The Universe is The Best Teacher

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” Alexandra K. Trenfo

Most of us have encountered that person who opened us up to something amazing without telling us what we should see. They tend to remain in our memory as that key person who helped us grow in some profound way. What most of us don’t realize, however, is that the Universe is the kind of teacher that really does show us where to look, but will not tell us what to see. The Universe is always guiding us to the right opportunities and to the right people that will help us evolve and grow. And while sometimes the circumstances we encounter may be painful or disappointing, what we see is up to us. If we view each difficulty as a catastrophe or tragedy, what we see or expect from our lives cannot go beyond the pain. But, if we view the Universe as a teacher, our views become expansive – treating each painful moment as a gift or lesson beyond what we can see. Indeed, many of us look at our lives and can see the perfection in hindsight. We say to ourselves “If that hadn’t happened the way it did, I would not have all that I do today.” However, when we are in the moment, many of us forget that the Universe is always showing us where we need to look. That each moment is divinely presented for us to grow, learn and become all of who we were meant to be - and that even our darkest lessons carry within them nuggets of gold, waiting for us to see their splendor and perfection.

Weekly Path to Peace: See the Universe as Your Teacher

  • Begin this week by looking at the most important lessons you have learned in your life. Notice how you had a choice in whether to receive that lesson, or view it from a more negative and disempowering space. Recognize that had you not had those circumstances happen, how different you might be today.
  • Set an intention to view all or life circumstances as perfectly designed for you to get what you most need in this lifetime. Post a reminder that the Universe is the best teacher – leading you to what you most need, but not telling you what exactly to see. Notice how viewing your life from that perspective helps you automatically shift what you see and look for the lessons, wisdom or gifts.