You’re probably thinking: “what the supercallafragelisticespialagoshious does this blibber blabber even mean?” I know right, like how are we supposed to know if we are aligned with the universe? Is this something we should be thinking of? We battle to align our spine and posture on a day to day and now we have to think about aligning with a big old thing like THE UNIVERSE!!!!
Sounds like a task and a half hey? Well, it isn’t. it’s actually pretty easy and its pretty darn important. Actually, it’s pretty much the main reason you popped onto planet earth – to align with the universe.
Okay now you’re definitely wondering what it actually means to “align with the universe”. Well lets break it down:
~ alignment (n): a position of agreement
~ universe (n): everything that exists, has existed, and will exist including all physical space, time, matter and energy, the planets, stars, galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space
So, using the above fancy pants definitions if we put it together then what have we got, bibity bobity bibity bobity – PURPOSE. If you are aligned with the universe you are doing what your soul has been set out to do, you are doing what you got put on this earth to accomplish and learn. Being in alignment with the universe is literally going with the flow and seeing where the ride of life takes you. This is being in alignment. And being in alignment with the universe means that you are living your purpose and you are speaking your truth. You are surrounding yourself with people that make you feel happy, not people that make you doubt yourself. You are doing things that set your soul on fire, not things that make you want to stay in bed forever.
Examples of being in alignment (just to triple check ya getting it):
- You’re a vegan. You love animals more than anything and believe they deserve an equal life full of love and compassion. You’re on the hunt for a job and two options have come about:
1. Working at a factory that supplies chicken to grocery stores. 5 days a week, 8 hours a day. Pay: 1000USD per week.
2. Working at a cruelty free based vegan skin care brand, supplying the skin care range to wellness shops. 5 days a week, 8 hours a day. Pay: 600USD a week.
These are the choices. If you were to be in alignment with the universe what would you choose?
OPTION 2 DUH!!!!! Because being in alignment with the universe doesn’t come with a price tag, it comes with a joy tag. When you are in alignment you experience great joy. And often, when we are in alignment we are not thinking of money and status we are looking at something for what it is – no airs or graces. As it is exactly for what it is.
Is this starting to make a little more sense?
Another example for you:
- It’s a Sunday, the weather is warm and sunny but your friends want to stay in and watch Netflix all day. You’re a water baby and a nature bunny at heart and you’re itching to get out. Do you stay with your friends or do you go?
- You go because if you were sitting inside all day you’d want to be elsewhere. Follow your heart if it leads you to the ocean then go there. Don’t sit somewhere wishing you were somewhere else because wishing you were somewhere else means you are not aligned with your purpose.
Is it hitting home now? There are a gazillion other ways to explain this for you but I’m pretty sure you’re getting it and I’m pretty sure that your little tummy is turning and your gut instincts are kicking in and all those things that you’re doing that are not in alignment with your purpose are starting to flash through your brain. It’s okay, everything is possible and everything is doable. There are solutions for it all. Don’t worry your pretty little head and stress out that you’re not in alignment or you’re not walking your truth, sometimes we go off track for a reason only to make your path that much more obvious.
Here are a few signs to tell if you’re in alignment with the universe or not and what you can do to get back in line.
5 WAYS TO TELL YOU’RE OUT OF WHACK:
1. YOU’RE FEELING SLUGGISH AND UNMOTIVATED
That 6am alarm going off and the last thing in the world you want to do is get up? Supposed to go to yoga today but “time ran away with you”? This doesn’t have to be your normal, there are things that get you out of bed and there is a life where there is ample time to do the things you love.
2. YOU DON’T FEEL STOKED ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Just got a promotion at work but didn’t even tell your friends? Not even a glass of champagne to celebrate? Something is off my little chickpea. Everything deserves to be celebrated, always!
3. YOU FEEL THAT LITTLE GUILT-LIKE FEELING IN YOUR TUMMY – LIKE YOU SHOULD BE SOMEWHERE ELSE
At dinner with your people who are badmouthing the whole world? Wishing you rather went to see your high school bestie who was hosting a movie night? Don’t do what is “cool” or what you think is the right thing, just do what makes you feel good.
4. YOU’RE SEEKING APPROVAL FROM ALL THE WRONG PLACES
Those likes on Instagram don’t count angel. You have to like yourself above everything else.
5. YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS NOT ON POINT – YOURE GETTING SICK EASILY & YOU KNOW BRAIN FOG ALL A LITTLE TOO WELL
Feeling weak? Sore head? Maybe some brain farts? Craving sugar? Your immune system is taking a hit monkey, your body knows it’s not in alignment with your heart. Your body can tell you many things if you just listen.
Don’t you worry don’t you stew; we have solutions for YOU! I’m a poet and I dint even know it! Fancy that!
5 WAYS TO COME BACK INTO WHACK:
1. LET GO OF THE THINGS THAT DON’T SERVE YOU AND DO WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD
Not a huge fan of your boss but he insists on going for Friday night after work drinks that go on forever? Say no. it’s that simple. We live in an era that saying no is perfectly more than okay. Do the things that make you happy, if it doesn’t make you happy – don’t do it!
2. WRITE DOWN YOUR LIFES MISSION STATEMENT
Write it out. What is your mission statement for your time here on planet earth?
Mission statement (n): a short statement (2-3 sentences) of why you exist, stating what your goals and values are whilst here on planet earth.
Write this down, you might surprise yourself. And then going forward, before making decisions, ask yourself this “does this choice align with my mission statement?” and if it does then do it, if it doesn’t then don’t. this way you are always in alignment.
3. STOP TRYING TO CONTROL EVERYTHING, GO WITH THE FLOW
You wanted more than anything to go travelling in 2020, but alas lockdown happened and you have now had to put those plans on hold. Stop using your time to try and change the rules and think that there is a way to fly out when there is clearly not. You’re trying to control something that simple is completely out of your reach. Instead you should adapt, this happened for a reason so adapt to the changes and look at the opportunity that is right in front of you, because trust me there is something waiting for you to grab it right here. Use your time wisely, controlling the uncontrollable is not wise.
4. GRATITUDE. DUH.
Do you think you could get through a whole blog post of mine and not come across the word gratitude? Ha! But yes, gratitude. Being grateful is being in alignment. If you are not grateful you are not in cahoots with the universe. Have gratitude for what you have and what is, and watch how the universe listens. You attract what you put out, if you’re sending sings of gratitude the universe will only give you more to be grateful for.
5. LIVE IN THE NOW.
Because if you’re not living in the now where on earth are you living? It is the only place to live. If you live here you live alongside the universe. The universe is neither here nor there, it is now. So, to get in touch with it don’t be 3 weeks ahead and don’t be living in the past, be here now.
So, I hope this helps you my little chocolate chip cruelty free brownie- a few bits and bobs to help you get on track and get aligned. When we are living out of alignment, we are not living our truth and we are not living our purpose. We were put on this magical earth for a purpose for a reason and that’s how we should live in accordance with. Otherwise what are we doing here? Wasting our time? We’re human and its normal for us to slip or stumble off track, but you’ll find your way back. Trust me and trust you and trust the moon and the stars. I know you know exactly what you want and should be doing, it takes courage and risk to speak our truth these days - luckily you’re a warrior human who can achieve anything and everyhting.
Okay, love ya.