The Universe Doesnâ€™t Hear the Negative
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Love in the Third Degree.
One of the keys to understanding the Law of Attraction is realizing that the Universe doesnâ€™t understand the negative of your words. I got a real-life understanding of that this morning, courtesy of my teenaged daughters.
You can be saying, â€œI donâ€™t want to be in debtâ€ and the Universe responds to what you focus onâ€”the debt. You can be saying, â€œNo more idiot married men coming into my life,â€ and the Universe opens up and pours idiot married men planning hot dates with you.
Iâ€™ve always thought the concept of the Universe not hearing the negative was strange. But itâ€™s not about the negative or the inverseâ€”itâ€™s about what youâ€™re focused on.
This morning, around five o-dark-o-clock, Shannon crawled into my bed, with a sinus infection, whimpering that she felt awful and not knowing how sheâ€™d be able to get up and go to Latin class. Sheâ€™d been sick all weekend and couldnâ€™t afford to miss any school this week. But sick is sick and she just couldnâ€™t take another step, so I sent her to bed and told her Iâ€™d take her to the doctor for antibiotics as soon as I got my car into the shop. I was sick as wellâ€”pollen allergyâ€”but not as bad as Shannon. We both went back to bed.
Around 6:20, Aislinn was up and rattling around the house, getting ready for school. I told her the following:
â€œShannon is really, really sick. Sheâ€™s still asleep. Do not, under any circumstances, go wake her up.â€
I watched Aislinn turn around and hike immediately to Shannonâ€™s room, knock on the door, and ask if she was going to school. I heard Shannon moan something unintelligible and very unhappy.
I had been focused completely on my worry about waking Shannon up. Aislinn, on the other hand, heard the following:
â€œShannon is ……, …… …… …â€™. still asleep. .. …, ….. … ………….., GO WAKE HER UP.â€
And people think itâ€™s strange that the Universe would give us what we focus on!