A. C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA – founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

An excerpt from his book: The Topmost Yoga System. (Page 14).

“As soon as you come to this point of being firmly convinced that you are not this body, that is called the brahma-bhuta stage of Brahman realisation. That is knowledge, real knowledge. Advancement of knowledge for eating, sleeping and mating is animal knowledge. A dog also knows how to eat, how to sleep, how to mate and how to defend. If our education extends only to these points (the dog is eating according to his nature, and we are also eating, but in a nice place, with nicely cooked food on a nice table), that is not advancement. The principle is still eating. Similarly, you may sleep in a very nice apartment in a six-story building or in a 122-story-building, and the dog may lie in a street, but when he sleeps and when you sleep, there is no difference. You cannot know whether you are sleeping in a sky-scraper or on the ground because you are dreaming something which has taken you from your bed. You have forgotten that your body is lying there on the bed, and you are flying in the air, dreaming. Therefore, to improve the sleeping method is not advancement of civilisation. Similarly, the dog has no social custom for mating. Whenever there is a she-dog, he mates on the street. You may mate very silently, in a secret place (although now people are learning how to mate like dogs), but the mating is there. The same principal applies to defending. A dog has teeth and nails with which he can defend himself, and you have atom bombs. But the purpose is defending,that’s all. Therefore, scripture says that human life is not meant only for these principles of life, bodily demands. There is another thing – a human being should be inquisitive to learn what is Absolute Truth. That education is lacking.



“It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves.” – C.G. Jung


Clairaudience – Hearing, Thinking, Knowing

  • Messages from spirit as sound, voice or noise with your physical ears – or you may hear it clairaudiently as a voice in your mind
  • Hearing or having a thought
  • These messages are real and do come in different ways from spirit


Clairvoyance – Seeing, Feeling, Sensing

  • When you see spirits, shapes and forms with your own eyes or even third eye (inner mind)
  • Clairvoyant message are very common – you may see a sign or symbol you need to focus on – a number, a word, a person or even animal spirit that you need to pay attention to


Clouds – Images, Symbols, Messages

  • Cloud gazing can bring upon messages from spirit – what do the cloud shapes mean to you?
  • Give you information on what you need to focus on or what is to come for you on the future


Dreams – Spirit Visitation

  • Everyone dreams, you may or may not remember when you wake up however
  • A spirit dream can have you feel and remember the dream for months or even years
  • You may have been visited by a passed loved one or animal / spirit guide
  • The energy of the dream is important – passed loved ones or spirit guides are trying to get through to you – you may be so busy during the day that the only time they can get through to you is in your sleep


Dream Symbols – Messages, Information, Higher Self

  • Paying attention to dreams will help you gain insight that is specifically designed to help you progress in your life
  • Important to look at all aspects of the dream – who is in the dream? What is happening in the dream? What emotions are associated with it? Where is the dream taking place? Any significant animals or objects in the dream?
  • Books and websites can offer deeper meanings into specific dreams – find the meaning that best resonates with you.


Feathers – Angels, You’re not alone, Confirmation

  • A common sign from you angels and passed loved ones
  • Sometimes the feather is sent to you just to confirm that you are not alone and your on the right track
  • Try and pay attention when you see a single feather and thank your angels, spirit guides and passed loved ones
  • Feathers come in all different shapes and colours – white feathers represent Angels; coloured or black and white feathers can be from spirit guides


Flowers / Plants – Anniversaries, Birthdays, Passed loved ones

  • May find a flower unexpectedly in front of you on the footpath, reminding you of your favourite person or passed loved one
  • A dead flower bush / fruit trees / vegetable patches magically begin to grow again, even in the opposite season to which it normally grows – a sign from spirit / passed loved one


Orbs – Special events, Sacred sites, Spiritual areas

  • Circles of light that appear unexpectedly in photos – orbs are captured more frequently as photo resolution of images increases
  • Orbs are a sign from spirit and passed loved ones – letting you know they are with you
  • They can also be seen floating around in photos of sacred sites / places of significance


Physical Body Signs – Sensing, Awareness, Confirmation

  • These signs are to make you pay attention or to confirm what you are sensing
  • You may feel icy cold in a particular warm room – it is a sign spirit is with you
  • So many physical sensations you can feel that are unexplainable
  • These signs are particularly strong because it is a physical manifestation of a sign that proves to you that something out of the ordinary is happening
  • You cannot make yourself feel these signs – they are beyond our control – which is why they feel especially powerful.


