Here are a few little sayings and mantras that give me comfort and keep my thinking on track. I hope you find them as useful as I do.
“There are no coincidences.” Unknown
This has been said in various forms by many, so who to credit, I don’t know. For me, it was the original lesson; the biggie I took from James Redfield’s book ‘The Celestine Prophecy’. Coincidences are signs from the Universe or synchronicity. Look out for them and don’t dismiss their significance!
“What you resist, persists.” Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist
This is a great one to encourage you to deal with emotional stuff that comes up for you. If you don’t, then it will keep coming back to you in different ways and it’s likely to become bigger and more frustrating each time.
This doesn’t just apply to emotions. It can also apply to a circumstance that keeps repeating itself in your life. It’s a sure sign something is stuck in your vibration and until it’s addressed and released, it isn’t going away! The Universe is showing it to you for a reason – so that you can move closer to what it is you desire.
“Timing is always perfect.” Unknown
Again, this is said by many in different forms, some of them referring to God’s will. Timing is always perfect because we create our own reality and we can only ever create what we are a vibrational match for. That is the universal Law of Attraction, so how can it be anything other than perfect?
If you were able to receive something you weren’t vibrationally aligned to, you wouldn’t be able to hold onto it. What you see is just evidence of what you have created. If you want to experience something different, you can – the second you become aligned with it.
“You can’t get it wrong and you will never get it done.” Abraham Hicks
How comforting to know that you are always exactly where you need to be and nothing is going wrong! It’s all part of your path and its twists, turns and undulations.
Nothing is predetermined and ‘meant to be’ – how could it be when you create your own reality? You get to choose and that in itself is a constantly changing process. So, chill out! Stop fighting against your life and enjoy the great bits, the good bits and even the bits that feel bad now but are launching the desires for something different!
“The Universe has your back.” Gabrielle Bernstein
Always, always, always. It is providing you with exactly what you are asking for. Believe, trust, KNOW that is true and then look at things in a new light. When things go pear shaped, instead of thinking the Universe isn’t on your side, ask what you did to cause it to give you something you might not have really wanted.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Possibly Buddha Siddhartha Guatama
Don’t rush things because you can only receive the information you are ready to hear. That’s why you’ll hear what you need to in good time and take what is right for you at that time. You can only receive what you are a vibrational match to and this includes life’s lessons.
Two people could hear exactly the same person saying exactly the same words and receive a completely different message based purely on where they themselves are in that moment. This is also a reminder from the Universe that it will send you those people you need, exactly when you are ready to meet them.
“Everything is always working out for me.” Abraham Hicks
Best ever saying to remember! To me, it kind of combines all the other good things said here rolled into one! How can life be anything but? I’ve painted this one on coasters and left it written on notes around my house. I even have it written down in my car.
“The Universe acts as your mirror.” Various
Lots of great wisdoms have used this one in various ways including Voltaire, Deepak Chopra and Rumi. It’s so true that the Universe reflects back to you what you can see. This comes back to my previous point that one person can see something completely differently based on where they are. Everything you see, you see through your eyes only. Do you see beauty, love and kindness all around you? What is your mirror telling you about yourself?
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde
Well what a great point he made! Sometimes it can seem like the world is striving to make us conform, with its laws, expectations and full on marketing. Fortunately, these days it is mostly acceptable to be yourself, whoever that may be.
We are seeing uniqueness all around us because we’ve chosen to be here at this time to be ourselves. It is safe now compared to how it used to be. One of the reasons I love this quote so much is because the key to happiness is to love yourself and you can’t do that if you aren’t honouring yourself by being the true you.
“What you think of me is none of my business.” Dr Wayne Dyer
Well he had to feature in here somewhere, didn’t he? What an amazing man who continues to change lives after his departure from the physical world. You can’t be all things to all people and if you are going to be yourself, some people won’t like you. It’s just the law of averages.
But there is something so much deeper here too. It comes back to the point that people can only see through their own eyes – through whatever filters they have in front of them, based on their own life experiences and beliefs.
You will never have control over what someone else thinks of you because you can’t determine their reality. Only they can do that. If somebody needs you to be different then they are expressing a need for you to do something to make them feel better about themselves.
The best thing you can do is be sure of yourself and love yourself regardless of what anyone else thinks. Give up the need to be liked because it can too easily stop you being the true you. Be okay that what others think is absolutely none of your business – even if what they’re thinking is about you. Whether good or bad, it’s theirs to own: 100%.
“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I need it the most.” Swedish proverb
This is particularly useful for dealing with loved ones when they are being challenging! We can all be sweetness and light when we are in alignment and feeling good, but it’s when we aren’t, that the kindness of others can go a long way.
If someone around you is acting in an unloving way, assume they are asking you for love because in that moment they aren’t feeling able to give it to themselves. If you so choose, you can be the one to show them that it is always there after all.
“Response-ability.” A phrase coined by Mary Morrissey
We are all blessed with the ability to choose our thoughts and so then we have the ability to choose how we respond to something in any given moment. This is part of taking true responsibility for your own life. If you commit to taking a deep breath or a pause before you react, you will be surprised to see how different you can make your response. Even the most hot-tempered among us can develop this skill with a little focus.
“Everyone is doing the best they can (according to their own level of consciousness).” Carl Sagan
This is one of my favourites and particularly relevant if you feel inclined to judge, or where you may be struggling to forgive someone. Nobody is born choosing to harm another and if that is what someone ends up doing, then it’s because that’s what’s in their own vibrational field. And we can be empathetic about that.
We can only do wrong to others when we are not in alignment ourselves and the extent of someone’s misalignment can be evidenced in their behaviour. Sometimes it can be hard to forgive, but holding onto anger and hurt is damaging to your own vibration and it’s never worth causing our own misalignment for. It comes back to that “response-ability”: we always have a choice.