The Universe Is Not Testing You

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Imagine your partner, your loved one, friend and/or family member testing you for whatever reason. Think about it, are they seriously coming from a space of love if they’re testing you?

Probably not.

That’s our jobs, not the Universe’s or God’s or any Higher Being. We are here to learn and to teach, teach and to learn. This may be a hard pill to swallow for some, but each of us planned our lives before we were ever born on this planet.

There is a planning stage before our souls descended down into our physical baby embryo’s. This planning stage consists of a counsel and a booklet of your karmic past. You may stand in front of the counsel and request whatever life you desire, as the counsel flips through your booklet.

What you want is not always what you will receive.

We choose our family members, our place of birth, the expiration date for our physical body (death), our soul mates and partners and every single second spent on this Earth. Each one of us chooses that. We have a path to walk on. Many of us, stray from the path, far, far, away.

There are moments in our lives that will make us question our existence and our lives. A whisper to slow down, a dream that saved a life, a vision of the future, an idea being fed to us. Many times, many, many times, we will brush it aside and forget about it.

Until the life was saved by the whisper, until the vision became a reality and the idea became a successful business. That is when some of us awaken.

I had four days before I hopped on another flight to Juneau, Alaska. Another trip booked on pure knowing and an energetic pull. A look on the map, a tug in my soul and an energetic pull to the capital of Alaska on the map. If it had a sound, it would have sounded like a thud.

“Welp, I guess I’m going to Juneau,” I told Keegan, my lovely host turned friend in Anchorage, Alaska. He nodded his head and hugged me, “It’ll be quite an adventure.”

I agreed. Every time I’ve traveled to an unknown place, where I did not know a soul and arrived without any plans or direction, the term adventure always sounded tame. He kissed me on the forehead and held me tighter. It was always nice to be in synch spiritually, mentally and emotionally with a person. We both knew how rare it was to be in the presence of a strong mirror reflection of our souls.

We looked to each other and balanced one another as the signs from the Universe rained down and around us like a hurricane. It kind of felt euphoric. We were drunk in Universal love with the same dreams, the same signs and same feelings we had towards these dreams and signs.

What was happening outside of us affected what was happening inside of us. We believed the signs were telling us that this was it! He’s it! She’s it! This is really happening!

The Universe wasn’t testing me. The Universe was showing me my exact energetic pattern with a different person in a different part of the world, Universal clues and signs included.

You see, life is magical. You are magical and I am magical. The moment we place our magic in someone else’s hands, we lose our power. And that was exactly what I was doing, I was placing my magic into someone else’s hand because I believed that all the signs pointed to him.

I forgot how magical I was and wanted to give it all to him at that moment.

This wasn’t my first rodeo you guys. Two years ago, in a very vulnerable moment, similar to this one, I met a man on a bus in Copacabana, Bolivia. The serendipitous moments that happened before and after our initial meeting were magical. The kind of magic that people write about and films are made of.

I got swept away in the Universal signs and the magic of being in the same coffee shop at the same time in a large city. I got swept away in the coincidental moments of our four days we spent together before I went on with my journey into the Amazon Rainforest.

They have a saying in Thailand, same, same but different. It was kind of the same situation, the feelings and the common denominator (me). It was kind of the same, but different.

It’s that energetic pattern we have within us that makes us who we are. Until we can understand and learn about our patterns and who we are, how in the world would another understand us?

I know the Universe loves me and protects me. I know that God, Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Mother Mary and the entire Universe has my back. They support me in my journey and give me options so that I can be the one to own my power and choices. They are there to show me who I am in the reflections of those I meet along the way. My job is to see how beautiful I am within each of these souls. My job to see and feel my way through the mirror reflections of the triggers that happen along the way.

Trigger me and I will set myself free, for I am the gatekeeper in the prison I own.

I chose this time to not give my power away to Keegan because it wasn’t the right moment for either one of us. A lesson I had to learn the hard way with Mr. Copacabana.

The right thing at the wrong time is not the right thing. Bless it and them and move on. Who knows, maybe one day in the future it might just be the right thing at the right time. Divine alignment is best served at Divine timing.

Life’s journey isn’t about giving our power away, but taking it back if it was given away. It is about owning our causes in the world and the positive and negative effects those generate. No, the Universe isn’t testing you, it’s giving you options. It’s showing you exactly who you are.

Until you become aware of your surroundings and energetic patterns, you will wash, rinse and repeat until your patterns become thin and break off.

Blessed be.

Carol Dao is the author of, “Holy Sage for the Soul: Spirit Releasement Stories Based on True Events.” She is also an international healer and accepts clients on a case by case basis. Please visit for more information or for session requests. As the state of flow requires her to recharge in different energy vortexes and ley lines around our world, she can only be reached by email.

I write about practical spirituality and things that go bump in the night. Buy my latest eBook: When She Remembered

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