You can hear the Universe speak when you’re open and available to its messages.
Lately, I’ve been reading Sidewalk Oracles by Robert Moss. In the book, Robert makes the case that the Universe is constantly speaking to us when we are open and available to its messages. These messages can show up in a variety of ways: lyrics from a song, overhearing a conversation as you pass someone on the sidewalk, street signs, traffic lights, sounds or smells in the environment – just about anything you can notice through your senses.
He has one exercise where he has you ask the Universe for a message during a specific time, and then you pay attention to what comes up during that timeframe. Last night, I set the intention that I wanted to receive a message that serves my Highest and Best good somewhere between the time I woke up and the time I arrived at work today.
My alarm went off at 6 AM, and I went to let my dog, Bagel, outside so that he could go to the bathroom. As we ventured into the yard, I spied a frog that seemed to be staring at me from the grass. I said hello and asked if he was meant for me. He suddenly jumped from where he was sitting and landed on my leg. It startled me, so he quickly leaped to the outdoor table we have, then he climbed up the wall.
I couldn’t help but feel the frog had a message for me. Then, a few minutes later after we went inside, I felt a tiny ant crawling up my arm. I had no idea where he came from or how he got there, but I knew he was a part of the message, too.
I sat down and reflected on these sweet animals who came to visit. I felt like they were calling on me to share my voice without judgment or comparison and to show up to do the work consistently. The frog croaks all night long lending his voice to the orchestra of nature while the ant is dedicated to its cause, always showing up to work.
Sometimes we worry that we don’t have something substantial worth sharing, but I feel like the point is to show up and share it anyway. Who am are we to judge what seeks expression through us? Sometimes I’ve got to keep reminding myself that I’m the faucet, not the water.
You are worthy of taking up space and sharing your unique gifts with the world. This week let go of the comparison and judgment that so often plagues us, and see what happens when you try your best and show up. If you find yourself getting caught up in that judgemental energy take a moment to pause and remind yourself, “I am enough.”
P.S. I went outside to water some plants after I came home from work. I looked for my frog friend, but couldn’t seem to find him. I thought about how cool it would be to see him again, and when I went to put the hose up, he was sitting there resting. How freaking magical!!!