9 signs the universe is pushing you towards a major life change

Here’s my favorite saying: When the time is right, the stars will align.

If you, like me, believe that there’s a higher force or a cosmic force guiding our lives, you must agree that there’s no such thing as coincidences in the vocabulary of the heavens. The universe has a pretty unique way of telling us that we’re on the precipice of a major life transformation. 

Recognizing these signs can be tricky, but there are certain clues that might suggest you should shake things up to align with the universe’s will.

In this article, I’ll share with you 9 telltale signs that the universe is talking to you. These signs could hint that it’s time to buckle up because your life is about to take an exciting turn.

1) Unsettling feelings

It’s interesting how our intuition often senses a change before our conscious mind catches up.

You know what I’m talking about, right? That gut feeling that something just isn’t quite right. Or perhaps it’s an unshakeable sense of restlessness, like you’re standing on the edge of something new and significant.

This feeling of unease can be a clear indicator that the universe is nudging you towards a big change. It’s the universe’s way of telling you that your current situation isn’t serving you well anymore.

Having said that, these feelings aren’t always bad omens. They’re pushing you to move out of your comfort zone and realize your full potential.

2) Recurring dreams

Dreams are fascinating, aren’t they? They’re like a window into our subconscious mind, often revealing thoughts and feelings we might not even realize we have.

Let me share a personal experience. A few years back, I kept having this recurring dream where I was climbing a steep mountain. It was tough, and I felt exhausted, but something kept pushing me to move forward.

Initially, I brushed it off as just a weird dream. But as it continued to recur, I realized it was a sign from the universe. My subconscious was mirroring the struggle I was facing in my life at that time – the struggle to break free from a career that no longer fulfilled me.

In hindsight, the dream was an indication that I needed to push through the challenges and keep climbing towards my true calling.

3) Synchronicities and coincidences

Ever had a moment when you were thinking about someone and then they called? Or perhaps you considered re-entering the dating world after many years, and then your friend randomly asked you if they could set you up on a blind date?

These aren’t just random occurrences. They’re instances of synchronicity – meaningful coincidences that seem to occur with no apparent causal relationship yet seem profoundly related.

Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, was fascinated by the concept of synchronicity. He believed these uncanny coincidences served as proof of the interconnectedness of all things.

The fact that you experience frequent synchronicities could be a sign that the universe is pushing you towards a significant life change

4) Repeated setbacks

Sometimes, life throws a series of roadblocks at us. No matter how hard we try, it feels like we’re stuck in a never-ending cycle of setbacks.

At first, this can be incredibly frustrating. But here’s a different perspective: What if these roadblocks aren’t meant to hinder you, but to steer you back on the course of your destiny?

Repeated setbacks could be the universe’s way of telling you that you’re heading down the wrong path. It’s like a cosmic intervention, pushing you towards a different route that’s more aligned with your purpose.

Therefore, if you’re facing one setback after another, take a moment to step back and reassess. Maybe it’s time to change course and embrace a new direction in life.

5) A longing for something more

Ever had that feeling of wanting…more? Not in a materialistic sense, but a deep, soul-level yearning for more fulfillment, more purpose, more passion in your life. That feeling probably has to do with this thing called ‘Personal Legend’- the central theme of The Alchemist – my favorite book.

In the book, the concept of Personal Legend refers to an individual’s unique and ultimate purpose in life. It is the fulfillment of one’s deepest desires and the accomplishment of a destiny that is uniquely tailored to each person.

In other words, your Personal Legend is your dream. Unless you follow it, your heart will always feel restless. The moment you embrace it, the universe will help you realize it. 

The bottom line is: this longing isn’t just wishful thinking. It’s a clear sign from the universe that you’re ready to pursue your dream and realize your potential. 

6) Feeling out of sync

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Life has a rhythm, a certain harmony that we often take for granted. But sometimes, you might start feeling out of sync.

Like you’re dancing to a song that doesn’t match your beat. You might start feeling disconnected from your daily routines, from people around you, or even from yourself. 

This disconnection can be tough and may leave you feeling lost or confused. But here’s the thing: it’s often during these challenging times that we find the strength and courage to make the changes we need.

If you’re struggling with this feeling of disconnect, it might be the universe’s way of inviting you to reconnect with yourself and discover your heart’s true desire.

7) A sudden loss or end

Endings can be painful. I remember a time when I experienced a sudden loss that left me feeling shattered. My long-term relationship ended unexpectedly, and I was left picking up the pieces of a future I had so carefully planned.

It’s natural to grieve and feel a sense of loss. But in retrospect, I realize that the end of that relationship wasn’t just a painful experience. It was a sign from the universe pushing me towards personal growth.

Endings, as difficult as they are, are opportunities for us to reassess our lives, our values, and our dreams. What’s more, they lead us to new beginnings.  

8) A shift in perspective

Sometimes, the universe signals a major life change through a sudden shift in your perspective. You start seeing things differently, questioning your beliefs, or reassessing your priorities.

Perhaps you’ve always been career-driven, but suddenly find yourself valuing personal relationships more. Or maybe you’ve always prioritized stability, but now you’re craving adventure and spontaneity.

This shift in perspective is more than just a change of mind. It’s a sign that you’re evolving as an individual. It’s the universe nudging you to align your life with your transformed viewpoint.

9) A strong pull towards something new

Perhaps the most compelling sign that the universe is pushing you towards a major life change is an undeniable pull towards something new.

This isn’t about fleeting whims or passing fancies. It’s a deep, persistent yearning for something different that refuses to be ignored.

You might feel drawn to a new career, a different city, or a lifestyle that’s entirely different from what you’re accustomed to. This pull can be so powerful that it feels like a magnetic force, guiding you towards your new path.

This is the universe telling you loud and clear that it’s time to follow this pull, embrace the unknown, and get closer to your destiny. 

Final thoughts: It’s all about alignment

At the heart of our journey through life lies a powerful force – alignment. This is the state where our actions, thoughts, and emotions are in harmony with our authentic selves and purpose.

The universe, in all its wisdom, often nudges us towards this state of alignment through various signs and signals. These signs can be as subtle as a shift in perspective or as profound as a major loss.

As you navigate these potential signs of change, remember to stay open and receptive. Embrace the possibility that these changes could lead you closer to your true self, your authentic life, and your ultimate alignment.

Pearl Nash

Pearl Nash

Pearl Nash has years of experience writing relationship articles for single females looking for love. After being single for years with no hope of meeting Mr. Right, she finally managed to get married to the love of her life. Now that she’s settled down and happier than she’s ever been in her life, she's passionate about sharing all the wisdom she's learned over the journey. Pearl is also an accredited astrologer and publishes Hack Spirit's daily horoscope.

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