Twice now I've had friends say to me that the Universe had presented them with some sort of test. I'm sure you've heard this or said some variation of this (I know I have): "The Universe is testing me right now" or "God is testing me."
My friends were referring to some challenge that, if they passed, would prove they really wanted this thing or were ready for it. I assured both of these friends that the Universe never tested them. There is no pass or fail when it comes to energetic flow. There is only the issue of, does something match you vibrationally or does it not?
It's not just my friends who have this idea that the Universe tests us. A lot of people do, and I truly wish I could dispel this idea. It reinforces the idea that the Universe, God, a higher power, all those things, can be like a harsh teacher, intimidating us and constantly asking us to show we're worthy. I.E.: Pass this test and prove you've learned your lesson before you advance!
Many of us struggle already to live our passions, to face our fears, and to step fully into the people we know we can be. It is therefore crucial that we feel and know we are unconditionally loved and supported by the Universal lifestream that permeates everything. The more loved and supported you feel the more you'll try. The more you'll put yourself out there. The more positive changes you'll feel encouraged to make in your life. I can assure you, nothing about the Universe, God or creation is ever going to push you harder than you're ready for. Nor will it hold you back. You're in charge, and that's kind of terrifying. And that's exactly why we need to get clear that there are no tests, there are only reflections, and to that end, you are supported in all things you wanted reflected back to you.
The Universe will never, ever ask you to show you're worthy. It already knows you're worthy. It doesn't need to be reminded. If anything, it's trying to get YOU to realize it right now. Nor will it ask you to show you're ready. Why would it? This is your life and you're creating it how you want. You choose when you're ready.
If a "test" shows up it's because you're testing yourself.
The Universe is here to love and support you in all ways. In fact, it's going out of it's way right now to bring you what you want. The last thing it would do is put a challenge in your path for the pure sake of you passing or failing. I don't know a better way to say it so let me just reinforce this idea: we do not live in a pass or fail Universe. We live in a Universe of growth. We live in a Universe where soul expansion is the highest order and all other things come second.
The idea of tests, of proving you're worthy, you're ready, you're capable, etc., those are human designed concepts. They didn't exist before people created them. They do have a place in our world, a very good place, they help us to keep order as we grow from children to adults. But always keep in mind they aren't a law of creation that is locked into our system like gravity. They're something we created to help organize, but we still apply them to ourselves when no organization is needed. We're so used to the concepts of succeed or fail, approval or denial, good or bad, that we often forget those are thoughts in our head and not real things.
And so if you see a test, well, you created it. You created it for a reason. Perhaps to reassure yourself. Perhaps because you still have some energetic hangups that need to be cleaned out. You know the answer because you wrote the multiple choice question. Therefore, there is no fail even when you do get a test. Because you're grading it. If you don't like the way something went, redo it until you feel you've passed. Or just crumple the test up and get rid of it. Toss it in the waste bin and go do what you wanted to do before you started asking if the Universe approves. It does. And it's supporting you more than you'll ever know. That's all there is to it.