We are constantly co-creating with the universe. Before we are born, we agree with the universe on what our purpose in life will be but we forget it when we are born so that our life has that crucial component of free will. The universe helps us remember our purpose by guiding us using signs and synchronicity. The trick is to listen to the universe by living consciously.
Interestingly, we are often resistant to our purpose and we don’t live consciously enough to notice the guidance. The universe reminds us in the form of unsettling events such as an illness or a heartbreak. Yes, we can be so oblivious to how we are treating ourselves that life itself has to reflect back to us the damage we are putting ourselves through. In these situations, it feels like there are higher forces looking out for our well-being – we are gently guided along until a time comes for the universe to give us a harder push.
It is not that the universe judges our actions as negative and does things to punish us, it is loving and compassionate in its essence. It merely pinches us so that we can wake up and realize what we are doing. This pinch is perhaps the best thing that can happen to us because we are often too slow in learning our lessons. The aversion to pain we associate with these experiences aids us in our expansion so we can remember our life’s purpose.