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I’d Like To Move Faster…But The Universe Is Giving Me A Wedgie

Have you ever had one of THOSE weeks? You know the ones where you try to accomplish tasks and the universe has something else in mind? That is what this week feels like to me…I’d like to move forward and the universe would rather give me a wedgie!

After a wonderful weekend spent in the presence of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and basking in the afterglow, it appears that while I’m moving ahead on small tasks, the universe likes to throw a curve ball into my plans that stops me dead in my tracks.

It has been an interesting week with both of us experiencing muscle pain and discomfort that triggers at inopportune times…at least the timing seems pretty lousy to us. And then there is accompanying stomach bug that has gotten in on the act. Even our youngest cat was sick today.

These events have caused me to pause (both literally and figuratively) and ask myself what is my body trying to tell me? What is the universe trying to tell me?

Now I know this may seem all woo-woo to some people and that is okay. I sometimes think that way myself. Yet on the other hand, I do believe that sometimes our bodies react in certain ways as a means to get us to slow down and to listen. The problem is I don’t always know what to listen for. “What the bloody hell are you trying to tell me?” I want to ask.

I am at age where my body is going through some changes that I don’t necessarily enjoy. You know how it is; there are some things you can control and some things you can’t. So I’m trying to understand and accept this stage in my life. That is one reason why my creativity is so important to me. It is a form of release and during this phase of my life a lot of stuff is coming to the surface.

So what does this have to do with the universe? Well, I believe that much like our bodies tell us to slow down and listen, so does the universe. At first it is subtle, like a gentle tap. Eventually, if you don’t pay attention, you get smacked upside the head (or, in this case, a wedgie.)

I’m trying to pay more attention to my life and my environment. As I’m working on my intention and clearing out more clutter, I received an unexpected consignment check.  Life is good and I am grateful. And then I get an email which takes my focus away from where I want to be and where I’m going, and I have to learn to say “no” in a loving way.  Time to be decisive and clear.

Several Daily OM horoscopes this week have been eerily timely as have their daily inspiration posts. The same can be said about the daily Course in Miracles podcasts I receive from Marianne Williamson. This is the universe sending subtle signals. Pay attention. Listen. Be open to possibilities.

Follow where your attention goes; Is it in aligned with your intention?

Or beware another wedgie!