Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Laws of the Universe

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
~Douglas Adams

Did you know that there are actually seven natural laws of the universe? I'm not going to go into them all (you can Google that on your own) but I have been wondering how they play out in reality.

I've recently been on a universal size roller coaster. I came back from possibly the best week of my life, finally feeling truly happy after too many years of sadness, to the equivalent of a baseball bat to my knees.

It was a "one-two punch" few days. The ex-husband filing a law suit because he's bitter and petty. Then my sweet old retired horse I've had for 15 years fell ill and had to be put down within a five hour time period.

I felt like the universe took one look at me and exclaimed: "You are way too happy. Let's throw some serious crap in your direction."

It is part of the seven laws. The Law of Polarity indicating that everything has an opposite. So for every great thing there may be an equally terrible event as well. Such is life I suppose.

And the Law of Rhythm, like a tide going in and out. Our rhythm always changing for better or worse.

I guess it's not letting the rhythm trip you up. Remembering there is always something to keep you steady.

I've been comforted that my old horse lived a long and well cared for life.
I'm reassured that my attorney is not only fantastic but just a fraction of the cost of the ex's, so win or lose he'll pay.
And I'll keep looking at the amazing photos of my best week ever and hold onto that feeling of everything being right with the universe. Those feelings are rare. True happiness is like a shooting star you look at with wonder. Turn around and there is a fiery meteor headed right for you. Once you put out the fire you have to keep remembering the shooting star.

"I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown."
~Woody Allen