I woke up asking myself the question, “What do I want to write about on this first day of the new year? I had no answer. There was no message I wanted to send, no thoughts I had in mind, and no feelings in my heart. I decided to read one of my books of quotes. This book has a lot of amazing quotes, but as I was going from page to page, allowing the words to guide me, there were some quotes that stood out a lot more than others, quotes about the Universe. I read somewhere that, “Whatever is happening in the Universe is by the will and permission of God.”
This book has a lot of great quotes and the majority are not about the Universe, so I found it “interesting” that on this first day of the new year I’m being guided to talk about the Universe. Now, keep in mind, although I am “guided” to talk about the Universe, I have NO idea what my words will be. I will literally be free writing this blog.
Here are three quotes that grabbed (it really felt like they were grabbing) my attention:
“Sometimes signs from the Universe can be so cleat that it seems unrealistic, so we brush it off and call it a coincidence, when we really should change the definition of coincidence to say: signs from the Universe.”
“When you are focusing on something in your life, your thoughts send out energy and waves. These energies and waves are creating life as you know it. The Universe cannot tell the difference between if you want something to happen, or you do not want something to happen, it just responds. Want to know what you’ve been focusing on? Look around your life.”
“Imagine the Universe is like a river – when you want something so badly, it is like trying to force the Universe to flow in a certain way. What you need to do is let it go, take a ride on the river, and see where it takes you. You can choose the boat in which you ride; you can choose when to jump onboard, but you cannot change the flow of the river; it is too powerful!”
One definition of the word Universe is “a systematic whole held to arise by and persist through the direct intervention of divine power.” The direct intervention of divine power. Wow! Our journey isn’t always a straight journey. Sometimes it is full of detours, roadblocks, curves (sharp curves), hills (steep hills), valleys (very low valleys), one lane roads (only one car can get through at a time), and rough terrain (you need a Humvee to maneuver this terrain), but whatever the divine power has for us, that’s what will be.
Sometimes the Universe will send us things that we assume are coincidences. You have been pondering over something, seeking an answer, and later that day or week, a total stranger says something to you that answers that very thing you’ve been pondering over. You have been struggling with trying to remove yourself from a situation, and lo and behold, something happens that creates total chaos in that situation. I want to focus a little on the word chaos. Change rarely ever happens without chaos. I can write an entire blog on that right there, but I will save that for later. Just let that marinate for a second…change rarely happens without chaos…a disruption.
What we focus on is what we bring into our lives. Our thoughts send out energies and waves. If you want to know what you’ve been focusing on, look around your life. What we put out into the Universe is what manifests into our lives. Now, please don’t confuse this with my previous comment about “whatever the divine power has for us, that’s what will be.” Sometimes our thoughts and our focus bring certain things (good and/or bad) into our lives.
The Universe is like a river. Just like we cannot control the flow of the river, we cannot control the Universe. It is too powerful. Sometimes, the more you try to do that thing that you wanted to do, or thought you wanted to do, the more turmoil you experience, the more resistance you encounter, the more dissension you have in your life, the more chaos you have in your life (there’s that word chaos again). If you start to pay attention to those “coincidences” in your life and pay attention to patterns that tend to repeat themselves over and over again (until we get what the Universe is trying to tell us, patterns will repeat themselves), you will see that it’s the Universe guiding you to where you are supposed to be. You can try to fight it, but it is way too powerful!
“I believe nothing happens by mistake. You know, the universe has a divine plan.” ~ Lana Del Rey