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To bend the universe

Tue, 2010-06-08 01:48

What I am about to write may seem strange. Perhaps laughable. These next few paragraphs will I’m sure make you question my sanity. You may even turn to a person and shake your head and comment to them, “This guys nuts”.

So if you don’t want to hear what I have to say then please, visit somewhere else on this information super highway called the Internet.

I control the universe. The universe does not control me. I have the ability to bend my reality which ever way I chose. If I ask for it, it will mostly like come my way, not always right away, but it will come. Cool, huh?

That’s the secret. No, not the cheesy book that was being peddled a few years ago on the Oprah show. Don’t get me wrong Winfrey fans, the book at the core has a good message, the law of attraction. It’s true, it works. The problem is that it was set up to read more like a lazy mans universal shopping list. Just ask and it will come. Of course everyone that night said, “give me a car” or “I want to win the lottery”. It didn’t work. That’s not how the universe roles. It is s give and take thing. You have to give more then you take. If you do you will receive more then you could imagine.

The other night I challenged the universe to show itself and to prove the connection that I believe we share. As I ran later then usual, breathing in the fresh night air, celebrating the legs that carry me down the safe street I live on. I was startled by the flash of a firefly millimeters from my right eye. It almost seemed to be showing off. Dancing against the night sky, darting back and forth like a child discovering the wonders of a sparkler for the first time. Back and forth it shot. I didn’t try and shoo it away. I looked at it, I could see the translucent underside of its abdomen. It was like a million mirrors reflecting back the light or the magic.

I stopped in my tracks and looked at it. It hovered in front of me, shifting from the right to the left. I said, “hello”. It stopped in it’s place zipped around my head and gave one more brilliant flash of light and was gone into the bush by the roadside.

I looked up at the night sky at the millions of stars and back to the long, dark road ahead of me. I was alone. No noise except the hum of a car in the distance and sound of a breeze through the trees. I felt like I had been touched, connected in a new way.

I decided to put it out there.

“Universe, I am watching your magic and I am aware.

If you are listening show yourself. Let me see you are listening.”

Suddenly a half dozen brilliant lights sparkled in front of me and shot to the same bush my friend from earlier had disappeared to.

“Really show me universe. Show me you’re really there, that we are connected.”

Then out of nowhere like a scene from Avatar, there were hundreds within 2 meters of me. Sparkling like a newly decorated home at Christmas. “Show me!” I yelled out. They blinked brighter and were joined by more. My eyes began to fill with emotion, goose bumps covered my skin, my heart raced faster.

“Thank you…” was all I could muster. Then as fast they appeared, they were gone. Just a few were left to flutter and flicker away into the forest.

I was alone again, but only in the literal sense. I realized that I wasn’t alone at all. The universe was beside me. Then and now and tomorrow.

I can communicate with the universe. It listens to me, it works for me. It only needed me to take off the blinders of the filing system we (society) has developed. You are this, you come from here, you make this much, this your god, this is my god, I’m right, you’re wrong, I live for Friday, I count days till I’m “done”, I will do it when it’s more acceptable to… “them”, parents, teachers, society, community, preachers, friends, genre or class.

Then the naked mole said “but why not?”. That’s right. You can control the universe too, this is not exclusive to me. The key is that’s it is not a secret at all. It, the universe, is waiting to show you. Ask, just ask. Speak out loud, don’t be afraid. It’s not a shopping spree awarded by the local hit music station though and it’s not magic. You will need to give to get, thank others for everything, believe and of course have patience. The universe is listening… Right now…

Blink, blink, blink, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzip! Gone.

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