Seeing Signs from the Universe

Are You Seeing Them Clearly?

In this week’s Mojo Moment, I share a quote from the One Minute Millionaire about listening to signs from the Universe and using them as feedback to move toward your goals.

This ability to see is called Sensory Acuity in NLP.

I’ve been turning it over in my head because I think we tend to make a big mistake with Sensory Acuity…

… I think, and I don’t think it’s just me, that we tend to sense (or perceive) something and that because we’ve sensed something we assume that it’s true.

I mean, if I see it, it must be true, right?

Not at all.

In fact, it’s most often a story that we’re telling ourselves about what we’ve sensed instead of the truth.

Our beautiful minds add a layer of story and meaning before we’re ever consciously aware of what we’ve seen.

Y’see, our Unconscious Mind is very powerful and it pretty much runs our neurological show. It runs your body, stores your values, beliefs, thoughts, memories… all of the things.

But it also thinks like a six-year old until it’s trained.

It has a lot of stories – a lot of black and white stories and judgements – about what is true and what is not true and how the world works and how it doesn’t and what is good and what is not and what is safe and what is not.

And I don’t know if you’ve ever talked with a six-year old but, in my experience, while they are amazing little humans with beautiful little minds… they’re not usually that wise.

They just don’t have the years under their belts, as it were.

(of course, there are a lot of adults who aren’t wise either… it turns out that it isn’t the years we put in, it’s what we get out of those years!)

They’re just learning to perceive. They’re just learning that when ‘x’ happens, it means ‘y’.

Their little brains are still so undeveloped.

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And I wouldn’t want a six-year old running my life and making my decisions for me.

But, that’s exactly what most of us do… every moment of every day… because we’re letting our Unconscious Minds (UMs) run the show without questioning the reality it tells us is real.

We’re letting our UMs decide what is true, what is good, and what is safe, and then we’re reacting to those judgements as if they were accurate.

Which they’re most often not.

I’ve worked intensely with my own UM and the UMs of my clients over the past couple of decades and I can tell you this for sure:

We get it wrong most of the time.

We see opportunities as unsafe or too risky. Love as dangerous. Peace and contentment as boring. We’re addicted to adrenaline and sugar and drama and chaos.

We’re living in fear most of the time.

It’s a crap way to exist but it’s the only thing most of us know.

So, here’s the deal:

Sensory Acuity is our ability to perceive reality.

It’s our ability to discern a truth from a lie.

And the word ‘acuity’ is very interesting.

It means ‘sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing’ (Google Dictionary) and ‘the ability to see, hear, or think, accurately and clearly’ (Cambridge Dictionary).

Acuity is an ability. And just like any ability it has to be developed. 

Acuity is the sharpness or keenness of our thoughts, vision, and hearing.



It makes me think of sharpening a knife. Sliding it carefully, again and again, over a whetstone. It doesn’t just happen naturally. And a knife does not naturally stay sharp.

It must be tended. It must be sharpened. We must be active.

We have to take an active role in sharpening our perception – in sharpening our senses and thoughts.

If you just take what your UM tells you at face value, you’re going to be led astray. You’re not going to reach your goals.

This, I believe, is the most powerful benefit of the NLP Coach trainings that I deliver – they jumpstart the sharpening of your senses and thoughts.

You learn to tell yourself better stories.

That your first thought is often not your best thought.

take an active role in sharpening your perception

You learn that what you think is intuition is often fear disguised as a helping hand to keep you safe and small and invisible and stuck.

In fact, you learn that the vast majority of the chatter in your head is unhelpful and untrue.

When you arrive at the place where you can accurately discern – when you can sharply separate – truth from fiction, you become unstoppable because fear can no longer masquerade as wisdom.

In The Seasons of Success, you have access to 6 months in our Facebook community where you can safely practice and develop your discernment and ability to separate truth from fiction as you set and get your goals.

And that is a powerful, beautiful thing.

(and, no, it’s not too late to join us in the Seasons of Success, just click the link and check it out)

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You can do this. You were made for it.

You’re here to build a new world.

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