Recently, I conducted a spiritual group activity for Toastmasters, called The Universe Has Your Back. I invited people to share their stories with the group, reflecting on the miracles in their life.
And I was touched to see the kind of stories that people shared!
Because it’s one thing when you read it like a fancy Instagram quote or Facebook post. But that weekend, real people shared their real stories, with moments of hope & despair. And one at a time, they revealed how the cosmos worked in their favor, instilling their faith in the grand scheme of things.
I promised them that the best stories would make it to the blog, but I don’t know how to choose just one or two stories because they were all so beautiful and meaningful! So I decided to share ALL of them with you, to inspire you and affirm your faith in the universe’s unconditional love and support.
10 Stories That Prove The Universe Has Your Back
Here is the magic that unfolded in our group sharing, that weekend. I’ll warm up with my story, followed by everyone else’s.
#1 -Just keep going, the Universe will meet you halfway!
In the weekend I was conducting this activity, I was also traveling. I was nervous about the fate of my book, Spirit Animals, because it hadn’t received the response I was hoping for.
Also, it wasn’t a topic I had ever imagined to write a book about. But it somehow happened, as most things in my life do. Unplanned. But divinely orchestrated nonetheless.
And now, with the ego fully active and telling me what a bad idea this was, I was beginning to assume all kinds of self-critical things. Even to the extent of quitting as a writer. No matter how much I knew from past signs that I was meant to be on this path, in the moment, I had completely fallen prey to my ego’s skepticism.
Of course, writing is too close to my heart to quit, but I was slowly feeling more and more dejected with each passing day. Not for long, though. The Universe came forth to prove it had my back, even if I had forgotten.
I came across a fortune cookie at one of the restaurants my husband and I were dining at.
It read, “success if yours if you continue on the path you have chosen”.
And lo and behold, within that weekend, my book sold over a hundred copies!
It may not be a bestseller but it was enough sign from the higher powers that the universe has your back, and it will take care of you in all highs and lows if you just show up for it.
This was just my experience, but here are 9 more incredible stories that will give you goosebumps!
#2 – If It’s Meant To Be, It’ll BE!
The year was 2009. One of the happiest days of my life. I was selected to travel to UK to migrate a process for my company. The only problem was I did not have a passport. And it was told to me that if I don’t get my passport and visa in a week’s time, some one else will travel on my behalf.
I felt like Tom Cruise trying to get my passport in such a short span. It was no less than Mission Impossible!
The following day I flew to Darjeeling, my hometown, only to realize that I have to go to Kolkata to get my passport. So, the next day I was in Kolkata.
I was in queue outside the passport office at 10 pm and the office was suppose to start the following day at 10 am. I slept in the streets, as I had to get my documents sorted as soon as possible.
My turn came at 2 pm, and I was thrilled to get my passport.
When I reached Delhi, I was informed all my colleagues had left for UK, and I had to get my visa by day end. I was carrying the exact cash in my pocket for my visa, and my turn had came just 10 minutes prior to the closing time of the VS office.
Now I was told the cost of visa had increased! So, I told the authority, if you allow me 10 minutes, I will withdraw money and will be back. But the authority refused to budge. I was shattered, as I felt I was almost there and yet so far.
A lady looked at me and to my surprise gave me the money required to get my visa. Then, I rushed to the ATM to withdraw the money and when I returned, I could not find the lady.
I looked outside the plane window and I knew immediately the universe had my back.
Story Submitted by Abu Shadab
#3 – The Secret to Happiness Lies In Trusting That The Universe Has Your Back
My life was miserable and everything was awkward in my life. I was failing in exams, relationships, you name it, I had it – life was wasting away.
You know why? Because nobody told me what life really is, who I am, and how the universe works.
But one day someone suggested me a book, The Secret, and after that my life became magical. Same me with different software (thoughts) thoughts creates reality.
Change your software change your life. Can’t live happy with pirated one! Now I can say everything in this created by our mind so if you have the mind. You already have universe with you!
Now I just need to ask and the universe always replies to me. It doesn’t matter what questions I ask I always get answers. I take this book in my hand and open a random page and you will be amazed to hear that it always gives me the exact answers!
