Yesterday, when I was working with a young master, I received the following message:
What if the Universe knows exactly what it is doing?
Sit with that question for a moment. Think about it within the finest details.
How often do we feel that something is a mistake? Often these days, we look at the conditions of our life, the economy, government, or earth changes and think, “Surely this isn’t right”. We only see tragedy, calamity, chaos, and loss.
But what if the Universe knows exactly what it is doing?
In the early part of the hero’s journey, s/he is often sent to do some menial task. S/he frets and complains, as the task is viewed as below him or her. But then, further down the road, we the observer (and often the Hero as well) gain insight.
When we resonate with fear, we very often start questions with “What if…”
- What if I take this job, and a better offer comes along the next day?
- What if I invest in this endeavor, and it fails miserably?
- What if I marry the wrong guy?
- What if I let the right one get away?
- What if I fail to find and/or execute my life purpose?
Historically, my experience with the Perfection of the Universe has been in retrospect. After the worst is over, I look back and gain insight. Tools like Tarot and Astrology assist.
But what about looking forward?
Well, hey, there’s a thought! Maybe it’s time for me to stop using guidance solely to pick up the pieces. Maybe it’s time for me to start placing the wiser face forward, to hold my head up high, and to actually trust in the future.
I often say that the Fool is a wise teacher by example; he only appears foolish. But unlike some of the others (the Hermit, the Magician, and the High Priestess), he has no impression of the future. The Fool is not psychic. He doesn’t consult the cards or the stars. He doesn’t pay the future any mind whatsoever. He is thus as ignorant about tomorrow as you and I.
So why should we look up to him at all? Because he trusts the Universe and accepts each gift as it is given.
When you catch yourself saying, “What if…” while conjuring up this fear or that, follow on with, “But what if the Universe knows exactly what it is doing?” and let the possibility flow over you.
- “What if there is Perfection in the Universe?”
- “What if everything I need does show up right when I need it?”
- “What if I am exactly where I’m supposed to be?”
- “What if failure is an illusion?”
They say that time heals all wounds, but what if time also fufills all dreams? What if the only real question is “When…”, and not ever “If…”?