Predictive Dreams / Premonitions – Warning, Look deeper, Information provided

  • Spirit can alert you to something or grab your attention
  • Hard to predict a predictive dream until something from the dream manifests in reality
  • Try and identify any information they may be offering you about your future – could be as simple as a holiday or your dream could be showing you a health concern


Rainbows – New beginnings, Good luck, Positivity

  • A sign to look on the bright side of life
  • Take time to look at rainbows as it allows you to appreciate what is around you and to be grateful for everything in your life
  • Rainbows bring in positive change – new career opportunity, new beginnings


Shooting Stars – Wish come true, Dreams, Destiny

  • Fulfilment of a wish, dreams coming true and even reaching an important part of your destiny
  • positive new changes ahead – a kind of rebirth


Click here for part 1 of signs and messages from the Universe: Numbers

Click here for part 2 of signs and message from the Universe: Animals



“It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves.” – C.G. Jung


0 – Connection, Manifestation, Eternity

  • Relates to your connection with Universal energy
  • 000 is a powerful reminder to keep open with spirituality – and you are one with the universe – connected in the circle of life with no beginning or end
  • You can manifest what you want in life – just stay positive & follow your intuition
  • Represents eternity through the circle symbolism


1 – 11:11 – Confirmation, New beginnings, Synchronicity

  • 11:11 means spirit is with you – guiding, comforting, protecting you
  • Often you will see 11:11 when you are on the verge of making a big life change or decision
  • Experiencing a lot of synchronicity
  • Spirit guides and angels are near
  • Time to be clear about what you want
  • Focus on manifesting positive things
  • 1 is associated with new beginnings, cycles, success and leadership
  • Going through a time of awakening


2 – 222 – Balance, Positivity, Partnerships

  • Very positive sign to see 222 or 2222
  • Life purpose is associated with 222 or 2222 (if these numbers keep popping up for you it may be a time to reflect upon your Life Purpose)
  • New opportunities
  • Keep positively manifesting
  • Partnerships or pairs, your not alone – spirit guides, passed loved ones and angels are with you


3 – 333 – Angels, Spirit Guides, Triple Trinity

  • Balance the 3 aspects of life – Mind, Body & Spirit
  • 333 is a reminder of the strong presence of angels, spirit guides and ascended masters with you at this time – helping you with your path (if your not sure of your path, they are hear to help you find truth and move forward)


4 – 444 – Security, Strong Foundation, Hard Work

  • Extra strength, grounding and balance
  • Represents four directions: North, South, East, West; Four seasons: Spring Summer Autumn, Winter; Four elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire; Also four phases of the moon – all important aspects – balancing everything out / equal energy in each area
  • Productive and positive sign – all your hard work will pay off
  • 444 triples the energy of number 4 – putting the hard work in and building secure foundations for the future
  • Everything is in balance, your on the right path


5 – 555 – Change, Transformation, New Energy

  • Prepare for new opportunities, transformation and change with 5
  • Repeated 5’s can be a wake-up call to make your realise you need to change something within your life – change is wonderful, with it it brings new energy, new beginnings, new life experiences.
  • Adventure, travel, freedom and movement


6 – 666- Materialism, Imbalance, Re-focusing

  • 666 – life is out of balance – too focused on material things instead of your family or intuition
  • Need to live your spirits – surround yourself with positive energy and positive people
  • Good time to look at what you have been spending your money on. Do you really need these material items or do you just want them?
  • 666 is not negative at all – it’s about compassion and helping other people in the community – shift from material focus to family, friend, community


7 – 777 – Miracles, Luck, Dreams Coming True

  • very lucky and spiritual number
  • 777 wonderful positive sign – your wishes may come true
  • Also encourages you to be creative, to look within yourself and trust your own intuition
  • Time for your to expect miracles / reap the fruits of your labor


8 – 888 – Abundance, Health, Happiness

  • Seeing it repeated is a sign of abundance in your personal life – financial prosperity, good health, happiness and positive relationships
  • 8 is about balance – everything is as it should be
  • In Chinese culture 8 is considered to be very auspicious and lucky – good fortune, good luck
  • 8 is they symbol of infinity – reminder of the eternal nature of things – no beginning, no end
  • 8 is also linked with karma – spiritual law of cause and effect, meaning what ever energy you put out into the world will come back to you


9 – 999 – Endings, New Beginnings, De-cluttering

  • Time for moving forwards rather than stagnation
  • Endings are essential – making way for new beginnings
  • 999 – encouragement to let go of the past to make way for new beginnings
  • Tie up loose ends, completion – legal matters or outstanding debts to finalise


Click here for Part 2 of signs and message from the Universe: Animals 

Click here for part 3 of signs and message from the Universe: Spiritual Signs


THE SEEKER FOR TRUTH and for contact with the hierarchy of light and the Great White Brotherhood must, of necessity, come directly under the aegis and guidance of the great master teachers. To embark on the path toward mastery, achievement, victory, and the ascension is an initiatic process. Whether it be Zarathustra who ascended back to God in “the great flame,” or Elijah who went into heaven in the “chariot of fire,” the flame of ascension is the key which unlocks the door to immortality for every man. – SERAPIS BEY


‘To begin understanding this level, imagine different environments. For example, Alaska is cold and windy. The Sahara desert is hot and dry. The rain forests of the Amazon are hot, humid and wet. The natural elements in these environments mix in different ways to create realities within which people live. Their customs, dress, thoughts, and physical appearances can all be understood in relation to the elements’