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  • Writer's picturePamela

Even the Universe Can't Steer a Parked Car

If you've been hanging out here with me for any length of time you'd know I take a tongue-in-cheek approach to the subject of God.

Some might take offence by my glib or humorous musings or my scandalous presumption that God is a she but I for one can't believe God isn't feminine or at least in part and a big part at that.

We attribute this omnipotent being with loving kindness, mercy, nurturing, life-giving, and grace, all things we attribute to mothering and the female ideal yet interestingly enough we jump straight to the notion that the biggest life-giver of all is male. If that doesn't make you scratch your head and go hmmmm I don't know what will. 🤔

So in the interest of fair play, I'll simply refer to our Omniscience Gal-Pal, the great He or She of the Universe, simply as the Universe.

Now on to the rest of the story.

Much of what I write about comes from direct experience so believe me when I tell you this great truth born directly from first-hand knowledge - our friend the Universe, as mighty as she or he is simply can't steer a parked car. It just won't happen. Nada.

Believe me, I've tried many variations of jumping the queue to make things occur without much direct effort. At one point in my life, if I could have snapped my fingers and made my dreams come true from the safety and comfort of the corner of my couch I would have gladly done so.

You see, back in the day, I was gripped with fear so potent, that rational thinking wasn't part of my modus operandi. Yet, you'll look at me now and wonder how that's possible. It's possible because of an internal pivot and shift to the knowledge and wisdom of what I call ' natural law'.

Natural law will sound familiar because they go like this:

  • What goes up must come down.

  • Darkness is the absence of light.

  • Everything is made of energy.

  • Energy cannot be destroyed.

  • We are born and will die.

  • Time waits for no one.

These are just a few samplings of what we can also call common sense. Yet as common as all this is we still attempt to circumvent them. For instance, we truly believe the Universe will steer our parked cars.

Let me clarify what your 'parked car' might look like:

  • Living as if you've got all the time in the world. (spoiler alert - you DON'T)

  • Overindulging in sugar, alcohol, drugs and food.

  • Worrying, ruminating and wishing.

  • Wasting time through procrastination.

  • Waiting for a saviour - knights on white horses are hugely prolific with us gals.

  • Ignoring problems or the ever-popular 'Head in Sand Syndrome'.

  • Impostering, Martyrdom, Victimhood and other lesser syndromes.

These and other maladies that plague us are our parked cars that get in the way of the Universe's ability to help us out. It needs our movement and acquiescence to get the job done.

From experience here's what I can tell you. Once you begin taking the personal responsibility to work on shedding these afflictions, your meteoric rise is on the horizon.

Sister, it's worth the effort to start the engine, shift into gear, and clarify your destination all while asking for a bit of steering help from your good friend and mine, the Universe.

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred… Unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. ~ J.W. Goethe

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