How to Ask the Universe For a Sign

How to Ask the Universe For a Sign

The secret in how to ask the universe for a sign is not so much in having a sign show up but rather discerning what is a true sign and what is superstition.

We all reach times in our lives when we feel completely lost. You may be faced with important decisions or you may have no idea where to go next.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply ask the universe for a sign and receive this guidance straight from ‘the source’?

The good news is that you absolutely can do that. You are never alone on this journey called life. Your nature is that you are pure spirit and you can never be disconnected from your Source.

The challenge is that the mind can get in the way. Your mind is not the “bad guy” either. It is simply doing its job which is to keep you safe and comfortable – whatever it has figured out “safe” to be.

Anytime you feel like you need guidance you have it available to you. The question then is, can you ask the universe for a sign or for help with mundane things in your everyday life?

Why not?

If it is something important to you then you absolutely should ask for guidance.

There are a few things you need to be aware of though.

Firstly, if you ask for guidance on open-ended questions in your life you will probably get open ended answers.

Questions like “should I quit my job” or “should I end this relationship” are questions that have no real answer.

The way you need to seek guidance and help from the universe needs to be more specific if you were to truly benefit from it and receive real and meaningful help from the universe.

You could ask more specifically by asking the universe “is this the right job for me to fulfill my purpose, live from my highest self and realize my true potential?”

A question like that can give you real guidance towards something, so keep that in mind as you start thinking about what you want to ask the universe.

I’ve laid out a 7-step framework below to help you really fine tune what and how you ask for guidance and help.

You’ve probably been in dire situations in your life before and begged “God” for help only to be left not “hearing or seeing” any signs or help. Don’t let that discourage you. There is a definite way to ALWAYS get the help and guidance needed.

Learning to trust in that still small voice inside you can totally change your life.

How to Ask the Universe for Guidance…

1. Watch Your Commands

Your mind is incredibly powerful when it comes to what you can or can’t perceive. Your mind is incredibly suggestive and it will always follow your commands.

Most of us command our minds unknowingly. When you say things like “I just don’t know what to do” or “I can’t make up my mind” your mind simply responds to that.

If you keep saying to yourself “I don’t know what to do” then your mind will keep giving you more of that. You will never figure out what to do if you keep saying to yourself that you don’t know what to do.

Start paying attention to these inner conversations you are having to yourself. You will have to change your self talk if you truly want guidance and help from the universe.

Change “I don’t know what to do” with an affirmation like “I am divinely guided in knowing what to do”

2. Remove Yourself from the Chatter Loop

Our minds are full of chatter. There is always some sort of conversation going on in your mind that is beyond the real-life conversations you are having.

When we are faced with difficult situations and indecision the chatter tends to transcend into a loop. The problem keeps mulling over in our heads.

When you think something like “why can’t I make it work” or “why can’t I figure this out” your mind immediately kicks in to start giving you answers. These answers are almost never true but you still get attached to it because the loop of thoughts keep you stuck like a stuck record.

You need to snap out of this loop if you were to receive any guidance. A mind that is filled with chatter can not “hear” that still silent voice that offers guidance.

Just becoming aware of this chatter loop in itself can help you break it. Start to pay attention to this when your mind start doing this chatter loop and deliberately interrupt yourself.

3. Quiet the Mind

This relates closely to the previous points but when you deliberately start to quiet your mind you can drown out all the noise that prevents you from receiving the guidance you want.

Meditation is a great tool to help you do this and doing it early in the day is the best time to do it – before the habits and routines of everyday life kicks in.

You don’t need any special training or become a meditation guru. You simply need to set aside 15 to 20 minutes every morning to get still.

Before you reach for your phone and get sucked into the latest Facebook or Instagram story, sit yourself down.

Close your eyes and start by taking deep and deliberate breaths. Place your focus and your attention on your heart as you breathe in and out.

If your mind starts to drift, that’s okay. You can use a mantra like “love” or “peace” and just repeat it over and over again to keep your mind from drifting.

Keep this going for as long as you can until you are able to do it for 15 to 20 minutes.

When you quiet your mind you open your heart and you can receive divine guidance more easily. By removing all the influences and noise from everyday life you can now hear better.

4. Raise Your Vibration

When you raise your vibration you become more attuned to the universe. If you live in low vibrational states of fear, anger, depression and resentment then you simply can not perceive the guidance that you seek.

