The Universe is on our side, we are going to assume that is a foregone conclusion. It's tough to wait sometimes, to trust the next step will appear when the time is right.
We live in a go-go-go culture, and when, as individuals or collectively, we are in a wait-wait-wait moment it can be confusing. We don't do well with silent contemplation. We are conditioned to receive what we think is new information 24/7 - when, actually, what we usually get is old information packaged in a slightly different way.
We tend to rush in to fill a gap in conversation when perhaps a pause would be more powerful. We spend a lot of time thinking about what we're going to say next. We view the world as hostile at times, lament the loss of a simpler time, pine for the good old days when...what? Perhaps we pine for those good old days of childhood, when we didn't worry about our needs being met, when someone else made sure we had what we needed.
What if our needs are being met, and we're so busy rushing around doing stuff we think we need to do that we're missing it? What if we really don't need to do-do-do 24/7, what if we also need to make time to receive-receive-receive?
What if the answers, the next steps, the clear direction, is right in front of us and we just need to get out of our own way to see it?
It's not enough to say it, I have to keep consciously choosing it. And to be honest, it gets exhausting.
The missing piece: it is not solely about setting things in motion, there is another force alongside that. We are doing our part and then letting the Creative Force, God, the Supreme Being (pick one) work with us. Where do I stop and the Universe begins? Do I choose to believe that there is a force outside of me acting on all of this? Or do I choose to believe I can have whatever I can create - and only what I can create myself?
I am watching the story, I am part of the story, I am the story. What would it look like to allow all those to be true? Where do we get the idea that we all have to be independent when we are all in this together?
I had a very human experience last week. To put it energetically, I reacted when I "should" have responded. To put it emotionally, I got angry when I "should" have gone with amusement.
And it has knocked my socks off. The Universe gave me a clear out and I took the harsh way instead. Whoops? My bad? Lesson learned?
I'm not sure. I would like to say yes. Next time I will choose "better." And yet, I don't know. I will certainly do my best to get out of my own way and see the easier path. However, if I don't, I will know the Universe still has my back and will keep showing up for me, revealing my next steps, regardless of whether I can get out of my own way to see them and take them or not.