Indeed, there’s a Season, a Time and Timing for everything.
It was time for me to be. To slow down. Rest. Relax. Self-care. Imagine. Dream.
It wasn’t the time to do anything. No activity. No busyness that would later only prove to be useless.
There was nothing to figure out. Or fret about. Nothing to analyze or over-intellectualize.
With a dominant Worrier side of me that always wants the center stage, it wasn’t easy to be in such a state.
But it was the Order of the Day. It was the only way. The only choice if I wanted to be a step closer to mastering the Art and Skill of Surrendering.
It was an invitation from the Universe for me to savor the wonder of it all. Of the magical Life with which I was blessed — as one card that I pulled clearly and loudly reminded me.
“Becoming stuck is sometimes the only way to trick yourself into slowing down and looking around you. In fact, this is a sign that you need to shift your focus away from what you’re doing and place your attention elsewhere. Struggling will only get you to even muddier places. Now is not the time to move forward, but to observe. Clarity about your circumstances will come a little later. Stop and find the joy in what you’ve been overlooking. Soon you’ll be out of the mud, but for now, be still and know that Spirit has a plan for you.”
For six weeks, I ‘did nothing.’ I didn’t do anything except enjoy and relish each moment. Each waking day. Each glorious sunset. Each rejuvenating swim.
I made sure I enjoyed whatever Life was presenting to me. I lived in the moment.
I made sure I gave thanks to whatever or whoever was showing up. I viewed each one of them as a Gift. Treasured. Beloved. I made sure of that.
And I made sure I found the Joy in each one of them.
There wasn’t anything I could do with my situation anyways except to wait and allow Life to unfold. To let go of my control. To align with and give way to the orchestration of the Divine Intelligence.
There was no need to do anything else. No point to do anything.
There was no action to take. It wasn’t the time. It wasn’t the season for action. Not even to write and share.
It was the Season for Stillness. For Beingness rather than Busyness.
It was an invitation from the Universe for me to Trust. To Believe. Have Faith. To KNOW that there is a Divine Plan for me.
A Plan that I couldn’t and wouldn’t have been able to figure out had I used my limited personality self consciousness. Had I allowed myself to be driven and enslaved by Fear.
A Plan that wouldn’t be materializing now had I forced my personal will to keep on moving and doing — thinking, believing I’d see results that way.
As if it was the only way. As if it was the most effective way.
There are times when we simply need to stop. When Life asks us to be at a standstill. To be. To keep still.
Indeed, there is much wisdom — and benefits and blessings — in Letting Go.
It is when we want the most to push for things to happen that they don’t. It is when we continue to fight and struggle that makes it even harder for us to get out of the mud.
We often think that it is when we take action, when we take a step forward that we are moving ahead. Only to realize that it wasn’t a well-thought of decision but one born out of force and hastiness. Desperation. Compulsion.
We must give way to the tides. We must give in to the seasons. Align with the seasons.
We must believe that everything has its own Divine Time and Timing. We must give up our obsession for endless doing, pushing and forcing.
As human beings, we’ve been so accustomed to activities and busyness. To engage in never-ending activities believing we are being productive or accomplishing much.
Not all actions produce favorable results.
Not when it is the Season of Stillness when Life is inviting us to pause. When it is the time to remove ourselves from the situation to gain a different perspective. To observe. Breathe.
When it is the Season of Stillness, we need to quiet ourselves so we can hear when Inspiration comes. So we can give way for Clarity to arrive. To allow Inspiration and Clarity to show up — and Celebrate when they do.
And Inspiration and Clarity come in the most unexpected ways. From the most unexpected places.
Sometimes, when we stop figuring things out, things do work themselves out.
At times, we just need to take a time out.
Often, in fact, that’s what it takes.
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