Definition: All matter and energy, including the earth, the galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space, regarded as a whole; macrocosm; cosmos; the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; the sphere or realm in which something exists or takes place.
The universe is vast. To begin to comprehend its vastness, with our rational mind is beyond our abilities, and yet we are a part of this amazing universe. By taking a “transrational” perspective we can begin to embrace all that is. You are in the universe, and the universe is in you. Perhaps it is time to honor your place in this universe and take your place in this vastness, no matter how big or small you feel you are.
It may also be time to take a broader perspective of your current situation. When you take some distance, the intensity of any emotional charge around your concerns may change. The further out you get, the less problematic your situation may seem, and the more facets of your situation you may see. If you were as far away as the Milky Way how would your situation look? This is not to dismiss your concerns, but to find solutions from a different, perhaps more objective perspective – even when things may seem chaotic, confusing, or filled with uncertainty.
All is happening within a natural order of the universe, which is not always comprehensible from our perspective. It may be that there are many other things falling into place without your knowledge.
Where are you in your universe? How are you co-creating your universe? By pulling back from your situation, how does it change as you get further away from it?
“…You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” (Desiderata -Max Ehrmann)
“The Human being is a space, an opening where the universe celebrates its experience.” Brian Swimme
“There is no universe outside this mind.” – Zen saying
NOTE: Every week I shuffle and draw a card to write about and represent the week ahead. My only rule is that if I draw one that I have already written about, I draw another. In this way I am using the spirit of the cards themselves.
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