My mom and sister and I all hopped on the universe train a few years ago after reading this book. I mention it from time to time to other people and they either look at me like I have three heads or they nod in complete agreement having experienced the moments themselves too. It drives Garrett crazy when I say it (although he wasn’t laughing when a stranger I had spoken to earlier in the week found his missing wallet four days later…).
Your Guide to #Universe Moments
Guest post by Maxie McCoy
You know those crazy moments that you think of someone and they call two minutes later? Or in my case last week, when someone tags a stranger in your Instagram picture and you happen to run into him at a secret party hosted on a private beach on a remote part of an island 9000 miles from home.
It didn’t stop there. That morning I ran into someone who I had just shot a message to earlier in the week. Then, that same day. Same beach. I heard someone shout my name and it turns out her friend had let her know I was in Bali, so she looked through some of my pictures and then later on a random beach recognized me about to go out for surf. THEN. A bestie back home in San Francisco ended up befriending two of my friends when they ran into each other only to put it together later that I was a common link.
Earlier that same week, I realized that the loft I’m living in is the same one from my meditations this summer. I met a cutie-pie dude the same night I declared I was going to make more time for dating. And I saw my spirit number “1111” like… 7 or 8 times in the same day.
U N I V E R S E. As I call it. Although I acknowledge it can come off a bit wooey, I don’t believe these things are coincidences. I think they’re magical. I think they’re signs (the meaning of which I provide). I firmly believe they are winks from this crazy matrix of energy we all operate within.
I’ve had shirts printed with #universe. My surfboard is being painted with #universe. I instagram it constantly. I say it repeatedly. But more importantly, I experience #universe moments on the regular.
And it’s so fun. When you can summon these moments into your life a little bit more, it makes for a more magical day. It’s a crazy story to tell. And it’s a little reminder that you’re not alone – connected both to others and to an energy that’s here to support you.
That support is key. None of us want to feel like we’re going at this totally alone. Because we’re not. We have the energy of each other. We have the energy of this universe. And we need to draw on things outside of ourselves when times are confusing, low, or tough. #universe moments are often those little nudges to keep going. To smile. To feel the hug of more. It’s not necessarily a religion thing. It’s not really a belief thing. It’s really simply: a mindset shift. Away from “why am I here. it’s only me. this is hard.” to “Love. Energy. It’s magical. It matters. Holy shit we’re all connected.”
I have people ask me all the time how they manifest more things into their life. How to have these #universe moments (like this other crazy one) that make you stop and smile.
First, read and watch up on the science of our energy. It’s quantum physics. And it’ll blow your mind the way science proves how freaking connected we all are through energy. My favorite introductory resources on this topic are:
– The Divine Matrix – three epic research experiments
Second, pay attention to your life. Gosh, we are always on the go. We multitask so much. And we’re constantly distracted. It’s so easy to miss the tiny connections that nudge us forward. But when you do slow down and get really present, look for what most people would call “coincidences.” Pay attention to repeating numbers. Look for symbols or signs that you keep seeing everywhere. People who show up randomly on facebook that you just had a dream about. That sort of thing. All of those are perfect examples of tiny #universe moments. And know that you’ll also get a healthy does of you can’t make this up ones as well.
Lastly, the meaning you find in any magical happenstance is up to you. It can just be something to make you smile. It can be something that means nothing other than a reminder life is so darn connected. Or you can go all woo like me and apply meaning that you’re staying open, constantly supported and following the right path. Remember, perception is reality. Why not create a mindset of #universe in your life 😉