Now I am ecstatic because I know our mind created this universe, and we can create anything and achieve anything! We just need to think we deserve and then take action.
All humans have same capabilities, mind and powers. We just need to train ourselves to realize the universe lives within you! We all are connected. And the universe has your back.
Story submitted by Mayank
#4 – The Universe is Steering the Wheel For You
It was late Sunday evening. I was riding my bike back from Delhi to my flat in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.
When I was about to reach and was around 200 meters away from my flat, I looked from rear view mirror and saw a car was fast approaching.
I was surprised because I did not notice any car in last stretch. But I shrugged it off. After a few more meters, I noticed that it was not a car but two bikes racing towards my side. And later the bikes were driving parallel to my bike.
There were three people – two on one bike, and one on the other.
They waved me to stop. At that instant I knew that I am about to get robbed.
I immediately stopped my bike. The robbers also stopped their bike but a few meters away. I’m not sure what happened but I just took a u-turn and started driving away.
The pillion rider ran after me held my bike to stop it. I nearly missed hitting divider but did not stop. The guy chased for a while but then he left it.
I came on the main road but did not slow down. I stopped only when I reached my flat. My heart was still racing fast but deep down I felt the Universe has my back.
Story submitted by Arun Khanna
#5 – The Universe Will Give You What You Deserve (And More)
My parents say I never gave them a hard time or sleepless nights. Sleeping is my third hobby after reading and eating, followed by laughing.
Even when someone teased me (it’s called body-shaming) laughter bubbled inside me and spilled out. And I was unable to stop till my sides burst. My family didn’t know what to do with me, so they just let me be.
Teenage brought along rosy spectacles and, a hopeless romantic, I fell into a bad relationship. I didn’t realize it, but slowly I had changed from this bubbly girl to a sourpuss.
I didn’t let my family get a whiff about what I was going through. But, I lost confidence in myself and just floated through life with nothing stirring my like before.
After 15 years of trying my firstborn stoked the fire and then roused it as she grew into someone who was just like I used to be. I wanted to be something do something.
Writing on FB brought me alive as praise for my writings poured in even from persons who didn’t know me. But I was still without direction. Toastmasters opened a whole new vista for me.
I shed the layers of doubt and started blooming again. The Universe really has my back and this Universe has given me back my lost laughter. 🙂
Story submitted by Nisha Majoni
#6 – The Universe will protect you through thick, thin and cold!
The mystic mountains covered with gleaming snow, dazzling sun rays playing hide and seek with me, a twirling road uphill with a clear sky, accompanied with soothing music and my loving family.
The perfect drive to Nathula, a mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district. It connects Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous region and is 14,140 feet above sea level.
After a certain point , we had to park our car and walk to climb the stairs leading to the border on the Indian Side, the last Indian check post of Sikkim. We could see the Tibetan valley, the Chinese check post, all covered with snow.
It was freezing cold and the biting wind was not allowing us to stay there for more than 5-6 minutes. We captured exotic views of the Himalayas in our cameras, saluted the rock strong soldiers for their grit and dedication for being there to safeguard our country and us.
I could feel my limbs freeze, so I hurried down to grab a cup of coffee and then start the journey downhill.
When we reached the Changu lake, I started feeling uneasy and could not bear the low temperature anymore. My family decided to skip lunch, have the all-time meal of Maggi Noodles and head back to the hotel, so we left by 1 PM.
When we reached the hotel, the receptionist was frantically taking calls and looked at us in amazement throwing numerous questions at us,
“How did you reach, what time did you leave, are you all ok ?”
We exchanged confused looks, when she further added,
“Most of the tourists that went up to Nathula are stuck midway, as there is a landslide and they will have to spend the rest of the freezing cold night in their car.”
Indeed, the Universe has my back. 🙂
Story submitted by Shradha
#7 – You won’t walk, you’ll sore high into the sky when the Universe has your back!
I still remember the day was Thursday. I was scrolling down LinkedIn. Found a post from author Simon Sinek. He was encouraging people to open a book club and read his book Start with why together as a community online.
I shared the idea with our EC team. They all supported it with full passion and madness. And by Sunday, we launched the book club.
