The Universe’s ‘to-do’ list

My water tote!

I was rereading the book Ask and It Is Given by Jerry and Esther Hicks (which happened to be a book that I already owned) after my friend Stacey Brooks of Mainely You Massage recommended it.  In it, the authors describe 22 processes that anyone can practice to improve their life.

One of them is a twist on a ‘to-do’ list. Here’s what you do: get a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. On one side at the top of the column write “My ‘to-do’ list” and put down the things that you want to get done today. No writing down a hundred things; just the things that you really will do that day.

On the other side of the paper, write “The Universe’s ‘to-do’ list” and put down all of those other things that you want to get done, but don’t know how to get them done (or just don’t feel like actually doing).

I had been looking for something I had misplaced for a week with no luck, so I figured, What the heck? I got dutifully got out my paper, made my two columns, and on the left (my) side, I wrote: write, read, work, have fun and feel good. On the right (Universe’s) side I wrote  (among other things) : return my water cup in the black tote to me.

Then I forgot about it. An hour later, I had located my lost item! I didn’t even remember writing the list until several hours after that when I was gathering up my papers to get ready to leave work.

Maybe it was a coincidence?


6 thoughts on “The Universe’s ‘to-do’ list

  1. Let me too try that out. And I should share it with my final-year students (who might be facing difficulty in getting a lot of things done, when there is just one month left for their Board exam).

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