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8 Signs Your Guardian Angel is With You!

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People have beliefs in many different things – some people call on the universe for guidance and help, while others believe in good karma when it comes to positive things coming their way. Others believe in a higher spiritual being to guide them in their day to day lives and many people believe in the presence of guardian angels. Most people who believe in guardian angels will say that they have one particular guardian angel watching over them.

With so much interest in guardian angels and their possible presence in our lives, I have put together these 8 signs your Guardian Angel is with you, all you have to do is just pay attention to a few important signs.

1. Dare to Dream

Many people believe in the presence of spirits and angels through dreaming. Dreaming is said to be a type of connection to another realm, and a way for the soul to connect with that realm. If you have a dream about your guardian angel, they simply might be trying to tell you that they are there, or they may have a message for you. It is not always easy to remember our dreams, so if you have a dream about your angel, try to recall it right away upon waking.

2. A Specific Scent

Though we may not physically see our guardian angels, it does not mean we can’t use our other senses to know that they are there. Scent is a huge factor when it comes to this, as many people believe a ‘sweet’ smell is a sign of a guardian angel. Or, if you feel your angel is a specific person from your life, perhaps you smell their cologne or perfume when they are near.

3. Feathers

Feathers, specifically white feathers, have been connected with the presence of guardian angels for a long time. It is a sign of peace, hope, love, and coincidentally gives the idea of ‘wings’ from an angel. It is a small token, but it can mean so much to a person needing reassurance of an angel’s presence.

8 Signs Your Guardian Angel is With You!

4. Children & Animals See Something

Has your baby ever randomly looked off into the distance, or a corner of a room to start ‘talking’ with someone? Maybe they start giggling or cooing? Or, perhaps your pet acts as though there is a presence in the room. It has been said that children and animals have an innate sense that we don’t always have as adults, and can pick up on spiritual activity, or perhaps even ‘see’ angels in ways we cannot.

5. Angel Numbers

If you’ve never heard of ‘angel numbers,’ they are commonly referred to as magical numbers that repeat themselves, which you might see over and over again. Many people associate ‘11:11’ on a clock as a number of luck. However, if you keep seeing it over and over again, it could very well be your angel. Any series of numbers works this way, so be sure to pay close attention to special numbers in your life that keep showing up in random places. It could be more than just a coincidence.

8 Signs Your Guardian Angel is With You!

6. A Change in Temperature

Those who believe in ghosts will say that the temperature drops significantly when a spirit is around. But, that is not always the case when it comes to angels. In fact, many times, those who feel that they are in the presence of their guardian angel will feel a certain warmth coming over them. Be aware of quick changes in temperature that may happen only to you, and not to others around you. It can be a message from your angel, letting you know that they are watching over you in that very moment.

7. Feeling of Their Presence

This may seem somewhat obvious, but many people associate their guardian angel being around by actually feeling their presence. It can be sometimes hard to explain, but it could be described by anything from the hairs on your arm standing up, to a feeling of being held onto. Sensing a presence around you from an angel can provide you with a feeling of security, warmth, and peace. It is different for everyone, but try to recognize the feeling when it comes, and appreciate it for what it might be.

8. Look to the Clouds

It can be fun to gaze up at the clouds when you are a kid, and see what shapes you can find. But, how often do you look at the clouds as an adult? Have you ever glanced up to find shapes and images that really catch your eye? There is a good chance that’s your angel checking in on you. Be on the lookout for things that appear to be flowers, or hearts, or perhaps even shapes that might hold a special meaning for you. It’s a simple way for your angel to say ‘hello,’ as long as you take the time to look up at notice.

8 Signs Your Guardian Angel is With You!

Though many of these small signs are subtle, they can be extremely important and have a strong impact to those affected by them. If you have been searching for a sign from your guardian angel, don’t be afraid to stop, look, and listen. Sometimes, these signs can pass us by without us even realizing, so it is important to be as intuitive as possible. If you feel as though your angel is reaching out to you in any of these ways, don’t take it for granted, and don’t be so quick to dismiss it. They could be giving you the message, or the greeting that you have been looking for.

8 Signs Your Guardian Angel is With You!

 

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

Have you ever had moments where you feel completely inadequate? Maybe a specific situation comes up and you think there is no way that you would ever be good enough to do what is needed. Or, maybe you feel that way all the time and you can’t seem to get past it.

Thinking that you are not good enough and having low self-esteem tend to go hand-in-hand, but they are slightly different.

