Monday, November 08, 2010


For the past year, I have subscribed to receive 'Notes from the Universe'.  Every day I receive a special message - some just a few words, others a few lines, but always meaningful, always positive and they always make me smile.  Some even seem to have been written just for me!

Today's note was:

Don't be afraid to go where you've never gone and do what you've never done, Silvia, because both are necessary to have what you've never had and be who you've never been.
Be the ball,   The Universe

The other day I was obsessing about whether I'd taken on too much when I received this note: 

The more you do, Silvia, the more I can do for you.
Don't worry that your baby steps are small, mine cross continents.
And don't worry when you can't yet see what I'm doing... soon everyone will.
Look out world,   The Universe

Last week someone left a nasty message on the amaWalkers' Facebook page.  This note arrived.

Isn't it your triumphs over adversity, surprise rebounds, and stellar comebacks that you look back on with the most fondness, Silvia? Far more than the easy, cake for breakfast and pajamas in the afternoon, kind of times?
Fondly, The Universe

And this happy, frivilous, cheerful note made my day:

In many ways, Silvia, time and space are where the irresponsible learn to become responsible.
Yeah... well, it's also where supercoolhappylovethings learn to get their groove on.
Sitting pretty, The Universe

And, when I was waiting, anxiously, to hear back from a publisher about a project I had sent to them:

Ask not, Silvia, for what is already yours.
You know.
Whoot, The Universe

I love all the notes, especially this one:

They bring me to tears every single day, Silvia.
They're almost too much to bear.
Sometimes, I even wonder how it's possible...
Of course, I'm talking about your supernatural resilience, your steely courage, and your gritty determination. YOU WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS, and they shall say THANK YOU, DUDE.
Thy kingdom come, The Universe

You too can receive a Note from the Universe. Spiritual but not religious, inspirational without commitment, empowering yet caffeine-free!
"The Notes are designed to shed light on your own inner path: to spark your memory, attract like thinking, and awaken the slumbering deity within. They contain the truths I've come to know and live by about who we are, why we're here, and the magic at our disposal. Everything I've discovered is neatly tucked between the paragraphs, and for the eager, earnest reader, far more meaning will be found therein than will first meet the eye."  Mike Dooley author of the Notes.


  1. Whew, greatly relieved, 'cause I already do too much caffeine! Lovely post and will give it a look see! Gracias, Karin

  2. Thank you for this link! I LOVE THESE and I need them right now!

  3. Sil, do you happen to know another pilgrim from South Africa named Michael Fish? He is also a monk from Big Sur, California. He made the Camino about 6 months ago. A friend of his is asking me and I told her I'd ask you...

  4. I just signed up, Sil. Thank you!
    Hugs, xoxoxo

  5. Anonymous9:02 pm

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You :-)