Sign of Confirmation or Coincidence?
by Marcus Baker
Foreword by Stan Faryna
Today is a good day. For me. And for you. Because below is Marcus Baker’s essay about signs. It is not about simple road signs (stop signs, yield signs, etc), but signs that beckon us to our true self, our destiny, and opportunity. Signs beckon us closer like a gesture that asks us lean our head closer to listen to a friend or lover who offers a secret or confidence whispered with great concern or deepest affection.
Signs are not annunciations. An annunciation as Leonardo da Vinci , Tiziano Vecelli (Titian), or El Greco portray in their paintings by the same name… is unmistakable in it’s divine authority. It is authoritative, explicit, and glorious. An annunciation, like a revelation, is the indisputable, unchangeable, and irrevocable truth.
And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” Luke 1:28
The angel Gabriel greets Mary and informs her that she will soon be with child, that her child was the son of God, and to name her son, Jesus.
An annunciation is wonderful. Like Love at the door, joyfully and enthusiastically calling out – “Hi, honey! I’m home!
I have often wondered if signs are for those of us who cannot bear to see and hear the truth.
Lean in and listen to what is spoken to you through Marcus’ words. Pay attention. You need to clear the next 30 minutes on your schedule. It shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes to read it, but it will take you another 15 minutes to listen. Or more. Do that now: clear your schedule for this conference of hearts. Do this – before you dive into this king’s ransom of iridescent pearls.
Why? I explain here.
I asked Marcus permission to re-publish his blog post here (see below) because I believe it important and useful. One reading is neither sufficient for me. Nor for you.
Marcus graciously agreed to my request and, also, to reply to your comments here.
Thank you, Marcus.
7 October 2011
Enigma, Return to Innocence
Sign of Confirmation or Coincidence?
Have you ever noticed how much we rely on visual signs to help us navigate our way through life? There’s a good chance you don’t, simply because you’re so used to them being there.
Imagine however, if one morning you woke up and all signs had disappeared. There were no road signs, restroom signs, house number signs, store signs… no signs at all.
Would you notice then?
I’m sure you’d first become aware of the chaos and it wouldn’t take long to realize why.
Signs help us to know where we are and where we want to be. They communicate information, essential for us to make choices and feel secure.
If you’ve ever traveled to a foreign speaking country you’ll know how disorienting it can be when you don’t understand many of the signs.
Signs also exist in our personal lives to help us in the same way. They show us we are and how to move to where we want to be.
These are often not as obvious as the visual signs above. They may manifest as things happening or not happening, gut feelings, disappointments, opportunities and so on.
When we acknowledge that everything that happens in life is a sign of some kind and we stop long enough to take note of these events, then we are able to ‘read’ the signs and respond accordingly.
Sometimes signs appear to help us make changes and sometimes they appear after we have made the change to confirm that we are on track. This week I experienced an example of this.
Not long after upgrading to the latest version of WordPress, this blog started to behave most bizarrely in the admin area. Amongst other things, the formatting of posts would change randomly, comments would sometimes disappear for three days at a time and plugins revert to their default settings without any input from me. It was all a bit of a mystery.
I trawled the forums, WordPress and others to try and find an answer. I assumed it had to do with the update but this was inconclusive. The first action I took was to deactivate all plugins. It made no difference. Next I uninstalled them but still no change. I tried other themes temporarily but that didn’t help either.
Eventually I enlisted the help of a “WordPress Mechanic”, who after many hours left me this message: “Your blog’s code appears to be possessed. I’m sorry but I have no idea how to help you.”
If you’ve read my last few posts you’ll know that recently I have been going through some personal growth changes. What pushed me towards these were the many “signs” I experienced in my life.
I assumed that a feisty, misbehaved blog was just another, signaling of further proof that a change in direction was required. I added it to my growing list.
Then after publishing my last post in which I announced my decision to change my focus to one of personal and spiritual development rather than in combination with business and marketing, the shenanigans came to an end instantly.
Was this a sign of confirmation or co-incidence?
You’ll have your own opinion about this but had you just been through what I have, you’d know that there was no way it could be anything other than a sign.
Do you believe in signs pointing you towards change in life?
Have you had any interesting experiences with signs that seemed to confirm that what you were doing was in alignment with your life’s journey?
Have your say in the comments section and I’ll meet you there. Please share this post with your followers in case they may like to join in the discussion here too. Thank you.
About Marcus Baker
Marcus Baker started learning how to access his inner power from a young age. He is passionate about empowering others to connect within, with others and life which he does as a teacher, writer, speaker and life purpose consultant. He blogs about personal development and related topics.
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