Thankfully, you can work on both of them by changing your thinking habits and banishing some of that negative self-talk from your mindset. Whether you think you are not good enough in certain situations or you have a hard time believing that you are good enough for almost anything, it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s look at a few things you should always keep in mind when those thoughts come in, and how you can start to convince yourself of your true worth.

1. You Are Not Alone

Thinking that you are not good enough can cause a lonely existence. You might not want to put your burdens on others, so you don’t talk about it. You might also think that everyone else is perfectly happy with who they are, and are confident in everything that they do.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is, you never know what other people are fully thinking/feeling. What you can count on, though, is that there are so many others who feel just like you, and are constantly wondering if they are “enough”. Knowing that you are not alone can help you to work through your feelings without feeling so isolated.

2. You Have Your Own Skills

A common reason why people tend to think they are not good enough is because they don’t have a specific talent or skill that someone else has. But you probably have something that person doesn’t, too.

Everyone has their own abilities and things that make them unique. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, keep your mind on your talents and what makes you special.

“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

3. You Can’t Be Perfect

Perfection is a fruitless thing to chase. Many people who question their self-worth do so because they are perfectionists.

But, if you set such a high standard for yourself, you will always be disappointed. Perfection doesn’t exist, and while you can strive to be your best, it is important to understand human error and limits. That doesn’t mean the things you do are some how “less” than great. But, striving for perfection is something that can make you feel inadequate.

4. You Are Worthy of Loving Yourself

Love tends to be the answer for so many things, including any pain or turmoil that you might be going through. Thinking that you are not good enough is an easy way to cause yourself sadness and pain. Those thoughts can quickly snowball and you might start to think about more negative things about yourself.

Instead of fueling those negative thoughts, choose love. Love is like a permanent band-aid for the pain that you are going through. It is a great way to comfort yourself, provide reassurance, and get a clearer picture of who you really are and all of the wonderful things that you can offer the world. By choosing self-love, you can start to see yourself in a more positive light, and push those negative thoughts away.

“We must fall in love with ourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West

5. Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing

Do you ever find yourself feeling especially inadequate when you “fail”? While that is not uncommon, that word should really be removed from your vocabulary.

Everyone “fails” at times, because again, perfection is not attainable. When you start to consider anything less than perfection to be a failure, it is easy to beat yourself up and think that you will never amount to the things that you truly want.

But, when you start to view your failures and mistakes as good things and stepping stones, you can completely shift your perspective and realize that not only are you good enough, but you are also resilient and strong. Some of the biggest “failures” in history went on to be the most successful people because they learned from their mistakes. They looked at the things that went wrong and considered how they could change them.

It is important to use your mistakes as a way to learn and grow. When you are able to do that, you will find a greater sense of fulfillment when things finally come together and you get it “right”.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordon

6. Gratitude Goes a Long Way

It might not always feel easy to accept and be grateful for who you are. But, it is incredibly important. Instead of thinking about the things you don’t have or areas where you are not “good enough”, choose to actively think about and pursue the positive. Focus on what you are grateful for. The more that you do that, the easier it will be to banish those thoughts of doubt and insecurity. I like to start every day by using my journal and begin by writing down three things that I am grateful for.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

Once you really start to think about it, you will find that you have more to be grateful for than you may have initially realized, and that way of thinking can help you to establish healthier, more positive thoughts about yourself that will last a lifetime.

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

What are existential questions?

Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.

They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.

The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.

Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.

I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.

50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

 

1. Are there limits to human creativity?

2. What makes something beautiful?

3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?

4. Who am I?

5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?

6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?

7. Are we given enough time?

8. Is privacy a right?

9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?

10. Are we alone in the universe?

11. What is love?

12. How would you define genius?

13. What do you think your purpose is?

14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?

15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?

16. Why do you think we are here?

17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?

18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?

19. What happens when I die?

20. What worries me the most about the future?

21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?

22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?

23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?

24. Does truth exist without evidence?

25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?

26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?

27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?

28. Is it more important to love or be loved?

29. What would make the world a better place?

30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?

31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?

32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?

33. What advice would you tell your younger self?

34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?

35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?

36. What is the most important goal every person should have?

37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?

38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?

39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?

40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?

41. Where do you think we go when we die?

42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?

43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?

44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?

45. Is one lifetime enough?

46. What matters most in my life?

47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?

48. What is the meaning of life?

49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?

50. What does it mean to live a good life?

I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

I clearly remember when I was 18, then 25 and in then what seems like a flash, I have recently celebrated by 50th birthday. While some people might dread the thoughts of hitting such a milestone. (more…)

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