Let The Universe Conspire With You

Dreams, Love, Purpose

One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Paul Coelho’s brilliant book, The Alchemist: “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Coelho’s words spoke to me deeply when I read them years ago and they still speak to me deeply. The wanting he speaks of is based on having dreams, acting with love, and fulfilling your purpose, not becoming rich, famous, or having wants of just a worldly nature. It is the internal directing the external, not the other way around. That is powerful.

Our Story

The universe has been conspiring with my partner and I. Please allow me to share the beginning of this magical experience with you, as I write these words from Mumbai, India.

My partner’s mother is an amazing human being, who is filled with love for her children. My partner left India 25 years ago when he moved to the United States to further his career and has remained in the United States ever since. Through the years, his time with his parents has been limited to mainly 1-week and 2-week trips. My partner’s father unexpectedly passed away two and a half years ago.

Not long ago my partner said to me, I want to spend time with my mother and move back to India for a while. He asked me my thoughts. I said without hesitation or worry, “Do it.” He replied, “Are you sure, you answered so quickly.” I said, I am sure as I know this choice of yours is rooted in love.

The Universe Is Conspiring With Us

I think the universe started conspiring with us right there on the spot. I knew wholeheartedly he was meant to spend this time with his mother. We did not need to have all the details resolved, we just knew it would all work out, which as you can guess, it has.

It was some time later when he asked me if I would consider going with him to India, for an extended period of time. I responded, “Yes” immediately. Again, I did not need to know all the details, my heart knew I must go with him. Both of us felt such a certainty with our choice- it felt so right.

He said, “I feel like we are directing the course of our lives.” I said, “we are,” with some help of course from the universe. Neither of us felt any fear. Then everything just started to happen as needed, so this trip could become our dream and our reality all in one.

Telling His Mother

We waited to tell his mother, as we wanted to have everything in place first. When we called his mother via Facetime with the news, her joyful expression and her words, “Can you see that I am glowing?” were priceless. Just in case we needed any more confirmation about our trip- that was it.

My partner used his miles to purchase our one-way airline tickets from Miami to London to Mumbai. This allowed a quick stop in London for the day due to our long layover. A total bonus for us! With a shower, a delicious breakfast, and coffee at the International Lounge at Heathrow, the day layover ended up being a delightful adventure. We even were able to visit the neighborhood, Richmond, where Ted Lasso is filmed- another unexpected gift.

Working While in India

I am an entrepreneur and can do much of my coaching/client meetings via Zoom but there is a 9.5 hour difference from Miami to India. My clients have been understanding of the time difference, some with more than 9.5 hours, and we are figuring it out. I can continue working from India.

When you operate in love and are clear on what you want- the universe conspires with you. I believe we must all do our part to make our dreams a reality but the thing is, we all can do our part. It begins with the internal work and we all have that capability within us- we just sometimes forget.

The Dream is a Reality

My partner and I have been in India for almost a week and the dream is now a reality. The love of his beautiful family, with whom I get to live for a while, is palpable. When you act in love, have a dream, and know your purpose- that is a powerful trifecta!

I will be writing my book about Money and Freedom while I am in India. Money is about so much more than the numbers and being “rich.” My approach to money is holistic and centered on creating, growing, and using money as a tool to help you live the life you choose.

I know the universe is continuing to conspire with me. I am so excited and grateful to be living this life.

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Susan Howell, The MoneyMaestra

Susan Howell
Written by: Susan Howell, The MoneyMaestra.

Even though I grew up without money, I was able to retire at 50 based on my financial practices. I worked for the Federal Government for 26 years, with 6 of those years at the IRS and 20 at the Department of Justice, which included investigating many money-related cases.

I created MoneyMaestra to share what I know and to help people get on the path to Financial Freedom.


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