The universe pushes and prods you to do things. You can pretend that you don't see the little hints for your entire life and, all at once, it'll hit you between the eyes. Did you ever notice, for example, that people who hate being alone always wind up with the wrong person? They never wait for the right one to come along. Instead, they go in and out of relationships, never stopping a minute to think why none of their relationships work out. Deep down, they know they're a little needy and they should try being on their own for a while, but they avoid it at all costs. Why? Self-preservation: They don't think they can handle it.
Eventually, though, if they don't take action on their own, the world will throw them for a loop when they're not expecting it. And it will be a tough one. All of a sudden, they're forced to deal with painful issues—and they're not prepared for it. The truth is, none of us wants to be responsible for things over which we really have no control. So we complain about life and how unfair it is. True, the universe puts us in some pretty difficult situations, but we also create difficult situations for ourselves. If you get a warning sign first, make a change and get going in the right direction—before things start getting hairy.
Many people don't understand that fear, depression, anxiety, and happiness are all subjective—they are how you feel, not how things actually are. Feelings are not facts; they are truths, your life as you choose to see it.
You can change your thought process simply by making up your mind to do it. If you decide you want to be happy, you can be happy. The same is true of signs and symbols of the universe. The number thirteen, for example, is considered to be bad luck in many cultures, but some people insist that it's good luck for them.
Take a Step Toward Change
The fact is, if you're reading this chapter right now, you're obviously looking to improve your life. Divination can help you do just that. If the divining tools are telling you something, you need to do something about it.
Be aware that the art of divination is there to guide you, not to provide a quick fix or two-cent advice. Did you ever meet someone who spends all her free time reading self-help books but has more problems than anyone else you know? This person spends a lot of time thinking about how she can improve herself and little time doing something about it. Don't get caught up in this kind of brain play. If you know you need to change your life in some way, don't procrastinate. Do something about it. It may save you from some unnecessary suffering down the line.
Lao-tzu (600 B.C.), the founder of Taoism, said: “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” In Chinese, Tao literally means “the way.”