I may have looked like a trust fund kid – confidently backpacking my way across the planet in my big black boots and little plaid skirts, jetting to solar eclipses on Easter Island, and spending entire summers partying at wild festivals like Burning Man. But in actuality, when this journey began, I had no job, no savings, no home to return to, and no safety net. I often didn’t know where I’d sleep on a given night or how I’d manage to eat the next day.
This was an adventure in not knowing. This was a journey of trust.
Every morning I’d wake up and say the words, “Universe, how may I be of service today?” Then, following my whim and the clues from strange synchronicities, I was unfailingly guided to divine assignments in which the very things I offered merely by being myself were precisely what the seemingly random people I was fated to meet had been seeking. Our interactions would end, and sometimes begin, with, “Wow… You’re the sign I asked the Universe for,” or “I’ve been praying to hear the words you just told me.”
I didn’t realize it then, but by taking on that morning mantra, I stumbled into a gig with the most powerful firm in existence. In the process, I discovered that working for the Universe is the secret to manifestation – and it often pays in quite unexpected forms of currency.
“What do you do for a living?” they inevitably ask, wondering how I finance my carefree lifestyle of traveling the world, following my bliss. “I’m an agent of the Universe,” I tell them. “And the benefits are epic…”
Ever since I signed up for this gig, absolute magic has happened. Synchronicities, strange coincidences, and puzzle-pieces falling into place have become a natural and daily occurrence.
Doors opening in the face of others closing, opportunities presenting themselves effortlessly and out of the blue, spontaneous travel adventures, and being totally cared for seem to be the Universe’s preferred method of remuneration. Sure, most times I don’t know my assignment until after I’ve completed it. Sometimes, I don’t know where I’ll be the next day. Still, I’m convinced this is the most stable job anyone could ever have.
Fair warning, though: It is not for the faint of heart. The Universe occasionally has to disrupt my life in temporarily uncomfortable ways to get me on the path to my assignment. But these days, when my plans get thrown on the spin cycle and chaos ensues, I know that it’s for a reason.
Maybe its ultimate purpose is to get me to the right place at the right time. Maybe it’s to set me on the path that will lead to what I’ve truly been seeking. Maybe it’s to plant me squarely in the face of my next divine assignment. Maybe it’s all of the above.
Now that I recognize the signs and subtleties of the language of the Universe, I can navigate beyond the discomfort of not knowing and into trust much more quickly. It’s all just a part of the job.
I no longer need to have a tight handle on how things will unfold. I trust that everything that needs to happen will, with or without my exertion of control.
This practice of embracing the unknown and trusting where I’m guided, without needing to know the destination or even how I’ll get there, has been essential training that’s carefully groomed me for my job as an agent of the Universe.
“You’re lucky,” they say. “You must be one of the chosen ones.” Indeed, I travel the world, have incredibly unique experiences and heartfelt connections with amazing people, everything seems to work out like magic and things often seem to be perfectly “in the flow.”
But luck has little to do with it. In actuality, I choose to be chosen. And by choosing to be a vessel used at will to effect whatever change deemed necessary by the Greater Good, I unwittingly became an agent of the Universe. These were just the benefits.
Being an agent of the Universe isn’t a superhero job that requires magical skills or performing miracles. In truth, it is so rooted in the ordinary as to be almost mundane. But that is where we live our daily lives. That is where we connect with one another. And where we intersect, we can have an effect.
Working for the Universe requires just four fundamental things:
- Be yourself
- Be present
- Trust the Universe
- Have no agenda
When you trust that your needs will be met and that everything that needs to happen will, you can give of yourself genuinely and unconditionally, without expectation of reciprocity. When you have no agenda, you can more easily become a vessel capable of delivering messages from the divine. And when you’re freed up to operate from this sacred space, ordinary interactions can have an extraordinary impact.
So try it. Ask the Universe, “How may I be of service today?” Then stay open to guidance and follow your heart – which, when you’re aligned with Source, is the direct GPS of the divine. Choose to be chosen, and see what magic unfolds when you allow the Universe to use you as a force for good.