I always remember Joe Vitale saying in one of his books that "The Universe loves speed". He suggests for example that when the time has come for an idea to be manifested in the world, the thought might occur simultaneously to many people, but the person who puts it into action most speedily becomes successful.

I've been thinking about my own life and that I am always waiting for the perfect time to do something. So maybe the idea comes to me that I should approach a particular person about a job possibility, but I decide that I must complete other things on my 'to do' list first and do this only when I can give it the proper attention. Sometimes I feel that I want to "save" some things to do later that I think I enjoy, almost as if I might run out of enjoyable things if I do them now. Other times I feel I'm too scared to do things in case I hear "no" as the answer. All in all, I find that I don't do things 'speedily', procrastinate and take little action infrequently and a lot of the time I lose the momentum to carry out the action or talk myself out of it after putting it on my to do list. I have read the questions on here about "inspired" action. I do feel inspired with actions now and again but not to do them "now"!

I have read on this site, we have to wait until we get a big "yes" before taking action. At the same time I've read from Abraham and others here that we should be making more decisions on a daily basis and that indecision and inaction are not good states to be in. So my question is: Does the Universe really love speed?

asked 23 May '15, 10:58

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Inner Beauty

edited 23 May '15, 11:00

Hi @Inner Beauty. Good question. I think that ultimately, it's all about alignment.

What you describe feels very familiar to me. I've always got a "to-do" list going myself, and I do the same sorts of things you do; some activities I put off because they aren't my favorites, and others I save up as future pleasures.

I think the key is that when you first think of a thing you want to do, that is the inspiration, and that's where the energy is going to be found. If you come back to it later, and find that your enthusiasm for it has waned, that would be because that inspiration energy drained out of it when that moment passed.

The energy could have been there in that moment of because of other factors that we may not be fully aware of, perfectly placed at just that time. It could be anything or everything; other people's feelings and doings, the time of day, the traffic, your level of awareness or mood, and goodness only knows what else, all perfectly aligned at that very moment. At another moment, things could be very different and perhaps not conducive to your desired outcome. We would feel that missing energy as lack of enthusiasm.

When we think of something we don't especially want to do, we can put the problem or task out to the Universe to solve or to line everything up in the easiest, best ways, so that we can just go with the flow. For me, I think it's often best to wait until the subject comes up again with a different and better feeling associated with it, or I feel some inspiration to act, or the unpleasant thing just disappears entirely. (My personal favorite.) :D To "work" on it otherwise will probably be detrimental to my purpose, because I'd just be pouring all of that misaligned energy into it. It's the same as waiting until you're in the Vortex to look at a situation, because out of the Vortex we just aren't all that bright. :)

I try not to push myself to do things I don't care for, but if they must be done right away, that first moment of inspiration is probably the best so I like to keep that in mind.

So, to answer you question, since there really isn't such a thing as time, only ways in which we perceive differences in Now, when you are inspired you are aligned. Alignment means instantaneous result (or manifestation), which would give the illusion of great speed. And alignment is what the Universe is all about.

You have reminded me that putting off a pleasure or saving it up for a rainy day may mean that it won't be as pleasurable another time, so it's best to live and enjoy all in the Now. This is the moment it was created in, and most probably, for. :)

I always enjoy sensing synchronicity, and this question jumped out at me because the same sort of thing has been percolating in the back of my mind lately. Thanks for asking the question! Answering you has helped me get clear on what I think about it.

Love, Grace



answered 23 May '15, 17:00

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edited 23 May '15, 17:32

nope it is not about about going to slow or to fast. each one and everything have their own rhythm in the universe. so the universe is about diversity. everything is growing at is own rhythm and according to its own choice every one will go to their proper place with people just like them.

if you want to talk about speed. if you go to fast and try to rush something you are doing it wrong and their will be consequence. if you are doing it to slow well you will know it better then any other that have rush through it. and you will arrive to where you needed to go at the proper time for you! that other find you slow you could tell them that they are to rash but any way they will see it when what they have done start falling apart or error start showing.

it serve nothing to go in extreme find the rhythm that is good for you. that is your proper speed.

success as nothing to do with the world. be successful for your self. do not do your action to be successful seen from the outside because that is very vein in deed. rather do it for your self then you will have reel success for your self. no one walk in your shoe so how could they know what is success or not? do you really think that by comparing stuff from the outside it give a good measure? to give you example: what if a person does not have the material stuff, resource or position yet he as the idea that no one else as. then one day he talk a little about it with someone. then someone that as the material stuff, resource or position make it happens in the world according to the little that the other person told him. you see with out the idea the person that make it happens would never been able to make it happen.

we are all interdepend, some have the idea and some have the resource to make it happen. who is successful the person that makes it happen or the person that shared a little of is idea so that the person that as the resource makes it happens?

you see success on the outside is vain in deed. and I will not even talk to you about those that steel other people idea to make money and become successful on the outside. I will only say this one day they will be in a place with people just like them.

