Today’s tip was inspired by a couple of daily emails I’m subscribed to that have had a powerful impact on me. The first is Mike Dooley’s Notes From the Universe, and the second is The Daily Flame, Messages From Your Inner Pilot Light. After you subscribe (to one or both…check them out and see which resonates with you), a message of love and encouragement shows up in your inbox every day, and it’s uncanny how often the guidance will directly relate to something going on in your life!
After I received these messages for a while, it dawned on me that I could write my own letter “from the Universe” and I could craft it to say exactly what I would want to hear, as if the Universe were speaking directly to me. I sat down to write, and these words poured out:
Good morning, beautiful girl.
First things first–I love you, and I am always, always with you, no matter what. You are never alone, and you are always safe, even if it sometimes doesn’t feel that way. I am you, and you are me. We have always been one, and we always will be.
There is no need to fight or struggle, no need to worry or stress. Let the day unfold, accept what is, and life will flow effortlessly. Trust. Pay attention and I will guide you to the next right thing.
Don’t put so much pressure on yourself. You are here to love and be loved, to have fun, and to make the planet brighter by being your own unique self. I can only experience this beautiful, crazy, amazing life through you. You. Are. AWESOME. Exactly as you are, right now. You don’t have to be or do anything else.
You have rocked this life so far, and I am so, so proud of how far you’ve come, and how much you’ve grown. I know you think it’s not enough, but it is. Don’t try so hard. Let go. Let me surprise you. Trust. I already know your deepest desires, love.
Never forget that I am as close as your own heart, and I am all you really need. You’ve learned that life here is fleeting, and that everything changes, and that’s okay. That’s what makes it all so precious. But you and me–we are constant, we are timeless. We are life’s great love story.
So relax. We got this. Love, The Universe.
How did you feel, reading that? I keep it in a special box on my nightstand and read it often, especially on hard days, and it never fails to make me feel cherished, supported and safe. It sounds crazy, but I often forget I wrote it myself (and maybe I didn’t). To me, it really does feel like a love letter from the Universe.
Today, I encourage you to write your own letter from the Universe. (Or, if you like, you can just use mine, if it felt right to you.) At the very least, subscribe to Notes From the Universe or The Daily Flame for daily encouragement in your inbox.
One of the key things I’m hoping you take away from this 31-Day series is that the whole Universe supports you. (Feel free to substitute any of the following words for Universe: God, Source, the Divine, the Tao, Goddess, Jesus, Yahweh, Allah, Higher Power, Higher Self, Flying Spaghetti Monster…you get the idea. It really doesn’t matter what you call it. As someone who has cycled through many spiritual traditions, I can tell you that it responds to all of them.)
I truly believe everything in that letter, and I hope you come to believe it too.