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Universe Unfolds

Universe unfolds

Day 21 of the #AtoZChallenge brings us the letter U and it is U for Universe Unfolds. I’ve enjoyed several instances of reaching out to the universe and having it respond with the outcome I wished for. Okay, so you know what they say about being careful what you wish for! But call it the Law of Attraction, call it positive thinking, call it opening yourself to abundance…the fact is, the universe unfolds more often than not. That’s the truth. That’s my story anyway, and I am sticking with it!

Why do I believe the Universe unfolds?

Long long ago, when I was in the eleventh grade, our Physics Professor had a discussion with our class of 50 odd students where she convinced us that if we focus long enough with “sincerity” on someone or something, there was a very good chance we could manifest them. So, for example, if you were really keen on seeing a friend you haven’t met in a while, think about her or him and you would connect – and actually meet. We were so enchanted with the idea, we were all keen on experimenting with this. Sure enough, some of us claimed it was true.

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True or not, it taught us a great lesson where the takeaway is that focus is important in all we do. Over the years I’ve come to believe that we can manifest outcomes, the way we want things to turn out. Based on what we expect, the trick is to work backwards, and put in the appropriate effort. Take action that leads us to the result we want.

For example – if we want a dish to turn out a particular way, we plan for it, right? We make a list of the ingredients, take stock of what we have, make sure we get what we need and then follow a procedure.  As things are off to a good start, chances of the dish being what it is expected to be are very good.

The same concept could easily apply to our  thought process – where we engineer them to the result we want.  As I often like to say, happiness is a D.I.Y. project and when we focus our effort on actions that can lead to what we want – we’re placing ourselves in a position to get it.

This also reminds me of the prayer groups that gather with a focus. They put out a combined voice that speaks to the universe. And the universe unfolds just the way we want. Do you agree?  I remember when one of our neighbors was diagnosed with reduced kidney function and needed a transplant, we all prayed that she should find a match.  Then, we needed to raise the money for the surgery, the hospital expenses, and the aftercare for at least a year.

A group of us got together, then planned prayer meetings in our houses, in series. Oh, the bliss we experienced, praying together is something I can never forget. We focused. We prayed. We sought. Universe listened, responded. Today, that neighbor is doing just fine. I am not saying prayer alone helped, but it was like we collectively willed things to go well? And that’s a beautiful feeling.

I love how the universe unfolds.

Have you experienced something like that?  Would love to hear it!

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This is in Udupi. That is a stack of logs of wood – isn’t it beautiful?

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
Joseph Campbell

A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
Wayne Dyer

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Lao Tzu

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Lao Tzu

#AtoZChallenge U

Today, I recommend

Bhavya’s Blog

Janaki Nagaraj’s Blog

Also, I am freaking out thinking that there are just five more alphabets before we pack up this year’s #AtoZChallenge! What about you?

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21 Comments

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    Afshan
    April 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Loved what Ralph waldo Emerson said. In my case things have fallen in place at times but some times out of place which I think may be is the way of universe to deal with me 🙂
    good day

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    Corinne Rodrigues
    April 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

    The Law of Attraction has been working very well for me in the past seven years and I’m amazed at how powerful it really is!
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    Pheno Menon
    April 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

    As the book Secret mentions you want something will all your heart, the universe conspires to make it happen

    PhenoMenon

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    Meena Menon
    April 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    When you really want something to happen, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it….

    Thank u fo reminding me this…
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    Suzy
    April 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Awesome post – I’m a firm believer in the law of attraction. About a month ago my project got cancelled and with that my contract ended. Usually I will frantically start the job hunt but this time I sent a prayer to the Universe – send me a job. And guess what last week I got a call from the same company – please come back!
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    Bhavya
    April 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I do believe in the Law of Attraction and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne claims to be a very powerful book that will help you master this.
    Great post.
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    Kajal Kapur
    April 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I absolutely believe in the power of the Universe. I have personally experienced the power and I share the same with people I know and meet. Guess, there is a power within you and out that connects :))
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    Simon
    April 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Great article, Vidya. It took me many years to eventually see the patterns in our lives that led to my own understanding of The Law of Attraction. I think once you see, you see it everywhere and then you wonder why you never saw it before!

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    Ruchira
    April 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    The universe is like a mirror .. it gives you back what you give to it .. give it positivity … you will get positivity in your life … yes there is a law of attraction !
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    Sheethal
    April 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I have heard lots of experiences like this. Guess its true. When you wish for something with all your heart and soul, you might get it! 🙂

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    Shilpa Garg
    April 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Truly believe in positive visualization – for achieving goals. The Secret also says..
    1. Ask for goal
    2. Have belief in yourself that you can achieve any goal
    3 Imagine or visualize that you have already achieved it!!… It truly works! 🙂
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    Carole Remy
    April 24, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Vidya,

    What a lovely post! Thank you!

    For me, the Universe manifests abundance all the time, but not necessarily in the way I expected. If I want more money, I may get a lower expense. If I want more love in my life, I may meet a puppy I can help find a forever home. The key for me is to leave all the options open, and trust the Universe!

    Hugs, hope you are having an awesome day!

    Carole (MC from Melody’s blog)
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    Jodi @ Heal Now
    April 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I have enjoyed your creativity through this process, Vidya! Love the photo of the udupi. So cool! You just find all the best things and bring them together! <3 Love you, sister!
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    Shannon
    April 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    So beautiful and thought provoking thank you for sharing Vidya!

    Shannon at I Survived and Now I Run
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    janu
    April 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Absolutely! Thanks for recommending my blog.

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    Carolyn Hughes
    April 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I love this post Vidya. It reminds me to look outside of myself and my world and contemplate every the universe has to offer. Wonderful!
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    Nandana
    April 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I truly liked this post, me being this totally jaded person. Positivism is truly a trait worth practicing. Thanks for sharing Vidya 🙂
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    Elle
    April 25, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Focus is what it’s all about Vidya. Focus on poverty and we need to help to manifest it…focus on abundance same thing. Keeping our focus on things that feel good is the way to live a truly happy life.

    Love Elle
    xoxo
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    Elle
    April 25, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I meant to say we need NO help in manifesting it.
    Woops.
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    Joy V. Smith
    April 25, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Wonderful choice! And perfect illustration!! Beautiful tulips, along with the idea of their unfolding.
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