Listen to the Universe so that you’ll know when the Universe is listening to you – and responding. Many of us spend a great deal of time managing the present. We fight deadlines, and feel as though we have little time to work towards the future. However, each of us is a ‘gift’ to the world and we need to spend time uncovering and discovering our purpose. How can we build in line with our authentic selves? And often this ‘building’ may seem overwhelming. But once we start, the Universe seems to send us what we need.
Let me tell you a story. As a coach, I want to be the best possible coach so that I can help my clients ‘turn stumbling blocks’ into ‘stepping stones’. In looking carefully at myself, and through being coached by an excellent coach, I realized that I’m much better at ‘output’ rather than ‘input’. I love writing these blogs, developing training programmes, speaking in front of audiences, and I write volumes. I have improved my listening skills (input) to an extent where I do focus on my clients when coaching but find that I’m not spending enough ‘quality time’ reading. (And I really have been trying to do my practices!) This also is in line with ‘practice what you teach’. But my reading was just not good enough.
Then yesterday I went to Graemor’s (an accounting firm) birthday celebration and there were amazing prices to be won. I was hoping that I’d win the airflights or one of the other spectacular ‘lucky draws’. But I won something even better…… the Universe knew I was trying to read more, and sent me 8 (yes, 8) amazing books donated by the local branch of Exclusive books. But what is even more incredible is that the books range from cooking to business to inspirational and cover the whole spectrum. I’m going to gain such enjoyment from reading these books.
So, when you crystallise your thoughts and voice them, the Universe listens and assists you. So that is why you need to be clear as to what you need. In addition, you have to stay open and ‘tuned in’ to what is happening around you. So, focus and peripheral vision are two skills we need to develop.