For anyone who has even the slightest religious background, you know that a common question is, “What is God’s will?”
And we’re all kind of taught that God’s will is something that we might not exactly like, but we have to deal with it anyway because it’s, well, God’s will and what we want doesn’t really matter.
And when you think of God’s will, or the Universe’s plan, sometimes you might think you have to compromise the things you want, or that the Universe might not support you in exactly the things you want.
I’ve found again and again, though, that this couldn’t be further from the truth.
I wanted to share another story that happened to me recently.
Over the summer, money was starting to get a bit tighter. It was the beginning of the “falling apart” I alluded to recently.
Yet, Christine and I still really wanted to go on vacation, but there didn’t seem to be much hope of it.
We have a yearly family tradition of going on vacation with my mother and a family friend, to Ocean City, MD. But it wasn’t looking very likely that this would happen.
Until, the family friend offered out of the blue to cover our hotel costs, so all we’d need to spend is money on food, and anything else we wanted to buy while we were there.
Well, this seemed like the perfect answer.
Except, as vacation got closer and closer, money also got tighter and tighter. Until finally, I found myself a week away from vacation with literally only $700 left and no idea where the next dollar would come from.
I deliberated about whether I should just call off the vacation. But I was pretty sure if I said I wasn’t going, no one else would go, either, and I hated to do that to everyone.
I tried to receive an answer from the Universe about what the best course of action was. I felt it’d be irresponsible to go on vacation, yet I couldn’t quite say no.
I find that when I’m about to take an action that would hurt me, the Universe warns me quite clearly. But nothing like that was happening. In fact, everything was pointing me in the direction of going on vacation anyway.
So, feeling rather stupid, I went on the vacation. And, honestly, it was exactly what I needed.
Did I feel anxious about how things would work out? Of course. But I think the change in scenery helped me to better align, and pretty soon thereafter everything started to turn around.
I came home with literally $200, and yet I regretted nothing.
Might someone say that God’s will was for me to be “responsible” and to not go on vacation? Probably.
But I disagree.
I knew the Universe wanted me to be happy, and that was the clearest path to my happiness.
So what am I saying?
I’m saying that the “responsible” thing isn’t always the “right” thing.
I’m saying that sometimes you have to take a risk, even if the whole world would think you were being stupid and irresponsible.
I’m saying the Universe is your best friend, not some strict parent that punishes you for going astray.
I’m saying you’re responsible for your own reality and how that manifests for you.
By the way, when I finished that last sentence, this post was exactly 555 words, so I think the Universe agrees. 😉
Never do something because it’s the “responsible” or “right” thing to do. That should never be your criterion for acting.
Your criterion should ever only be, “Is this what brings me joy?”
If you live like that, I guarantee that all the things you desire will start effortlessly flowing into your reality, because joy begets more joy.
That’s what I hope to show you in my upcoming masterclass, Creating from Non-Doing.
I want to show you how to surrender to the flow of the Universe — the Tao as you might call it.
But this flow will never deny you what you want. To the contrary, as I demonstrated in my story above, the universal flow can only ever bring you to the greatest fulfillment of all that you desire.
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