‘The Universe’. That source of energy to which we are all connected. That source of energy that is our soul. That source of energy that we can call upon for guidance and inspiration. That source of energy that needs our physical incarnation for its own growth and learning and expansion. That source of energy which, I believe, is becoming more and more misunderstood and misinterpreted the more ‘popular’ it gets.
A lot has been written about the Universe and its role in our physical lives. And a lot of those writings tend to suggest that the Universe is actually quite conditional. If you do certain things, you will be rewarded. If you don’t, you’ll continually miss out.
In order to attract what we want, the conditions are: think positive and visualise every day what you want. It may take a while to manifest, but keep it up and never falter. Make sure your sub-conscious mind doesn’t contain any ideas or thinking that may over-ride your true desires or you’ll manifest those instead. It’s easier to manifest what you don’t want than what you do want because, it seems, that positive things take ages to attract but negative ones manifest instantly! Negative thoughts cancel out positive thoughts super-fast so be very careful what you think. Practise gratitude otherwise things won’t go your way.
I gotta tell ya, none of that resonates with me, one iota. To me, the Universe is love. Nothing more. Nothing less. It is not conditional, judgemental, or petty. Just love.
The Universe knows the challenges we face here on this physical, material plane. It knows that we make choices and decisions based on our fears, insecurities, and doubts. It knows we often compromise ourselves to ensure our survival. It knows we sometimes struggle with life and can feel pretty down about it. It knows we get exhausted if the things we want continually elude us. Why would it judge us for having a range of emotions? Why would it punish us for yelling in despair when things don’t go our way? It understands the human condition and would not tease us or torment us and make our life hard or unhappy or just plain miserable if we have days when we can’t hold a smile or we give up on our dreams.
When writers describe the Universe and its laws, the information is filtered through the limited human brain and conveyed via our limited human language. To fill the pages of a book, our human aspect has tried to make logical sense of a thing that can’t be adequately explained. The Universe, and our connection to it, is a thing we innately feel and innately understand. Don’t get me wrong, books and inspirational sayings are a great way to remind us of our spiritual selves, but I worry about some of the messages and ideas that are out there.
The Universe does not sense me in a bad mood and say, “You aren’t being grateful so therefore you can’t have the things you desire and your life will be long and hard.” It understands human emotion so it says, “I love you.”
It doesn’t sense me thinking negative thoughts and say, “You need to think positive in order for anything good to come to you. You will never receive what you desire if you keep that up.” It says, “I love you.”
It doesn’t say, “You will need to really put in a lot of effort and stay positive for ages to build up good energy and eventually what you desire or hope to achieve will be yours.” It says, “I love you.”
It doesn’t sense me struggling to hold that positive thought and says, “The moment you let that positive thought slip, you will cancel out any good energy you’ve built up so what you want will not manifest and you’ll have to start again.” It says, “I love you.”
For me, the Universe does not determine what I do or don’t have based on my mood or attitude. Having a positive attitude and being grateful are wonderful things and our lives are better when we smile and share and love. But if we can’t always manage that, the Universe is fine with that. It knows that our humanness needs love and not judgement and so that is what it provides. It doesn’t say, “Tut, tut. You’re feeling low and I can’t have that now, can I? Snap out of it or I’ll really give you something to cry about.” It says, “I love you.”
And you know what, Universe – I love you too.