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    #1

    "wants you"?

    You are ready for new relationships, experiences and opportunities.

    What you want, wants you. When you are willing to begin again and take small steps forward, the universe takes three steps for you. It becomes easier to breathe and the pain and struggle begin to dissipate.
    Not understandable. What's that underlined part supposed to mean, please?

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    Re: "wants you"?

    It's New Age mystical language. If you want a relationship, somewhere in the universe there is a relationship that wants you, and the universe is going to help the two of you get together.
    Essentially, it means that you are weak and helpless, but if you want a litre of caramel ice cream, there is a litre of caramel ice cream somewhere that wants you; and if you are willing to take steps to get it, the universe will actively help.

    Traditional English would normally express this as "God helps those who help themselves".

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    Re: "wants you"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Not understandable. What's that underlined part supposed to mean, please?
    Part of what makes it hard to understand is that the comma should not be there.

    I like Ray's answer. Another New Age-ism is "follow your bliss." It that if you do what you love to do, you'll find fulfillment (and if you're a materialistic New Age Westerner, success).
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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