way without being aware of it at the time.

Forest classroom (Waldklassenzimmer) Walldorf, Germany