“There is a universal, intelligent life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.” Shakti Gawain
Are you in touch with the Universal? How do you do that? If you do, what value does it have for you? If not, why not?
(Many thanks to Micah and Cathy for today’s topic. Next week I’ll be writing about a topic that begins with a “V” so if there are words starting with “V” that interest you, please leave the ideas under Comment. Thanks so much!)
Sometimes we are so involved with ourselves and local events that we forget there is something greater. Lately, I’ve focused on taking care of myself after back surgery and dealing with the initial pain that took every moment. It felt like I was living in a tunnel. Now that I’m feeling better and move around easily, I’ve walked out into the light.
Deep Breaths Release Pain
What finally made the difference was my choice to look beyond this body. I prayed, “Please release this pain from me,” as I took deep breaths, letting the exhale flow down my leg while mentally experiencing a release. When I felt fear arise, and I usually did, I envisioned light pushing it away.
The more often I did this, the more I felt some release of pain or at the least, my fear of not recovering went away. In those moments I moved beyond my ego and body to a universal place.
Our World Generates Fear
Even if we aren’t experiencing physical distress, the world around us is filled with anxiety-producing events. The crazy and sad situation in Afghanistan breaks our hearts for all of those who cannot escape such a dangerous situation. We also worry about those in other countries controlled by dictatorial leaders, and if in their fight for freedom they will survive.
The world-wide pandemic, instead of declining as we had hoped, is becoming a worse threat to our daily lives. Despite all the scientific evidence, there are still those who refuse to be vaccinated or wear masks. As a consequence, many of us fear going out into public places, even as the restrictions are choking our lives.
God And Nature Connect Us To The Universal
While it is important that those who can protest and work in public help people with these problems, we need to keep in mind that there is something beyond what we are experiencing on this earth. We are all connected to a greater life force that some may call God. We are also surrounded by the energy of Nature which is one with the universal.
Living among the lush forest of the mountains, I feel that I am part of something greater than myself. It isn’t surprising that we refer to nature as Mother Nature, for this life force does create that which keeps us alive with food, air, and water. Being with nature illuminates the universal and teaches us to be better stewards of our lives as well as of the Earth.
The Universal Has No Boundaries
When we are disturbed by what is happening in our family, city, or country, we need to remember that this physical life is not all there is. There is a spirit within us that exists beyond our time on Earth. Feeding our spirit is just as important as feeding our body.
Taking the time to walk through the forest or desert, meditating or reading spiritually uplifting material, enriches our souls and strengthens our intuition. It allows what we know at a deeper level to rise to the surface and assist us in making the best choices for ourselves and those around us at any given moment. The Universal knows no boundaries and can open us to its inner riches.
May the Universal guide all you do today.
© 2021 Georganne Spruce
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