The Universe is in divine order. Because I’ve spent so many years studying the Law of Attraction, I truly believe that. But sometimes it can be really, really hard to reconcile with. Really, really hard to understand why this thing that we perceive as bad could be something divinely arranged for our benefit. And I’m finding this to be true not only with everything that’s going on in the world right now, all those things we’re all dealing with, but because of some really, really sad things that have happened in my personal life lately, again, it’s hard not to question that ‘order.’
I say all this as I sit in the ‘infusion’ room at my Oncologist office waiting to see if they can proceed with my treatment today because they can’t get a blood return via my port. So my quick, easy appointment that was supposed to start at 1:00pm still hasn’t started and it’s now 2:50pm. So what’s so divine about that? I don’t know, but I’ve got to believe it’s all in order.
I tell this story to my clients all the time. I was once with a good friend at an Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction Workshop. It was lunchtime and we were across the street from the venue at a bookstore. This was years ago. Back when they rang you up on a regular register and that register had tape. We had selected our books and were waiting to check out. There was a pretty long line in front of us, the guy at the counter was new, the tape in the register ran out, and he needed someone else to come over and help him replace it. My friend and I looked at each other and realized we were going to be late getting back to the conference. So here we are at a L of A conference surrounded by all this amazing energy and this thing that we perceived to be bad, or negative was happening to us.
But then we started thinking about it. And we started playing the ‘what if’ game. What if the reason we were being delayed was because some car was careening down the road at that exact time and we were being made to miss that? What if the reason we were being delayed was because we were supposed to run in to someone beneficial to us so the Universe had to mess with the timing? (Just so you know, we made it out of the bookstore and back to our seats at exactly the right time and had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.)
I have two points here. First, we need to trust. My friend and I needed to trust that what was happening at the bookstore was happening for a reason. I have to trust that my port isn’t working right now for a reason, and it will all be fine in the end. Hell, I have to trust that there’s a reason I got cancer in the first place (and I’m pretty sure I’ve worked that one out). And second, we have to stop looking at everything that happens to us as BAD. Are some of those things not what we were hoping for? For sure. But I have to believe there is a higher power working for all of our benefit. And maybe what we see as bad, really isn’t.
The Universe is in divine order. All we have to do is allow it to be.
Live and Learn with love.