Dear Universe, I Need to Knowâ€¦.
Sometimes when I’m alone, I talk to the Universe. Some people call that praying. In any case, it’s a personal way of figuring out what I want to manifest and then setting manifestation in motion.
If you’ve read my book, Give Your Life Direction, you know that I often set goals for the day by stating plainly on my morning commutes what I’d like to see come to me throughout the day. Â Â But sometimes, I find myself out for a 15-minute drive through my neighborhood late at night because I have unanswered questions–and I always want answers.
A few months back, I was having a restless night. Â It was too, too late to go for a walk and I thought I’d go stir crazy in the house or that I might disturb house guests, so I slipped out to the car for a quiet ride alone. Â As often happens, I found it helpful to verbalize my quandaries and in such a way that no human house guest would overhear. Â I needed to “talk out” my insecurities.
“Dear Universe,” I finally said about a mile from my house, “I really need to know _____.” Â Â There. Â I’d defined what was bothering me. Â But I didn’t stop there. Â I had several more things I needed to know for my own peace of mind, so I stated those, too. Â Then I went home and slept soundly.
A few days later, I realized all my questions had been answered. Â In rather unusual ways.
A week or so later, I found myself discouraged and confused. Â Same issue as before but with different questions. Â Â I went for a short drive, stated my questions, and then went home to bed. Â Â Over the next week, my questions again were answered, one by one, in unusual ways.
Since then, I find that I play Q&A with the Universe about once a week. Â Most of the time, I walk out my frustrations–and for my health, too!–and have time to meditate or evaluate, whichever I need at the time. Â If I’m not able to walk as much because of my schedule or an occasional injury, then I plan for short, peaceful drives when I can turn off the music or the podcasts and simply state openly to the night air that I need to know something in particular.
And the answers come.
These are not easy answers. Â They’re sometimes not easy to take, but I need to know them to make certain decisions in my life. Â They aren’t easy guesses either. Â In most cases, the questions are complex and so are the answers, right down to a specific location or event. Â Sometimes the answer comes in an eerie, almost unbelievable way, such as when someone accidentally dials my number and spills secrets to me, thinking I’m someone else or when a key player in someone else’s drama calls out of the blue and asks my advice in the situation, not knowing at all that I’m aware of the situation. Â Oh, this is fun!
This week was a big one for me. Â I went for a drive on a Tuesday night and laid out two questions that had a direct impact on my professional plans. Â On Thursday, I had my answers via an unexpected phone call from the only person in the world who could have answered the question for me. Â The reason for the call had absolutely nothing to do with my worries, but in the last minute of the conversation, the caller decided to pour out her heart over a dilemma she was facingâ€¦and gave me excruciatingly specific details of what I needed to know to make a particular professional decision. Â This was not bland information that applies to anyone and everyone, but rather, I was given very private information about someone else’s situation that could have had a serious effect on my career. Â Hmmmm. Â Poof–I had my answer and nothing to worry about. Â If the information had been different, then at least I would have had advance notice to salvage a bad situation.
So when I say I’m asking the Universe what’s around the next corner, I truly am asking. Â And I’m truly knowing that the answer is forthcoming. Â Soon. Â Very soon. Â And in an unusual but helpful way.