What if the Universe Wants me to Fail?
There’s a fine line between trusting the Divine (or whatever word you choose for the energy of All That Is) has your back when it comes to earning money, building your business, caring for your love life and taking action to create that life you dream of.
I bridge the worlds between the metaphysicians, intuitive, spiritually focused people and the hard tacks, show me the money intellectuals of the everyday world. I’m glad to say that more and more these are not either/or camps but rather folks are coming in with a strong sense of intuition AND a real need to be present in the mundane, physical world.
Still, as you start your journey into things beyond the realm of the practical (whether it’s Tarot, Reiki, dowsing, Angels or A Course In Miracles) it gets a little confusing. On one hand, you’re being told that the Universe will take care of you – so you don’t need to sweat the small stuff. You’re encouraged to hand over the reins to the Divine and simply find a way to be grateful for the journey. On the other hand, you’ve got a mortgage to pay, dogs to be walked and kids that are throwing parties when you’re out of town. Does your new found spiritual tug mean you should simply drift away and let the pieces fall where they may?
You’ve heard the joke about the guy who prayed for help during a big flood, right?
Here’s the gist of it:
Fella recognized the flood warnings, and starts praying for help. A family in an SUV drives up to his door and says, “Get in! We’re heading to higher ground.” The Fella says, “No thanks, I’ve been praying, God will take care of me.”
Next day, the neighborhood is a river and a man comes by in a rowboat. He shouts, “Come! Get in the boat, we’ll head to higher ground.” Fella says, “Nope, God has me covered.”
Third day, Fella’s house is flooded, he stands on his roof, still praying. A helicopter comes by, drops a ladder and the pilot shouts, “Grab on, we’ll take you to safety!” Fella says (you guessed it!) “No thanks!”
Poor Fella drowns and finds himself at the Pearly Gates. When St. Peter greets him, he’s a little ticked off, “What the freak happened?! I had complete FAITH that God would take care of me and still, I died!”
St. Peter cocks his head and replies, “God sent you an SUV, a boat and a helicopter, what more did you want?!”
This story illustrates our responsibility to use the tools that are given to us as we embrace our spiritual path. You were born for a reason and part of that reason is to balance the calling for Joy and Love with the banality of dirty bathrooms, not enough money at the end of the month and people who refuse to see things your way!
If you’re trying to figure out how to attract more clients to your business use practical tools to make that happen. Praying, meditating, or creating a vision board is not going to make new clients appear consistently. Spending time and money with psychics, healers and energy shifters alone won’t lift the blocks either.
To attract more clients to your business it’s imperative that you:
Act like the CEO;
Figure out where those clients are, and create a plan to attract them;
Go out of your comfort zone and network and take consistent action;
Once you’ve gained clarity, taken action and committed to consistently showing up for your business it’s time to turn it over to the Divine. The Divine works in collaboration with the energy you put forth, but if it doesn’t see you taking action, it’s not so sure you’re really in the game.
Here’s what I mean, while you are focused on networking with a particular group each week, you might start to get frustrated that you haven’t received any referrals in three weeks. This makes you doubt your entire path, your business plan and whether or not the Divine wants you to succeed at all. While you’re grudgingly going through the motions to head to this week’s meeting an email comes in from a woman in Portugal who wants to hire you. Within a month she’s hired you and referred you to three of her colleagues and you’re on target to hit your financial goals for the quarter.
When you ask how she found you, it turns out she did a quick Internet search and she found your old, old, old website and then reached out.
That is how the Divine works in most of these practical cases. You take action and make it clear that you’re on board, and then the Divine kicks in.
So, next time you’re tempted to toss your hands in the air and say, “If the Universe wants me to succeed, I will” take a minute to take real, practical action too!
Written by: Peggie Arvidson