Listen to the Universe

Are you listening to the Universe? Are you catching the message when it is still a whisper, or at least not a whack upside the head?

It is my belief that the Universe doesn’t hit you with everything it’s got to get your attention, unless that’s what it takes to get your attention!  And I continue to see this in my life.  So far, I see it a lot in retrospect – I am striving to get to the point where I don’t have to get whacked upside the head to get the message.

So here is how it seems to work with me – I get a little feeling that something isn’t quite right, or that I need to pay a little more attention to something.  It isn’t a big deal,  just a little thought in the back of my mind.  If I pay attention to it, it goes away – no big deal.  In fact, it is so NOT a big deal that it would be easy to just dismiss it and think it was nothing.  However, if I do not pay attention to it, the feeling might get a little more intense, or something will happen to put my attention more on what the issue is.  And then, if I still don’t get the message, something bigger will happen to really get my attention.

And like I said, so far I recognize it in the rear view mirror.  When something happens to me, and I look backwards from it, I will often see that I had been missing some messages that might have kept it from happening.  For example, there are times when I get so scattered and busy, that I get pulled out of living in the present.  One of the ways I see this manifest is that I forget that I need to inhabit this body that I have been given.  And no, it’s not like I start having out-of-body experiences or anything fancy like that.  I mean that I just forget to pay attention to where I am and what I am doing.  And so I fall down the basement stairs,  or I trip on a bump on the sidewalk.  And afterwards, I look at the situation, and I can always say, “Oh, I really wasn’t all there – my mind was 10 steps ahead of my body.” 

That is my ‘whack upside the head’ moment.  The last time I fell down the steps, I looked at the recent past and noticed that I had caught myself and stopped a fall just the day before.  The week before that I remember feeling a little uneasy on the stairs.  Perhaps there were other signs that I missed.

Some people may think those are just coincidences, and that’s fine.  Personally I don’t believe in coincidences.  I also don’t believe that everything that happens is a sign about something.  And I also believe that listening to hints from the Universe early on could save me a few bumps and bruises in the long run.

How about you?  Do you listen for what the Universe is trying to tell you when it is still whispering to you, or do you wait until it whacks you upside the head?  Do you have any ‘whack upside the head’ stories?  I’d love to hear what you think.

2 comments to Listen to the Universe

  • don

    Ah, Universe!

    Ah, Synchronicity!

    Wonderful goosebumps, mind-expanding and ever-hopeful concept to me.

    At Deb’s suggestion I am faithfully reading and doing the exercises in Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way.

    A couple of days ago I awoke with this sentence banging around in my head:

    “He has to let me in, just to let me out.”

    I have no clue what to make of that, but it was a powerful way to awaken and I am sure there is something synchronistically relevant there.

    Thank you for prompting the thought.

    Don –

    • Judy Stoffel Loewen

      You’re welcome, and thanks for reading. Isn’t it interestingwhat shows up when we pay attention? ANd even more interesting when we figure out what it means to us!

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