The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I am a big fan of trusting in two things: Universal Wisdom and Right Timing.
You might wonder what that has to do with patience? Everything, my friends, everything!
Why? Well, when we are asking for a sign, when we’re newly on our path, when we’re in the early stages of love, a new diet, a fledgling business or a fresh story idea we are usually good with waiting, and things unfolding in a gradual or haphazard manner. We most often have a sense of support too, and that loved-up and cosy feeling of being listened to by the Universe, God, our Guides, Angels or whomever else we feel is out there for us.
But what happens when the newness wears off?
This is usually where we start to falter.
When things are new, or the search hasn’t even really begun yet, we run on excitement, hope, anticipation and adrenalin.
But when we are well into things, or what we want hasn’t shown up yet, or we’re staring up at the bigness of the project we have just undertaken, we can wonder if we are EVER going to achieve the thing we desire. We become impatient.
Doubt creeps in. Fear too. And once you’ve cracked the door open to doubt and fear, all those lousy opportunistic emotions and limiting beliefs from our past start tapping us on the shoulder: defeat, failure, not good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough, not worthy enough, too old, too fat, too late…
All things take time. And I have seen too many people walk away from the thing that was actually working, just because it wasn’t unfolding within the time-frame they’d set for it.
Oh, we say to ourselves. Love is NEVER coming.
Oh, this business is NEVER going to make money.
I’ll NEVER get this book published.
Or whatever other sad story you tell yourself…
And so you stop what you’re doing. You give up. You go home.
But what makes you so wise that you can suddenly know the workings of the Universe?
What makes you think that you can have a plan better than Divine Timing?
It’s a bit like being three months pregnant and ready to have that baby RIGHT NOW, because the nursery is painted, the freezer is full of casseroles and you have a few weeks leave up your sleeve. Come on, baby, you think. I’m ready! Let’s do it!!! Only problem is, babies take longer to make than three months.
If I have any advice for you, it’s this:
❤ Relax and enjoy the journey! When we are patient, we perfect our craft. We grow, and learn and develop all manner of new talents and insights. We gain mastery. It’s never just about the destination – and it’s always about the becoming…
❤ Trust that Universal Wisdom has a much better plan than anything you could come up with on your own, and all you need to do is keep putting one foot in front of the other, living with an open heart and an open mind.
❤ Know that things have a wonderful way of working out with Right Timing. And that timing is usually not YOUR timing. If it hasn’t shown up yet, if it’s taking too long, there’s a reason for that. You just can’t see that from where you’re standing, and you might be closer than you think.
You ARE supported and well-loved, and there IS a magic and a wisdom to the way things unfold for us.
Your job is to be happy, to follow your heart, to live with gratitude and compassion and to be open to opportunities and miracles. You’re not in this alone, so stop acting like it and start trusting! ❤
I’ve recorded a simple Guided Meditation to help you relax into the energy of patience and trust. All you need to do is click on the link below, and then close your eyes and listen…
You are a well-loved child of the Universe. You are supported and connected to source energy. All is well.