Let there be light, be the light that you can be, experience and enjoy.


answered 23 May '15, 16:11

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white tiger

edited 23 May '15, 16:56

the universe is in
duration, our human form
bound within time and sense
perceptions that thrill on speed


answered 24 May '15, 09:16

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The universe just is, it hasn't any likes or dislikes unless you are talking about God. But even still, I think since God has eternity I believe to him that he doesn't feel we need hurry.

Now for us to be satisfied and get what we want, we need act when the proper timing arrives. It is like when you buy a train ticket. When your train arrives, it is time to get in the train. Now if you do not get in, it will not be advantageous to your travel plans. You may miss your train and hence not go where you would like to go.

So to answer your question, no the universe doesn't care about speed. But for you, it is best to act when the time is right.


answered 24 May '15, 17:09

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Wade Casaldi

edited 24 May '15, 17:14

@Wade Casaldi according to you is the time right on external factor or on internal factor? if the person is not ready he can make the choice to take the next train or to go on foot or any other mode of transport. why should the person that makes the choice feel pressure from outside factor? you know many seller in this world use this to make their sell, but the fact is that someone that take their time to know what they want and inform them self about what they are buying, those seller tactic-

(25 May '15, 16:15) white tiger

do not work on them, all the lie and catch phrase the seller will use to pressure the client the client will tell him the truth about it. making the seller sink him self with is lie and pressure tactic. example: the seller could say we are the only one offering this product and we have the best price. the client can tell him there is 5 other place that sell this and they are all lower then you so unless you can do better then this I will choose to go somewhere else. also the seller can have-

(25 May '15, 16:20) white tiger

been lie to. or he might want to make huge profit on your back. be merciful with him. after all who is with out sin to cast the first stone? do not your heart be trouble. was it not said you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

(25 May '15, 17:04) white tiger

This is true @white tiger we were shown a beater van and told that for $1500 We could have it. Jai wanted to put a down payment on it but I thought it really was pretty beat up to cost that much. The car lot man said, "The days where you can buy a beater car for $500.00 are long gone. Now the cheapest you'll get is $1500.00 and both you had better jump on this deal now because I have others very interested." I think we made the right decision to wait to see if we could do better.

(25 May '15, 20:13) Wade Casaldi
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Dear Inner Beauty, Are you at all familiar with the Seth Material. Seth is a personality that was channeled by Jane Roberts from 1963 until her death in 1984. You might say that he was the predecessor to Abraham and had a major influence on the lives of Jerry and Esther Hicks prior to their introduction to Abe. It is Seth who made popular the phrase "You create your own reality".

Another phrase made popular by Seth is "The point of power is now". Seth describes the application of this concept in the following exercise, which you may find helpful in answering this question.


"(You keep contrasting) what you want with what you have, and it is very easy to become discouraged in so doing, but looking for errors in the past will not help you. A correctly utilized five-minute period of time can be of great benefit, however. In this period, concentrate upon the fact that the point of power is now. Feel and dwell upon the certainty that your emotional, spiritual and psychic abilities are focused through the flesh, and for five minutes only direct all of your attention toward what you want. Use visualization or verbal thought--whatever comes most naturally to you; but for that period do not concentrate upon any lacks, just upon your desire."

"Use all of your energy and attention. Then forget about it. Do not check to see how well it is working. Simply make sure that in that period your intentions are clear. Then in one way or another, according to your own individual situation, make one physical gesture of act that is in line with your belief or desire."

"Behave, physically, then, at least once a day in a way that shows that you have faith in what you are doing. The act can be a very simple one. If you are lonely and feel unwanted, it can merely involve your smiling at someone else. If you are poor, it can involve such a simple thing as buying an item you want that costs two cents more than the one you would usually buy--acting on the faith, even that feebly, that the two cents will somehow be given you or come into your experience; but acting as if you had more than you do."

"In health terms, it involves conducting yourself once a day as though you were not sick in whatever way given you. But the belief in the present, reinforced for five minutes, plus such a physical action, will sometimes bring literally awesome results."

"Such effects will occur however only if you cease looking into the past "for what is wrong," and stop reinforcing your negative experience. These same principles can be used in any area of your life, and in each you are choosing from a variety of probable events."

"The truth as far as it can be stated is this: YOU FORM YOUR REALITY NOW, in capital letters, through he intersection of soul in flesh, and in your terms the present is your point of power."

This and more on this subject can be found in "The Nature of Personal Reality", a Seth book, by Jane Roberts.


answered 09 Jun '15, 08:56

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Thank you so much... I like the idea of taking one action a day and living in the certainty for at least a short time every day.

(10 Jun '15, 07:00) Inner Beauty
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