When Things Go Wrong, Let the Universe Take Over by John Cali and Spirit

Appearances often are deceiving. ~ Aesop


This past week I had an early-morning appointment. When I went out to my car, it was completely dead—no battery power at all. The battery was brand-new. At first, I started moaning, “Why me?” But I quickly caught myself and stopped that line of thinking dead in its tracks.

Why not me? I knew there was a good reason for this unpleasant surprise. I knew it was something other than what it appeared to be.

So I simply turned it over to the universe, trusting all was well—not something I would have done in earlier years. Back then I would have cursed and bemoaned my lousy luck.

I arranged other transportation and got to my appointment on time.

Later that day I called the American Automobile Association. They came and got the car started. Then I called Joe, my mechanic. Joe’s an automotive genius and diagnosed the problem right on the phone—one of the parking lights had come on by itself and drained the battery. It would cost only a few dollars to repair. Joe told me to bring it in, and he’d have it fixed in no time.

So I did. While he was working, Joe discovered a dangerous problem with the car’s suspension system—it could have caused a deadly accident. So he fixed that too.

Then I realized why all this happened—the universe was taking care of me, ensuring I was safe and secure. It was a warm, fuzzy feeling. I knew all was well—always, no matter what seemed to be happening.


Here are Abraham and Esther Hicks talking about making the universe your partner, allowing it to support you.

Related links:

Everything Always Works Out For Me
Everything Always Works Out For Me: Sequel
All Is As It Should Be


Have you had similar experiences where something seemingly goes wrong, but instead works out perfectly? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.


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12 Responses

  1. Leslie

    Hi John,

    Just wanted to thank you once again for this and all your other lovely blog postings. In their beautiful and direct simplicity, they give me a wonderful boost. I think you heard from Barbara that I read your “Bad Back” posting and was once again redirected to her wonderful Beyond Affirmations site and recordings, and also began a lovely email correspondence with her! Her recordings have helped me immeasurably, as have your blogs, particularly at this moment that I am focused into at this time, where I am on a huge solo soul journey in Africa from my home in Oregon. I might as well mention that I have a wonderful connection to the Nimiipuu, as well, when I visited the Wallowas, I had a powerful experience with Tuekakas….perhaps I could have a reading with you sometime and speak directly to Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain. Do you do personal readings?

    Many blessings to you and may you know your love and intent to uplift has effects far and wide!

    • John Cali

      Hi Leslie,

      Great to hear from you! Yes, Barbara has told me about your and her connection. I’m delighted you found her wonderful healing work so helpful. She’s doing some amazing things which have helped so many heal themselves.

      She told me you’re from Oregon, but I didn’t realize you were familiar with the Nez Perce people and the Wallowas.

      Yes, we do personal readings. Here’s the page on our website where you can get more details:


      Please let me know if you have any questions. And thanks very much for taking the time to write, and for your kind words.


  2. Margaret

    What wonderful protection you experienced John. It’s so good to be reminded that everything is working together for good and that we are governed by good forces not bad ones.
    This knowledge helped me when I lost my job last year with no knowing how I would get another job at my age. It was then that I was introduced to Louise Hay’s book ‘You can Heal your Life’ and subsequently ‘Ask and it is Given’ by Esther and Jerry Hicks.

    It was truly amazing how I found my new job, a chance encounter, a willingness to work in a voluntary capacity and trusting my supply would be met…..I have found myself now in paid work doing what I love in beautiful surroundings and with like minded work colleagues.

    It restored my faith and, at the same time , I found this site which continues to feed and strengthen my fledgling spiritual steps.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Much love

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Margaret!

      The universe certainly takes good care of us — if we let it.


  3. diana

    thank you, i very much enjoyed this. lots of love to you. diana

  4. Susan

    Thank you, John, for a wonderful and very timely reminder!

    Love and blessings,

  5. Carin Olofsson

    If there is one thing I have learned over the past years, it is that if things don’t go they way I want them to, they go a much better way – Always.
    Now I just say “It will work out for the best” whenever something happens that I didn’t really want. So far the Universe hasn’t let me down, and I know it never will. I just don’t see it from the highest perspective, but my guides do and they always help me to the right path. Even if I don’t understand why, I just go along because I know that eventually I will understand.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Carin.

      That’s what I often say too — “It will work out for the best.” Or “Everything always works out for me.”

      It still amazes me that when we create those positive statements and vibrations, how quickly things can work out for us.


  6. Gail McGraw

    Yes, I had one of those experiences. Two years ago, here where I live, we had a really bad freeze. All over town pipes were freezing. I am an artist and have an art studio. At the time of the freeze, I was renting it as a guest house… Then one of the pipes in the studio froze. No one was home when this happened, and by the time my renter got home, there was ankle-deep water in the entire 750 square-foot building, which was carpeted. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The pipe was in the ceiling over the bedroom area. The entire ceiling had collapsed onto the renter’s bed!!! Water and insulation were everywhere!!! An unbelievable mess!

    I didn’t know if I had insurance coverage… My renter would have to leave during clean-up, I would have to refund her money, and on and on…

    Well, I found out that I did, indeed, have coverage. Thank you, God. And all the contractors in town were already scheduled due to the unprecedented number of flooded homes caused by this freeze.

    Since I was in a hurry to get my renter back in, I asked my insurance rep if I could hire someone to do it myself… She said yes. They sent out their guy to make an estimate and sent me a check immediately. I used that money to hire a my handyman… He did a good job, I got new carpeting, refunded a month’s rent, and still had $3,000 left over!!! That was a most miraculous windfall to me, and I was very thankful. Everything got restored quickly and fairly painlessly.

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Gail, for sharing that wonderful story. Everything certainly worked out perfectly for you!

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