Leveraging the Universe

I don’t know about you, but I get daily e-mails from the Universe. Here’s the one she sent today: 

Blue UniverseLife’s not about how you take it, it’s about the glory of living deliberately and crafting circumstances, magnetizing players and forging alliances, leveraging the Universe and engaging the magic so that you can have the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Uplifting ditties like that appear in my inbox every day. Sometimes they just make me smile. But I scratched my head at this one. Living deliberately. I absolutely agree that living with intent and purpose is where it’s at. And crafting circumstances is a terrific phrase that probably means creating your own reality. Magnetizing players and forging alliances. That sounds like a fancy way of saying attracting friends and forming good relationships. We need our tribe! And I totally ‘get’ engaging the magic so that you can have it all!

But leveraging the Universe? What exactly does THAT mean?

Definition of Leverage:
1. Positional advantage; power to act effectively
2. The use of credit or borrowed funds to improve one’s speculative capacity and increase the rate of return from an investment…
If I try hard I can probably wrap my head around #2 and come up with some kind of allegory, but I say go with # one. So, in other words, life is about using the Universe to gain an advantage and the power to act. How does one do that? Let’s face it, the Universe is the Universe. No amount of strong-arming with affirmations is going to shift anything. But what if, for instance, I had a desire? A big desire…as big as a dream. And what if that dream would utilize all of my strengths and make at least one small corner of the world a better place? And what if I were willing to give up my illusions of security, my clinging to the familiar, and just let go?
You know what happened when I did that, when I let go? The Universe got personally involved. I didn’t get e-mails right away, but doors began to open. Coincidences cropped up. Opportunities presented themselves and my dream took on a life of its own. It was as though I was being propelled forward into the unknown at warp speed. It was the undeniable sense that I had connected with my purpose and was being positioned for action. It was dizzying and nothing else has ever touched the thrill of it.
For me, leveraging the Universe was the very antithesis of what it implied. It was the absence of effort, a falling into trust. It was belief in my own worthiness and then stepping out of the way and allowing the miraculous to become the rule instead of the exception in my life.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sageblessings
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 08:32:13

    This is a wonderful blog and a powerful reminder.



  2. Jerry
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 12:16:33

    Glad you were able to get to the bottom of it. Sure baffles the hell out of me!



  3. Jessa
    Feb 07, 2014 @ 22:38:07

    well said, mom! thanks for this post. i love it.



    • writingforselfdiscovery
      Feb 07, 2014 @ 23:02:30

      It irks me when someone tosses in a couple of power words that sound great but mean nothing. It forces me to either ignore them and pretend I know what the author intended, or, as is the case here, search for a meaning that makes sense to me.



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