Hurry Up And Be Patient Already!
Patience has never been my strong suit. I’ve always despised the process involved in getting somewhere or creating something and when things take longer than I want, I can become very antsy. It happened when I was a little girl and I quit jazz ballet because I didn’t want to learn the steps – I just wanted to dance already, and it’s happening still to this day. Being such a big lesson I clearly need to learn, the universe keeps putting me in situations where I have the chance to learn it.
If spending two years at home committed to a healing regime isn’t enough to teach you patience, I don’t know what is. However, I still struggle with it. Case in point: my recent endeavour buying a house. We had been looking for a house to buy for about nine months, and I loved every single house we looked at. Even if it was so crappy that the whole thing needed to be torn down. Part of this was due to optimism and my belief that we could make something beautiful out of the rubble, and part of this was just because I wanted to buy a house already! As the months went by and we weren’t finding the perfect house, I was getting frustrated. We had our hearts set on a couple and missed out on getting them, and then I would get even more frustrated. I knew that it was just because our house was still out there waiting for us, and that perhaps the timing just wasn’t perfect yet, but that logic all went out the window most of the time. Still, I told myself that everything happens in the perfect time, and instructed myself to just take a deep breath and trust.
Then, when we did eventually find the perfect house and we bought it for the exact price I was manifesting hard core on, it all made sense. We missed out on the other houses we liked because the universe was protecting us. It knew that our house was still out there, and that it was much better than any of the others we were looking at.
It was the same when it came to landing a book deal. This is something I wanted so badly for ages, and I actually wrote two other books prior to the one that was picked up by Hay House. Every time a publisher turned me down, my heart sank. Now I know that those books that I was pitching aren’t the books that need to be out in the world yet. The book deal was always going to come, but the universe was waiting to deliver it to me at the right time and for the right book.
I know consciously that there’s no point to being anything but patient, but it’s something I need to remind myself of often to avoid getting caught up in anxiety and stand firm in the truth that everything is unfolding in the perfect way at the perfect time. Being impatient isn’t going to make things happen any faster – it’s just going to screw around with the perfect order of things.
Seeing as patience is something I struggle most with, I have quotes plastered all over my vision board reminding me of why it’s such an important quality to cultivate. I want to share a couple with you, just in case this is something you resonate with.
“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Patience child, patience. Remember, life is a journey. If you got everything you wanted all at once there’d be no point to living. Enjoy the ride, and in the end you’ll see these “setbacks” as giant leaps forward, only you couldn’t see the bigger picture in the moment. Remain calm, all is within reach; all you have to do is show up every day, stay true to your path and you’ll surely find the treasure that you seek.” – Jackson Kiddard
And this is one from my Doreen Virtue book, Daily Guidance From Your Angels:
Take It Easy
“Sometimes you struggle and strain to achieve so much that you unwittingly block yourself. This is especially true when you want something so bad that you try over and over again to make it happen.
The universe responds to the fear imprinted into the energy of struggle. This underlying anxiety that maybe what you desire won’t materialise is mirrored back to you in the form of limitations, delays, and unsatisfactory manifestations.
That’s why surrendering brings about immediate results. When you deliver your wish to the universe, you also release the fears that previously blocked you. Letting go is a statement that says, “I know my wish is manifesting in the best possible way, even if I’m not certain exactly how it will happen.” This faith is akin to opening the front door and welcoming your desire into your home.
Take it easy today, and allow the universe to do the work of creating your dreams. Your job was done once you made the wish, so turn it over to God and enjoy the creative ways in which your prayers are answered.”
How’s your patience? Do you get frustrated when things take longer that you would like?
Positive affirmation for the day: I relax and surrender all of my desires to the universe.
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