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Why was I pondering Universal Laws?  Because it tried to rain on me this morning.  What a nerve!

I usually wait until there’s some light to walk by before I venture out,  Dawn’s early gleaming and all that.  After all there might be a panther or big black snake or some other creature that I haven’t yet encountered in this Florida paradise.  And yes, they’d be lining up just waiting for me, come on you know they would.

But it got to be past seven and dawn wasn’t even glimmering, let alone gleaming, so being the stoic Scot that I am, I went for it.  Five minutes out it dawned…on me…not the world, there still wasn’t a gleam, because any glimmer that might have been, was hidden behind big, black, ominous looking clouds.  That explained why it was so dark past seven o’clock.  Obviously and naturally, they were waiting till I was far enough out before beginning to rain cats and dogs.

tornado watch

So there we were, me and the Laws of the Universe and a little rain.

So I pondered.  Now, I’m just a basic concepts kind of gal; planets follow the same pattern because of Law, then there’s that good old standby gravity, operating because of Law, and the speed of sound operating differently through air than water, all because of Law.

I’m a simple soul.  I get that everything in this Universe is governed by Law.

Oh wait, except for me.

Heavens above, everything that happens to me or you is by chance, or maybe good luck, and then there’s bad breaks, fate or what you will.  Really?  Really?  So the whole Universe is governed by law, but not we’re not…hmm. That didn’t seem quite right.

But, maybe seeing life, or someone else as the cause of everything that happens is easier.  Might not be happier…but easier is good.  Right?  Or maybe we can acknowledge that we are the sum total of every thought, every idea, every feeling or reaction, every worry or every fear and it’s this vibration within us that life is responding to and creating experiences from.


Now this seems to me to be incredible news.  The power to change my life isn’t out there, it isn’t in the hands of my friends, or partner, or boss, its in me, its in us.  It dwells in every idea we have, every feeling we feel, every belief we hold.  And since I know I can change my thoughts and feelings, then that must mean I can alter the events and experiences of my life.   Pretty cool stuff.  And simple too.  Notice I didn’t say easy…maybe a little pondering is in order, or have I done enough pondering for one day?

Encourage each other.

Love Elle.





Elle Sommer
Elle is the creator of Live Purposefully Now, a website with a wide variety of authors and topics whose focus is on helping you to change/re-direct and navigate your life. She is a self-confessed spiritual junkie, offering a deeper more holistic approach to life. This deeper approach sets you on a simple path towards your greatest future, helps you remove those limiting beliefs that hold us all back and supports you in achieving your dreams.


  1. Beautifully written! Again!! I think you would like my blogs too. I am inspired by your thoughts and ideas.

    Thank you!

    • Elle Reply

      Glad you enjoy it Stu. Thank you. It’s always nice to have your comments.

  2. Joseph Appaloosa Reply

    This article dovetails perfectly with the one about your Mum and your friend Sarah. Excellent and interesting premise with great continuity . . . Write on, Elle!

    • Elle Reply

      Great insight Joseph. Thanks for the compliments…and you can keep them coming…I really wouldn’t mind.-)

  3. Dear Elle,

    Thanks for reminding us that the power to change anything and everything in our lives is our most precious and powerful gift.


    • Elle Reply

      That’s so true Allan, it really is a gift and all we need do is use it.

  4. I love your mix of British and American sayings. You have a writing style that’s a pleasure to read. You’re absolutely right that the power to change our lives is in our hands. Too bad we often forget that fact. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

    • Elle Reply

      Writing this blog is a great thing for me, ‘cos I get to remind myself…and I have great readers like you!

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