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The Universe Gives Us Signs: Listen and Take Action!

“The universe is always speaking to us…sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else.”


Have you ever received or asked for a sign or a message? Maybe it´s a song, seeing your lucky numbers, or hearing something at the perfect time in your life. I believe the Universe is always communicating with us, one way or another. It often sends us these messages, signs, people, etc. in order to get us on the right track.

Not too long ago, I had a very unique experience and I’d like to share it with you. I like to think, due to my personal beliefs, that both God and the Universe had given me a powerful message, one that has led me to where I am today.

Powerful Message

It was an early September morning, about a year and a half ago. This was at a time in my life when I was feeling discouraged, beat down, even hopeless due to a situation that was out of my control. I was on my way to a monthly networking meeting, just as I had done prior months. Out of nowhere, I received a message, I heard a soft “voice” (it’s hard to explain but this is my best attempt at it). I know, it sounds silly…quite honestly, I thought I was going crazy that morning. “Could this be real?” I remember asking myself.

I had received the message to share my story as a “Dreamer” (DACA recipient). To share a part of me that I had been keeping in the shadows for so long out of fear of being rejected and judged. It was hard to understand the why at that moment, all I could think of were the thousands of reasons why this was a terrible idea.

Loud and Clear

I continued to make my way to the meeting and this “voice” insisted that I share my story. It felt like a tug of war for a while. I kept resisting, refusing to do such a thing because I knew it wouldn’t be easy. But part of me also knew that this was exactly what I needed to do. In order to see and have change, then maybe it was up to me to do or say something. But no way, that was too scary, too crazy, just way out of my comfort zone.

As I approached the meeting, I finally gave in. I remember saying out loud “Fine, if this is my time to share my story, then send me a clear sign that this is what I must do and I’ll do it!”. I had finally arrived at my destination and walked in to the meeting. At that moment, I was terrified because I knew something was about to happen.

Ask and You Shall Receive

I waited patiently and paid attention to everything and everyone around me throughout the meeting. “Would I really get a sign? What would it be? Or was I just going crazy?”

At the end of every meeting, winners for door-prizes are announced and typically, I never win anything, EVER! But guess what happened this day? Yes, I won! My name was called and I was shocked. “What? No way, this couldn’t be?” But yes, yes it was and as I got up to collect my prize that voice came back and said “Here is your sign, now share your story”.

Holy cow, here I was, I had asked for a sign and I had received it. The Universe had definitely delivered. I was shaking, almost in tears as I faced the women in that room and I shared a big part of me that day. It was scary as heck as I had no idea how these women would react. To my surprise, many women approached me to hug me, to ask questions, to offer their love and support.

I didn’t realize it at that very moment but that sign, that message was exactly what I needed. I was resisting out of fear of the unknown but the Universe, my God knew exactly what I was being put through. In a way, that sign liberated me. That day was the day I started to unravel parts of my life that had been buried for so long. I started to embrace my journey and knew that it was part of a bigger calling in life.

Listen and Take Action

Signs, messages, coincidences are happening all around us at all times. We often don’t take the time to pay attention to what’s happening because of the busyness of the world. I encourage you, today, take the time to listen….really listen to what the Universe is trying to tell you, to where it’s guiding you. I promise you, it will direct and redirect you to places, people and situations that are meant for you.

Don’t resist! Let go and trust that what is meant for you is for your highest good.

Betzy Valdez

Betzy Valdez originally from Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, came to the United States with her family 22 years ago, chasing the well-known “American Dream”. Greeley, Colorado is where her and her family have resided over the past 22 years and it’s a place, she calls home. She has been married for 11 years to her supportive husband Javi and together they have three beautiful little girls and an American Bully named Bella. She is also the founder of B. Empowered, a space created to encourage others to be the change, to be empowered to be the world-changers, the difference-makers, the heart-changers. Through Betzy’s own journey, she continues to be brave by sharing her story, her truths, her mess. Instead of allowing setbacks in her life to hold her back, she is determined to use her mess as her message of hope, strength and belonging. Her calling in life in to encourage and empower others in their own journey, regardless of color, race, religion, or legal status. She believes we must all have a vision, not division. Betzy plans to continue her journey as an empowerment and motivational speaker as well as an active community volunteer, leader and advocate for immigrant and refugee rights. She is extremely excited for this new opportunity and hopes to connect with others.

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