These low vibrational states make it impossible to tune into the higher vibrations of the universe where the guidance comes from.

Think of it like a radio. If you are not dialed into the right frequency, you simply can not receive the signal or hear it.

How to Ask the Universe For a Sign

Gratitude is a powerful way to raise your vibration. Simply sit down and write out 10 things that you are grateful for. This alone will always jolt you out of the low vibrational states.

Similarly, you can write down the names of 10 people that you love and think about why you love them.

Generally speaking when you feel good you are in a high vibration. You know this because you feel ‘up’ and energised, excited and have a lust for life.

Allowing yourself to do more of what feels good and more of what makes you feel alive, excited and passionate is the key to live in a higher vibration.

5. Ask the Universe for Guidance

You will notice that the step of actually asking the universe for guidance is just part of the process. If you can not receive the guidance and if you can not “hear” it then there is no point.

There is no special talent or special words required to ask the universe. You are as connected to the divine as anyone else on this planet. You have the anchor of the universe inside you.

As you follow the previous steps you will become more attuned to this divine guidance in you.

When you are in a state of peace and when your mind is free from chatter, fear and worry is the best time to ask the universe for guidance.

Here’s an example of how you can do it. You can say it out loud, write it down or just say it silently to yourself.

Dear God/Universe/creator, I am asking for your help and guidance with _____.
I know that I am divinely connected to you and my highest self seek guidance and help right now.
I ask that you will give me a sign to help show me the way.
I ask that you reveal it to me in a unique way that I would never have expected so that I know without any doubt that this is a sign from You.

6. Let Go

Once you’ve asked for a sign or for help and guidance you “job” is over. “Ask and it will be given” is not some empty promise. It as an idea that is present in almost every religious and spiritual text that has ever been written.

Letting go can be hard for most people. We all tend to be impatient. We want an answer and we want it now! That is how the ego operates.

You need to very aware of this because as long as you are impatient, your ego will be in charge and you will most likely not even see the sign that the universe offers – even if it is a pink elephant showing up in your living room.

Letting go, is simply deciding that you are going to let go and allow the universe to guide you. You need to trust in this absolute truth that when “ask it will be given”

You need to almost forget about even asking for a sign. Go about your life like you always would. Do your best to stay in a high vibration but have no expectations of seeing or hearing anything to provide you with the help or guidance you asked for.

A great way to do this is to adopt this affirmation:

“All that I need to know is revealed to me now”.

Just turn to this affirmation whenever you start feeling anxious about getting an answer or a sign from the universe.

ask the universe for guidance

7. Stop Searching For It

Your natural tendency will be to start looking for signs from the universe. That is your mind getting in the way. If you truly let go then you won’t be looking for it, but still the mind gets in the way.

Part of the reason why we ask that the universe brings the sign or the guidance to us in a way that we would not expect is because it prevents this problem of interpreting everything as a sign – of overthinking everything and seeing everything as a sign.

The guidance you asked for will come to you. You DO NOT have to go out looking for it. In fact, when you do it will not reveal itself to you.

Trust In The Universe

Dr. Wayne Dyer pointed out a great truth when he said that “when you trust in yourself, you trust in the wisdom that created you”. This trust is what you need to have when you want to receive guidance and help from the universe.

You have to let go of the control that comes from the ego. The go always wants to be in charge. It will want you to go and look for signs, it will want you to interpret things.


You’ve asked to the universe to give you a sign that is reveals itself in a way that you woul never have expected.

Another really important part of receiving guidance from the universe is to recognize it when it shows up.

Sometimes you might get an answer or guidance that is incredibly clear but it’s not really what you hoped for. It is easy to ignore it then and ask again – hoping for a different answer.

When you surrender to this process and allow the universe to guide you no matter what then you truly open yourself to the magic of living an inspired life.

Here’s a great affirmation to keep with you as you re-learn how to get connected with your own internal guidance from the universe when you ask for a sign.

It is my intention to live an inspired life.
I am divinely guided in all my ways.
Life is happening for me and the entire universe is conspiring to help and guide me.
Everything I need to know is revealed to me now.
Thank you!


With a passion for spirituality, self discovery, and understanding this life, Neod spends his time musing about what is, what could be and what might come about. After writing for 20 years he's still growing, learning, exploring and sharing with love, joy and compassion.

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