Our why to open book club is to help people cultivate the reading habit. Now we don’t have the format ready like we have for our Toastmasters meeting but still, we pursued it.
We didn’t restrict this book club to our club members but opened for the world to join. Initially we had around 20 members from South Delhi Toastmasters Club only.
As the initiative was noble and supportive, we received love from people all over India and the world.
We wanted to achieve the first milestone and that was to get recognized by Simon Sinek for answering the questions we were sharing every week on YouTube live with 1000s of followers.
In the 5th week, we achieved the milestone and recorded it. Today that book club is known as Leaders Are Readers Book Club.
People are encouraging us every day to get out of comfort zones, to form a new network and to create something new. We didn’t know this initiative will turn into a good community where every week someone wants to tell a new story, share new insights, express their emotions and showcase the love for reading.
I think The Universe has my back, whenever I attend the book club meeting every Tuesday. 🙂
Story submitted by Paramjot Singh
#8 – There is great magic in this cosmos.
When you least expect something to happen with you, it will happen for sure. Later, you will realize how great it was. That’s when you will realize that UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK.
I think I will only share one incident of my life. This is from back when I was about to have my recruitment interview, and I was almost sure that I don’t know anything. I was sure that I would suck at it.
And I sucked the next day! 10 questions were asked of which I gave only 3 answers. For the remaining seven, my mind was BLANK.
But when the result came and I was among the first one to get selected, I was on cloud nine… That day I thanked one of my friend, and also realized that the universe has my back! I am thankful to Vasundhra for coming again to change our life once again.
Story submitted by Vimanyu
#9 – The Universe is protecting you, and your loved ones!
Agitations, curfew, tough times in Imphal.
I was just in seventh grade, when one day at 4 pm the curfew was released for some time. I stood in my balcony, enjoying a cup of tea and watching the people rushing towards the market to get the necessary goods.
Suddenly I saw a commotion and people shouting,”the truck has run over the child. Don’t spare the driver.” I saw someone waving at me. My heart missed a beat. A shudder ran down my spine.
I yelled at the top of my voice calling my siblings.I realized that my youngest sister was not at home. Trembling like a leaf, I ran down to the street, followed by the others. And I saw people carrying her in their lap.
I closed my eyes and prayed to the Almighty. When I opened my eyes expecting the worst, to my amazement, I saw my lil sister in full form. I couldn’t believe my eyes! A truck had run over her tiny frame but miraculously she had survived. God certainly has His own ways.
Story submitted by Gita Kashyap
#10 – The Universe breathes its Light into every myriad of your life.
To be honest for me, I deeply believe and have had a myriad of experiences where the universe has my back. If I look back, everything is well orchestrated by the universe for my evolution.
All the things, events and situations irrespective of good or bad are necessary and greatly synchronized for me to become a better human with every event.
Life was not so easy on me throughout. Now and then it keeps testing me, but with every test, I have received more number of certificates in the form of learnings. Even the people who entered my life or exit or even during the harsh circumstances, the universe always has my back.
Dear universe, always keep us all blessed in this way!
Story submitted by Shweta
When this blog began, back in 2018, I didn’t know how many people would read it, let alone write for it. Today, it wells my eyes to see that the Universe has been kind to each and every one of us, and that so many amazing souls share their stories here!
We are surrounded by angels, masters, ancestors and many other divine beings who are always ready to protect, guide and nurture our spiritual growth. We only have to pause, and seek their intervention.
And when it happens to you, sing praises of these miracles. Let the Universe’s Light become YOUR light. Let the miracles become the hope in someone else’s story!
If you’d like to share one of your spiritual experiences and help spread the light, feel free to drop me a note. 🙂
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Amazing stories 👏 I like how Shweta explained in her story #10 that her entire life was full of divinely orchestrated events, without mentioning any one particular story.
Sometimes knowing only the fact that the “universe has your back” is enough. If you try too hard to look for proofs you might just be upset for you don’t fully know the magical ways how they come together.
Previously, I’ve been conflicted with these thoughts about getting the proof but slowly learnt that having faith is also an important lesson in our journey. When you can’t control a situation, surrendering to the divine can help you in more ways than you can imagine.
The stories give me goosebumps till date, they’re indeed such fine evidence of divine intervention 💜