A few days ago I received a text with one of those little emoji flowers in it. It looked a little bit like a hibiscus. This little hibiscus flower kept appearing in my minds eye over the next few days. Nothing too strange — just like one of those random thoughts that keeps recurring but has no real meaning. But, then, this little hibiscus flower popped into my mind again when I was trying to meditate the next day. That’s when I knew to “bookmark” the hibiscus – usually thoughts that recur more than three times are something for me to pay attention to. Having them appear in meditation is like an extra added “hey! I’m important!”.
Within about the same time period, another mundane subject that had appeared a couple of times was Hawaaii. No real connection to anything or any meaning, just something to notice since it appeared more than once. This is the first step in reading the language of symbols, my method for collecting intuitive data points. My friend on Facebook, Jenni, had posted some pictures there, and another friend Andrea posted that she and her boyfriend had eloped there.
When more than one data point has clarified itself in my experience, with still no correlation, that’s when I start watching closely. Because I know that sometime soon, one or all of these will start to make some sense. When there are more than two data points, it feels like there’s heightened intuitive activity, and I can probably expect an answer to emerge sometime soon.
OK, so, about this time, just for fun, out of curiosity, I decided to check into the hibiscus flower. “Hibiscus flower meaning” is what I searched in Google. What do you know.. its the state flower of … yep. Hawaaii. Connection drawn.
But the big confirmation that this was something important happened when that very day I was in the nail salon, and playing on the radio was this beautiful music.. When I asked what it was - hahahahaha… the Hawaain station on Pandora
So, now I have a SUPER data point. Locked and loaded.. At this stage, I put Hawaaii on hold, and wait. I don’t need to know what it means yet, only that it’s a potential answer for something that will come later. With this in my back pocket, I’ll know how to use it when and if the opportunity presents itself.
For example, it wouldn’t surprise me if in the next few weeks, I was faced with a decision of where to go on vacation. John (my husband) might say, “hey, I found these two great deals for a vacation next month – one to Greece, one is for Hawaaii, which one looks better to you?”, and I’ll already have my answer, because it directly matches one of my “super data points” that I’ve been carrying around in my back pocket.
I haven’t figured out what the statue of limitations on these data points are yet. I think it’s the length of time that I’m able to store and recall them, but I’m still learning how this language of symbols thing works for me.
Sometimes, when data points “seem” really important — they just feel that way– it’s not an answer that I’ll know the question of later, but something that needs attention now.
Like when a few months ago my eye kept gravitating to Pet Hospital signs on the highway. Kept happening, coincidence after coincidence. If I don’t do anything, the signals get louder. When I pulled a U-turn by pulling into the driveway, unknowingly, to a Pet Hospital, I knew it was a major “pay attention to me” sign. At that point, I hadn’t learned to trust all this the way I’m learning to now, and I didn’t come to understand that this was something I should have looked into until I found out that my cat was on the edge of dying–in renal failure.
Now I know that when there’s a major signal, I should do a quick scan. How could this be useful? Is there a question in my life that this could be an answer to? Maybe I should take my cat to the vet, etc.
So, just to recap, the method is:
1. If something appears more than twice, book mark it – it’s an intuitive data point.
2. If more than one data point emerges within a close time frame, then pay attention! There are two points, an association may be ready to be drawn.
3. Once the association is determined – book mark it! That will usually be the answer when some circumstance arises requiring an answer or decision. Or, if the association is SUPER obvious and strong, actively look into.
It would be cool to know if anyone out there also uses this method, or if it works for anyone else who wants to go out and try it now. Watch for occurrences, associations between them, and where they lead!